Bosnia and Herzegovina: Useful information for Ukrainians

Citizens of Ukraine who left due to the full-scale aggression of the Russian Federation can enter BiH using a citizen's passport to travel abroad (including non-biometric and expired), an internal passport, an identity card, a child's birth certificate (children under 18 accompanied by parents or guardians or trustees). Covid restrictions have been lifted. May 31, 2022 0 2 min

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For entry with pets, when crossing the border, you must present medical certificates of origin and vaccinations of pets issued in the country of origin of the animal. More details at the link.

Conditions for a long stay

There is a visa-free regime between Ukraine and BiH, according to which citizens of Ukraine can stay in the country for 30 days within a period of 60 days.

However, from May 6, 2022, citizens of Ukraine who left Ukraine because of the war can be granted permission for temporary stay in BiH for up to 6 months for humanitarian reasons

by the Service for Foreigners

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Citizens of Ukraine, being in BiH for tourism purposes, are required to register with the Service for Foreigners or the relevant territorial police unit within 48 hours from the moment of crossing the border.

Temporary residence permit in BiH can also be granted subject to general conditions, which are:

  • Family reunification,
  • Education,
  • Working with a work permit
  • Working without a work permit
  • Other good reason or
  • Ownership of real estate if there is an active connection with BiH.

For more information about the conditions for a temporary residence permit, read here.



Useful Links

  • Society « Your rights BiH” (Vaša prava BiH)
  • Office for Foreigners
  • Office of the International Organization for Migration Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for BiH UNHCR – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • BiH Red Cross Society (Društvo Crvenog krsta/križa BiH)

Ukrainian Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina < /p>

Address: Fra Anđela Zviždovića 1, UNITIC tower B, 6th floor, 71000 Sarajevo,

+38733295156, +38733295126 < /p>

Hot line: +38733295126

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