The British Embassy Sarajevo is the official representation of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

We are developing and maintaining relations between the two countries on a wide range of political, commercial, security and economic issues of interest to both countries.

We are working in Bosnia and Herzegovina to help reform areas including the rule of law, justice, anti-corruption and defence, to meet conditions for EU and NATO membership. As well as the office in Sarajevo, we have a branch office in Banja Luka.

Our services

Travel advice

Information, news and updates, listed country by country, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.

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 your nearest consulate as soon as possible. Embassy contact details are at the foot of this page.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment at your nearest consulate using the links below. Please call your nearest consulate 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.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in British Embassy Sarajevo

Visas

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 & Immigration page.

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation from the Legalisation Office 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.

Consular fees

A list of the current charges for fee-bearing services.

Notarial and documentary services

Where local notaries can provide services, the British consulate will not provide them. In many cases local notaries or lawyers can provide services more cheaply, quickly and conveniently. Information about notarial and documentary services we provide, including on how to book an appointment.

Living in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Information for British nationals living in Bosnia and Herzegovina about services that are not provided by our consulates, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.

Prisoner pack

A guide to the prison system in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Feedback Consular Services

Please see our guide to the complaints procedure. You can send your feedback to feedback.consular.services@fco.gov.uk.

Our people

Edward Ferguson

Edward Ferguson

British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Contact us

British Embassy Sarajevo

39a, Hamdije Cemerlica street
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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British Embassy (Consular Services)

39a, Hamdije Cemerlica street
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Embassy office in Banja Luka

8, Simeuna Djaka street
78000 Banja Luka
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Ministry of Defence Section

39a, Hamdije Cemerlica street
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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UK Trade & Investment Bosnia and Herzegovina

39a, Hamdije Cemerlica street
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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