The UK Home Office
First established in the year 1782, the Home Office is a ministerial department for the United Kingdom’s government that is responsible for immigration and passports, drugs policy, fire, counter-terrorism and police, it is basically the equivalent of what is called the Interior Ministry in other countries.
The main responsibilities for the department are as follows:
- Administer illegal drug use and working on the problems caused by it.
- Publishing policies and guidance with reference to alcohol strategy, policy and licensing conditions.
- Secure the United Kingdom from any threats of terrorism.
- Responsibility of managing the internal safety of the United Kingdom, and ensuring the safety and security of people.
- Administer the UK border and making sure that immigration procedures are secured.
- Manage and process applications to enter and stay in the UK
- Issuing passports and visas
- Supporting visible, responsible and accountable policing by empowering the public and freeing up the police to fight crime
- Fire prevention and rescue.
The Home Office is currently supported by 30 agencies and public bodies, including
- Border Force
- HM Passport Office
- Immigration Enforcement
- UK Visas and Immigration
UK Home Office Official Website