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 Information from before 7 May 2010 has been archived on the National Archives website.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

  • More women needed in UK boardrooms

    Thursday, 16 Sep 2010

    Theresa May promises to work more closely with the private sector to help more women make it onto the boards of UK’s top companies.

  • Vicars taught how to spot sham marriages

    Thursday, 16 Sep 2010

    Around a dozen Church of England vicars take part in special training session, organised by the UK Border Agency, to help them spot fraudulent weddings.

  • Students warned about risks of 'legal highs'

    Wednesday, 15 Sep 2010

    Our campaign warns students about the risks of taking herbal pills and other substances that market themselves as alternatives to things like cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis.

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