If you have been sexually assaulted whilst abroad you should tell the relevant embassy as soon as possible. You'll find a link to our Find an embassy page to the right.
You should also tell the local police as soon as you can and insist on a police report.
We take any report of rape or sexual assault seriously and will try to offer you support as soon as possible and in privacy. We aim to be polite, patient, sensitive and non-judgmental.
In most cases of rape and sexual assault, the victims, no matter what their sex, prefer to talk about their ordeal with women. If that is what you want, we will do our best to make sure that a female officer is present at any meeting.
Whether you report the mater to the local police or take legal action after an attack is entirely your decision. But please remember, if you change your mind later forensic and other evidence may be lost.
In some countries you must report the crime before returning to the UK if you want it to be investigated.