Minister of State for Immigration

The Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP


Caroline Nokes was appointed Minister of State for Immigration on 8 January 2018. She was elected Conservative MP for Romsey and Southampton North in 2010.


Caroline was educated at the The Romsey School, La Sagesse Convent in Romsey and then Peter Symonds’ College, Winchester, before studying Government and Politics at the University of Sussex.

Political career

During her time in Parliament Caroline has served on the Environmental Audit and Education Select Committees, and was Chair of the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art. Caroline has served as a Principal Private Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Department for Transport. Between July 2016 and June 2017 Caroline served as Minister for Welfare Delivery at DWP .

Minister of State for Immigration

The minister is responsible for:

  • immigration and border policy (including non-EU migration to the UK; family reunion; border security; detention and removal policy; asylum policy; post-Brexit immigration policy for EU nationals)
  • assisting Secretary of State with all policy on exiting the European Union
  • international policy, including EU Justice and Home Affairs
  • border security
  • foreign national offenders (management in immigration detention and deportation to country of origin)
  • resettlement policy (including the operation of Home Office resettlement programmes: Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme; Gateway; Mandate; and Vulnerable Children’s Resettlement Scheme)
  • implementation of the Immigration Act 2016
  • UK Visas and Immigration
  • Immigration Enforcement
  • Border Force
  • Her Majesty’s Passport Office
  • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
  • Home Office immigration transparency data
  • net migration statistics

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Welfare Delivery

    • 2016 to 2017


  1. New asylum accommodation contracts awarded
  2. Online right to work checks
  3. New pilot schemes to support migrants at risk of detention
  4. Campsfield House immigration removal centre to close
  5. New UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services centres open
  6. Immigration Rules: Next phase of EU Settlement Scheme confirmed
  7. Joint Ministerial Committee (EU Negotiations) communiqué: 11 October 2018
  8. Immigration Minister strengthens cooperation with Nigeria on modern slavery
  9. NHS workers and students to trial EU Settlement Scheme
  10. Report your lost or stolen passport