Expat

Strange Laws and customs abroad

British ConsulateGoing abroad normally works out well however problem do occur where people do not always understand the local customs or laws. This might seem strange however the FCO has made an info-graphic of some of these customs to keep Brits abroad out of trouble.

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Death in Hong Kong (Expat & Tourist Information)

British ConsulateIf someone has died while in Hong Kong then you will need to contact the British Consulate in Hong Kong for assistance. They do provide consular assistance for family members of those who had died. Below is a list of what they can and cannot do. There is also a list of undertakers and estimated cost of repatriation of the mortal remains.

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FCO British Assistance Abroad

British ConsulateIf 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 Holder visa for Dubai

British ConsulateIf you hold a BNO passport then you will need to apply for a visa for the UAE before leaving Hong Kong. The UAE is not a visa free country. The contact details and documents have been added below so contact the UAE Embassy in Hong Kong for more information and assistance.

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BNO passport holders need visa for Vietnam

British ConsulateIf you are from Hong Kong and hold a BNO passport then the Vietnamese Embassy states that you will need to have a visa to visit Vietnam. British passport holders do not need a Vietnamese visa however you will require one to visit the country.

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British nationals in Australia

British ConsulateThere 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.

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