Home Office

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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 31 agencies and public bodies.

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Our ministers

Our management

Sir Philip Rutnam
Sir Philip Rutnam
Permanent Secretary
Shona Dunn
Second Permanent Secretary
Scott McPherson
Director General, Crime, Policing and Fire Group
Tyson Hepple
Director General of Immigration Enforcement
Tom Hurd
Director General, Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
Peter Fish
Director General, Legal
Paul Lincoln
Director General, Border Force
Charu Gorasia
Director General, Capabilities and Resources
Mark Thomson
Director General, UK Visas and Immigration, Director General, Her Majesty's Passport Office
Paula Leach
Chief People Officer
Andy Tighe
Director, Communications
Glyn Williams
Director General, Borders, Immigration and Citizenship Systems Policy and Strategy Group
Joanna Davinson
Chief Digital, Data and Technology Officer
Sue Langley OBE
Lead Non-Executive Director
Suzy Levy
Non-Executive Director
Adrian Joseph
Non-Executive Director
John Studzinski CBE
Non-Executive Director
Nicholas Shott
Non-Executive Director

Contact Home Office

Home Office

Direct Communications Unit
2 Marsham Street
United Kingdom


020 7035 4848


020 7035 4742

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

UKVI contact details

If you want to contact UKVI about an immigration matter, you need to use https://www.gov.uk/contact-ukvi

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

High profile groups within Home Office

  1. HM Passport Office
  2. Border Force
  3. UK Visas and Immigration
  4. Immigration Enforcement
  5. Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Working for Home Office
  2. Procurement at Home Office
  3. Jobs

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.