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Important changes to consular registration

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Every British National going abroad will have access to update country-specific travel advice through email updates and via social media

We will no longer use the LOCATE system for registering details of British nationals, nor will we continue to routinely use our SMS system that we have recently piloted.

This follows the launch on 18 April 2013 by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of a new consular strategy for 2013 to 2016 titled “Consular Excellence”. As part of this strategy the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, including through the British High Commission in Nairobi, is transforming the way we connect with British nationals in a crisis.

From now on every British National going abroad will have access to update country-specific travel advice through email updates and via social media. During a crisis this will be particularly important and we encourage everyone to subscribe to these updates from here. Depending on the crisis, we may also publish a public hotline number or an SMS service.

You can follow the British High Commission Embassy on Twitter at @UKinKenya on Facebook at UK in Kenya and on our webpages. You can follow the main FCO sites on Twitter @fcotravel and on Facebook at FCO travel - travel advice This system is fast and effective and is already used by many thousands of email subscribers, and Twitter and Facebook followers.

Personal data which was stored on LOCATE will be handled in line with data protection legislation. Please get in touch either on our Facebook page or by email to Nairobi.Enquiries@fco.gov.uk if you have any questions.