You can usually apply for compensation if you’re a UK resident and have been injured because of a violent crime in another country.

The rules are different depending on whether the crime happened in an EU country or one outside the EU.

If the crime happened in an EU country

Contact the EU Compensation Assistance Team to apply for compensation.

EU Compensation Assistance Team
0300 003 3601
Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm
Wednesdays, 10am to 5pm
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If the crime happened in a country outside the EU

Not all countries outside the EU have a compensation scheme. You have to apply directly to the country where the crime happened.

Contact the British embassy for help.