Helping British people overseas: travelling and living abroad

Advice and guidance from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for British nationals travelling and living abroad.

Advice and guides from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) for British nationals travelling and living abroad.

The FCO provides advice and guides to British people on travelling and living abroad, including how we can help if things go wrong.

Advice leaflets

  1. Advice for women travelling abroad
  2. Arrest or detention
  3. Checklist for travelling abroad
  4. Coping with death abroad
  5. Disability and travel abroad
  6. Festival travel checklist
  7. Financial assistance abroad
  8. Forced marriage
  9. Foreign travel insurance
  10. Gap years, volunteering overseas and adventure travelling
  11. Helping British people abroad: murder and manslaughter
  12. In prison abroad: transfer to a UK prison
  13. International parental child abduction
  14. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender foreign travel advice
  15. Missing persons abroad
  16. Rape and sexual assault abroad: returning to the UK
  17. Travel and mental health
  18. Travelling during Ramadan
  19. Victim of crime abroad
  20. Visit friends and family abroad

Other information on GOV.UK

Published 3 May 2016
Last updated 7 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. Expanded content listing by including all central FCO consular publications and consular assistance leaflets. New section added listing links to travel advice pages, living in guides and Support for British nationals abroad guide.

  2. Removal of Going to live abroad leaflet as it is out of date and information available in Living in country guide pages. New link added to Living in country guides collection page.

  3. New contact telephone number

  4. New contact email address

  5. Added Missing persons abroad and international child abduction to the collection. Advice previously published.

  6. New guidance leaflet on support for bereavement through murder or manslaughter

  7. First published.