Tag: Consular News

FCO launches tracking service

British consuls will be able to trace their nationals caught in emergencies through a new tracking service. Called Locate, the service involves travellers registering their…

Consuls bust e-crime

What do you do when a citizen of yours turns up at the consulate expecting to collect an inheritance that doesn’t exist? Increasingly consuls are…

CCL committee elections

The Consular Corps of London will be electing the new committee for 2008/09 at the next meeting, due to take place on 27 June. Members…

Labour veteran urges radical UN reform

Former Labour MP Tony Benn delivered a rousing speech at the Consular Corps of London’s luncheon this month calling for the United Nations to be…

Visas: service and security

With visa demand spiralling, how do missions strike a balance between customer-friendly service and tightened security? Here are some ideas from Embassy magazine’s Visa Services…

Consuls of the future

Will consuls be specialists in the embassies of the future? This was one of the questions posed at February’s Consular Corps luncheon at which Marshal…

E-borders – the new final frontier?

Twentieth century border control is not up to the task against international criminals and terrorists who use increasingly sophisticated methods to enter countries illegally, a…

Capturing America

US Cultural Attaché Chris Dunnett presents Priscila Perianez McBride with her prize America’s strict visa regime doesn’t often win the US Embassy friends, but the…

Beating the queue blues

With the enlargement of the Schengen Area to include nine new countries in December, Embassy talks to the head of Consular Affairs at the Belgium…

Immigration briefing

With a major overhaul of Britain’s immigration policy due in early 2008, the Consular Corps welcomed the FCO’s Director of Migration to brief consuls on…