British Visa and other Consular Information
British Passport Renewal
As you may be aware there are numerous types of different passports that the British government provides, so first you need to understand which you need and then you will need to follow the link below and follow the steps to find the correct form and information on what supporting documents you will need to provide.
General information on visitor, marriage, fiancé and student visa regulations and consular information on overseas births, British deaths abroad and marriage registration with links to downloadable application forms and relevant British government websites.
General Visitor Visa
If you are from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, the general visitor visa is what you will need to visit the United Kingdom, as a tourist (visiting for leisure) planning to go on holiday, or if you are visiting family or friends that are not permanent residents in the UK. Read more ...
UK Marriage Visa
If you are a foreign national married to a British citizen, or vice versa, and wish to settle in the UK permanently then you will need to apply for a UK Marriage / Spouse Visa to allow you to relocate. Before you attempt to apply for this visa there is a list of basic requirements and eligibilities you should see and check that you meet beforehand. Read more ...
UK Fiancé / Fiancée Visa
If you are planning to visit a British citizen or someone who is permanently settled in the UK for the purpose of marriage then you are eligible to apply for a fiancé / fiancée visa.
Most other visas have stipulations for the sponsor and girlfriend or fiancé to have lived together before applying, but this is where the fiancé visa differs, as you do not. Read more ...
If you are planning to travel to the United Kingdom to study, and you are from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), then you will need to apply for a student visa. There are 3 different types of student visas available for the UK, each of which we will explore. Read more ...
Getting Married Abroad
Getting married as a British citizen abroad is often an excellent idea and one that has worked for many people before, but you should always be aware of the rules and laws in the country where you plan to get married.
We first recommend that you contact the relevant local authorities in the country where you are located to get detailed information on marriage laws, and any documents you will need. Also, it is a good idea to seek legal advice before making any concrete decisions. Read more ...
Overseas British Birth Regulations
If you have a child as a British citizen overseas then the first thing you need to do is to register the child according to the country’s regulations in which the child was born. If all the regulations are followed correctly they will give you a local birth certificate.
If either the mother or father of your child is British citizen then you can register the birth of the child with the UK government using the local birth certificate you have from the country you reside in. This birth certificate (translated, if needed) can eventually be used to register with a doctor or school apply for a passport etc. Read more ...
Death of a British Citizen Abroad
The first thing that must be done is to register the death with the local authorities in the country that the person died in. This is essential and must be completed quickly. Once this is done then you must inform the UK government by registering the death with the UK. Read more ...
British Passport Renewal
As you may be aware there are numerous types of different passports that the British government provides, so first you need to understand which you need and then you will need to follow the link below and follow the steps to find the correct form and information on what supporting documents you will need to provide. Read more ...