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.

The FCO provides advice and guidance to British people on travelling and living abroad, including how we can help if things go wrong. To order paper copies of the publications below:

Advice leaflets

  1. Support for British nationals abroad: A guide
  2. Checklist for travelling abroad
  3. In prison abroad: transfer to a UK prison
  4. Missing persons abroad
  5. Affected by crime abroad
  6. Coping with death abroad
  7. Helping British people abroad: murder and manslaughter
  8. Disability and travelling abroad
  9. Mental health and travelling abroad
  10. International parental child abduction
  11. Going to live abroad
Published 3 May 2016
Last updated 19 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. New contact telephone number
  2. New contact email address
  3. Added Missing persons abroad and international child abduction to the collection. Advice previously published.
  4. New guidance leaflet on support for bereavement through murder or manslaughter
  5. First published.