Country Guide: Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Updated: November 18, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Copy of Passport
  • Detailed inventory list, dated and valued
  • Apartment Rental Contract (minimum of 2 years)
  • Proof that shipper has been abroad 1 year or more prior to the import shipment
  • Employer’s Bank Guarantee
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Original Packing List
  • Tax Exemption Certificate (issued by the Bosnian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

 

Specific Information

  • For electrical appliances, product information such as serial number, type, make and model should be included on the inventory list.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Original Vehicle Title

 

Specific Information

  • Cars older than 7 years cannot be imported.

Pets

Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Veterinary Certificate
  • Rabies Certificate

 

Specific Information

  • Cats and dogs must be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days but not more than 12 months prior to entry.
  • Rabies Certificate must be attached to the Bosnia and Herzegovina Veterinary Certificate.
  • Pets other than cats and dogs (e.g., birds, reptiles, small rodents, etc.) are not required to prove rabies vaccinations.
  • A failure to comply with regulations may result in a refusal of entry, return home, placement in quarantine, or termination where a return to the country of origin cannot be arranged.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Hunting weapons and ammunition (special permit required)
  • Plant and plant products (permission from the Ministry of Agriculture required)
  • Meat products (permission from the Ministry of Agriculture required)
  • Narcotics
  • Weapons and ammunition
  • Ivory
  • Pornographic materials

Consignment Instructions

Recommended: Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.

 

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.

 

Helpful Website(s):

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1070.html

http://www.bhembassy.org/Consular_information/5.html

IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.