What we do

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 28 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do


Our announcements

  1. Calais migrant camp: Home Secretary statement

    • News story
  2. Statement on Calais

    • Oral statement to Parliament

See all our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

Our statistics

Our ministers

Our management

Contact Home Office

Home Office

Direct Communications Unit
2 Marsham Street

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

UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)

Report an immigration crime

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

CCTV footage requests (from Home Office cameras)

Direct communications unit
2 Marsham Street

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 at:

Freedom of Information requests

Direct communications unit
2 Marsham Street

High profile groups within Home Office

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.