Establishing an association in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a process that requires careful adherence to legal guidelines and regulations. As a law firm based in Sarajevo, we have had the opportunity to successfully represent our clients in the process of association establishment. Through this consultation, we will provide you with useful information and guidance to help you understand the procedure and necessary steps for establishing an association in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The first step in the process of establishing an association is determining the association’s name. The name must be unique and not identical or similar to the names of existing associations. We recommend conducting a search of the association registry to ensure that the chosen name is available. The association’s Statute is the fundamental legal document that defines the rules, objectives, and structure of the association. The Statute must comply with the laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina and include certain mandatory elements, including the association’s name, headquarters, objectives, and activities, the management of the association, the rights and obligations of the members, and the procedure for the termination of the association.
Once you have determined the association’s name and drafted the Statute, the next step is submitting an application for association registration to the competent authority. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the competent authority for association registration is the Ministry of Justice at the State, Entity, or Cantonal level. The registration application must include specific documents, proof of fee payment, and other necessary documentation.
After the registration application is submitted and approved, the association will be entered into the association registry, acquiring the status of a legal entity. By being listed in the association registry, the association gains rights and obligations in accordance with the law and becomes capable of independently engaging in legal transactions.
The establishment of an association in Bosnia and Herzegovina is a process that requires careful adherence to legal regulations and guidelines. As an experienced Law Office, we are at your service to provide legal support and advice in all stages of establishing an association, from choosing the name and drafting the Statute to submitting the registration application and being listed in the association registry.
Our Office has registered associations at all levels, such as before the Ministry of Justice of Bosnia and Herzegovina under registration number RU:2411, book I of the registry, dated June 8, 2020, for the association registered by Decision number UP09-07-1-2557/19. Before the Federal Ministry of Justice, the association was registered by Decision number 03-04-2-869/20 dated September 21, 2020. Before the Ministry of Justice of the Sarajevo Canton, the association was registered by Decision number 03-03-04-4608/23 dated August 15, 2023.
If you need advice on the process of establishing an association in Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the state, entity, or cantonal level, or if you need a lawyer to help establish an association, you came to the right place. You can contact our corporate lawyers directly by phone (+387 62 342 463), WhatsApp, Viber, or email (email@example.com). Contact us and together we will ensure that your association is successfully founded and registered, ready to contribute to the local community.