Catalogue description Home Office: Aliens Department: Aliens Personal Files
|Title:||Home Office: Aliens Department: Aliens Personal Files|
This series contains a selection of files of the Aliens Department relating to individual aliens who entered the United Kingdom after 1935.
Many pieces contain small photographs of the subjects of the files.
The Aliens Department opened a file for each individual alien. Up to 1935 these files formed part of the Home Office's main six-figure file series (see HO 45 and HO 144). After that date a new series for aliens was introduced in which the file number was allocated according to the first letter of the alien's surname and with the next available number. Six-figure files which were still live were incorporated into the new series.
Enrolled copies of naturalisation certificates (1844-1870) are in C 54
For naturalisation case papers (1879-1934) see HO 144
Specimens of application for Ministry of Labour work permits are in LAB 48
Applicants personal files see HO 405
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Home Office, Aliens Department (B Department), 1913-1962
Home Office, Immigration and Nationality Department, 1962-
|Physical description:||794 file(s)|
|Access conditions:||Open unless otherwise stated|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
from 1995 Home Office
|Selection and destruction information:||The majority of aliens files have been destroyed under a Home Office disposal schedule. This series contains a selection of files which illustrate the operation of the Home Office procedures or relate to famous individuals. Other famous or well-known individuals can also be found in HO 405.|
|Accruals:||Series is accruing.|
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