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.


Application procedure

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: 293,00 SEK
Multiple entry/exit visa (valid up to 90 days): 539,00 SEK
Multiple entry/exit visa (valid more than 90 days): 681,00 SEK