Financial assistance abroad

Guidance on what you can do and who you can contact if you need financial help abroad.



This Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) guide sets out some options for you to consider, with contact information for some organisations that may be able to help if you need financial help while abroad.

The FCO is not funded to provide financial assistance and cannot pay your bills. It is important to have comprehensive travel insurance – if you do not, you will be liable for any costs abroad.

Published 19 September 2019