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From 9 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The process of registering the births and deaths of British Citizens overseas will gradually be withdrawn from British Consulates during 2014.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 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.

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