Subject Access Request Guidelines

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Subject Access Requests


To make a Subject Access Request (SAR), please download the Subject Access Request Form and e-mail the completed form to or post to


Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection,
SARS Unit,
Shannon Lodge,
Co. Leitrim


Requests for personal data must be accompanied by proof of you identify, including a photocopy of your passport or driving licence or Public Services Card, so that we can verify your identity. Requests for personal data should include:
  • Your name, PPS number, and postal address;
  • Your signature and the date of the request;
  • If you are applying on behalf of another person, then a signed authority from the individual is required;
  • Any details which may help us locate the information which is the subject of your request.

The Department’s Data Protection Policy is available at


Last modified:26/11/2019