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  • Order a copy of a birth, death or marriage certificate

    Order an official birth, marriage or death certificate from the General Register Office (GRO) if you need a copy or want to research your family tree

  • Countries in the EU and EEA

    The European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) - which countries are in the EU and EEA, the single market and free movement of goods, capital, services and people

  • Get your document legalised

    Use the online service to get a UK document legalised

  • Bringing your pet dog, cat or ferret to the UK

    Taking pets abroad on holiday or to live - pet passports, PETS travel scheme, microchipping, rabies vaccinations, quarantine, travelling with assistance dogs

  • Get permission to take a child abroad

    Permission from parents and courts to take a child on holiday abroad and avoid abduction

  • Getting married abroad

    Requirements, paperwork and processes for weddings and civil partnerships overseas - registration, restrictions, fees

  • Register a birth abroad

    Parents must register the birth in the country where the child was born - find out if you can also register the birth in the UK

  • Nominate someone for an honour or award

    Nominate someone for an honour or bravery award, read the New Year honours list - BEMs, MBEs, OBEs, knighthoods, outstanding achievements and contributions to public life

  • Work in another EU country

    UK citizens can work in any European Economic Area country and Switzerland without a work permit - where you can work, your rights, protection for posted workers and National Insurance payments

  • Verify an Apostille

    Check the Foreign and Commonwealth Office created an Apostille - verify a legalised document

  • Report or find a missing person

    How to report a person who's gone missing or a child who's run away - including if you lose contact while they're abroad

  • Postgraduate scholarships for international students

    Postgraduate funding for overseas students studying in the UK: types of scholarship, eligibility, how to apply

  • Convert a civil partnership into a marriage

    Find out how to convert a civil partnership into a marriage, costs, converting abroad

  • Bring your pet to the UK: step by step

    Bring your pet to the UK - microchipping, pet passports, vaccinations

  • Forced marriage

    What to do if you or someone you know is being forced into getting married, how you can try to stop the marriage from taking place, and what to do if you want to leave a forced marriage

  • Help if you're arrested abroad

    Find out what the Foreign and Commonwealth Office can do to help if you or someone you know is arrested abroad.

  • Get help if you're a victim of crime abroad

    Contact the nearest British embassy, commission or consulate to get help if you're the victim of crime abroad

  • Affirmation/Affidavit of Marital Status form

    Affirmation/Affidavit of marital status for British nationals

  • Compensation if you're a victim of crime abroad

    If you're a UK resident and have been injured because of a violent crime abroad, you can usually apply for compensation

  • Apply for a forced marriage protection order

    Apply for a forced marriage protection order - documents, urgent orders, attend a hearing