FCO British Assistance Abroad

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If you enjoyed the last update on the British Abroad series then these are the stats for 2015 for consular assistance while abroad issued by the Foreign Office. Some changes to the stats however very interesting considering how certain locations had changed.

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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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BNO Renewal in Hong Kong

Celebration of 40 years in Vietnam

In 2012 the South China Morning Post wrote a good article on BNO renewal and how this affects the more than 3.4 million citizens of Hong Kong. You can renew your BNO status even when your passport has expired however it does come at a price.

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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 via online or postal application. Many of the rules and processes have been changed and still more changes as the FCO cuts budgets.

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British Consulates in America

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If you are in America then the contact details for the Consulates are listed below otherwise use the search engine in the side bar. Note that if you want to renew your British passport that you will need to contact the British Embassy in Washington for assistance as the Consulates do not provide any assistance in this regards, only consular ...

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British Embassies in Europe

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If you are in Europe then you will find the most used Embassies in Europe listed below. Note that you will need to speak to lawyer about immigration to Britain however all Embassies can help you with an emergency travel document as well as other consular assistance if you are in need of assistance.

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British Embassies in the Middle East

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Most of the British Embassies in the Middle East are closed on Fridays. Always call the Embassy to ensure that they will be open on the day you arrive at the Embassy. Noe the most common Embassies used in the Middle East.

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British Embassies in South America

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There are a number of British Embassies and High commissions around the world. From British Embassies in South America to Asia, Africa and East Asia. If you need consular assistance then you can contact them or renew your British passport online. Search this website for more details on this.

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British Embassies in Africa

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These are the most popular listings for the British High Commission and British Embassies in Africa. You can also find the Asian and East Asian listing on this website. always call before you go to the embassy of High commission to ensure that you have the correct documents and that they are open in the first place.

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British Embassies in East Asia

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If you are in East Asia then you will find the following British High Commission or Embassies of use. Below you will find three of the most popular ones in the region. Always call the Embassy before you go to the Embassy and dont wait until the last minute to apply for a tourist visa.

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British Embassies in Asia

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There are a number of British Embassies in Asia. Below you will find the most popular Embassies located in Asia and the Asia Pacific. Always email or call the British Embassy or British High Commission before you go to their offices. If you are looking for a visa then you can apply for a British visitors visa or speak to ...

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Hong Kong Consular Q&A – BNO

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If you missed the Q&A session with the Hong Kong General Consul then we have it listed below. The questions had been very interesting and the answers, well you decide what you would make of it yourself. The first question was a tough one.

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Past British Consul of Hong Kong

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Since there is going to be another talk on Hong Kong and the BNO holders this week on Facebook I might just as well show the last interview or questions and answers from the last Consul General in Hong Kong.

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