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 Information from before 7 May 2010 has been archived on the National Archives website.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

  • Extradition review begins

    Tuesday, 07 Sep 2010

    An independent panel will review the UK’s legal arrangements for bringing criminals to justice who flee overseas after committing a crime.

  • Top Home Office civil servant to retire

    Wednesday, 08 Sep 2010

    Theresa May thanks David Normington for his 'enormous contribution' to the civil service after a 37 year career.

  • Cocaine found in machinery

    Tuesday, 07 Sep 2010

    UK Border Agency officers find drugs with a street value of £8.25m hidden inside industrial digger machinery.

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