Working for Home Office

We offer a range of careers, from working with the public to roles supporting operational areas of the business.

The Home Office works to build a safe, fair and prosperous UK. We achieve this through our work on:

  • counter-terrorism
  • policing
  • fire
  • crime
  • drugs policy
  • immigration
  • passports

Watch the video: Working as a Home Office analyst – Rosie.

You can also access the audio described version of this video.

Who we are

Every day, our teams across the UK and beyond deliver outcomes to improve citizens’ lives.

Our work is challenging, high profile and rewarding. Delivering it is a team effort, and we rely on talented people with a wide range of skills and experience. Whether you’re interested in customer service or accounting, software engineering or policy-making, it’s likely we’ll have vacancies for you.

We have a number of operational areas and teams, including:

Border Force

Border Force is responsible for securing the UK border and for controlling migration at ports and airports across the UK and overseas. Their aim is to protect the public through a secure border and facilitate legitimate travel and trade.

Watch the video: Working for Border Force – Lisa.

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Find out more on our Border Force page.

Immigration Enforcement

Immigration Enforcement is responsible for:

  • enforcing the government’s immigration laws
  • tackling illegal migration
  • removing foreign national offenders and immigration offenders from the UK

It also aims to disrupt the organised criminal groups that exploit the vulnerable for their personal gain.

Find out more on our Immigration Enforcement page.

His Majesty’s Passport Office

His Majesty’s Passport Office is responsible for providing accurate and secure records relating to passport services and civil registration in England and Wales. Every year, they issue over 6 million passports to British nationals living in the UK and overseas.

Watch the video: Working as a passport examiner for His Majesty’s Passport Office.

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Find out more on our HM Passport Office page.

UK Visas and Immigration

UK Visas and Immigration is responsible for making millions of decisions every year about who has the right to stay in the country. They place a firm emphasis on national security and aim to provide world-class customer service to the millions of people who come to the UK legally each year.

UKVI also runs the UK’s asylum system for both adults and unaccompanied children, deciding on applications and providing humanitarian protection to some of the world’s most vulnerable people.

Watch the video: Asylum decision makers – Nazaqat.

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Find out more on our UK Visas and Immigration page.


Policy professionals play a central role in helping the Home Office build a safe, just and prosperous UK. They design, develop and deliver the plans and activities that achieve the specific objectives set by government ministers.

Find out more on our policy page.


We’re the experts who provide the Home Office with specialist knowledge, from financial and commercial insight to project delivery and technology expertise.

Watch the video: Working as a software engineer in the Home Office – Mike.

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Find out more on our professions page.

What we offer

As well as offering the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, a career with the Home Office comes with a range of amazing benefits.

Watch the video: Working for the Home Office - employee benefits.

Find out more about the benefits on offer.


There’s no one type of person working at the Home Office. Just like in wider society, everyone here’s different. We believe that different backgrounds, perspectives and voices add up to richer, fuller thinking that helps us deliver fairer, better outcomes.

We’re committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive workplace where all our people can bring their whole selves to work and perform at their best. That’s why we work to recruit and retain disabled staff and are a Disability Confident Leader.

We’re also proud to be one of the most ethnically diverse departments in the Civil Service, a Stonewall Silver Accredited Employer and a Social Mobility Foundation Top 75 employer.

To find about more about us, see our careers website.


Find out more about working for the Home Office.