The British Embassy in Bucharest develops and maintains relations between the UK and Romania. Their work covers a range of issues including security, prosperity, consular and Europe.

The Embassy supports British business by offering expert trade advice to UK companies interested to invest or grow in the Romanian market.

Through a dedicated team of political and economic officers, the Embassy is working closely with Romania to increase economic growth and competitiveness in the EU. The Embassy also plays an active role in supporting Romania’s efforts to fulfill its EU commitments. We offer consular assistance to British nationals living or travelling in Romania and work closely with Romanian law enforcement, security and defence authorities to share expertise and develop stronger ties.

Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance
If you are in Romania and you urgently need help (e.g. if you have been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +40 (21) 201 7200. If you are in the UK and concerned about a British national in Romania, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document (ETD) if you are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can not get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

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

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Bucharest

Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Romania, see: travel advice for Romania.

Marriage and civil partnerships
The Embassy can issue certificates of no impediment, affirmations or affidavits of marital status. For information on getting married in Romania see getting married abroad.

Register a birth or death
Find out how to register a birth or register a death that occurred in Romania. You cannot register a birth or death at the embassy or our consulates.

Support if you have been arrested
The Embassy will do all they can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Romania. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.

Notarial and documentary services
The Embassy may be able to offer notarial services, including making a certified copy of a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services the Embassy provides.

Legalisation services
Read the notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

Local service providers
Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Romania. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK Government.

How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above, the Embassy can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds

  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital

  • help people with mental illness

  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions,missing people and kidnapping

  • contact family or friends for you if you want

  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad

For more information on the services the can provide, see: Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.

General information on living in Romania.

Consular fees
The Embassy charge fees for some of their services. See the 
full list of consular fees in Romania

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