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. Learn more on our Border Force page.
The Communications Directorate leads on the Home Office’s communication strategy and is comprised of cross-cutting functional team focusing on:
- News desk and Social Media
- Strategy, Planning and Insight
- Internal Communications
Learn more on our Communications Role page.
Corporate and Delivery
The Corporate and Delivery team works closely with Home Office policy and operational commands so that the department can deliver on its priorities. The team has wide-ranging responsibilities including Human Resources, Project Delivery, IT and Digital Services, Finance and Commercial roles.
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 six million passports to British nationals living in the UK and overseas. Learn more on His Majesty’s Passport Office’s page.
Homeland Security Group
The Homeland Security Group is responsible for work in the Home Office to counter terrorism and cut serious and organised crime. This helps reduce national security risks to the UK’s people, freedoms and prosperity. The group also coordinates domestic and some overseas work on these issues across government.
Home Office Legal Advisers
Our team of Home Office Legal Advisers support the delivery of the Home Office’s aims and objectives by providing legal services to ministers and other team across the department.
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. Learn more on the Immigration Enforcement page.
Migration and Borders Group
Migration and Borders is responsible for guiding the policy that governs the UK’s immigration, borders, asylum and citizenship system. The group ensures the system is run in a coherent, end to end manner and provides excellent customer service, whilst ensuring that fair but firm controls are applied in line with ministerial objectives for the New Plan for Immigration.
Public Safety Group
The Public Safety Group is responsible for a range of policy areas including Fire, Policing and Crime Reduction. The group is also delivering a new communication system that will replace the current Airwave service used by the emergency services in Great Britain, and driving policy on issues such as Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation, Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women and Girls.
STARS (Science, Technology, Analysis, Research and Strategy) brings together Home Office team covering Science, Analysis and Insight, Strategy, Transformation, Sponsorship, Border Security and Data. STARS works to ensure that the department is able to use available data and evidence to direct our resources effectively and deliver better outcomes for the public
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. Learn more on the UK Visas and Immigration page.