About access to information
This section will tell you how you can request official information under the Freedom of Information Act and your personal data that the FCO may hold under the Data Protection Act. You will also find information about the exemptions in the Acts and our complaints procedure.
If you are trying to trace a family member who worked at the FCO, or you are looking for certain publications that were published during the Colonial Office period read the frequently asked questions on the FCO website to find out who to approach to find that information.
Find out about your rights and our obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
Find out about your rights and our obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998
Information about the Environmental Information Regulations
How FOI and DPA is managed in the FCO
Information about the nine Non-Departmental Public Bodies the FCO sponsors and how to request information from them
Decision notices relating to cases where there has been a complaint to the Information Commissioner or Information Tribunal