Home Office

Latest from the Home Office

See all latest documents

What the Home Office does

The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.

Home Office is a ministerial department, supported by 30 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do


Our ministers

Our management

Permanent Secretary
Second Permanent Secretary
Director General, Border Force
Director General, Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Systems Policy and Strategy Group
Director General, Capabilities and Resources
Director, Communications
Director General, Crime, Policing and Fire Group
Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer
Director General, UK Visas and Immigration, Director General, Her Majesty's Passport Office
Director General of Immigration Enforcement
Director General, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
Chief People Officer
Lead Non-Executive Director
Non-Executive Director
Non-Executive Director
Non-Executive Director
Non-Executive Director and non-executive board member with responsibility for the Union
Non-Executive Director
Non-Executive Director
Director for Visas and Citizenship
Director General of STARS, Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser

Contact Home Office

Home Office

Direct Communications Unit
2 Marsham Street
United Kingdom


020 7035 4848


020 7035 4742

Please send all correspondence by email because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescales.

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. The minicom service is for members of the public with impaired hearing.

Media enquiries

News desk - Monday to Friday, 7am to 8pm

The Home Office Press Office only deals with enquiries from the media.

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)

Report an immigration crime

Immigration Enforcement hotline

0300 123 7000

In an emergency, dial 999 and ask for the police.

CCTV footage requests (from Home Office cameras)

Direct communications unit
2 Marsham Street
United Kingdom

Further information about making a request

020 7035 4646 / 020 8196 3757

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

Direct communications unit
2 Marsham Street
United Kingdom

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), FOI requests should be sent by email to: foirequests@homeoffice.gov.uk.

High profile groups within Home Office

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Find out about our commitment to publishing in Welsh. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.