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Solemn ceremony on the occasion of the Day and the 23th Anniversary of Border Police of BiH, Sarajevo, 6 June 2023
Solemn ceremony on the occasion of the Day and the 22th Anniversary of Border Police of BiH, Sarajevo, 6 June 2022
Solemn ceremony on the occasion of the Day and the 21th Anniversary of Border Police of BiH, Sarajevo, 6 June 2021
Donation of specialist equipment and presentation of the Anti-Bomb Team of BP BiH, Sarajevo, 14 October 2019
Handover of specialist equipment donation of the Czech Republic to Border Police of BiH, Sarajevo, 11 September 2019
Mirko Kuprešaković, Director of Border Police
Mirko Kuprešaković, Director of Border Police
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.
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.
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 are required for a vehicle registered in a foreign country when crossing the state border of BiH?
The Law on Fundamentals of the Traffic Safety on the Roads in Bosnia and Herzegovina stipulates that when driving a motor vehicle and trailer, the driver must have a valid registration certificate issued for that vehicle as well as a compulsory insurance policy, and motor vehicles and trailers registered in a foreign country must also have an international document on third party liability insurance valid in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina (green card or border insurance policy), and he/she is obliged to show it at the request of a police officer or other authorized person. Motor vehicles and trailers registered in a foreign country may participate in traffic in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, only if they have a valid vehicle registration certificate and license plates issued by the competent authority of the country in which the vehicle is registered, as well as the international registration number of the country.
We note that Instruction on the control of the existence and validity of the international card on motor vehicle insurance, of the Green Card Bureau in BiH, in the Multilateral Agreement (MGA) regime implies the abolition of green card control upon entry into BiH for vehicles with license plates of the member states of the Green Card System.
Under the Green Card (GC / IMIC) regime, drivers of motor vehicles with license plates of certain member states of the Green Card System still have the obligation to have a valid Green Card / IMIC when entering Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The list of member states of the Green Card System signatories to the Multilateral Agreement (MGA) and the Green Card Regime (GC / IMIC), you may find on the website of the Green Card Bureau in BiH www.bzkbih.ba under ‘Actualities’, as well as other detailed information.