V1. What is this person's name?

Why we ask this question

Your answer helps us to make sure we haven't missed anyone. If your visitors live elsewhere in the UK it's important that they fill in a form for their usual address too. If they don't, they will be missed from their area's population numbers, which affects how much money their local authority receives from the government. By including your visitors, you're helping us to make sure that the population counts for their local authority are as accurate as we can make them.

Visitors from Scotland will be able to fill in their census forms during Scotland's Census in 2022.

The census has asked for details of everyone staying in a household on Census Day, including visitors, since 1841.

Include all visitors who usually live somewhere else, who were staying overnight at your address on Sunday 21 March 2021.

Important information:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

While coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions may affect who can stay overnight in your household, there are many reasons why people might be visiting you within the rules. This could include people staying in your household as part of your support bubble or someone visiting you to provide care.

Whatever the reason someone is staying at your address, it's important to include them even if you think they may have been included on a census form at another address. No one can use personal census information to check you are following the coronavirus restrictions.

Last name is their family name

Please put their family name in the "Last name" box, even if they normally place their family name first.

If you can, enter their name as shown on their official documents, such as their passport or driving licence. Don't worry if you don't know this information, just enter as much as you can.

Visitors who don't have a usual address in the UK

If your visitor doesn't have a usual UK address, and is in the UK for three months or more, please do not include them in the visitors questions. Please include them as usually living at your address.

This means you should include them in the list of people who live here in the household questions H1 to H6. You should consider them in your answer to H13. You or they should also complete their individual questions.

Need more space

There is space for up to three visitors on the paper form. If you need extra space, you can contact us to request a continuation form.

Babies that haven't been named yet

Enter "Baby" for their first name and then enter their last name (surname or family name).

Your answers are confidential

We use the information we collect in the census solely to produce statistics and for statistical research. No one will use your personal information to sell you anything or find you, and government staff that directly serve the public cannot see it.