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The Home Office website has changed, information from before 7 May 2010 has been archived on the National Archives website, find out more and access the archives.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

  • Cruise ship smuggler jailed for over ten years

    Monday, 09 Aug 2010

    A Birmingham man has been jailed for 10 years and six months for his part in an attempt to smuggle 20 kilos of cocaine into the UK from a cruise ship at Southampton.

  • UK and Kuwait sign security deal

    Monday, 09 Aug 2010

    The UK has signed an agreement with Kuwait that will see the two countries working closely together on international security.

  • Do you know where your passport is?

    Friday, 06 Aug 2010

    Latest government figures show that more than 60,000 British travellers reported their passport lost or stolen abroad between April 2009 and March 2010.

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