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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 Information from before 7 May 2010 has been archived on the National Archives website.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

  • Home Secretary bans Bradford march

    Friday, 20 Aug 2010

    Theresa May and the local council have decided that a demonstration by the English Defence League planned for bank holiday weekend may not go ahead.

  • Temporary bans will fight legal highs

    Thursday, 19 Aug 2010

    Twelve month bans on suspected substances will help the government react quickly to the changing drugs market says crime prevention minister James Brokenshire.

  • Stowaways found in modified van

    Friday, 20 Aug 2010

    A group of stowaways trying to get into the UK by hiding in a van with purpose-built ‘hiding boxes’ were discovered and stopped by UK Border Agency officers in France.

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