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Repatriation of consular birth and death registrations to the UK

The consular birth and death registration of British Citizens in Kuwait will be transferred to the UK from 14 January 2015.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Foreign & Commonwealth Office

From 14 January 2015, UK birth registrations and death registrations in Kuwait will transfer from the British Embassy in Kuwait to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK.

There are no changes to the entitlement to register a birth or death. The processing time will remain the same. However, you will now need to allow extra time for the documents to be sent to and from the UK.

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Published 30 December 2014