Mirko Kuprešaković, Director of Border Police


Mirko Kuprešaković,  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 (biometric 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.

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.

What documents does a foreigner need to enter BiH?

A foreigner may enter BiH if he/she has a valid passport or other identification document that he/she may use to enter BiH, whose validity is at least three months longer than the intended date of departure from the territory of BiH, and was issued in the last 10 years or is issued PERMANENTLY. In justified urgent cases, i.e. if required by the BiH security reasons, humanitarian, serious professional or personal reasons, the validity period of the travel document may be shorter.

A travel document is a valid passport or other identification document issued by a foreign competent authority and recognized by 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, as well as a travel document issued to a foreigner in BiH in accordance with the Law on Foreigners or the Law on Asylum.

A foreigner who does not enter BiH with a travel document issued by a state whose citizens are exempted from the obligation to obtain a visa, may enter BiH if he/she has a valid visa to enter, stay or cross the territory of BiH, or if he/she has a residence permit prescribed by law.

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