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Travel Advice : Venezuela

British ConsulateWith 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.

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Travel Advice : Vietnam

British ConsulateThere have been a number of anti-China protests in 2014 but this has died down. The Tropical cyclones affect the eastern coastal regions. The season normally runs from May to November and you need to remember this if you are coming to Vietnam on holiday. Like anywhere else if you do experience problems then contact the British Embassy in Vietnam for assistance.

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Travel Advice : Western Sahara

British ConsulateThere is no British Embassy or High Commission for Western Sahara so you would need to contact the British Embassy in Rabat for assistance if you are having problems in the area. The Western Sahara area is a disputed area and dangerous. You should stay far away from the disputed borders sure to kidnappings and unexploded ordinances.

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Travel Advice : Yemen

British ConsulateThe British government has warned all travelers to leave Yemen due to the political situation and has advised all British nationals to leave after an anti tank rocket was fired at the US Embassy in Yemen in September 2014. There have been a number of kidnappings in Yemen including a South African teacher who was killed after being held for ransom.

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Travel Advice : Zambia

British ConsulateMore than 60,000 British nationals visit Zambia each year without any incident. Note that traveling close to the borders with the DRC and other neighboring countries are done at risk to your life due to landmines. Dont travel after dark in Zambia especially in the North Western, Copperbelt, Central and Luapula provinces close to the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Speak to the British High Commission in Zambia if you are in trouble.

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Travel Advice : Zimbabwe

British ConsulateThe following is a basic break down of travel advice fro the British Home Office for British citizens abroad. The following is a break down of Zimbabwe and the travel advice for the country with some basic issues covered. If you are in need of assistance while in Zimbabwe then contact the British High Commission in Zimbabwe for advice and assistance.

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BNO British Citizenship

British ConsulateThe question has been asked many times if the holder of a BNO can obtain British citizenship. The answer is yes and now and there is a law which came into effect in 2010 which cleared the issue well enough. This being the Section 4B of the  British Nationality Act 1981.

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Getting an Emergency Travel Document

British ConsulateNote that an emergency travel document lets you leave another country if you can’t get a new or replacement British passport in time to travel. This would normally be called consular services and you need to contact the British Embassy or British Consulate in the country where you had lost your passport.

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Passport Fees for British Overseas

British ConsulateThe cost of obtaining a British passport for those British nationals overseas has been reduced by 35%. Personally I don’t understand with all the changes that have made when applying for a passport in order to save costs, then reduce the fees. Personally I would prefer they kept the cost the same and made the process more convenient as it was before.

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