Zoran Galić, Director of Border Police

Zoran Galić, direktor Granične policije BiH

Zoran Galić, Director of Border Police  

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The first multi-ethnic law enforcement agency was established in BiH 16 years ago. Since then, Border Police of BiH has become organisationally and functionally stable, complete and efficient in performing the given tasks. Border control and surveillance are conducted in accordance with the EU standards and regulations. Though we are structured in accordance with modern European border polices, and capable to perform all tasks within our competence, we strive to change for the better. Моre>>>

FAQ

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:

  • a) If one of the parents is registered as a missing person,
  • b) If residence of one of the parents is unknown,
  • c) If one of the parents is not available for the authority competent for passport issuance,
  • d) If one of the parents was assigned guardianship by a court decision, unless the same decision demands consent of both parents for passport issuance and travel of the child.

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 I travel to European Union states with a passport expiring in less than three months? How many days can I stay, and how much money do I need for the intended stay in the EU?

Border Police of BiH is not competent for the issues of entry and stay in other countries. For all the conditions for entry and stay in destination country, you should contact competent authorities of that country, who will give you precise information on conditions for entry and stay in that country.

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.

How can citizens of Republic Croatia get border area pass?

You can submit request and get information about conditions and required documentation for issuance of border area pass, to the territorially competent unit of Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The details on territorial competence of BP BiH units for issuance of border area passes can be found on www.granpol.gov.ba

Can I get a certificate of crossing the state border of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and how?

In accordance with the Law on Freedom of Access to Information in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the informing officer of Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina should be addressed with a request for data delivery reference crossing of the state border.

Your request will be considered and, in accordance with the Law on Freedom of Access to Information in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a decision will be enacted.

On the official website of BP BiH you can find a guide for accessing information available at Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as the form of request for access to information, which is to be filled.