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.

Passports and emergency travel documents

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

If you need to travel urgently and your standard passport is lost/stolen or expired, you should contact the nearest British Embassy. In certain circumstances our staff may be able to issue an Emergency Travel Document but this is not substitute to a full UK passport.


Information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply.

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.

Our people

Nicholas  Cannon  OBE

Nicholas Cannon OBE

British Ambassador to Albania

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