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Forced Marriage Unit

Forced Marriage Unit

The Forced Marriage Unit

To contact the Forced Marriage Unit and be directed to agencies in your area that can help you NOW call Forced Marriage Unit on 020 7008 0151 or email: fmu@fco.gov.uk

The Forced Marriage Unit was set up in 2005 and provides support to victims as well as expert training and guidance to professionals. It is jointly run by the Home Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. In 2011 they dealt with over 1400 calls in relation to forced marriages.

UK Cases
The FMU offers information and support to those who fear they will be forced into marriage and can talk with them about their options.

Overseas Cases
The FMU can assist British nationals facing forced marriage abroad by helping them to a place of safety and helping them to return to the UK. It can assist non-British nationals facing marriage abroad by referring them to local organisations that can help.

Immigration Cases
Help is also available to those who have already been forced into marriage to explore their options, including assisting those who are being forced to sponsor a spouse’s visa for settlement in the UK.

http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/when-things-go-wrong/forced-marriage/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17534262

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