Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London

Established in 1968, Foreign and Commonwealth office (FCO), also known as Foreign Office, is a department of UK government to secure Britain’s interests in foreign or overseas countries. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs heads FCO and is usually described as “Foreign Secretary”. Foreign and Commonwealth Office represents the UK government overseas, and guides and protects the human rights of British citizens who make their way to overseas destination for whatever purpose. All embassies or foreign missions work under FCO. The office also keeps an eye on global issues of tremendous significance, and promotes liaison with international institutes.

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    Facilities & Services

    Being a representative of United Kingdom's government in a foreign land; FCO deals with all sorts of issues / problems a Britisher may face overseas. These range from incidents that British tourists  encounter during foreign visits ( like stolen passports), to advising British foreign investors or guiding expatriate Britons regarding births, marriages or deaths. The office remains in touch with major international institutions and also focuses various global issues that may concern Britain.  For further details, click here.

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    Organizational Structure

    Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service
    Director Generals (5)
    Chief Operating Officer
    Chief Executive

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    Operational Hours

    The operational hours are from Monday to Friday are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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    How to Contact

    The FCO can be contacted at the below mentioned telephone number.

    Contact: +44 20 7008 1500

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    King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AH, UK.

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    How to Get to FCO

    By Tube

    From the Westminster tube station, move north on Victoria Embankment/A3211 towards Derby Gate. Turn left onto Derby Gate 3. Turn right onto Parliament St/A3212 and then turn left onto King Charles St and FCO will come on your right side. View Map

    By Bus

    ‎The nearby bus stop of “Westminster, Parliament Square (Stop A)” is served by buses numbering 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 159, 453, N2, N3, N11, N44, N52 and N87.

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