Thursday, 22 June 2017
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British EmbassyFrom 14th March 2014 our new commercial partner Teleperformance Ltd will take over the running of our Visa Application Centre in Lisbon. From that date, the Visa Application Centre will move to:

Regus Avenida da Liberdade
Avenida da Liberdade, 110,
1269-046 Lisbon

In addition we are making some changes to the visa service that we offer.

British Embassy in LisbonDo you have experience of seeking help from a British Embassy, Consulate or High Commission when travelling overseas? Did you get the support you were looking for? The Foreign Affairs Select Committee of the House of Commons would like to hear from you in a two-week web forum on the UK Parliament website.

Brits behind bars overseasHundreds of British nationals are currently locked up in prisons across the globe for drug-related offences, often detained for months without trial and facing distressing living conditions. In Portugal, the number of Brits arrested for drug offences has tripled in the past year.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), in conjunction with the charity Prisoners Abroad, has launched a campaign to highlight the consequences of the use, possession and smuggling of drugs in Portugal and countries around the world.

Activo VI Tennis HolidayActivo Holidays provide idyllic activity holidays throughout the Algarve, handpicking superb bespoke hotels that complement the array of options available, such as Golf, Tennis, Fitness and Wellness. Last week saw the first sponsored holiday by Activo Holidays, a Visually Impaired Tennis Holiday paid for with funding from themselves, Conrad Algarve and Jet2.com. 

VI tennis is new and originally started off in Japan, and has only been going in England for 3 years.

Know before you goThe UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a warning to British nationals who are considering a move abroad, advising them to plan for the unexpected before they move to a new destination.

Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister Mark Simmonds said: "The appeal of warmer climates and experiencing different countries and cultures is strong for many British citizens. We want to pave the way for our expatriates to have the best experience possible when they move abroad.

Advice to foreign plated car ownersThe UK’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office has the following snippet on its ‘advice to travellers to Portugal,’ specifically for those with their own vehicles:

"You must not use your vehicle for any other purpose than tourism or loan it to anyone else during that time. If you intend to stay longer, you must apply to the Portuguese Customs authority to have the car legally imported. You will be fined if you leave the country without your car.

Alfa Pendular offerThe Alfa Pendular and Intercidades offer you the perfect environment for business or pleasure trips. The journeys are quicker, more comfortable, safer and now they are even cheaper too.

Cameron's holiday in the AlgarveNow that British Prime Minister David Cameron and his family have returned home, it can be revealed without the risk of fuelling further sartorial excitement that they chose to spend their summer holiday in the delightfully named and idyllically located Cabana dos Rouxinois (House of the Nightingales), between Monchique and the Algarve's highest point, Foia.

The stayed with the English owners and another couple of friends with young children at a place described as “the ultimate family holiday retreat with all modern facilities” and featured in Tatler’s ‘Top 50 villas to rent’.