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Rationalisation of notarial and documentary services in Bosnia and Herzegovina

From 1 March notarial services that can be performed by alternative providers in Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be offered by the Embassy.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


With effect from 1 March 2014, notarial and documentary services that can be performed by an alternative provider in Bosnia and Herzegovina, for example by notaries or lawyers, will no longer be offered by the British Embassy Sarajevo.

The notarial and documentary services that can be provided, as well as a list of alternative providers of notarial and documentary services in Sarajevo, is detailed in our detailed guide.

The Embassy will continue to provide the following notarial and documentary services:

  • certifying copies of British passports
  • issuing true copies of UK educational documents
  • registering a birth
  • issuing consular birth certificates
  • registering a death
  • issuing consular death certificates
  • receiving a notice of an intended marriage
  • issuing a certificate of no impediment to an intended marriage

Please see our list of fees for consular services.

These changes will modernise the delivery of our services and help free up resources so we can focus on providing assistance to customers who need our help most.

Please note that if you have UK documents which are required for use outside the UK, you will need to have them first notarised in the UK and then legalised by the FCO Legalisation Office.

Published 28 February 2014