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Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes Yes No
Australian Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
USA Yes Yes No
EU 1 Yes No


A passport valid for three months beyond the date of departure from Bosnia and Herzegovina is required by all nationals referred to in chart above.

1. EU citizens may also enter using a valid ID card.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for staying in Bosnia and Herzegovina of up to 90 days within a six-month period and with up to 30 days per stay.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.

Visa Note

All visitors need to register with the police within 72 hours of arrival; your hotel will usually arrange this on your behalf.

Types and Cost

Short-term single-entry visa and transit visa: £26; short-term multiple-entry visa: £48; long-term visa: £61.


Single- or double-entry transit visas: five days; short-term single- and multiple-entry visas: 90 days; single- or multiple-entry long-term visas: over 90 days.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Temporary residence

If you wish to stay longer than 90 days, you must apply to the Border Police for a residence permit.

Working days

Allow three working days for short-term visas and one to three months for long-term visas.

Sufficient Funds

Travellers should have at least KM150 for each day of their visit.

Compulsary Registration

Registration is mandatory for all foreigners who wish to remain in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina longer than 3 days. A landlord with whom a foreigner resides is obliged to register the address of his/her residence directly to competent organizational units of the service or police within 48 hours from the moment of entry.

Entry with children

If applying for a visa for a child, both parents should sign the form. If one parent can't sign it, they need to provide a notarised letter authorising travel with a copy of their passport. 

Entry with pets

Pets must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate and rabies vaccination record.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7373 0867.
Address: , 5-7 Lexham Gardens, London, W8 5JJ,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700, Mon-Fri 1000-1300 (consular section).

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the USA

Telephone: (202) 337 1500 or 6473 (consular section).
Address: NW, 2109 E Street, Washington, DC, 20037,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700; Mon-Fri 1000-1500 (consular section).

British Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Telephone: (0) 33 282 200.
Address: , 39a, Hamdije Cemerlica street, 71000 Sarajevo, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0830-1700, Fri 0830-1430.

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