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 : Saudi Arabia

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Cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in patients from Saudi Arabia is still showing and confirms by WHO. Always ensure that you have proper travel insurance when going abroad as well as travel insurance for your items. The following is a briefing on the country. If you have further issues then contact the British Embassy in Saudi Arabia ... Read More »

Travel Advice : Samoa

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Tropical cyclone season in Samoa runs from November and lasts until April. There is no British diplomatic mission in Samoa and you would need to assistance you would need to contact the British High Commission in New Zealand for assistance. Crime in Samoa is very low. Note also that in 2009 they changed to side of the road on which ... Read More »

Travel Advice : Taiwan

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Each year about 38,000 tourist visit Taiwan and there are no problems with most of them. Taiwan does have small-scale petty crime however there is very little violent crime. Like all countries worldwide drug trafficking is heavily dealt with. Note that advance fee fraud can also be a problem in Taiwan. Local Laws and Customs If you are going to ... Read More »

Travel Advice : Tanzania

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More than 75,000 British nationals visit Tanzania each year. Note that Tanzania has experienced an increase in crime as well as piracy being a problem. Road travel long distance as well as the use of ferries are not advisable. Ferry disasters have occurred in 2014. If you are in need to assistance then contact the British High Commission in Tanzania ... Read More »

Travel Advice for Togo

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There is no diplomatic mission in Togo so if you need assistance then contact the British High Commission in Ghana for assistance. Protests do occur in Lomé so be careful and stay away from any demonstrations in the country. You are advised to use caution while in the country. Crime Violent crime and robberies are very common in Togo and ... Read More »

Travel Advice for Trinidad and Tobago

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Planning on visiting the Caribbean? Many countries in the area are currently experiencing a problem with cases of the Chikungunya virus which have been confirmed. The same goes for the Turks and Caicos Islands. Each year as many as 30,000 British nationals visit the country without much incidents. If you need assistance then you need to contact the British Embassy ... Read More »

Travel Advice for Turkey

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If you are in Turkey and need assistance then the British Embassy in Turkey will be able to assist you. More than 2.5m British nationals visit Turkey each year. British nationals need to have a visa to travel to Turkey (except for cruise ship passengers with ‘British Citizen’ passports entering the country for a day trip, remaining in the port ... Read More »

Travel Advice for Turkmenistan

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If you are travelling to Turkmenistan then note that you should carry identification at all times. The police often carry out checks as you need to report your location to State Migration Service if you have been in the country for more than 3 days. You also need to apply for a visa before entering the country. If you need ... Read More »

British Embassy in Turkmenistan

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If you are in Turkmenistan and in need of assistance then you should contact the British Embassy in Ashgabat for assistance. The Embassy can assist you with passport renewal or registering a birth. They can also provide consular assistance if you have found yourself in trouble. We have provided a map to the Embassy as well as their contact details. ... Read More »