We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The British Embassy in Sarajevo provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Our work covers a range of issues including the economy and international security. 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.

Services for British nationals

You can access UK government services while in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Bosnia and Herzegovina and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +387 (0) 33 282 200. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Bosnia and Herzegovina, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you’re due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Sarajevo.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including make a certified copy of a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalisation services

The consulate in Sarajevo provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

We also provide services in Banja Luka.

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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Ministry of Defence Section

39a, Hamdije Cemerlica street
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Department for International Trade Bosnia and Herzegovina

39a, Hamdije Cemerlica street
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Embassy office in Banja Luka

3, Petra Kocica street
78000 Banja Luka
Bosnia and Herzegovina

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