January 2017: The first consolidated outreach programme by the Consular Network in Greece. Early in 2016, the British Embassy conducted a survey aimed at British Passport holders in Greece (see below), to gain a better understanding of their experiences, to help focus their future communications with central and local government and to further enhance their social media presence in Greece. In November 2016, building on the success of the survey, an outreach programme was developed offering expat meetings in Athens, Corfu, Crete and Rhodes. During the meetings some of the issues highlighted in the survey were addressed.- For results of the survey see gov uk consular awareness.
They also compiled the TOP 10 tips given by expats for 'happy living' in Greece.
April 2016 : 3 New GOV UK leaflets with advice for British Citizens visiting or living in Greece.
LIVING IN GREECE
What the consulate can and cannot do for you Plus information on tax, healthcare, employment, property and voting
HOLIDAYING IN GREECE
Including advice on personal safety, local customs/culture, drink and drugs, driving, rentals and insurance
EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARD (EHIC) Who is entitled to a card, where you can use it and what you can use it for
British Nationals Survey - January 2016: The British Embassy in Athens would like to hear from British nationals about their experiences of living in Greece. They are updating their guides, planning communications with central government and local authorities and developing their social media presence in Greece. By telling them about the issues you have encountered, perhaps getting a registration certificate, planning/obtaining healthcare, learning Greek and more, you will help them tailor their information services to your needs in the best possible way to be useful for all British nationals in Greece.
Please take a few minutes to complete the online survey. The online survey will run until 29/02/2016. CONSULAR SERVICES SURVEY
JUNE 2014 - The Foreign & Commonwealth Office is changing the way that it registers the births & deaths of British Citizens overseas.
The process of registering the birth's and deaths of British Citizens overseas will gradually be withdrawn from British Consulates during 2014. Thereafter registrations will be carried out in a central registration unit in the UK. The transfer of services in Greece, will begin on 9 June 2014.
There are no changes to the entitlement to register a birth or death. The processing time will remain the same but you will need to allow extra time for documents to be sent to and from the UK. GOV_UK
MAY 2013 - NEW ADVICE FOR FROM THE FCO, FOR BRITSH NATIONALS TRAVELLING ABROAD
Recently, we publicised the LOCATE website where you could register your details so your relatives could be contacted quickly, in case of emergency. Now this system is being replaced by a more interactive system from the FCO(Foreign and Commonwealth Office), which will come into effect in mid-May 2013.
People who have already registered with LOCATE will get the following letter and attachment, advising them of the changes.
Important changes to consular registration
The FCO is moving from a system where British nationals are encouraged to register when they travel in case there is a crisis, to one where we are using a number of channels to give the latest information and advice on what you should do if you need our help in a crisis and how to contact the FCO's crisis response team. From 14 May 2013 we will no longer use the LOCATE system, instead using our resources to improve our travel advice service and focus on those who most need our help.
The detailed document is below, but the key points are as follows:-
-- Every British National going abroad will have access to up-to-date country-specific travel advice at any time. For Greece this is https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece
-- You can suscribe to Government alerts on many subjects - you can select the ones you want eg Greek travel, and you will get an automatic email, when there is relevant news. https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKGOVUK/subscriber/new
-- The FCO encourages you to follow them on Twitter @fcotravel and on Facebook:
-- They have a new, regularly updated site on how to deal with a crisis overseas https://www.gov.uk/how-to-deal-with-a-crisis-overseas
Details of the far reaching new Consular Strategy are available at www.gov.uk/government/publications/consular-strategy