Forced Marriage Unit

Contact details for the Forced Marriage Unit

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The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is a joint Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office unit was which set up in January 2005 to lead on the Government’s forced marriage policy, outreach and casework. It operates both inside the UK, where support is provided to any individual, and overseas, where consular assistance is provided to British nationals, including dual nationals.

The FMU operates a public helpline to provide advice and support to victims of forced marriage as well as to professionals dealing with cases.  The assistance provided ranges from simple safety advice, through to aiding a victim to prevent their unwanted spouse moving to the UK (reluctant sponsor cases), and, in extreme circumstances to rescues of victims held against their will overseas.

Forced Marriage Unit
Telephone: 020 7008 0151
From overseas: 44 (0)20 7008 0151
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Out of hours: 020 7008 1500 (ask for the Global Response Centre) 


Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Phone: 020 7008 0151

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