Visa instructions – requirements
Who can apply for visa? Holders of Swedish, Estonian and Finnish passports do not need visa for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Nationals of the following states may enter into Bosnia and Herzegovina with a passport or a valid identity card proving identity and citizenship of:
– Member State of the European Union
– State signatory to the Schengen Agreement
– Andorra, Montenegro, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Serbia, the Holy See and Swiss Confederation
The minimum amount of financial resources required for the stay of foreigners on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina is KM 150.00 (or equivalent in freely convertible foreign currency) – for each day of the intended stay.
Citizens of other countries with resident permissions in Sweden, Finland, Estonia may apply for visa in our Embassy.
We are informing you about the Decision on Amendments to the Decision on Visas in the case of holding a valid multiple visa or residence permit issued in the countries signatory to the Schengen Agreement the EU member states or the United States of America.
(Visa-free regime in the case of holding a valid multiple visa or residence permit issued in the countries signatory to the Schengen Agreement, the EU member states or the United States of America).
The citizens of the countries with whom Bosnia and Herzegovina has a visa regime may enter the Bosnia and Herzegovina passport without the obligation to obtain visas for entry, exit, transit and stay in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, if the same holds a valid multiple visa or permit residence in the countries signatory to the Schengen Agreement, the EU Member States or the United States of America after an inspection by the Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
A period of stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina in cases of this Article, is possible up to 90 days in any 180-day period, provided that the one continuous stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina cannot be longer than 30 days and within the validity period of a visa or a residence permits issued by countries referred to in paragraph (1) of this Article.
Foreign nationals holding the above mentioned visas and residence permits may enter Bosnia and Herzegovina from any country, it does not necessarily have to be an EU / Schengen member country, or a country with which Bosnia and Herzegovina has signed a readmission agreement.
All other visa information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina http://www.mvp.gov.ba/konzularne_informacije/vize/Default.aspx
Application forms must be submitted in person in the premises of the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Stockholm, Birger Jarlsgatan 55/3. Each applicant will be interviewed. In the case that children, appended in the passport, are accompanying the passport holder, the legal consent of both parents (or legal tutors) should be provided. All visa applications must be lodged with the Embassy at least 15 days prior to the departure.
Our opening hours are 10:00 -15:00 each working day except Wednesday.
The following documents must be enclosed to obtain a visa for Bosnia and Herzegovina:
1. Application form (PDF link) for each passport filled in block letters (no corrections, please), the period for visa applied for should be stated with exact dates
2. A valid passport (passport should be valid at least 90 days after the visa expiry date)
3. One photo (passport size)
4. Visa fee receipt
5. Documentation necessary for the appropriate visa type:
a) To obtain a tourist visa enclose a copy of a voucher of a travel agency, a copy of a return flight ticket (bus or other return ticket).
b) To obtain a visa for a private visit enclose a Letter of Guarantee written by a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina, or person who has resident permission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (personal number JMBG must be noted), certified by the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina and by a relevant authority (Municipality/Court).
c) To obtain a business visa enclose a Letter of Invitation from a Bosnia and Herzegovina businesspartner (identification number JIB must be noted), certified by the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina and by the relevant Chamber of Commerce.
For payments in Sweden (in SEK):
Bankgiro No. 5446-3328
A non-refundable procession fee to be paid for visa application:
Single entry or transit visa: 320,00 SEK
Multiple entry/exit visa (valid up to 90 days): 588,00 SEK
Multiple entry/exit visa (valid more than 90 days): 743,00 SEK
The following can be found on the Website of the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina: