Use this service to get on the electoral register or to update your details if you’re likely to be posted abroad as:

  • a Crown servant (for example diplomatic or overseas civil service)
  • a British Council employee
  • the spouse or civil partner of a Crown servant or British Council employee

Registering takes around 5 minutes. You’ll need your National Insurance number, if you have one.

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Before you start

You can also register by post.

Children of Crown servants or British Council employees

You must register by post if all the following apply:

  • you’re between 14 and 16 years old
  • the child of a Crown servant or British Council employee from Scotland
  • living with your parent or guardian overseas

Send the form to your local Electoral Registration Office.

If you’re the child of a Crown Servant or British Council employee and from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, you can register as an overseas adult when you turn 16.

If you’re not a Crown servant or British Council employee

There are separate registration services for:

Northern Ireland

This service is for England, Wales and Scotland only.

You’ll need to register using a different form if you live in Northern Ireland.