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IMPORTANT !

Read this:

This is NOT the webpage
of the British Consulate...

....although 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 Thus, Romebuddy.com accepts no responsibility for errors, omissions or outdated information herein given, or actions resulting from information taken from this website.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.
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Introduction:

The British Consulate is part of the British Embassy in Rome. Her Majesty’s 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.



Office Hours:

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:

Telephone:

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.

Email:

ConsularEnquiries@rome.mail.fco.gov.uk

It could take the Consulate some 72 hours to respond to your email as it's first passed through London.

The consular section is unable to help in obtaining permits or finding employment or accommodation.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON SOME OF THE THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVING AND WORKING IN ITALY


What The Consulate Can Do:

In the event of local difficulties consular staff can do the following:

If arrested:

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.


Death:

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.


Money:

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.


Repatriation:

Can, as a last resort, and after exhaustive enquiries, arrange repatriation at public expense, against an undertaking to repay.

 


Additional information for British Nationals:

If 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.

Click here 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.

 

 

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