How to Renew a Bosnian Passport

Save
Fingerprints are a type of biometric data taken for Bosnian passports.
Fingerprints are a type of biometric data taken for Bosnian passports. (Image: fingerprint image by .shock from Fotolia.com)

As of December 2010, a Bosnian passport is valid for five years for people 7 years and up, while passports for children under 7 are good for three years. Once your Bosnian passport has expired, you will have to obtain a new one. According to the Consulate General of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the process for obtaining a passport takes about 60 days. Bosnian passports require biometric data such as a fingerprint, electronic signature or photograph, which must be taken at the time of application.

Things You'll Need

  • Bosnian PIN (JMB)
  • Expired Bosnian passport
  • Bosnian identity card
  • Proof of legal U.S. status
  • Money order

Send your personal identification number (JMB) to the Consulate General of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This can be done online on the consulate’s website or by fax.

Provide the consulate with a birth certificate and certificate of Bosnian citizenship if you do not have a valid Bosnian ID issued after 2003. Also complete and send the JMB-7 form. This will ensure your JMB is documented with the consulate.

Send the required documents to the consulate, which will submit your request to your district or township in Bosnia. Wait for written notification from the consulate.

Make an appointment with the consulate to have your biometric data taken after receiving notification. Provide the consulate with your old Bosnian passport, valid Bosnian ID and proof of your legal status in the United States.

Pay the fee for your new passport. Payment must be in the form of a money order made out to the Consulate General of Bosnia and Herzegovina, along with your first and last name and address.

Tips & Warnings

  • The euro and Ministry of Treasury in Bosnia determines the fees for passports. Given that the dollar-to-euro exchange rate changes, contact the consulate about the current amount due for services before writing a money order. Residents of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia should use the Washington, D.C. consulate locations, while remaining states use the Chicago location.
  • The Consulate General of Bosnia and Herzegovina has locations in Chicago and Washington, D.C. The Diplomatic-Consular agencies in Bosnia do not cover airfare and other travel expenses incurred for the acquisition of biometric data.

Related Searches

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

How to Travel For Free With Reward Points

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!