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British Immigration 2013

British ConsulateA look at the year in review from the stats released by the British government makes for interesting reading. The bulk of visa extension had been from a handful of countries making up 68% of the visa extensions.

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Celebration of 40 years in Vietnam

British ConsulateVietnam – 19 December 2013. The British warship Daring docked in Vietnam at the port of Tien Sa close to the city of Da Nang. This will be a 4 day call at the port in celebration of 40 years of diplomatic relations between the UK and Vietnam.

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Gambia: British Ambassador Visits Farm

The Gambia – 19 December 2013 the British Ambassador for the British Embassy in Gambia has concluded his visit to an oyster farm in The West African country which had been funded by his office. The visit to the oyster farm started at the Denton Bridge which is close to the towns of Ebo town and Abuko who benefit from the project.

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British Nationals Flee South Sudan

Sudan – 19 December 2013 the British government is evacuating all British nationals out of Southern Sudan. The British Embassy in Sudan is being closed until such time that the violence stops.

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Renew British Passport

British ConsulateThis 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’ passport or not. They are listed below with the documents linked from the Home Affairs website.

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Brits behind bars overseas

British ConsulateIf you have ever wonder how many British nationals are in prison overseas then this page might be a bit of an eyeopener. Most of these are for drugs and drugs related offenses. On the page British Abroad I wrote about the crime, violence which occurs and how many need assistance all the time from the British embassies abroad.

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