the British Community Council, Lisbon

The British Community Council, Lisbon

Umbrella entity for organisations
with links to the British Community
in and around Lisbon


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Additional measures to help British nationals overseas who need new or replacement passports

(Posted: 2014-06-20 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

Her Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) is dealing with the highest demand for passports in 12 years and has issued over three million passports so far in 2014. However, demand continues to be high, and recognising people’s understandable concerns about possible delays, the Home Secretary announced on 12 June a series of additional measures to ensure people and families are able to travel and live overseas.

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Changes to Consular Opening Hours

(Posted: 2014-06-16 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

At the British Consulates in Lisbon and Portimão, we are introducing some changes to our public opening hours. Consular assistance will continue to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling us on 808 20 35 37 or +351 21 395 4082.  From 23 June 2014, our public opening hours for appointments and personal callers, in both Lisbon and Portimão, will be 09h30 to 14h00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (currently Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 2pm).

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CHANGE OF HER BRITANNIC MAJESTY’S AMBASSADOR TO PORTUGAL

(Posted: 2014-06-16 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

Mrs Kirsty Isobel Hayes has been appointed Her Britannic Majesty's Ambassador to the Portuguese Republic in succession to Mrs Jill Gillard, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment.  Mrs Hayes will take up her appointment during August 2014.

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Proposals for the 2014 - 2015 Season

(Posted: 2014-05-12 | Organization: The Lisbon Players | Category: Member Reports)

Lisbon Players proposals for the 2014 / 2015 Season - Deadline for porposals: Sunday June 22, 2014.

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Trash & Treasure Donations to Charity for 2013

(Posted: 2014-03-11 | Organization: Trash & Treasure | Category: Member Reports)

Trash & Treasure Committee Report on Donations to Charity for 2013.

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CHANGES TO THE UK VISA APPLICATION SERVICE IN LISBON

(Posted: 2014-03-09 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

From 14th March 2014 our new commercial partner Teleperformance Ltd will take over the running of our Visa Application Centre in Lisbon. From that date, the Visa Application Centre will move to:

Regus Avenida da Liberdade
Avenida da Liberdade, 110,
1269-046 Lisbon

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DArte January 2014 News

(Posted: 2014-02-03 | Organization: Projecto Darte | Category: Member Reports)

Projecto Darte month by month.

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BENEFIT FRAUD: NO EXCUSES FOR STEALING FROM THE TAXPAYER

(Posted: 2013-12-09 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

A benefit fraudster who claimed his wife was really his sister, and another who said she needed the cash for satellite TV, are among the latest examples of strange excuses that Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) benefit fraud investigators have heard over the last year.

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Drugs Leave Hundreds of Brits Behind Bars Overseas

(Posted: 2013-11-27 | Organization: The British Embassy and Consulate | Category: British Embassy Reports)

Hundreds of British nationals are currently locked up in prisons across the globe for drug-related offences, often detained for months without trial and facing distressing living conditions. In Portugal, the number of Brits arrested for drug offences has tripled in the past year.

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Operation Christmas Child

(Posted: 2013-09-19 | Organization: St. Andrew's Church, Lisbon | Category: Charitable Events)

Participate in this very important project, "Operation Christmas Child", to share presents with children all over the world.

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