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

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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

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See what you need for a marriage abroad. 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. This and sent then only deposited with the General Register Office (GRO) in the UK. You can then get copies of your marriage or …

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UK Fiancee Visa

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See the requirements for the UK Fiancee Visa. 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. Therefore these are the requirements for the UK Fiancee Visa.  In addition, your fiancee or …

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UK Spouse Visa

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These are the conditions for the UK Spouse Visa. In conclusion, 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 …

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Renew British Passport

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This is the renew British passport page on the website. 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’ …

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British Born Abroad

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British Born Abroad. 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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Hong Kongers applying for UK citizenship visas

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There are 142,000 Hong Kongers who have applied for a special British citizenship visa. One-third of them are under the age of 18. Those between the ages of 25 and 54 make up the majority. Therefore experts stated that the government should focus more on homegrown talent. This rather than only attracting non-local people according to official figures collected by …

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British Honorary Consulates in Cameroon

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There are a number of British Honorary Consulates in Cameroon. The contacts for the British High Commission in Cameroon is also listed on this webiste. The consuls will be able to assist you with your needs. If this is an emergency then you should call the emergency telephone numbers for British abroad.

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British Honorary Consulates in Turkey

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See the British Honorary Consulates in Turkey. These do change so always call them or email them before you go to their offices. There are a few in Turkey outside of the British Consulates. The Honorary Consulates in Turkey tend to only do very basic assistance if you find yourself in Turkey needing assistance.

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Queen Elizabeth II passes at 96

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Queen Elizabeth II passes at 96, the longest-reigning British monarch whose rule spanned seven decades, died on Thursday at the age of 96. This Buckingham Palace has announced. The Queen’s oldest son Charles has now become King Charles III. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and …

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BNO passport renewal?

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The BNO passport renewal? Was there too much fuss about what would happen next in Hong Kong? I ask this as the last survey released this month, December 2021 raises a few interesting questions. Are people still interested in having a BNO passport and should you renew the BNO passport?

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China will ‘no longer recognise’ BNO passport

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The Chinese government has stated that it will no longer recognise the BNO passport for Hong Kongers. This at a time when Britain prepares to welcome millions of Hong Kong residents. This from its former colony after the security crack down. This has now occurred since the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has stated. That Britain will provide sanctuary …

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BNO and Hong Kong residents

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There have been a number of changes with regards to the BNO passports when it comes to the British government. Every week there has been new ideas and changes which they wish to make. The latest views come from Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the status of the BNO passport holders as well as the fate of others in Hong …

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300,000 HK residents to get British Citizenship

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In an about turn to the BNO (British National Overseas) issue, Dominic Raab the foreign secretary has come to pledge to extend the British visa rights for all BNO passport holders and also to  facilitate their path to British citizenship. This will happen unless Beijing changes its stance on security laws in Hong Kong.

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British Embassy in Asia

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This is the British Embassy in Asia. You will note that there are a number of British Embassies as well as British high commissions. These are some of the most common Embassies in Asia. These are the British Embassy in Hong Kong as well as the British Embassy in Thailand as well as the the High Commission in Singapore. Search …

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