BNO Visa Free Countries

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If you hold onto a BNO passport then you can enter the UK for 6 months without the need for a visa. The following countries also do not require a visa when traveling on a BNO passport. The listing is from the older British government website which no long holds any BNO information. If you have any questions about your ... Read More »

British Expatriates & Holiday Makers

Celebration of 40 years in Vietnam

Biggest problem with British abroad? They have a tendency to forgetting where they left their passports. Fair enough I am certain that many countries target British nationals abroad so they can grab their passport. I am told that a stolen EU passport has value on the black market, so be very careful where you take out your passport while on ... Read More »

Consular Assistance

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The as listed below would be for January 2015 and may change by the time you read this. The have been listed for each country here in the local currency as of April 2013. Call the relevant embassy to find out what their new fees may be. Again these PDF documents are only good as at the time of this ... Read More »

Marriage Abroad

Celebration of 40 years in Vietnam

You can’t register a marriage which occurred overseas at a register office in the UK. You can however apply to have your marriage documents from that country certified and sent then only deposited with the General Register Office (GRO) in the UK. You can then get copies of your marriage or civil partnership record more easily. Read More »

UK Fiancee Visa

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If you are going to be getting married to a foreign national and wish to take her back to the UK then she will need to apply for a UK Fiancee Visa to enter the United Kingdom. These are the requirements for the UK Fiancee Visa for your fiancee or girlfriend that you are wanting to bring back to the ... Read More »

UK Spouse Visa

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If you are married to a foreign national or married to a British citizen then the UK spouse visa is what you need to settle in the UK. If you want to bring her back to the UK then there are a number of requirements which would need to be met. The following is the basics with the forms needed ... Read More »

Renew British Passport

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You need to complete the forms correctly as 1 in every 8 applications for a British passport which needs to be renewed is rejected as being incomplete. There are a number of forms each for a different type of passport depending on your age or if it is a ‘Smart’ passport or not. They are listed below with the documents ... Read More »

British Born Abroad

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If your child or children are born outside of the UK and you are British, you can now register the birth of the child at the nearest consulate in your country of stay or if there is no such service then you can contact our consular department in London if you’ve returned to the UK. You don’t have to do ... Read More »

Travel Advice Uganda

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Most visits to Uganda are trouble free as 15,000 British nationals visit the county each year. The FCO has advised that it is best to stay away from the the north eastern parts of Uganda with the exception of trips to the Kidepo Valley National Park. The area is deemed to be unstable. The National Park you should visit by ... Read More »

British Consulate in Recife

British Consulate

There is now a British Consulate in Recife in Brazil. The contact details for this Consulate has been listed below. Note that the calls do at times get forwarded to the British Consulate in Sao Paulo. This is only a temporary issue. You can call or email them should you not be certain what to do when you are in ... Read More »

British Consulate in São Paulo

British Consulate

If you are in São Paulo and need assistance such as replacing a passport or applying for a new passport then you can contact the British Consulate in São Paulo. You can obtain emergency travel documents at this consulate. You can also ask about a British visa such as a visitors visa or a fiancee visa for the UK. If ... Read More »

British Consulate Rio de Janeiro

British Consulate

On holiday in  Rio de Janeiro and in need of assistance then contact the British Consulate Rio de Janeiro for consular assistance. You can also contact the British Embassy in Brasilia for assistance if the Consulate cannot assist you. The contact details for the British Consulate in Rio has been listed below with a map and telephone and street address ... Read More »

British Consulate in Shanghai

British Consulate

Being a tourist in Shanghai or visiting Shanghai is always a good experience. If you do have problems while in China or in Shanghai then you can always contact the British Consulate in Shanghai for consular assistance. They can assist you if you have been involved in an accident or if you have lost your passport and need an emergency ... Read More »

British Consulate in Chongqing

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Chongqing is where you will find another British Consulate. The British Consulate in Chongqing will be able to assist you with a British visa such as an education visa or partner visa. They will also be able to assist you with applying for a new passport or registering your marriage or registering a birth of a British national. You can ... Read More »

British Consulate in Guangzhou

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If you live in Guangzhou then you can contact the British Consulate in Guangzhou for more information about a visa for the UK such as a partner visa, fiancee visa or education visa. There is a map and their contact details listed below. You can also contact the British Embassy in Beijing for more information and their details are also ... Read More »

British Consulate Ho Chi Minh City

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If you live in Vietnam or are visiting Vietnam then you can see advice and assistance from the British Embassy in Hanoi or at this British Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City. The contact details for the Consulate has been listed below. If you want to apply for a UK Visa then you need to see the listing for the ... Read More »

British Consulate Antalya Turkey

British Consulate

The British Consulate Antalya Turkey is located close to the water front in Antalya in Turkey. If you need advice and assistance then you can email the Consulate for advice and assistance with a passport, register a British national born abroad or ask for advice on a partner visa or marriage visa. You can also contact the British Embassy in ... Read More »