Find the nearest British embassy, commission or consulate to get help if you’re the victim of crime abroad.
In most countries, you must report the crime before you leave the country if you want it to be investigated. You might need to report the crime to make a claim on your travel insurance.
You must report a lost or stolen passport as soon as possible.
You can get help to:
They won’t be able to:
You may be able to claim compensation if you’re the victim of crime abroad.
You can also get specific help if you’ve been the victim of rape or sexual assault abroad.
It’s your choice to report a rape or sexual assault to the local police, but doing so quickly can help with any investigation or gathering evidence.
The British embassy, commission or consulate will support you and help you to:
They will deal with your situation in a sensitive, confidential and non-judgemental way. You can ask to deal with a male or female member of staff, whichever you prefer, at any time.
You can get confidential help and advice about rape or sexual assault from:
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.