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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.

Information about the department from before 7 May 2010 is available on the National Archives website. Find out more and access the archives.

Latest news

  • Cutting crime on British high streets

    Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010

    Shops are the 'lifeblood' of communities and traders should be free to operate without fear of crime says Home Office minister at retail conference.

  • Fake goods found at Stansted

    Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010

    Vast quantities of fake Ugg Boots, Nike trainers and GHD hair straighteners have been seized by the UK Border Agency.

  • Guilty verdicts for botched sham marriage pair

    Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010

    UK Border Agency officials were suspicious of the sham marriage attempt when the groom turned up to his wedding ceremony with labels still attached to his suit.

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