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Photograph of visitors to a construction siteThe Foreign & Commonwealth Office provides services to British nationals and British businesses overseas through our global network of Embassies and other posts.

We offer support to travellers in emergencies, and a range of services for businesses including document legalisation.

We also work with the UK Border Agency to deliver managed migration for the UK.

You can find out more about our services in the following sections.

Consular services

FCO rapid response team

We provide practical advice and assistance and support to British nationals who travel abroad

Legal services

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Information about the various services we offer, from legalisation to searching for legal documents

UK Trade & Investment

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UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the government department that helps UK based companies succeed overseas.

Sanctions implemented by the UK

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What are sanctions and what are their purpose?

Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS)

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All you need to know about the ATAS scheme and how to apply