Forced Marriage Protection Orders







The Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) is a joint Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office unit which leads on the government’s forced marriage policy. 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 safety advice, through to helping a forced marriage victim prevent their unwanted spouse moving to the UK (‘reluctant sponsor’ cases). In extreme circumstances the FMU will assist with rescues of victims held against their will overseas.

Geographical area service covers

UK and overseas

Who is the service for?

Anyone who might be a victim of Forced Marriage

Referral routes into service (professionals, self)

Self referral or via a professional

Risk level you support

Other relevant information

The Forced Marriage Unit can help if you or someone you know is a victim of Forced Marriage

Click the link below to read the useful guide about Forced Marriage Protection Orders and how they can help you

Info on Forced Marriage Protection Orders 2019[3]

The link below is the Application Form for a Forced Marriage Protection Order.


If you click on the link below you can access the guide in other languages too.