Booming as a magnet for backpackers with breathtaking mountainscapes offering skiing, cascading waterfalls with rafting opportunities, dilapidated medieval castles and the modest warmth of the locals, the Bosnia and Herzegovina visa from UAE will help you step foot on this magnificent land. Continue reading this blog and you will find out more essential information about the procedures, processing duration, visa requirements and so much more.
The deciding factor of your eligibility for an on-arrival visa is the passport you hold and its country of origin. Read the list of countries mentioned below to check if you are eligible for an ‘on-arrival visa’ or you will have to apply for a ‘pre-arrival visa’. If your passport’s originating country is in the list below then you are eligible for an ‘on-arrival visa’.
90 Days on-arrival Visa
If your passport belongs to any of the countries listed below then you are eligible for a 90 day stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The on-arrival visa will be stamped at the airport or any other ports of entry in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The countries are:
30 Days On-arrival Visa
If your passport belongs to the countries listed below then you are eligible for a 30 day on- arrival visa in Bosnia and Herzegovina which will be stamped upon entry.
If your country is not listed under the 90 day on-arrival or 30 day on-arrival country list, then you must apply for a pre-arrival Bosnia and Herzegovina visa from UAE.
The price of a pre-arrival Bosnia and Herzegovina visa from UAE is entirely dependent on the age of the applicant and the visa type they are applying for. This results in a slight difference of price for every individual.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina visa fee must be paid to obtain the visa and will not be refunded even in the case of rejection. Additionally, Arooha also charges a fee of 200 AED for assistance throughout the visa procedure.
The necessary documents for a successful Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa application from UAE are:
Fully-filled application form signed by applicant
Residence visa with minimum validity of 3 months from date of scheduled return
2 passport size, photographs in white background
Original Passport with 2 (minimum) blank pages (the passport should not be 10 years older and must have a validity of minimum 6 months from the date of scheduled return)
the letter should mention the individual’s designation, monthly salary, employment start date and a no objection statement with the original company stamp
6 months bank statements (original or stamped by bank)
Confirmed hotel reservation
Travel insurance covering the duration of travel
Confirmed return Flight ticket
What is the processing duration for a Bosnia and Herzegovina visa from UAE?
The processing of visa will take anywhere between 05 and 07 working days.
What is the procedure for a Bosnia and Herzegovina visa from UAE?
Submit the supporting documents and 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 perform biometric tests.
Visa processing in embassy can take from 5 to 7 working days.
Passport can be collected after the visa has been stamped.
How long will my visa process take?
After the documents have been submitted to the embassy it may take between 2 to 7 working days for short nationalities and 10 to 15 days for long nationalities.
Do children below the age of 18 need to travel with parents?
Yes, children who are less than 18 years of age must travel with their parents or elders. However, if the child has a NOC letter from both parents in which they approve of the child travelling without them, the child can travel. This must be attached to the passport copy and submitted with the child’s visa application to the Embassy.
Can the visa fee be refunded in case of rejection?
No, the visa fee is non-refundable in the situation of rejection because granting the visa is solely on the discretion of the Bosnian embassy.
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.