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FCO consular services web forum

The forum is now closed. Thank you to all those who have posted comments and contributed to the Committee’s inquiry into FCO consular services. The Committee will draw upon the information submitted via the web forum as it continues its work. Over the next few months, the Committee will hold further evidence sessions and will conclude by producing a report with conclusions and recommendations for the FCO.

The Foreign Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into consular services provided to British citizens overseas. We have been accepting written submissions and will hold oral evidence sessions with experts and Ministers. Before the Committee sees a Minister from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, we would like to draw on information gathered from this web forum about your experiences of consular services.

The FCO consular service provides advice and assistance to British citizens overseas. The Committee would like to hear about your experiences as a user of the FCO’s consular services. The Committee’s inquiry covers a broad range of areas relating to consular services (you can find out more in the inquiry terms of reference), but the Committee would particularly like to hear your views on three key areas:

Individuals who encounter difficulties abroad

The Committee would like to hear about the FCO’s consular support for UK nationals and their families who have found themselves in situations of particular difficulty or distress abroad

British nationals in large scale events and crises

The Committee would like to hear about the FCO’s consular advice and support for UK nationals during large scale events or large scale crisis situations, such as a natural disaster, a terrorist attack, or conflict situation

British nationals living and working abroad

The Committee would like to hear about the FCO's provision of routine consular services to British citizens living and working abroad

Oral evidence

The Foreign Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry into consular services provided to British citizens overseas. You can read transcripts of the evidence sessions on our inquiry page.

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