If you’re being taken abroad and are scared you’ll be forced to marry when you’re there
Decide if you really have to go.
Things become much more difficult once you are away – you might be isolated, be unable to escape the emotional pressure, be watched all the time, have no money, have no access to your passport, ticket or even a telephone.
Call us for advice on what you may be able to do: 0117 925 0680
If you do go:
- Make a copy of your passport
- Find out your flight details. If you can, make a copy of the tickets
- Find out where you will be staying and contact details if possible
- Find out the number of the British Embassy or High Commission where you are going and keep it with you. You can find these on the internet or you can call us and we will find them for you. If you are in trouble when you are away, contact them. They will alert the Forced Marriage Unit in Britain and will try to help get you back safely.
Agree a plan with a friend or someone you can trust to alert them that you need assistance if you are unable to contact the British Embassy or High Commission whilst abroad.
Give them the details of 1, 2 and 3 before you go, and the numbers of the Forced Marriage Unit:
0207 008 0151 (9-5 Mon – Fri)
0207 008 1500 (24 hours)
If anything does happen while you are away, these details could help get you back safely.
Call us for advice on what you may be able to do: 0117 9250680