What if something goes badly wrong while you’re abroad? What if you’re the victim of a crime, or fall ill?
What if someone close to you dies abroad, or suffers other serious misfortune? In this section we explain how we can help.
Information on how the British embassy can help if you are admitted to hospital whilst abroad
This page explains what assistance we can offer British nationals arrested or imprisoned abroad including a contact number and a list of support organisations.
This page provides general advice on what to do if you are a victim of crime whilst abroad, including information on replacing lost or stolen passports
Find out why it is always important to make a note of the nearest embassy's phone number when you go abroad
Advice on what you should do if you are sexually assaulted whilst abroad, including how the local embassy can help.
This section explains what we can do to help you in the unfortunate event of a friend or relative dying whilst overseas including contact numbers, and do’s and don’ts.
Information on what the FCO's Forced Marriage Unit does, and links to information for victims and professionals.
Advice on what to do, and what we can do to help, when you suspect someone has gone missing abroad
Information and practical advice for anyone affected by international parental child abduction or involved in residence and contact disputes overseas, including contact details of our specialist Child Abduction Unit.
Female genital mutilation is illegal in the UK. If you know someone at risk of FGM you can find information and contacts here that can help.
What we can do to help in the case of terrorist incidents.