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Citizens Abroad[edit]

  • The embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina issues biometric passports to its citizens who have resided abroad for more than three months, or in cases in which passports were expired, destroyed, damaged, stolen or lost.
  • Requests for biometric passports must be made in person
  • The applicant is photographed and fingerprinted on site

Citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

  • Fill out application form
  • Submit all original documents which have been issued within the previous six months prior to application to either Cantonal Ministries of Interior in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, or The Ministry of Interior in Republika Srpska, or by the Public Register in Brcko District


Required Documents[edit]

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina identity card or other official document proving their identity,
  • Residence and citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Former passport, if applicable
  • Proof of their legal residence and address abroad

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Interior
Mehmeda Spahe 7,
Phone: +387 33 280-020
Fax: +387 33 590-218


All citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina are eligible to acquire a passport


There is also a passport issuance fee of C$182, plus a shipping fee of C$20 for passports issued at the embassy


Passports for adults and children over the age of seven are valid for five years, while passports for children under seven years old are valid for three years

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Processing Time[edit]

One to months after application is submitted

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Bosnia and Herzegovina consists of two entities: the Bosniak-Croat Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska, which is largely Serb. The Brcko district formally belongs to both entities Passports are issued by the Cantonal Ministries of Interior in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by the Ministry of Interior in Republika Srpska. and by the Public Register in Brcko District, according to the applicant's place of residence.

The Cantonal Ministries of Interior of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina are located in Una-Sava, Posavina, Tuzla, Zenica-Doboj, Bosnian Podrinje, Central Bosnia, Herzegovina-Neretva, West Herzegovina, Sarajevo and Canton 10.

Passport issuance in Bosnia is administered at police stations. Passports for citizens residing outside of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as diplomatic passports, are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while service passports are issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs

Required Information[edit]

  • Applicant names
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Parents id
  • Address

Need for the Document[edit]

The Bosnia and Herzegovina passport is a passport issued to citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina for international travel. Bosnia and Herzegovina began issuing biometric passports on 15 October 2009 and as of 3 July 2013, had issued over 1.5 million biometric passports. Bosnia and Herzegovina's biometric passport reportedly includes a contactless chip containing the holder's photograph, signature and fingerprints

Information which might help[edit]

  • Minors under the age of 18 years must also apply for their passport in person accompanied by one or both of their parents or legal guardians
  • If accompanied by one parent, there must be written consent by the other parent signed and certified by a public notary as a witness
  • If there are custody issues, then court documents must be provided
  • Both the child and parents must have a registered JMB in the database
  • The child's application must include the same documents as the adult, as well as their birth certificate and certificate of citizenship (issued within six months prior to application), and the parents' valid ID or passport
  • The issuance fee for children over the age of seven is the same as for adults, while the fee is C$115, plus C$20 for shipping, for children under seven

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • Used for international travel
  • Used as a proof of citizenship
  • Used as a proof of identity

External Links[edit]


Biometric passport applicants are required to have a unique identification number (JMB) that is recorded in a central database. Bosnian citizens who have an identity card issued after 2003 already have their JMB registered in the central database. Applicants whose JMB is not in the database can apply to have it registered by filling out a form and submitting original documents