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What we do

😞😁🀒 We pursue our national interests and project the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.

😞😁🀒 FCDO is a ministerial department, supported by 12 agencies and public bodies.

😞😁🀒 Read more about what we do

Documents

Our ministers

Our management

Permanent Under-Secretary
Second Permanent Under-Secretary and Political Director
Director General, Finance and Corporate
Director General, Defence and Intelligence
Director General, Economics, Science and Technology
Director General, Humanitarian and Development
Director General, Geopolitical and Security
Director General: America, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Middle East, Overseas Territories and India
Director General, Indo-Pacific
Director General, Europe
Interim Director General, Africa and Latin America
Legal Adviser
Chief Economist and Director for Economics and Evaluation Directorate
FCDO Chief Scientific Adviser and Director for Research and Evidence
Non-Executive Director
Non-Executive Director
Non-Executive Director

Special representatives

Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict
UK International Champion on Adaptation and Resilience for the COP26 Presidency
United Kingdom Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues
Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief
Prime Minister’s Deputy Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief
Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education
Prime Minister’s Special Representative for the Afghan Transition
Prime Minister's Special Envoy to the Western Balkans
Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on LGBT+ Rights
Special Representative for Climate Change
Special Envoy for Famine Prevention and Humanitarian Affairs
Special Envoy for Gender Equality
Migration and Modern Slavery Envoy
Commonwealth Envoy
Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan
Special Representative for Sudan and South Sudan
Special Envoy for the Red Sea and Horn of Africa

Contact FCDO

Office address

King Charles Street
London
SW1A 2AH
United Kingdom

😞😁🀒 Email

😞😁🀒 [email protected]

😞😁🀒 General enquiries telephone

020 7008 5000

😞😁🀒 Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) we cannot currently respond to letters sent by post within normal timescales. Use email if possible.

Office address (East Kilbride)

Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
United Kingdom

😞😁🀒 Telephone

01355 844 000

😞😁🀒 Fax

01355 844 099

😞😁🀒 Use this phone number for Overseas Pensions enquiries or to contact a named member of staff.

Media enquiries

😞😁🀒 Email

😞😁🀒 [email protected]

😞😁🀒 Telephone

020 7008 3100

😞😁🀒 Contact the FCDO Communication Team via email (monitored 24 hours a day) in the first instance, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Contact an embassy, high commission or consulate

Legalisation and apostille service

😞😁🀒 Email

😞😁🀒 [email protected]

😞😁🀒 Enquiries

03700 00 22 44 between 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

😞😁🀒 If you need to use British documents for business or personal matters abroad.

Chevening Scholarships

😞😁🀒 Contact Form: Chevening Scholarships

😞😁🀒 Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations.

Lancaster House

Senior Events Manager
Stable Yard
St James’
London
SW1A 1BB
United Kingdom

😞😁🀒 Email

😞😁🀒 [email protected]

😞😁🀒 Senior Events Manager

020 7008 2711

Travel advice

😞😁🀒 Contact Form: Travel advice

😞😁🀒 View our Travel Advice pages for our latest information on the country you’re visiting. If you have a question about our advice or a topic that isn’t covered, contact us.

Internal Audit Investigations Section

Head of Internal Audit
Internal Audit Department
22 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2EJ
United Kingdom

😞😁🀒 Email

😞😁🀒 [email protected]

😞😁🀒 confidential hotline

+44 (0)1355 843 747

😞😁🀒 The FCDO Internal Audit Department’s fraud and safeguarding investigation team is for raising concerns, suspicions and/or allegations of fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse or other corrupt practices. Your information will be treated in confidence. You do not have to provide your name, but doing so will assist us in taking forward your concerns.

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request.
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question.
  3. Make a new request by contacting us using the details below.

Freedom of Information requests

Information Rights Unit
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Room WH2.177
King Charles Street
London
SW1A 2AH
United Kingdom

😞😁🀒 Email

😞😁🀒 [email protected]

😞😁🀒 Reprioritisation of resources due to COVID-19 and measures to prevent the spread of the virus continue to impact on our ability to respond to requests within the statutory deadline.

Our significantly reduced on-site working will mean delays to responses which require access to paper records.

We aim to process requests as quickly as possible, and appreciate your patience at this time.

You can also use these contact details to make a Subject Access request (SAR). See also our personal information charter for information about your rights under the Data Protection Act (DPA), including how to access any data we may hold about you.

High profile groups within FCDO