Here are some key pieces of information:
You will need to apply for a visa type D before your arrival in BiH.
According to BiH Law, the Ministry of Security Foreigners' Department is the body that issues Visa Invitation Letter to BiH. Please see below step by step how this process works:
Once accepted, the candidate makes a security payment and sends the confirmation slip to: email@example.com
IUS International Admission Office on behalf of student applies for visa invitation letter with the Ministry of Security Foreigners' Department (it takes about 2 months). The visa invitation letter is required for all international students in order to enter within the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina and a pre-requirement for future student's residential status.
When the letter is ready, IUS sends this letter along with the court-notarized payment confirmation and the acceptance letter (necessary for the visa)
The candidate goes to the nearest BiH consulate to apply for type D-visa.
For the visa application at BH embassy, we need to provide you with the three documents mentioned above as proof of your acceptance but the full list of documents is as follows:
From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website:
General Conditions for Visa D Issuance
Additionally, the embassy usually asks us to provide further proof once you apply for the D type visa. You will need to go to a country where there is at least an honorary BH consulate because without a visa you cannot enter into BiH territory anyway.
The candidate arrives in BiH with the hard copies of his documentation. The other documents you will need to bring with you in hard copy form are as follows:
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The important point here is that in order for you to start the residence permit process, you will need to be registered with the police within the first 48 hours of your arrival , getting what is called a `white card`.
If you choose to stay at a dormitory or a hostel, they can immediately issue you the papers needed for obtaining the card (basically a statement to the effect that they are a registered institution and you are staying under their roof).
If you choose to find an apartment or similar, however, then your landlord must give you certain documents.
Here is the list of necessary information and requirement your need to coordinate with your landlord:
In order to obtain the address at Emigration Center, the landlord is required to obtain for international student the following documents:
If the person who signed the rental contract does not own the apartment then it is required to submit a certified copy of the power of attorney given by the owner of the apartment transferred to the authorized person.
Beside this attorney letter the authorized person is required to submit also the copy of identity card and CIPS.
In case on any question you have, do not hesitate to ask by contacting us via the following email: