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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BNO & FCO in London

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The issue of the status of BNO holders has again raised its head in January 2015 with the lobby group  BritishHongKong arguing for the right to live in the United Kingdom. The issue has been replied to by the FCO as to how they view BNO holders as follows.

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British Embassy in Armenia

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If you are going to visit Armenia and in need of consulate assistance while in the country then you can contact the British Embassy in Armenia for assistance. The Embassy is located in Yerevan and their contact details such as a map, telephone numbers as well as their email address has been added below. Much like other Embassies it is always ...

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TB tests for UK visa applicants

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If you are apply for a visa for the UK that is for longer than 6 months then you will need to have a tuberculosis (TB) test done if you are coming to the UK and are a resident in any of these listed countries below.  You will need a chest x-ray to test for TB and if the x-ray result is ...

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British nationals in Australia

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There are about 1.2 million British nationals (including dual nationals) living in Australia, and more than 620,000 British nationals visit Australia each year for the purposes of tourism. The British consulates in Australia help by providing advice, consular assistance and support to all British nationals when things do go wrong. The British Embassy in Canberra is assisted by a number of British ...

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British nationals in Thailand

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More than 900,000 British nationals visit Thailand each year and there are about 50,000 British nationals who live and work in Thailand. Only a small number of these British nationals need help from the British Embassy each year. As from 16 May all British nationals who find themselves in urgent need of consular assistance in Northern Thailand such as Chiang Mai, for ...

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British nationals in Spain

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More than 12 million British nationals each year travel to Spain for recreation and business. It is now estimated that more than 800,000 British nationals live and work in Spain for all or part of the year. There are a small number of British nationals both expat and tourists who need assistance from the British consulates in Spain each year. Some ...

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British Embassy in Guinea

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Note that the British Embassy in Guinea does not manage visa applications. You can contact the Embassy for advice on marriage registration or seeking consular assistance such as registering a birth while abroad or registering a death abroad. We had added the contact details for the Embassy which is located in Conakry. Note the map and telephone number with the email ...

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British Embassy in Liberia

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If you are in Liberia and need assistance as a British national then you can contact the British Embassy at the details listed below. The British Embassy in Monrovia can assist you with a birth registration or a visa for the United Kingdom such as a UK Fiancee visa or a UK spouse visa. It is always best to email ...

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Travel Advice for St Lucia

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Each year more than 70,000 British nationals visit St Lucia in the Caribbean. If you are in need of assistance then speak to the British High Commission in St Lucia for help and other assistance. Note that much like the rest of the Caribbean the Chikungunya virus which is spread by mosquitoes is still a problem much like Venezuela, Trinidad and ...

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