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The home office is the primary government department that is in charge of passports, immigration, the drugs policy, counter-terrorism, crime and the police.

This organization - the home office of the United Kingdom is actually headed by a team of five ministers and the main Home Secretary.

Passports and Immigration

There are three divisions within this category:

  • Identity and Passport Service division
  • Immigration and Asylum
  • Visas

This division handled by the Identity and Passport Service division is responsible for the following activities:

  • Applications of any new passports from nationals
  • Renewal of existing passports for nationals
  • Processing of lost or stolen passports
  • Changes to name in the passport
  • any place that an immigration office may use to conduct his duties
  • any airport in the United Kingdom
  • in a specifically allocated control zone or any 'supplementary control zone'
  • any designated holding facility that is short-term in nature
  • police stations
  • any hospital in the UK
  • a young offender institution
  • remand center or prison
  • Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre
  • Tinsley House Immigration Removal Centre
  • Gatwick Airport, West Sussex
  • Oakington Reception Centre
  • Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre
  • Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
  • Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre
  • Lindholme Immigration Removal Centre
  • Haslar Immigration Removal Centre
  • Dover Immigration Removal Centre
  • Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre
  • Brook House Immigration Removal Centre
  • Any mobile detention facility that may be a vehicle and is adapt for that use

When this particular act was brought in, the Immigration Direction 2008 (Places of Detention) Act was revoked