We support Albania's progress towards EU membership through support to judicial and rule of law reform. This work also supports UK goals to reduce organised crime affecting both our countries.

We use programme funds managed by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to provide expert assistance across the criminal justice system, including to the Supreme Court and prison service.

We improve bilateral defence links with our newest NATO ally, including through an annual programme of joint training exercises.

We support economic development through reforms to the business environment and measures against corruption, increasing Albania’s potential to attract foreign direct investment.

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.

Passport renewal

How to renew or replace your British passport if you live outside the UK and information on getting replacement travel documents if your passport is lost or stolen.

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.

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.

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Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Tirana


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 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

Information on the current cost of fee-bearing services.

Notarial services

Information about notarial services we provide, including on how to book an appointment with us.

Living in Albania

Information for British nationals living in Albania

Visiting Albania leaflet

Leaflet with important information for British nationals travelling to Albania.

Local Service Providers Lists

List of Medical Facilities

List of Lawyers

List of Translators and Interpretes

List of Funeral Directors

Our people

Nicholas  Cannon  OBE

Nicholas Cannon OBE

British Ambassador to Albania

Contact us

British Embassy Tirana

Rruga Skenderbeg 12

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