Bosnia And Herzegovina Visa from Dubai

Planning a trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina? You should check if you are required to obtain a visa before you travel. It is an essential document which should be a priority as you make all the plans about your trip.

Arooha Tours can assist you apply for the Schengen visa for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our visa consultant will assist you throughout the application process.

Continue reading this guide to learn all about Bosnia and Herzegovina visa from Dubai from the Who need to apply for the visa, the requirements, application process, costs and so much more.

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01 Who needs to apply for Bosnia visa?

You should apply for Bosnia and Herzegovina visa from Dubai if you are a national of country which does not have a visa bilateral agreement with Schengen countries.

All countries which have a visa bilateral agreement with Schengen countries their nationals are allowed to travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina without a visa.

02 Schengen visa exempted countries

If your passport belongs to any of the countries listed below you can travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina without a visa for a short stay up to 90- days.

At the point of entry into Bosnia and Herzegovina you will be issued with on-arrival visa which will be stamped on your passport.

Albania All European Citizens Andorra
Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Australia
Bahamas Bahrain Barbados
Brazil Brunei Canada
Chile China Colombia
Costa Rica Dominica El Salvador
Georgia Grenada Guatemala
Holy See Honduras Hong Kong
Israel Japan Kiribati
Kuwait Liechtenstein Macau
Macedonia Malaysia Marshall Islands
Mauritius Mexico Micronesia
Moldova Monaco Montenegro
New Zealand Nicaragua Oman
Palau Panama Paraguay
Peru Qatar Saint Kitts & Nevis
Samoa San Marino Serbia
Seychelles Singapore Solomon Islands
South Korea St Vincent & Grenadines Taiwan
Timor-Leste Tonga Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey Tuvalu United Arab Emirates
United States Uruguay Vanuatu
Venezuela Russia Ukraine

03 Types of Bosnian Visas

There are 3 main categories of Bosnia visa:

  • Short-stay (C) visa.
  • Long-stay (D) visa.
  • Transit (A) visa.

Bosnia Short Stay Visas

When you are applying for Bosnia visa from Dubai, you should select a short term visa if you will be staying in Bosnia for more than 90 days.
Below are the types of Bosnian short-stay visa depending on purpose of visit.

  • • Tourism.
  • Business meetings.
  • Medical treatment.
  • Family visits.
  • Political events.
  • Sports events.
  • Educational training, etc.

Bosnia Transit Visa

If you have to transit through Bosnia airport to another country outside Schengen area you may be required to apply for this visa.

With this you are only allowed to enter Bosnia airport and don’t leave there until you board your flight to final destination.

Bosnia Long Stay Visas

If you visit Bosnia for more than 90 days you are required to apply for long term stay visa. The following are some of reasons under which you can apply:

  • Work.
  • Study.
  • Medical treatment.
  • Business.
  • Family reunion.
  • Research work, etc.

Note: For stay longer than 1 year you are required to apply for temporary residence permit.

04 Requirements when applying for Bosnia Visa

When applying for Bosnia visa from Dubai, the following are the basics documents you have to gather.

Valid passport

Passport is an essential document you should have when applying for Bosnia visa from Dubai. It should be in good condition, not been issued more than 10 years ago, valid for at least 3 months when you return to Dubai and have at least 2 blank pages.

Application form

All Bosnia visa applicants are required to fill out an application form and sign it at the end.

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You are required when submitting your visa application at the Bosnia embassy you have already made the visa payment. At the embassy you will present a receipt.

One photo

You should submit your recent photo passport size, colored and with white background.

Travel health insurance

You should obtain a travel insurance which will cover cost in case pf medical emergency or repartition during your stay in Bosnia and any other country in Schengen area.

Proof of accommodation

You are required to submit documents as evidence you have a place you will be staying when you travel to Bosnia. The documents can be a rental agreement, hotel reservation, letter of invitation, etc.

Bank statement

The bank statement is to prove you have enough money to cover your expense while in Bosnia.

Flight itinerary

You should make a flight reservation and submit the documents showing flight date, time and a return ticket.

05 How to Apply for a Bosnian Visa from Dubai

Follow the below steps to apply for Bosnia visa from Dubai.


Contact Arooha Tours visa consultant


Submit the supporting documents


Make the payment of visa fee and assistance fee to Arooha.


Supporting documents will be thoroughly checked and the visa application form will be typed.


Visit the Bosnia and Herzegovina embassy with an appointment to submit all supporting documents and biometric data.


Visa processing in embassy can take from 5 to 7 working days.


Collect passport after the visa has been stamped.

06 Cost of Bosnia and Herzegovina visa from Dubai

Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa Application Visa Fee in Euro
Adult Travellers 80
children aged 6 – 12 years 40
children under six years Free

07 How Long Does It Take to Process a Bosnian Visa?

The processing of Bosnia visa from Dubai standard time is 5 working days to one month. The processing starts after you submit your application.

They may take longer time that usual if there is a backlog of visa application to process or if the applicant application is exceptional case.

08 Embassy of Bosnia- Herzegovina in United Arab Emirates

Embassy Address: Al Nahyan Camp, Al Rdoum Street, Villa No. 60 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Telephone: +971 2 644 4164 or +971 2 644 4361

Fax: +971 2 644 4361

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

09 Things to do in Bosnia and Herzegovina

When you visit Bosnia you will be amazed with their rich culture and history. More so, you will love the scenic landscapes which feature mountains, lakes and stunning view of tranquil meandering rivers.

With so much to do, you may get confused where to start and here we have recommendation of things you should include in bucket list.

1. Visit the picturesque city of Mostar

When you visit Bosnia, one of the paces you can miss to tour s Mostar city, It is a captivating city with rich history.

One particular thing which makes this city popular is the Stari Most (Old Bridge in English). The bridge was around 427 years ago, destroyed in 1993 by Croat forces but was built again and opened in 2004.

The bridge is built in s strategic location over a stunning turquoise river. Even year there is a popular even held on the bridge where divers complete diving from top of the bridge.

When you visit monster city you will also enjoy its ambiance and stunning views of building which were build during the Ottoman rule featuring Islamic architecture.

2. Bask in the Bosnian beach

There is only 1 costal town in Bosnia where you can visit to explore the beach. More so, you can try different delicious seafood’s.

There is a beach resort and it affordable where you can visit for relaxing and try different water sports like swimming and basking in the sun.

You can also go boat or cruise tour to the nearest picturesque islands. They are worthy to explore as you enjoy stunning views.

3. Observe the Yellow fortress at sunset

You can visit the old town in Sarajevo to enjoy the best sunset view in Bosnia. There are different high ground places you can climb the high the better.

On in particular place to be is at the yellow fortress which is located on top of a hill. It used to serve as a startegici pint for defence.

The fortress is 10 mins all in old town and when you reach there all you have to do is sit and wait for the stunning sunset views.

4. Go trekking the countryside and mountainside

You can go for the best hiking and trekking experience in far flung villages. You will enjoy the views of untamed landscapes.

The hiking trails pose some risk therefore should stick to known paths. Some of the places to explore during the hike is Bjelasnica mountain and the hills in the outskirts of Sarajevo.

If you are an herb collector, there are a lot of wild herbs you can collect. Some fill the air with fragrant smells.

5. Chill off at Kravice Falls

The picturesque Kravice Falls are located few kilometers south of Mostar. The fall cascades through verdant hills into pools of water surrounded by lush greenery.

When you visit this fall you will enjoy a cool breeze. And if you are visiting during spring you can view some spectacular landscapes. During summer, the water is ideal for swimming to the base of the falls.

10Frequently asked Questions

How long will my visa process take?

After you have submitted your Bosnia visa application, the embassy takes 5-30 days to process the visa.

Do children below the age of 18 have to travel with parents?

Yes, a parent or guarding should accompany their children who are below 18 years when traveling to another country. If no, the child is required to submit a NOC letter signed by both parents and their passport copies.

Can the visa fee be refunded in case of rejection?

No, the visa fee is non-refundable even if the visa application is rejected.

What if visa got delayed due to embassy?

You can call the embassy number listed in the receipt you got when submitting your visa documents and enquire if they need any additional documents.

Is insurance a compulsory requirement to get a Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa?

Yes, travel insurance is compulsory as it is a major safety measure to cover any costs in case of any natural disasters or sudden injuries that may occur during your trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Is Hotel booking required?

Yes, a confirmed hotel reservation is one of the major criteria for a visa application, without which your visa will not be processed.