Australian and New Zealand passport holders DO NOT REQUIRE a visa for entry and a stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina of up to 90 days within a six month period.

Nationals of other countries can ascertain whether they require a visa on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina website at: www.mvp.gov.ba.

Nationals of countries for which a visa is otherwise required may, however, enter Bosnia and Herzegovina without a visa for a stay of up to 15 days provided that they hold a valid multiple entry Schengen or EU state visa or a permanent residency permit in a Schengen or an EU state, and further provided that they are arriving to Bosnia and Herzegovina from a Schengen or an EU state.

All foreigners, regardless of whether they require a visa, may be asked at the point of entry to demonstrate financial sufficiency during their intended stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina (75 EUR or the equivalent in convertible currency per day).

IMPORTANT!

REGISTER YOUR ADDRESS OF RESIDENCE IN BIH!

- If an foreigner wishes to remain at the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina longer than three days (private accommodation), an foreigner or landlord with whom foreigner resides is obliged to register the address of his/her residence directly to competent organizational unit of the service or police within 48 hours from the moment of entry.

- If a foreigner uses accommodation such as (accommodation at legal entities - hotels, motels, lodgings, camps and similar), they are obliged to report an foreigner to competent organizational unit of service. The providers of accommodation while registration of residence/during his/her stay, must not confiscate and keep travel documents of foreigners. A foreigner should ask from them a certificate on registration of residence or bill on paid services.

- Foreigner is obliged to possess an evidence on registration of residence and to represent this evidence while leaving B&H, at the request of border police officer.

- In case that the landlord (private accommodation, hotel) or a foreigner fails to make registration at all, he/she shall be sanctioned for misdemeanour.

For all additional information (field offices, contact phone numbers and e-mail addresses) you may obtain at the web site of the Service for Foreigners' Affairs www.sps.gov.ba 

VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURES

The Embassy has consular responsibility for Australia, the Comoros, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshal Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Nationals of all other countries who wish to apply for a visa at this Embassy are required to provide evidence of approved residency in one of the above countries.

Visa applications must be lodged in person 3 to 30 days prior to departure, except for applications for a Long term visa (Visa D) which must be lodged in person 1 to 3 months prior to departure.

 

All applicants are required to complete an interview at the Embassy and submit the following documents:

  • Passport (valid at least 3 months following the visa expiry date);

  • A completed Visa Application Form (no corrections please);

  • One passport size photo;

  • Supporting documents (Provide certified, by a Justice of the Peace, copies of original documentation, unless otherwise stated);

  • Visa fee and mailing expenses (Money Order payable to Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina).

 

 

TYPES OF VISAS

VISA B - Transit Visa

Transit Visa (Visa B) is issued for one or two (or exceptionally more) transits via Bosnia and Herzegovina’s territory. Total time during one transit cannot exceed five days. Visa B may be valid up to a maximum of six months.

 

Visa B supporting documents: 

  • Documentation on which basis it can be reasonable to conclude a purpose for the transit through Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Visas of the next transit country and destination country (If some visas are not required, then provide written evidence of visa exemption from the competent Embassy or Consulate).
  • Means of transport.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds (personal bank statements, pay slips, audited accounts, taxation records or credit card limit) for accommodation and support during the transit, travel to third country, medical costs, etc.
  • Documentation showing an incentive and authority to return to home country.

 

NOTE: 

Visa applicants are obligated to submit the requested personal and biometric data and other required information. The applicants are required to use the proscribed form, which must be completed correctly and in its entirety. 

The Embassy may request an applicant to submit evidence of real estate (property) ownership, or permanent income in the country of origin or the country of departure, or evidence of university attendance, or the like, as proof that the applicant will leave Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

The Embassy may request additional clarification of the submitted documents and information. 

If an application is incomplete the applicants will be given 15 days to provide the missing information and/or documents. This will extend the time for the decision on a visa application. 

Visa application charges are not refundable.

 

IMPORTANT: 

Foreigners can be requested at the point of entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina to present all the relevant documents on the basis of which a visa was issued. 

A visa does not guarantee entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina!

 

VISA FEES AND DELIVERY CHARGES: 

 

Transit Visa (Visa B) 

52 AUD - Single transit  

96 AUD - Two or more transits  

 

Short Term Visa (Visa C) 

52 AUD - Single entry

96 AUD - Multiple entries 

 

Long Term Visa (Visa D) - 121 AUD

 

Delivery charges:

Domestic delivery (Registered Post with in Australia) - 16.00 AUD 

International Registered Post - 25.00 AUD

Express Post International - 20.00 AUD

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