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Embassy Consular eForum

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Meetings on consular matters, including consular assistance, consular crises, visas and immigration, legal and document service

The New Domestic Violence Bill and Migrant Women
20 May 2021 from 15.00-16.30
Gold Sponsor: International Family Law Group
The new Domestic Abuse Act has just been signed into law, but what protections does this important new legislation offer at-risk migrant women? The Embassy Network, in partnership with the International Family Law Group and the Consular Corps of London, will host a Consular eForum to examine the new law, featuring a keynote address from the Chair of the APPG on Domestic Violence and Abuse, Apsana Begum MP, as well as a panel discussion with legal experts and the domestic violence charity for migrant women LAWRS to signpost what support there is for this highly vulnerable group.

Consular Crises: Lessons from Covid  – Date TBC
Discussion on consular response to covid pandemic and lessons learned for future consular crises. Panel to include FCDO Crisis Centre, Repatriation and Travel assistance experts.

Brexit, Settled Status and International Families – What now? – Date TBC
A virtual meeting with legal experts on Brexit, Settled Status and International Families offering an overview of what happens after the June 30 deadline.

Consuls and Mental Health – Date TBC
Consuls are confronted with an unprecedented mental health crisis exacerbated by the Covid pandemic and Brexit. What support can consuls seek to help address the mental health crisis in their communities, and what strategies can consular managers employ to address the mental health of their staff who are working long hours under extreme pressure?

Brexit, Covid and International Travel – Date TBC
As lockdown eases, diaspora communities that have not been able to travel may decide to visit family members abroad. What should they bear in mind relating to travel insurance – especially since health cover may be different following Brexit? What if they have to go into quarantine? What is the official guidance and what advice is there should a family member fall ill.