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 holiday or as an expatriate.
The as listed below would be for April 2013 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 post. The consular fees are listed as follows by each country and the government keeps it up to date every 2-3 months. See listing on this website for registering a marriage, birth, death or obtaining a new passport.
You can’twhich 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.
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 orthat you are wanting to bring back to the United Kingdom.
If you are married to a foreign national orcitizen then the 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 to apply for this UK marriage visa.
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 linked from the Home Affairs website.
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 this, but if you do your child will have a British style document and details of the birth will be held at the General Register Office in the United Kingdom.
More than 1 million British nationals visit the UAE each year. As you are aware the United Arab Emirates is a Muslim country and as such they have their own local laws and customs which you should be aware of. Read the local laws and customs below so as so avoid any problems. The contact details for the British Embassy is Dubai is listed on this website.
More than 3.8 million British Nationals visit the US each year without much incident. The US Visa Waiver Program allows British nationals into America for 90 days at a time however you will need to obtain a Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) pass before you travel to the US. If you have an extended passport for 12 month then this will only be accepted in rare cases.
Most criminal activities occur in Montevideo. The downtown and port areas are not good to walk alone in or after dark. Take a taxi into these areas if you need to go there. Keep your passport in a safe place and carry a certified photocopy of you passport with the front-page and visa and entry stamps visible. More than 20,000 British nationals visit Uruguay each year. If you have any problems then contact the British Embassy in Uruguay for immediate assistance.
Stay away from the borders with Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan when in Uzbekistan. Most British nationals who do enter Uzbekistan have trouble free arrivals and stays. Certain medicines may be a problem when you arrive so ensure you have a prescription for them when you arrive. If you have any problems or concerns then contact the British Embassy in Uzbekistan for assistance.
With an ongoing drug war the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 80km (50 miles) of the Colombian border while in Venezuela. There have also been violent protests in Merida City and this has affected the tourist areas. Always speak to your local travel agent before booking. Street crime is high however with more than 9,000 British nationals visiting Venezuela there has been few incidents for consular assistance. If you do experience problems then contact the British Embassy in Venezuela for assistance.