Bosnia Visa

Bosnia Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Bosnia? Find your nearest Bosnian Embassy.

Our Bosnia Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Bosnia’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Bosnia.

Who needs a visa to visit Bosnia?

This destination does not need a visa. All visitors arriving in Bosnia and Herzegovina through an international airport must now fill out a landing card. Airlines hand out landing cards throughout the trip or when you arrive.

For more information on visas to Bosnia, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Bosnia

Ahead of upcoming elections, Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently seeing a heightened degree of political discourse. At this time, extreme caution is suggested in relation to locations that may be the focus of demonstrations or other public political activity. Avoid these areas and leave when instructed by the appropriate authorities.

There are presently no restrictions on travel from Ireland to Bosnia and Herzegovina due to COVID-19. There is no necessity to produce COVID-19 vaccination or testing certificates or to complete a passenger locator form.

Before departing for Bosnia and Herzegovina, passengers should investigate the regulations in effect along the route they wish to take. The COVID-19 epidemic continues to have an impact on Bosnia & Herzegovina. There may be public health restrictions in some public places, which may vary by location. If you are in Bosnia and Herzegovina, you should routinely watch developments and heed local officials’ instructions.

Eligibility to apply for a Bosnia visa

Before applying for a visa to visit Bosnia, you must first ensure you have all the correct documentation needed to apply for your visa. Failure to have all relevant documents could result in your application not being agreed on time for travel.

Valid passport. Your passport must have at least two blank pages and be in acceptable condition.

Copies of all prior visas (if any).

ID document. Your ID document must be valid.

Form of application.

Fee payment. 

One photograph.

Travel medical insurance.

Evidence of residence in Bosnia.

Processing time for Bosnian visas

Visa processing might take anything between five business days and one month. It begins on the date the embassy or consulate receives your visa application.

Appointment waiting times

The appointment waiting time for your Bosnia visa differs, depending on what visa you have applied for. A visitor visa will take around 6 days for an appointment. A student visa can take around 2 days, as well as all other non-immigrant visa appointments taking around 2 days.

Who can visit Bosnia without a visa?

If you hold a passport or residence permit from the European Union, a member state of the Schengen Area, or the United States. You can enter Bosnia without a visa and remain for 30 days. If you are a citizen of any other country, you must get a visa prior to entrance.

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Bosnia visa types

Bosnian visa types are grouped into different main categories. There are three different types of visas available, they consist of:

  • Travel
  • Short stay
  • Long-stay

What to do if your Bosnia visa is rejected?

Bosnian officials can deny your visa for many reasons, including:

  • Falsely representing information.
  • Submitting materials that are incomplete.
  • Not submitting documents in acceptable condition.
  • Not showing up on time for your visa appointment.
  • Not having a valid passport, etc.

If your Bosnian visa application is denied, you may reapply for the same visa or appeal the denial by sending a letter of appeal to the embassy/consulate that denied your visa.

People also asked...

Visas are not required for entry into this country. All individuals entering Bosnia and Herzegovina via an international airport must now produce a landing card. Airlines distribute landing cards throughout the flight or upon arrival.

Citizens of the United States do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days total within six months from the date of initial admission. Prior to travel, the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina does not grant visas to U.S. citizens for any duration of stay or purpose of travel, including diplomatic assignments.

90-day visa-free stays in the Schengen Area are granted per 180-day period for tourist, business, and transit. Bosnians and Herzegovinians must register with ETIAS in order to enter the Schengen Area visa-free. ETIAS will become effective in November 2023 and a requirement for admittance.

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