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Contact information for drugs licensing and compliance unit

The Home Office drugs licensing unit is the UK's competent authority for the purposes of the United Nations conventions on controlled drugs. We issue licenses for those who work with controlled drugs, including:

  • companies and other organisations that intend to work with controlled drugs and precursor chemicals
  • doctors prescribing certain drugs to addicts
  • people taking their prescribed controlled drugs abroad

Write to:

Home Office
Drugs licensing and compliance unit
4th floor Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF

Telephone or email:

Please download our unit's contact chart for the appropriate email address and phone number.

Domestic licensing

  • General domestic licensing enquiries - Tel: 020 7035 8972 (please do not use this number for import, export enquiries, including persons travelling with controlled drugs.)
  • Email licensing_enquiry.aadu@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk 
    (non-import and -export queries)

Import/export licensing

  • Commercial shipment enquiries - Tel: 020 7035 6330
  • Persons travelling with drugs for their own use - Tel: 020 7035 6330

Email: DLCUcommsofficer@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
(non-domestic licensing queries)

Precursor licensing

Annual returns

Head of drugs licensing and compliance unit

Angharad Steff
Home Office
Drugs licensing and compliance unit
4th floor Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF

Tel: 020 7035 3731

Any complaints?

Email: DLCU_Complaints_Section@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

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