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Welcome to the Home Office

The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and police.

The Home Office website has changed, information from before 7 May 2010 has been archived on the National Archives website, find out more and access the archives.

Latest news

  • Fake football shirt crackdown

    Wednesday, 09 Jun 2010

    In the run up to the World Cup, UK Border Agency officers work with replica kit manufactures to target counterfeits

  • Language tests for partners

    Wednesday, 09 Jun 2010

    From this autumn, people coming to the UK from outside the EU to join their partner or marry must demonstrate a basic command of English

  • Four arrested in sham marriage operation

    Wednesday, 09 Jun 2010

    Four people were arrested at a wedding in Oxford this week as part of a UK Border Agency sham marriage investigation.

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