What we do

The FCO promotes the United Kingdom's interests overseas, supporting our citizens and businesses around the globe.

FCO is a ministerial department, supported by 11 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do

Our policies

  1. Working for peace and long-term stability in the Middle East and North Africa

    The British government's humanitarian and diplomatic efforts in securing peace in the Middle East and North Africa.

  2. Keeping the UK safe in cyber space

    Improving cyber security to make cyber space safer for people and businesses and more resilient to cyber attacks and crime.

  3. Preventing sexual violence in conflict

    Ending the use of rape and sexual violence as a tactic of war.

See all our policies

Our ministers

Our management

Special representatives

Contact FCO

Office address

King Charles Street


Media enquiries

Legalisation and apostille service

Foreign & Commonwealth Office
PO Box 6255
Milton Keynes

MK10 1XX

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

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations.

Lancaster House

Senior Events Manager
Stable Yard
St James’

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 at:

Freedom of Information requests

FOI and DPA Team
Information Management Department
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Room K4.10 – K4.13
King Charles Street


High profile groups within FCO

Corporate information

Read about the types of information we routinely publish in our Publication scheme. Our Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information. Read our policy on Social media use.