If you are a British national, and travelling or living abroad, or planning to do so, use The Foreign and Commonwealth Office LOCATE service to tell them. Their embassy and crisis staff can then give you better assistance in an emergency such as a tsunami or terrorist attack.
FCO are encouraging all British nationals travelling and living abroad to register with us on LOCATE, even for short trips.
Already registered and going on another trip? Simply, login and update your LOCATE account and they’ll let the next British embassy know.
What are the benefits of registering with LOCATE?
if a major catastrophe occurs FCO will have an instant record of your details and can contact you to make sure you’re OK and provide advice.
if family and friends need to get in touch with you FCO can help them to find you.
it only takes a few minutes to register your travel or residence information online and the local British Embassy will know you are coming. You do not need to contact them directly.
You only need to register for the service once and then update your account when you make a new trip abroad or change your country of residence.
You can even add planned trips abroad up to a year ahead
LOCATE improves FCO’s ability to provide help in an emergency and reduce delay and worry in times of stress for family and friends at home.
What happens after I have registered?
You need to provide some personal information so FCO can provide you with the best service possible. FCO treat this information in accordance with the Data Protection Act
For further information register here :