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Bosnia and Herzegovina - Obtain a birth certificate

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  • Submit the entire required document at the registry office counter 4
  • Pay the registration fee
  • Birth certificate will be mailed to the applicant


Required Documents[edit]

Children born in wedlock

  • Birth of married parents
  • Certificate of citizenship of BiH and FBiH parents
  • Personal / ID card of parents
  • Notification of registered residence of parents
  • If a third party applies for registration of personal names of the child is required by the parents

Children born out of wedlock

  • Extract from the register of births for mother
  • Certificate of citizenship of BiH and FBiH parents
  • Personal / ID card of parents
  • Notification of registered residence of parents

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

To contact the municipality follow this link


All births must be registered and birth certificate issued in Bosnia and Herzegovina


4 km


Birth certificate is valid forever

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

7 days

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Birth of a child outside of a health institution should be reported by the childs father if the father is unknown or cannot register the birth. The birth should be registered by a member of the family or person present at birth or the mother if shes able to do that.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the child
  • Date of birth
  • Names of the parents
  • City and province of birth
  • The date, name and signature of the certifying Registrar, Acting Registrar or Secretary, and the office seal.

Need for the Document[edit]

Every child has the right to be registered and birth of a child must be registered within 15 days. Birth of a child in a health institution is reported by the health institution to the competent authorities

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • Establishing date of birth and age
  • School registration
  • Proving age of majority/minority in court
  • Qualifying for pensions, social security or health insurance
  • Obtaining a social security number
  • Obtaining a passport
  • Entering employment limited to citizens
  • Obtaining licenses limited to citizens
  • Proving legal dependency
  • Obtaining inheritance benefits
  • Receiving insurance benefits

External Links[edit]


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