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Taking Responsibility: Consular outreach visit to Mbale and Jinja

High Commission consular officials engaged with the British community in Eastern Uganda.

Vice Consul with British Jinja residents
Vice Consul Chris Majugo (right) speaks to British nationals resident in Mbale.

On 8 February, the Consul and Vice Consul held outreach meetings with members of the British community in Jinja and Mbale. This visit is part of an ongoing programme of engagement with British nationals in Uganda.

HM Consul with British nationals in Jinja
Her Majesty's Consul Sam Paice (left) speaks to British nationals in Jinja about the FCO Consular Strategy.

During the meetings, consular staff explained the key elements of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) 2016-2020 Consular Services Strategy, entitled “Helping British People Overseas”. Key messages included strategies for preventing problems affecting British nationals in Uganda, before they arise, and the importance of taking personal responsibility. Those attending took the opportunity to ask the consular team questions about a wide selection of issues, ranging from immigration policy to emergency travel documents.

You can find out more about the current FCO Consular Strategy at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/helping-british-people-overseas-consular-services-2016-2020

Published 10 February 2017