Foreign & Commonwealth Office consular data

This series brings together all Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) consular data documents.

This dataset set contains monthly data on consular assistance provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO). From 2019, the data is broken down by the country in which assistance was provided rather than as previously by embassy, high commission or consulate.

The FCO provides consular assistance globally to UK nationals through a network of diplomatic missions responsible for geographic areas. Our diplomatic missions record assistance cases for the region which they cover, rather than the incident location.

We also offer consular assistance to nationals of EU member states, and Commonwealth nationals in non-Commonwealth countries, where they do not have any diplomatic or consular representation. Some of this assistance may be included in the data that we publish.

It is not mandatory for UK nationals to report incidents to the FCO, or one of its diplomatic missions. The data we provide only cover incidents where we have offered consular assistance.

Where the figures are 5 or fewer, we do not publish a breakdown of the numbers, as this risks identifying the individuals involved. To release this data would contravene one of the data protection principles, and sections 40(2) and 40(3) of the Freedom of Information Act apply. The Act states that the processing of personal data should be fair and lawful. It is the fairness aspect which would be breached by disclosure, so there is no public interest test to apply.


  1. Foreign & Commonwealth Office consular data 2019
  2. Foreign & Commonwealth Office consular data 2018
  3. Foreign & Commonwealth Office consular data 2017
  4. Foreign & Commonwealth Office consular data 2016
  5. Foreign & Commonwealth Office consular data 2015
  6. Foreign Office consular data 2014
  7. Foreign Office consular data 2013
  8. Foreign Office consular data 2012
  9. Consular Customer Satisfaction rates - 2012
  10. Foreign Office consular data 2011
  11. Consular Assistance Data - April 2010 to March 2011
  12. Foreign Office consular data 2010
  13. Consular assistance data - April 2008 to March 2009
  14. Consular Assistance Data - April 2009 to March 2010
  15. Foreign & Commonwealth Office consular data: April 2012 to March 2015
Published 27 May 2013
Last updated 7 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. New 2019 consular data page added with January and February 2019 data available
  2. Wording updated to reflect that the data will now be published by country only from 2019.
  3. January 2018 data now available.
  4. Consular data January 2017 added
  5. Foreign Office data for 2016 document added.
  6. 2014 added
  7. Updated with data from 2012 and 2013.
  8. First published.