Home Office

A ministerial department

This website makes all correspondence public. Do not use this site for messages about your personal circumstances, instead use the direct contact information published by the Home Office

We understand that it can be difficult to get a response from the Home Office. If you are in the UK we suggest contacting your local Member of Parliament, they, or their office, will be able to pass on your correspondence and ensure you get a response. You can find, and write to, your MP via WriteToThem.com.

If you want to email the Home Office directly yourself you can try their email addresses public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk or DCAT@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk (Digital Correspondence Allocation Team) or ukvigeneral@mailgb.custhelp.com (UK Visas and Immigration).

Members of the WhatDoTheyKnow team empathise with the problems being faced by those struggling to contact the Home Office and have tried to take action to improve the situation.

Do NOT use this page to contact the Home Office about your passport, ILR or other documents, or about your application for asylum.

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.[2] The Home Office is often referred to in official documents and in Parliament by its former name 'the Home Department'.[3]

11342 requests
Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for your email of 28th October 2016. We are unable to assist you with your enquiry as this is regarding applying for a Spou...
Richard, Please be aware that we have decided to handle your correspondence of 19 July outside the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. This...
Operation Countryman
Request to Home Office by Josh Hastings. Annotated by dennis fallon on .

Successful.

Basically they said they do NOT hold the info but it should be avalable via the archives, which seems a very helpful response http://discovery.nationa...
Dear Sir/Madam,     Thank you for your e-mail of 13 July.             Our response to your enquiry will involve asking for or disclosing your...
Mr. Heskin, Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This Internal Review has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 49042). We...
Inquirey on Form T application process applied in April 2018
Request sent to Home Office by BellaRose on .

Awaiting response.

I would like to know the average timeframe processed for Form T registration application forms? I applied in April 2018 and my brother who applied...
Lauren Southern refused entry to the UK
Response by Home Office to Edward Williams on .

Awaiting response.

Mr. Williams, Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 49489). We will aim to se...
Medicinal cannabis produced by British Sugar
Follow up sent to Home Office by Mr Lees on .

Long overdue.

It has now been over fourty working days since you received my request 48736 regarding medicinal cannabis produced by British Sugar. As you are aw...
EEA spouse
Response by Home Office to josh on .

Successful.

Dear Josh,   Thank you for your enquiry dated 4th July regarding permanent residence.   You can currently apply for a permanent residence document if y...
Regards Visa issue of overturned visitor refusal decisions
Request sent to Home Office by Bernard Waine Owusu on .

Awaiting response.

The following information is requested. 1 How long does it take to issue a visa once decision to grant the visa is taken? 2 What is the proce...
Dear Ms. Clark,   Thank you for contacting the Home Office. I have forward your email to the case officer dealing with your request for a response...
Dear Fazle Elahi   Please see the attached regarding your Freedom of Information request.   Regards   Immigration Enforcement Secretariat...
Cost of processing ILR Applications
Response by Home Office to John Williams on .

Partially successful.

    Dear Mr Williams   Please find attached the Home Office response to your request for information, case 48809   Yours Sincerely   M...
Mr. Hall, Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 48408). We will aim to send y...
Start of 14days grace period
Request sent to Home Office by Savita Vyas on .

Awaiting response.

Please, could you clarify how does the Home office counts the 14day grace period after they refuse the in-time application? For example, if an appli...
Notification of British Citizenship acquisition to foreign governments
Request sent to Home Office by ST on .

Awaiting response.

I would like to make a request for the following information: 1. When a person acquires British Citizenship by Naturalisation, does the Home Offic...
Refusal statistics for Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa applications
Response by Home Office to Silas S. Brown on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Mr Brown   Please find attached the Home Office response to your request.        Kind Regards   Jason Douglas   Information Ri...
Spend data from February 2017 to January 2018
Internal review request sent to Home Office by Helen McNally on .

Awaiting internal review.

Please can you update me on the status of my Internal Review. Following your previous email, I was expecting a response by 02/05/2018. That was...
Visitor Visa Acceptances vs. Refusals
Response by Home Office to Elliot Matthew on .

Awaiting classification.

Mr Matthew Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 49488). We will aim to send...
Receipt of benefits when leave expires
Response by Home Office to Miss Mone on .

Awaiting response.

Dear Miss Mone, Please be aware that we have decided to handle your correspondence of 23 June 2018 outside the provisions of the Freedom of Informatio...
Mr Reynolds Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 49483). We will aim to send...
Statistics of British citizens stripped of their citizenship
Response by Home Office to Mohamed Elmaazi on .

Awaiting classification.

Dear Mr Elmaazi, Please find attached a letter regarding your FOI request Thank you RCM FOI Requests UK Visas and Immigration Home Office Refused...
Dear Ms Syrop   Please see the attached response to your Freedom of Information request.   We apologise for the delayed response.   Regards...
The answers to my EIR questions and your own internal review are both overdue. Please advise me of why I haven't received a response within the stat...
Dhanesh Urade, Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request. This has been assigned to a caseworker (case ref 49406). We will aim to s...

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