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. Information about the inquiry will be posted regularly on the Committee’s inquiry page.
The Committee would like to hear about the FCO's provision of routine consular services to British citizens living and working abroad.
Based on your experience, how effective is the FCO in providing routine consular services (notarial and legal services, etc)?
Are you able to access services on-the-ground or online and through call centres?
Have there been any changes to waiting times or charging structures?
Were you satisfied with the consular service that is provided?
- Do you have any suggestions to improve the service or examples of good practice from elsewhere?