Consular

First ASEAN President for CCL

Senen Mangalile, Consul General of the Philippines, was elected President of the Consular Corps of London, the first time an ASEAN envoy has been chosen…

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Resolving international family cases

Consular cases involving international families are some of the most challenging for consuls and with increasing global mobility and Brexit, these are likely to become…

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Police chief urges ‘joined-up’ working with consulates

The head of the International Assistance Unit at the Metropolitan Police called for more cooperation between the UK police forces and consulates at a recent…

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Managing migrant mental health

Assisting citizens with mental illness is one of the most complex areas of consular work. Consuls gathered at the US Embassy for a seminar on…

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Supporting bereaved families

The recent terrorist attacks stressed the importance of bereavement training for consuls and the police. Sue Ackerman outlines the work Rowland Brothers International (RBI) is…

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Consuls rally to respond to attacks

For the third time in as many months, the Union Jack above the Foreign Office and flags at diplomatic missions around London were flown at…

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Consuls without borders

Consular issues don’t recognise borders so consuls need to work together to help address increasingly complex challenges, the new President of the Consular Corps of…

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EU Migrants brace for hard Brexit

Diplomats are urging their nationals to collect all documentation needed to prove their residency in case of a hard Brexit. Swedish Ambassador Torbjörn Sohlström advised…

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Cooperating to combat modern slavery

It is estimated that there are 13,000 victims of modern slavery in the UK, from 102 countries, Jeremy Oppenheim, the Director of Safeguarding at the…

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Equalities chief to work with consulates to tackle hate crime

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has produced guidance and Twitter graphics in Polish and other languages on how to report a hate crime,…

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