British Ambassador to Romania
We work on 4 major aspects of UK-Romanian relations: security, prosperity, consular and Europe. We support British business by offering expert trade advice to UK companies interested to invest or grow in the Romanian market.
Through a dedicated team of political and economic officers, we are working closely with Romania to increase economic growth and competitiveness in the EU. We also play an active role in supporting Romania’s efforts to fulfil its EU commitments. We offer consular assistance to British nationals living or travelling in Romania and work closely with Romanian law enforcement, security and defence authorities to share expertise and develop stronger ties.
How to contact us
For details regarding office hours, embassy address and contact information, including a telephone number for visa enquiries, please check the Access and opening times page.
If you wish to email specific teams within our Embassy please use the following email addresses:
- Consular: Consular.Bucharest@fco.gov.uk
- Defence: Defence.Bucharest@fco.gov.uk
- Political: Political.Section.Bucharest@fco.gov.uk
- Corporate Services: email@example.com
- Communications: Press.Bucharest@fco.gov.uk
- Trade Development: Commercial.Bucharest@fco.gov.uk
Information, news and updates, listed country by country, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or traveling abroad.
How to renew or replace your British passport if you live outside the UK.
Emergency travel documents
We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact our consulate team as soon as possible.
For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment using the links below. Please call for advice before making an appointment if:
- you have never applied for a British passport before
- you are applying on behalf of a child.
An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.
This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas and Immigration page.
Living in Romania
Information on what UK benefits are available to British nationals living in Romania, on working in Romania and earthquake advice. List of lawyers List of translators & interpreters List of medical facilities List of funeral directors
Births and deaths
From 14 January 2015, UK birth registrations and death registrations in Romania will transfer from the British Embassy in Bucharest to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in the UK.
There are no changes to the entitlement to register a birth or death. The processing time will remain the same. However, you will now need to allow extra time for the documents to be sent to and from the UK. See www.gov.uk/register-a-birth or www.gov.uk/register-a-death for further information.
Check the legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad. Book an appointment with our consular team here.
If you are planning to get married in Romania , please check the information below:
A. If you are resident in the UK, please go to the Registry Office where you have your residence and apply for a notice of marriage and a certificate of no impediment (CNI). You should make enquiries with the Registry Office about what you need to do.
When you obtain the CNI you come to Romania and make an appointment with us for a Tuesday between 9 to 12 (see our website for consular appointments: Marriage - Book an appointment with our consular team here. )
Documents you need to bring:
- your British passport-original
- your Birth certificate-original
- divorce papers – if case- original
- your fiancé’s ID (or photocopy) with permanent address
- the fee for the CNI is £65 payable by credit card or in Romanian currency in cash = 435 RON.
B. If you are resident/living here in Romania then we will act as the registry office and you will come in person to us with all the above mentioned documents (except the NIC).
Please make an appointment with us for a Tuesday between 9 to 12. (see our website for consular appointments: Marriage - Book an appointment with our consular team here ) You need to bring the Romanian resident permit or proof that you have been here for at least 3 days continuously and the documents listed above, in original.
You will fill in a notice of marriage which will be displayed for 7 days at the gate after which, if no impediment is shown, we will issue the CNI in Romanian.
There will be 2 fees involved :
£65 x 2 = £ 130 by credit card or 435 RON x 2= 870 RON in cash
Please find below the list of documents that you need to provide for the Romanian authorities. It is advisable that you and your fiancé double check the list of documents below with the Registry Office where you plan to get married.
How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.
Details of Consular fees.
Information about notarial services we provide, including on how to book an appointment with us.
This guide aims to explain the legal and prison system to British Nationals who are imprisoned. You can also read about how to apply for a transfer back to a UK prison.
What we can and cannot do for you
This leaflet highlights some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help we can provide.
Deputy Head of Mission to Romania