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Travelling & Living Overseas

Travel advice and tips for British travellers on staying safe abroad and what help the FCO can provide if something goes wrong

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Be a responsible tourist

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We'd like everyone to have care-free holidays but it's important to be aware of things for your own benefit and that of others.


Travel advice by country

In depth advice for every country in the world, updated regularly for all British travellers.

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Advice on how you can renew or replace a passport, including lost and stolen ones.

Passport and entry requirements

This page offers guidance on issues you might encounter at passport control - such as how much validity you need on your passport, and what kinds of things might impede you at the immigraiton desk.

Living overseas

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Some advice on moving abroad including how the British embassy can help, and links to other useful web pages.

Births, marriages and deaths

Comprehensive information on the services we offer for registering births and deaths and information and forms for overseas weddings or civil partnerships

About the Know Before You Go Campaign

The FCO’s successful campaign to promote travel advice to British travellers. Includes a full list of KBYG campaign partners.

Our publications

Here you will find a range of information leaflets on offering advice on all aspects of travel.

Consular feedback questionnaires

We welcome your views on the services we provide.

Contact us

You'll find all the contact numbers for the Travelling and Living Overseas section here.

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Summer Blog


Find out how we are helping young travellers visiting the Greek islands this summer.


See us at Africa Oye 2009

The Know Before You Go campaign will be attending the festival on 20 June. Look out for our yellow Tro Tro!

Help & Support

For assistance abroad you can call our Consular Assistance team in London on:

020 7008 1500

or email:

More numbers can be found on our Contact Us page


Consular Feedback

We welcome your feedback.

What you say is very important in deciding where we take action.

We have two online questionnaires. Please complete the one that is relevant to the assistance you received.