Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Latest from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

  1. Hong Kong (SAR of China) travel advice
  2. South Africa travel advice
  3. Malawi - List of funeral directors

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What the Foreign & Commonwealth Office does

The FCO promotes the United Kingdom’s interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe.

FCO is a ministerial department, supported by 10 agencies and public bodies.

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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Prosperity Fund Mexico Programme
  2. UK-Tunisia bilateral forum 2019: joint communiqué
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. FCO staff and salary data
  2. FCO spend control data for April to June 2019
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Our ministers

Our management

Sir Simon  McDonald  KCMG KCVO
Sir Simon McDonald KCMG KCVO
Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service
Philip Barton CMG
Director General, Consular and Security
Menna Rawlings CMG
Director General, Economic and Global Issues
Richard Moore CMG
Director General, Political
Peter Jones CMG
Chief Operating Officer
Sir Iain Macleod KCMG
Director General, Legal
Lindsay Croisdale-Appleby
Director General, EU Exit
Jonathan Sinclair LVO
Human Resources Director
Andrew Sanderson
Finance Director
Helen Bower-Easton CBE
Director of Communication
Dr Liane Saunders
Strategy Director and Strategic Programmes Coordinator
David Quarrey CMG
Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser and Deputy National Security Adviser
Jill Morris CMG
Management Board Overseas Network Representative
Miranda Curtis
Lead Non Executive Director
Warren Tucker
Non Executive Director
Gaenor Bagley
Non Executive Director

Special representatives

Lord  Ahmad of Wimbledon
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
Rehman Chishti
Rehman Chishti
Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief
Nick Bridge
Nick Bridge
Special Representative for Climate Change
Gareth Bayley
Gareth Bayley
Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan
Robert Fairweather OBE
Robert Fairweather OBE
Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan
Lord  Pickles

The Rt Hon

Lord Pickles
United Kingdom Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues
Joanna Roper CMG
Joanna Roper CMG
Special Envoy for Gender Equality
Amal Clooney
Amal Clooney
Special Envoy on Media Freedom
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson
Migration Envoy
Philip Parham
Philip Parham
Commonwealth Envoy
Professor Carole Mundell
Professor Carole Mundell
FCO Chief Scientific Adviser

Contact FCO

Office address

King Charles Street
United Kingdom

General enquiries switchboard

020 7008 1500

Consular assistance

020 7008 1500

Media enquiries

For journalists
United Kingdom


020 7008 3100

Contact an embassy, high commission or consulate

Legalisation and apostille service

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
PO Box 6255
Milton Keynes
MK10 1XX
United Kingdom


03700 00 22 44 between 12:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday

If you need to use British documents for business or personal matters abroad.

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

Lancaster House

Senior Events Manager
Stable Yard
St James’
United Kingdom

Senior Events Manager

020 7008 2711

Travel advice

View our Travel Advice pages for our latest information on the country you’re visiting. If you have a question about our advice or a topic that isn’t covered, contact us.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

FOI and DPA Team
Parliamentary and Ministerial Services Directorate
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Room WH 2.177
King Charles Street
United Kingdom

Contact details

See contact form above

High profile groups within FCO

  1. Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

  1. Procurement at FCO
  2. Working for FCO
  3. Jobs

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