Zoran Galić, Director of Border Police


Zoran Galić, Director of Border Police  

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Welcome to the official website of Border Police of BiH, whose goal is transparent, objective, valid and timely informing the public about all issues within the competence of Border Police of BiH. The content of this page seeks to provide readers with all important information on the structure and functioning of Border Police of BiH, the first multiethnic law enforcement agency in BiH, established in 2000.


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FAQ

Whose citizens may, except with a travel document, cross the state border of BiH with a valid ID card?

With a valid identity card proving identity and citizenship, citizens of the European Union Member States, Schengen countries, Albania, Andorra, Montenegro, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Monaco, San Marino, Serbia, the Holy See and the Swiss Confederation may enter, exit, transit and stay in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina for 90 days in any period of 180 days, which includes taking into account the period of 180 days preceding each day of stay.

Note: With the entry into force of the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union, i.e. upon the expiration of the transitional period on 31 December.2020, citizens of the United Kingdom cannot enter, exit, transit and stay on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina with a valid identity card, i.e. it is necessary to have a valid national passport when crossing the state border of BiH.

May a BiH citizen travel to the Republic of Croatia with an ID card?

After the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union, the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina must have a valid travel document (passport) for entry and visa-free stay for up to 90 days in the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

Is a power of attorney required for crossing the state border of a minor citizen of BiH?

The holder of a travel document - a BiH citizen under the age of 14, i.e. an incapacitated person, does not need a power of attorney/consent to travel abroad accompanied by one or both parents or a legal representative or guardian.

A BiH citizen under the age of 14 must have the consent of both parents or a legal representative or guardian, certified by the competent authority, if he/she is accompanied by another person.

I am a citizen of a member state of the European Union, what do I need to enter BiH given the COVID-19 pandemic?

A Foreigner, citizens of EU member states, the Schengen area and other countries, who meets the conditions for entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina prescribed by the Law on Foreigners, may enter Bosnia and Herzegovina upon presentation any of the following at the border crossing point of Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • negative PCR test or rapid antigen test on SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours if he/she comes from an European country, and if he/she comes from another country, not older than 72 hours before arrival at the border crossing point of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

  • certificate that a person has received the second dose of vaccine for COVID-19 before more than 14 days previous to the arrival to a Border Crossing Point of BiH or has received one dose before 14 days and more previous to the arrival to a Border Crossing Point of BiH, if it is a single dose vaccine,

  • certificate issued by doctor showing that he/she has recovered from COVID-19 in the previous period from 14 to 180 days until the arrival to a Border Crossing Point of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Documents required by a BiH citizen to cross the BiH state border?

BiH citizens may cross the state border with valid travel documents. A travel document is a valid passport or other identification document issued by the competent authority of BiH, and a valid identity card and other identification document with a photograph that may be used to cross the state border and is recognized by an international agreement to which BiH is a party.

The state border of Bosnia and Herzegovina cannot be crossed with a birth certificate, health certificate or school book.

A BiH citizen who has the citizenship of another state is not considered a foreigner in the territory of BiH.

The state border of BiH may be crossed only at border crossing points, at a time and in a manner consistent with the purpose of the border crossing points.