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Ceremony on the occasion of the Day and the 19th Anniversary of Border Police of BiH, Sarajevo, 6 June 2019
Solemn oath-taking ceremony of the VIII-1 class cadets of BP BiH, Sarajevo, 30 Aug 2018
Mostar, final conference of the first phase of the Project Countering Illicit Arms Trafficking (CIAT)
Solemn ceremony on the occasion of the Day and the 18th Anniversary of Border Police of BiH, Sarajevo, 6 June 2018
Zoran Galić, Director of Border Police
Zoran Galić, Director of Border Police
Border Police of BiH has, due to the complex situation at the border caused by the pressure of migrants, maximally engaged its existing material, technical and human resources, which is why, in many areas of work in 2018, the results are better than in 2017.
Do I need authorization for crossing of the state border of a minor citizen of BiH?
Article 8 Paragraph (2) of the Law on Travel Documents (“Official Gazette of BiH", No. 4/97, 1/99, 9/99, 27/00, 32/00, 19/01, 47/04 , 53/07, 15/08, 33/08, 39/08 and 60/13) foresees that the passport bearer – citizen of BiH, under the age of 14, i.e. a person of non-working age, can travel abroad accompanied by one or both parents, or by a legal representative, i.e. a guardian.
The passport bearer - citizen of BiH, under the age of 14, must have consent of either parents, or a legal representative, i.e. a guardian, certified by the competent authority, when travelling accompanied by another person.
According to the valid Law on Travel Documents of BiH, for minors, i.e. persons of non-working age, a request for issuance of passport is submitted by one of the parents, with consent of the other parent, or other legal representative.
Exceptionally, passports are issued in the following cases:
Therefore, there is no legal obligation to have a written consent of the other parent, when travelling abroad, i.e. there are no obstacles for the passport bearer – citizen of BiH, under the age of 14, to travel with one of the parents or a legal representative, i.e. a guardian.
Written consent could be required during control conducted by the authorities of the destination country, or transit country, therefore we recommend checking with diplomatic and consular representations of those countries, before the actual travelling.
Can BiH citizens travel to Montenegro (Republic Serbia), with a valid ID card?
Article 1 Paragraph (1) of the Agreement between Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Council of Ministers of Serbia and Montenegro on Conditions for Travelling of the Citizens of the Two Countries („Official Gazette of BiH – International Agreements“, No. 10/04) regulates that the contracting parties’ citizens can enter the territory of the other contracting party with ID card or passport, without a visa, at all border crossing points open for international traffic, as well as to stay in that country up to 90 days since the entry day.
In accordance with the aforementioned, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina can use valid ID card for crossing the border, when travelling to Montenegro. All other questions about stay in Montenegro must be addressed to the Embassy of Montenegro in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Can a BiH citizen travel to Republic Croatia with ID card?
Following accession of Republic Croatia to European Union, citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina must have a valid passport for entry and visa-free stay up to 90 days on the territory of Republic Croatia.
Is authorisation to drive a motor vehicle required for crossing (entry/exit) of the state border of Bosnia and Herzegovina
We are hereby informing you that, in accordance with provisions of the Law on Border Control ('Official Gazette of BiH' No. 53/09, 54/10 and 47/14) and the Law on Traffic Safety Basics on the Roads of BiH ('Official Gazette of BiH' No. 06/6, 75/6, 44/7, 84/9, 48/10, 18/13i), no obligation of possession is regulated, i.e. no authorisation to drive another person's motor vehicle is required for crossing (entry/exit) the state border of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Moreover, we take this opportunity to inform you that the Law on Traffic Safety Basics on the Roads of BiH regulates that, when driving a motor vehicle with a trailer vehicle registered in a foreign state, the driver is obliged to possess a valid vehicle registration certificate, registration plates for the vehicle issued by the competent authority of the state in which the vehicle was registered, international code of the state and international vehicle liability insurance, valid on the BiH territory (green card or border security policy).
What documents are required for a vehicle registered in a foreign country, when crossing the BiH state border?
The Law on Basics of Traffic Security on the Roads of BiH regulates that, when driving a motor vehicle and a trailer vehicle registered in a foreign country, the driver must have the following: