Witness summons: caseworker guidance

Immigration staff guidance on explaining to criminal investigators what a witness summons is and how to apply for one.



UK Visas and Immigration guidance for staff on:

  • what a witness summons is
  • things to consider when you are deciding whether to apply for a witness summons
  • the legislation covering witness summonses
  • how to apply for a witness summons and serve the relevant papers
  • when an objection can be made to an application
  • about withdrawing a witness summons
  • how the process is different in Scotland

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Published 21 August 2014
Last updated 24 November 2022 + show all updates
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