Upon arrival to Bosnia and Herzegovina, foreign citizens must register their residence with the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs – Field Offices or the competent organizational unit of the Ministry of Interior. After fulfilling this legal requirement, foreign citizens acquire certain rights and therefore avoid sanctions for non-compliance with legal regulations governing this matter.
If you are coming to Bosnia and Herzegovina as a tourist for a few days, registering your stay is a very simple process. However, if you want to stay on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina for a longer period of time, the process is somewhat more complicated and you may need professional legal assistance.
There are four types of stays: visa stay, visa-free stay, temporary residence and permanent residence. Each of these is approved on different legal grounds and certain actions are subject to deadlines, and there is also the right to enter and stay in the country for up to 90 days in any 180-day period.
A temporary residence permit may be granted on the basis of:
Since our law office works with and provides legal services to many legal persons whose founders, authorized representatives or employees are foreign nationals, our expertise covers the work of foreign nationals in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
To learn more about the legal provisions relevant for entry, movement and stay of foreign citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina and registering your stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to get legal advice for your specific circumstances, please contact our office. We will gladly answer any questions about the application process and required documents and will find the best legal solution for you.