Inward passenger lists 1878 - 1960
You can search incoming passenger lists* on ancestry.co.uk for people arriving in the UK from foreign ports outside of Europe and the Mediterranean.
Records may include name, date of birth or age, port of departure, port of arrival, date of arrival and vessel name.
Outward passenger lists 1890 - 1960
You can search outgoing passenger lists*, also at ancestry.co.uk, for people leaving ports in the UK and Ireland.
The list shows details of passengers travelling to long-distance destinations, including Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand and the United States of America.
Alien registration cards 1918 - 1957
These records are the registration cards* for over 600 immigrants to Britain, known as 'aliens' in the legal terminology of the time. They cover the London area only.
Information provided on these cards includes date of arrival in the UK, marital status, details of any children and employment history.
*Searching all these records is free, but a small charge applies to download.