The British General Consulate in Toronto is meant to do everything it can properly do to help British people in difficulty while in Canada.
All British nationals traveling and living in Canada are encouraged to register with the Foreign Officeâ€™s LOCATE service. British citizens donâ€™t need to register the marriage and birth certificates because Canadian certificates are acceptable for most purposes.
Should you lose the passport, make sure to let the Consulate know, although they wonâ€™t be able to issue a new one. However, they can guide you and inform on what you should do.
If a British national dies while in Canada, the death must be registered by the local Canadian authorities and not the Consulate. However, they can offer basic information about the local police system and legal system if there is evidence of suspicious circumstances. Should you want help with sending a body for burial or cremation in the UK, the Consulate can help with offering the information needed for this procedure.
If a British citizen is arrested in Canada, the Consulate can inform the family and friends only if they have permission from the person involved. Thy will also contact the person involved within 24 hours of being arrested. They can help with general information, list of lawyers and send messages between the prisoners and their families, but cannot get the person out of prison or pay any costs incurred.
Should rape or sexual assault occurs the British national can help with contacting the family or friends, and giving information about local hospitals. If your child is abducted or under the threat of abduction, the Consulate can help with providing information about local lawyers and verify with the immigration services to try to locate the child.
Please call 416 593 1290 when you need assistance from the British General Consulate in Toronto.
British General Consulate in Toronto
777 Bay Street, Suite 2800
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2G2
Tel.: 416 593 1290
Fax: 416 593 1229
The office hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm. Between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. the office is available by appointment only. The office is closed during lunch hour (12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.).
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