Have you registered with your local consulate?

When living abroad, it is a good idea to register with the local consulate. The program known as LOCATE is a service for British nationals abroad, it offers help to find British nationals in emergencies.

Despite the large number of Brits in Turkey, majority have not registered with the local consulate, according to figures the number of people on the register is at an all-time low.

Brits who travel, live or work in Turkey can register their details online, which are then used to contact them, or their friends and families, if a crisis occurs.

Benefits of registering with LOCATE

  • If a major catastrophe occurs the consulate will have an instant record of your details so they can contact you to make sure you’re OK and provide advice.
  • If family and friends need to get in touch with you the consulate 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 the local consulate ability to provide help in an emergency and reduce delay and worry in times of stress for family and friends at home.

So have you registered yet? If not please do so as it is better to be safe than sorry. Click on the link below to visit the LOCATE website.

 

 

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