What we do

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.

Read more about what we do


Our announcements

Our consultations

Our publications

  1. China IP in Numbers

    • Guidance
  2. India: monthly economic report September 2016

    • Corporate report

See all our publications

Our statistics

  1. China Economy Update

    • Official Statistics
  2. China Financial Policy Focus

    • Official Statistics

See all our statistics

Our ministers

Our management

Special representatives

Contact FCO

Office address

King Charles Street


Media enquiries

Contact an embassy, high commission or consulate

Legalisation and apostille service

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
PO Box 6255
Milton Keynes

MK10 1XX

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’

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 at:

Freedom of Information requests

FOI and DPA Team
Information Management Department
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Room K4.10 – K4.13
King Charles Street


Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.