Home Office

A ministerial department

You cannot use this website to obtain immigration advice or ask questions about your own case. You also cannot ask about IHS refunds, BRP replacements, ILR applications, family visas or similar.

This website makes all correspondence public. You must not use this service for personal correspondence. To contact the Home Office with personal inquiries use direct contact information published by the Home Office. Direct Home Office email addresses you can try include: public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk or nationalityenquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk or DCAT@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk (Digital Correspondence Allocation Team) or ukvigeneral@mailgb.custhelp.com (UK Visas and Immigration).

We understand that it can be difficult to get a response from the Home Office to personal immigration queries. If you are in the UK we suggest writing to the Home Office via your local Member of Parliament, if you send your correspondence to your MP, they or their office, can pass it on to the Home Office and ensure you get a response. This has the benefit of highlighting difficulties communicating with the Home Office to MPs.

The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and crime. The Home Office's areas of responsibility include police, counter-terrorism, passports and drugs policy. The Home Office is lead by the Home Secretary and five other ministers.[1] The Home Office is often referred to in official documents and in Parliament by its former name 'the Home Department'.[2,3]

The Football Banning Orders Authority (FBOA) is part of the Home Office.

11814 requests
Guidelines for dealing with children at UK Borders
Follow up sent to Home Office by Gillian Thies on .

Awaiting classification.

Thank you for your email asking for clarification. Question 1, Is the enquiry about children travelling without prior entry clearance/visa – a...
Lutfur Rahman case
Request sent to Home Office by Abdul Hai on .

Awaiting response.

Can you tell me when Theresa May was Home Secretary did she have any dealings with the Lutfur Rahman case? Yours faithfully, Abdul Hai
Edgar Whitley, Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This Internal Review has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 49479)....
Dear Elizabeth,   Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.   This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 51121). We wil...
SET(LR) statistics
Response by Home Office to Ahmed Khan on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Mr Khan,   Please see the attached response to your request for an internal review.   Kind regards,   FOI Requests Performance, Assur...
Set(0) application and travel whilst awaiting processing
Response by Home Office to AvGupta on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your enquiry dated 16th November regarding your query. Our response to your enquiry will involve asking for or disclosi...
Help with following the guidance notes for FLR(M)
Response by Home Office to YI-CHIN LEE on .

Awaiting classification.

Please be aware that we have decided to handle your correspondence of below outside the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. This is because i...
Jamaicans removed/voluntarily left the UK
Response by Home Office to A Brown on .

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Dear A Brown,   Please find attached a response to your enquiry, see below.   Regards,   [1]cid:image003.png@01D2BEB8.603E6F10 Migration St...
Non EEA Family Members relationship breakdown and Brexit
Clarification sent to Home Office by Asad R on .

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Thanks for replying, It was in response to previous reply , please see below QUOTE FROM PREVIOUS REPLY . ‘’Dear Asad R, Thank you for your...
Dear Mr Reynolds,   Please see the attached regarding your Freedom of Information Request.   Yours sincerely,   S Goddard Information Rig...
Dear Mr Callejo Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 51126). We will aim to...
ILR Visa Postal to Premium Upgrade Service
Response by Home Office to R Crawford on .

Awaiting classification.

[1]Logo for letterhead.png                               Dear Sir or Madam,   Please find attached a letter in response to your FOI request...
Processing time for PBS Dependent Visa Extension
Response by Home Office to John Williams on .

Awaiting classification.

[1]Logo for letterhead.png                               Dear Mr Williams,   Please find attached a letter in response to your FOI request...
Office 365 Backup Policy
Response by Home Office to James Chillman on .

Refused.

Dear Mr Chillman,   Please find attached the Home Office response to your request.   Kind Regards   M Seedansingh   Information Rights...
Refund Information for Delayed Priority Applications
Response by Home Office to Sina Tureli on .

Awaiting response.

Sina Tureli, Please be aware that we have decided to handle your correspondence of 10 November outside the provisions of the Freedom of Information Ac...
Delay after six months published service
Response by Home Office to Francis on .

Awaiting response.

A. O. Francis, Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This Internal Review has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 50779)....
UK travel document renewal
Response by Home Office to Ahmad on .

Successful.

Thank you for your enquiry. Details of how to apply for a home office travel document can be accessed through the website:  [1]https://www.gov.uk/...
Darren Millers cannabis journey.
Follow up sent to Home Office by Kirsty Eccles on .

Awaiting classification.

Thank you for your response (refusal) I put it to you that the reason you refused to provide me with the information is to save your department em...
IHS Refund Request - Double Paid
Response by Home Office to lestou on .

Partially successful.

Dear Sir/Madam,   Thank you for your e-mail of 13 November.             Our response to your enquiry will involve asking for or disclosing your...
Terror attacks
Response by Home Office to Harriet on .

Delayed.

This mailbox does not accept incoming messages.   Any FOI requests or enquiries relating to requests should be sent to [1][email address]. Refer...
Foreign Companies In The Investigatory Powers Act 2016
Response by Home Office to Toby Harmon on .

Awaiting classification.

Thank you for your e-mail enquiry.   A reply is attached.   Public Enquiries     Direct Communications Unit 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4...
Comprehensive Health Insurance for Children
Response by Home Office to S Lopes on .

Awaiting classification.

Thank you for your e-mail enquiry.   A reply is attached.   Public Enquiries   Direct Communications Unit 2 Marsham Street London SW1P 4DF...
Mr Shah, Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 51002). We will aim to send yo...
Tier 2 visa renewal
Response by Home Office to SYED RAZA on .

Successful.

Dear Sir,     Thank you for your email correspondence of 9 March.   In order to extend a Tier 2 visa, you will require a certificate of spon...
Remain to leave information
Response by Home Office to Hanad on .

Successful.

Dear Hanad,   Thank you for your enquiry from 12th February regarding your mothers indefinite leave to remain status.   If your mother is currently in...

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