The pages of our Directory aim to provide an overview of the work of the FCO: its Ministers, its mission statement, its representation overseas, its recruitment procedures, and much more!
ABOUT FCO: details of the work and organisation of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, including our Mission Statement, Foreign Policy Achievements, the 2000 Departmental Report, and Ministers' biographies.
TOUR OF THE FCO: Virtual tour of the Fine Rooms of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office building in Whitehall, with historical background.
LANCASTER HOUSE: Guided tour of Lancaster House, venue for government meetings and conferences, with detailed background to the historic house and stately rooms.
UK OVERSEAS MISSIONS: Contact details of all of the UK's 220 overseas diplomatic missions.
RECRUITMENT: Are you interested in joining the Foreign & Commonwealth Office? Current vacancies, FCO recruitment procedures and initiatives and other information are available here.
THE LONDON DIPLOMATIC LIST: An alphabetical list of all the representatives of foreign states and Commonwealth countries in London, compiled by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS: includes links to official FCO documents published on the website.
LEGALISATION: The signatures or seals of British public officials on certain documents from the UK have to be confirmed before they can be accepted overseas. The FCO Legalisation Office will legalise such documents for you.
TREATIES: access to up-to-date status lists of the multilateral agreements for which the UK is depositary, and to the Explanatory Memoranda laid before Parliament when the UK signs a new international treaty.