If you are a British national currently abroad that requires the following:
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office DOES NOT handle visa operations.
Please contact the UK Border Agency for the following:
Any enquiries we receive relating to visas will not be processed by the FCO.
Phone: 0845 850 2829 (24hrs, 7 Days a week) (BT - 4p per min. Other networks vary)
Information on passport validity can be viewed on our travel advice pages here select the country you are travelling to, scroll down the page to the Entry Requirements section.
ATAS - Academic Technology Approval Scheme
If you need to use British documents for business or personal matters abroad, or for any questions relating to legalisation please see information on the FCO’s Legalisation and apostille service.
The contact details are as follows:
Phone: 03700 00 22 44 (Monday to Friday 12:00-16:00)
Would you like to make an FOI request?
Please see our Access to Information website and details of how to make an FOI request.
Please use our feedback form if you are a British national abroad seeking the following help and assistance.
For all enquiries and questions regarding the UK's foreign policy and the FCO's administration and objectives, please use our feedback form.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office,
King Charles Street,
For general enquiries phone our switchboard on 020 7008 1500.
You can report a technical problem with our website, including broken links, error messages or email subscription issues. All other enquiries or questions should be directed to one of the above contacts.