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Legal visits

Legal visit times:

Legal visiting hours are: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00, 18:00-21:00 each day. Last admission is at 20:30. Legal visits can take place anytime in the PDA.

You must book at least one day in advance, between 8:00 and 21:00.

Book a legal visit using the booking form below or by:

Tel: 01293 566 500 for Brook House
Tel: 01293 434 800 for Tinsley House
Email: [email protected] for Brook House

Email: [email protected] for Tinsley House




What identification is required?

Legal representatives (i.e. official representative for resident) wishing to visit detainees must make an appointment with the IRC. On arrival, legal representatives must provide:

  • Any photographic ID, as described in paragraph 16 in the Visits DSO;

  • Identity card issued by their firm or chambers, or business card;

  • Be able to identify the detainee(s) to be visited by providing name, date of birth and/or the Home Office case identification number.

All visitors to Gatwick IRC are searched, biometrically fingerprinted and have their photograph taken as part of the visit clearance procedure.  This is necessary to speed up identification, entering and exiting the visitor centre.

Requirements for a legal visit

All legal representatives must complete a Section 84 form in full on their arrival at the IRC which is to be sent by the IRC to the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner via email to [email protected]. If a Section 84 form is not completed legibly and in full, legal representatives may be refused entry.

Book a legal visit