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Registering your location UK FCO

Post by StevePIraq » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:01 pm

In the past the UK FCO had a system named Locate on which you could register your location and planned travel, this allowed you to receive security and safety updates relevant to the locations listed. It also gave my family a means to track where I was as I was often in conflict areas and making urgent trips. This has now disappeared. Does anyone know of another system for doing this.

https://www.locate.fco.gov.uk/LocatePor ... ortal.aspx
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Post by buksida » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:09 pm

Looks like it was abandoned in 2013: http://britishexpats.com/articles/movin ... te-scheme/
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Post by StevePIraq » Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:28 am

Yes I know it has gone that's why I wish to find another option.
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Post by lomuamart » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:25 pm

Email them. I've always found that the consular section is pretty good with replies and get back within 2 days or so.
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Post by hhinner » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:07 pm

I think all you can do now is register to receive alerts by email or RSS feed. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. You can set this up for multiple country alerts. This might also be of interest https://www.gov.uk/government/announcements. I think you can also follow on twitter, however that works I have to profess total ignorance.

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Re: Registering your location UK FCO

Post by StevePIraq » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:44 am

My point was not just about security alerts it is about tracking my location. I can get more detailed security and safety notifications from people I know than the UK government ever give out.
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