If you're affected by a crime while you're abroad and want it to be investigated, in most countries you must report the crime before you leave the country. You might also need to report the crime to make a claim on your travel insurance.
If you're still abroad
Find your nearest British embassy, commission or consulate to get help if you're a British citizen and you're a victim of crime abroad.
Dealing with a crisis abroad
GOV.UK has advice on what to do if you're affected by a crisis abroad, including:
- a terrorist attack
- major political unrest
Visit GOV.UK for advice if you're affected by a crisis overseas.
You can usually apply for compensation if you're a UK resident and have been injured because of a crime that took place in another country.
Visit GOV.UK to read more about applying for compensation if you're a victim of crime abroad.
Further help and advice
Visit GOV.UK to read more on help if you're a victim of crime abroad.
You'll also find specific information and guidance for the following crimes:
- lost or stolen passports
- rape and sexual assault
- coping with death abroad
- forced marriages
- missing people
- international parental child abduction
- female genital mutilation
- terrorist incidents
Support if you're affected by crime
Victim Support Scotland can give you practical and emotional support when you get home.
It may also be able to put you in contact with overseas support organisations.