These are the stats released by the FCO for consular assistance over the 2014/15 period. You will note that the stats for assistance is very high however it has come down a bit. You can read the full documents on this website for more information here.
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If you have applied online for your British passport then you can now track your passport online. Note that it will require you to wait 3 weeks from when you posted your documents and you will require certain information from your form.
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If you are retired and wish to draw your UK pension in a foreign country then this can be done. Note however that there is a limitation on increases in your pension when you live outside the UK or outside of the European Economic Area or Switzerland. Most British expats tend to retire in Thailand and the Philippines and these are excluded from increases, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Going 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.
If 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.