Documents, certificates, letters and notes available at British Embassy Sarajevo.
The British consulate can provide a range of notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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.
You must make an appointment for each service that requires your personal attendance. Use the links after each service to make an appointment. A member of staff will contact you to confirm your appointment.
Before booking, make sure you have selected the correct service and that the document will be accepted by the relevant authority. This could be the local town hall, registry office, tax authorities, immigration office or another authority either in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the UK or a third country.
Services we provide in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Consular staff in Bosnia and Herzegovina can:
- make a certified copy of a document
For information about documents relating to marriage, such as a certificate of no impediment (CNI) and affirmations or affidavits of marital status, see getting married abroad.
If you can’t find the service you are looking for on this page, see other services provided by the British embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
What to bring to your appointment
See the individual services below for details of supporting documents to bring. Make sure you have acceptable proof of address and identity, and payment for any fees. See the full list of consular fees.
We accept payment by credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and Maestro) in GBP or cash in the local currency on the day of the appointment.
Proof of address and identity
For all appointments for notarial services you will need to bring acceptable proof of your identity and address.
We accept passports or national identity cards as proof of identity.
We accept following documents as proof of your address:
- utility bill (not one printed off the Internet)
- bank/credit card statement (not one printed off the internet)
- police report if residence permit has been lost/stolen/damaged
Make a certified copy of a document
This service is for customers who need certified photocopies of British passports, Home Office registration/naturalisation certificates, UK educational documents (only those that have been issued in the UK by a recognised institution and are listed on the Legalisation Office website), British driving licences (both the plastic card and paper document are required) and British divorce decrees.
What you will need to bring with you:
- the document that you need a certified copy of
- the correct fee – see the list of consular fees and payment options
- proof of identity/address – see what we will accept as proof
Services provided elsewhere
We no longer witness life certificates for British nationals claiming a British pension abroad. Please refer to the list of people working in a recognised profession who can do this for you.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998. Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.
This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy by the relevant authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British embassy will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. For all notarial and legalisation services it is the responsibility of the customer to ascertain the precise requirements of the person requesting the notarial or legalisation service and to satisfy themselves that the service provided by the embassy will be accepted.
Published: 27 February 2015
Updated: 28 February 2014
- First published.
- From 1 March 2014 notarial services that can be performed by alternative providers in Bosnia and Herzegovina will not be offered by the British Embassy Sarajevo.