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Embassy Consular Conference

Thursday 21 Mar 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm


​International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
4, Albert Embankment London, SE1 7SR + Google Map
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Helping consuls help their citizens

The UK is one of the busiest consular posts in the world, with diaspora groups spread across the UK requiring travel documents, legalisation services, immigration and international family legal advice and special consular assistance to their prisoners or nationals affected by major crises, crime, ill health or death.

Changes to UK immigration policy require consuls to seek advice from legal practitioners who can offer assistance to their nationals involved in complex immigration and nationality cases.
Many migrant families living in Britain also mean more international family justice cases for consuls to handle – and on top of this is the uncertainty caused by Brexit.

With third country nationals dispersed throughout Britain, visa
staff are under pressure to issue high volumes of visas. Balancing the increasing demand for both security and service delivery means consuls are always on the lookout for companies who can provide consular hardware and software as well as flexible outsourcing and mobile solutions to help them issue secure biometric documents speedily, at low cost and in remote locations across the UK.

Find out about:

New UK immigration & asylum policy
International Family Justice issues
How to manage and track complex consular cases
Legalisation and notarial services
Welfare charities that can help nationals in distress
How to issue high volumes of visas efficiently and securely
New advancements in biometric travel documents
Keeping consulates secure


Who you will meet:

UK Government policy makers
Welfare organisations
Consular case management providers
Biometric hardware providers
Consular software providers
Immigration legal experts
International Family lawyers
Security experts


Who should participate

Consular officers
Visa officers
Home affairs officers
Administration officers
IT managers and support staff
Embassy security
Legal attachés


Conference Programme

10.00: Registration

10.30-11.00: Consular Corps AGM and election

11.00-11.05: Welcome

11.05-11.55: Session I: Plenary on Migration
With the Home Office and the Independent Adviser for the Windrush Compensation Scheme

12.00-13.15: Session II: Parallel Workshops
A Maritime: International injuries, abandoned seafarers and deaths at sea
B Travel & Identity Documents, Civil Registration

13.15-14.15: Lunch, networking, exhibition

14.15-15.00: Session III: Parallel Workshops
C International Family (private – recognition and enforcement of court orders post-Brexit)
D Consular technology – combating consular cyber fraud with London Digital Security Centre and Action Fraud

15.05-16.05: Session IV: Plenary
Consular Crisis Management

16.05-16.35: Coffee, Networking, Exhibition

16.35-17.20: Session V: Plenary
International Families (public): Care proceedings and cross border child protection and adoption with Family Court Judge

17.20-17.30: Books for Prisoners presentation

17.30-18.00: Reception and Presentation of Consul of the Year Award








Diplomatic Registrations

To reserve your place please email Sue at: sue@embassymagazine.com

Supplier Registrations

If you would like further information on sponsoring, exhibiting or attending the event as a delegate please contact Kerry at: kerry@embassymagazine.com