We work hard to promote and protect Britain’s interests around the world and run a global network of offices (Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates) in more than 170 countries.
We have aligned our activities, financial resources and staff to focus on those things that matter most to Britain and the British people and where we can make the biggest difference.
We regularly measure our performance against these priorities. This includes supporting the British economy by promoting UK businesses and attracting inward investment, helping over two million British nationals abroad every year and funding the BBC World Service, British Council, Wilton Park conference centre and scholarship programmes.
Pursuing an active and activist foreign policy, working with other countries and strengthening the rules-based international system in support of our values.
We provide services to British nationals and businesses through our global network
Find out how we spend our budget to ensure a safer, more prosperous UK
We're building strong relationships, making progress towards common goals with formal and informal stakeholder groups and communities in the UK and overseas
The UK's 14 Overseas Territories, spread throughout the globe, are diverse communities.
Find out how the FCO works with the public overseas to achieve its goals.
Protocol Directorate provides guidance to Diplomatic Missions & International Organisations within the UK. It also administers the Diplomatic Service & Overseas Honours List.
Information about scholarships funded by the FCO.
A quick guide to our websites and various social media channels