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Support for British nationals abroad: A guide

This guide highlights some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help the FCDO can provide.

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This guide highlights some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) can provide if you do get into difficulty. It includes the FCDO Consular Customer Charter.

Published 30 September 2011
Last updated 26 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated version. Minor amendments to guide.

  2. 2018 Updated revision to Support for British Nationals Abroad main guide and revised summary in HTML format.

  3. Additional text added to documents: Nationals of European Union Member States without a local embassy or consulate (in accordance with EU Directive 2015/637)

  4. Updated version.

  5. Added a summary version of the full guide

  6. New edition of the guide

  7. Added an updated version of guide - all website addresses updated.

  8. First published.