is NOT the webpage
of the British Consulate...
it is often mistaken for such....
Ironically, we had
this consular information page up on the Internet a few years before the
British Consulate themselves even thought of having a website.
Which is one of the reasons we still sometimes rank higher in the search
engines than the official Consulate site itself. The other reason is that
Romebuddy really cares about British citizens trying to survive in Rome.
So we've always tried that bit harder than the official guys to make it
easier for you to find the information you need.
But anyway, we'll
repeat - This is NOT the webpage of the British Consulate. This
webpage is 'merely' part of Romebuddy.com, and consular information herein
given is simply quoted from freely available British Consulate and Government
public information sources. Thus, Romebuddy.com accepts no responsibility
for errors, omissions or outdated information herein given, or actions
resulting from information taken from this website.
For official and
most up to date Consular advice you must contact the Consulate directly,
via the communication channels given below. Indeed, in view of the
vulnerabilities and complications innate to foreign travel, for all critical
information regarding your visit to, or stay, in Rome and Italy, you are
advised to doublecheck, crosscheck, and confirm all information given
in this website with other sources, (from 'the horse's mouth', as it were,
especially official ones), before making any arrangements or commitments.
Romebuddy.com was conceived and is intended as an introductory, entertaining
and subjective primer to staying in Rome, from a specifically Anglo/American
point of view. It is not to be regarded as a universally relevant,
exhaustive, infallible or official information source.
Romebuddy usually quotes external contact details for subjects dealt with
on the site, such as phone numbers, email, street and internet addresses,
and you are advised to make use of these. If you are experiencing difficulty
locating further information sources, please feel free to email us, and
we'll endeavour to point you in the right direction.
The British Consulate
is part of the British Embassy in Rome. Her Majestys Consul and
his staff are there to look after the interests of British nationals living
within or visiting the consular district, which includes Abruzzo, Lazio,
Molise and Sardinia.
The Consulate office
is at Via XX Settembre 80a and is open to the public Monday to Friday
between 09.15hrs and 13.30hrs.
Outside those hours until 1900, in the event of an emergency that cannot
wait until the
next working day, telephone one of the Embassy numbers:
06 482 5441
or 06 482 5551. Outside normal working hours, in the event of an
emergency that cannot wait until the next working day, telephone
06 482 5400/8893.
You will then be contacted by the Consular Duty Officer within one hour.
It could take the
Consulate some 72 hours to respond to your email as it's first passed
consular section is unable to help in obtaining permits or finding employment
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION
ON SOME OF THE THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVING AND WORKING IN ITALY
The Consulate Can Do:
In the event of local
difficulties consular staff can do the following:
Visit you in custody
as soon as possible after notification of arrest; provide a list of local
lawyers; give advice on local procedures; liaise with local authorities
to provide a doctor if necessary; notify your next-of-kin if desired.
Serious illness or accident:
Contact the hospital
within two hours of notification; if the hospital is local, can visit
you within 24 hours. If you are not accompanied by relatives or friends
and if you so request, can ask the Foreign and commonwealth office to
contact your next of kin.
If the next-of-kin
are not with the deceased, the Consulate can ask the Foreign and Commonwealth
Office to contact them; give advice about the arrangements for the burial
or repatriation of the remains.
Advise on procedures
for transferring money quickly from the UK or elsewhere. Contact friends/relatives/banks
if other channels are unavailable; in a genuine emergency arrange for
the FCO to accept deposits for local payment.
Can, as a last resort,
and after exhaustive enquiries, arrange repatriation at public expense,
against an undertaking to repay.
information for British Nationals:
you lose or are robbed of your British passport...
...the Italian police
are the first point of contact for reporting the loss or theft of documents,
property or money. They will give you a multi-language form called a denuncia
to complete. They will then stamp it and give you a copy, which you will
have to show to the Consular section of the Embassy if you need a new
passport. Your insurance company will need to see the copy if you are
making a claim to them.
for more advice on avoiding being a crime victim in Rome.
This information is
only a brief summary of some of the legal ins and outs of visiting Italy.
It is not exhaustive in its scope however, and while every effort has
been made to provide accurate information, neither Romebuddy.com, the
Consular Section of the British Embassy in Rome, nor HMG can accept responsibility
for any errors or omissions or for any problems arising from its use.