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  1. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of 30 March 2016 on conditions and stay of foreigners (Official Gazette Text. No. 25/16). (Pravilnik o ulasku i boravku stranaca) - Sluzbeni Glasnik

    Adoption: 2016-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-15 | BIH-2016-R-104621

    Determines procedures of entry of foreigners, refusal of entry, invitation letter, visa issuing, extension and termination, identification certificate, certificate for applying for work, personal identity cards.

  2. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Asylum Act of 9 February 2016 (Official Gazette No. 11/16). (Zakon o azilu) - Sluzbeni Glasnik

    Adoption: 2016-02-09 | Date of entry into force: 2016-02-26 | BIH-2016-L-104618

    Determines institutions in charge, principles, conditions and procedure for approving refugee status, termination of this status, temporary protection, identification documents, rights and obligations of asylum seekers, refugees and foreigners under subsidiary protection.

  3. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 10 November 2015 on Foreigners (Official Gazette No. 88/2015). (Zakon o Strancima) - Sluzbeni Glasnik

    Adoption: 2015-11-10 | Date of entry into force: 2015-11-24 | BIH-2015-L-102209

    Determines conditions and procedure for entry, visa regime, travel documents, stay, leave, supervision, competence of government bodies.

    On the effective date of this Law, the Act of 16 April 2008 on the Movement and Stay of Aliens and Asylum (Text No. 36/2008) with the exception of Chapter VII concerning asylum is repealed. Chapter VII will remain in force until the entry into force of the law governing the field of asylum.

  4. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 26 December 2012 on the employment of foreigners. (Zakon o zaposljavanju stranaca) - Laws on-line

    Adoption: 2012-12-26 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-02 | BIH-2012-L-92959

    Includes conditions, means, and procedures for employment of foreigners, exceptions, graniting work permit, its termination and quotas, register of issued permits, penal provisions.

  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 22 October 2012 on the Movement and Stay of Aliens and Asylum (Text No. 1025). (Zakon o izmjenama i dopunama zakona o kretanju i boravku stranaca i azilu) - Text in Bosnian

    Adoption: 2012-10-22 | Date of entry into force: 2012-11-12 | BIH-2012-L-92962

    Amends article 7 on freedom of movement, article 17 on travel documents, articles 25 and 26 on rejection of entry, articles 27, 30, 31, 32, 40 and 41 on visa requirements, articles 51 and 57 on temporary stay, article 59 on permanent stay, articles 62 and 65 on procedures, article 85 on the right of foreigners to work, articles 99, 100 and 101 on supervision, articles 124, 137 and 138 on refugee status, articles 143, 145 and 147 on database, and article 154 on infractions.

  6. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 3 November 2011 to amend and supplement the Act on employment of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship. (Zakon o izmjeni i dopuni Zakona o zaposljavanju stranih drzavljana i lica bez drzavljanstva) - Text in Serbian

    Adoption: 2011-11-03 | BIH-2011-L-89409

    Amends article 6 on medical certifactes and article 10 on categories of foreigners resident in Republika Srpska who do not need work permits.

  7. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 11 March 2009 on employment of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship. (Zakon o Zaposljavanju stranih drzavljanina i lica bez drzavljanstva) - Text in Serbian

    Adoption: 2009-03-11 | BIH-2009-L-84188

    Specifies procedures and means of employment, and procedure and regulations for obtaining working permit.

  8. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 23 December 2008 on means of obtaining rights for social protection of persons with recognized international protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 28). (Pravilnik o načinu ostvarivanja prava na socijalnu zastitu osoba kojima je priznata međunarodna zastita u Bosni i Hercegovini)

    Adoption: 2008-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-27 | BIH-2008-R-84175

    Determines basic principles, organs in charge, conditions and means of obtaining rights, and financing of social protection. Specifies persons entitled for protection, and their families.

  9. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 23 September 2008 on conditions and procedures for the entry and stay of foreigners (Text No. 595).

    Adoption: 2008-09-23 | Date of entry into force: 2008-10-14 | BIH-2008-R-81629

    Contains provisions regarding the entry of foreigners, conditions for the approval of entry, letters of invitation , financial means, travel documents for foreigners, types of stay including temporary stay, different types of visa for employment and study and permanent stay, request for stay, its prolongation and denial of request, as well as necessary identification documents required for foreigners.

  10. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 22 September 2008 on supervision and expulsion of foreigners from Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 596).

    Adoption: 2008-09-22 | Date of entry into force: 2008-10-14 | BIH-2008-R-81631

    Contains provisions on voluntary departure, measures for the supervision of foreigners, as well as expulsion, functions of relevant authorities and expulsion procedures. Specifies relevant documents and certificates.

  11. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation of 12 September 2008 on obtaining the right to work for persons granted international protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 611).

    Adoption: 2008-09-12 | Date of entry into force: 2008-10-21 | BIH-2008-R-81628

    Contains provisions specifying the persons eligible for a work permit - with exception to the rules with regards to employment in State institutions that require Bosnian citizenship - access to employment institutions, verification of diplomas, as well as rights and obligations of workers.

  12. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 9 July 2007 to amend and supplement the Act on movement and stay of foreigners and on asylum.

    Adoption: 2007-07-09 | BIH-2007-L-76650

  13. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 8 June 2007 on the means of implementation of the powers of the inspector for foreigners (Text No. 312).

    Adoption: 2007-06-08 | Date of entry into force: 2007-07-18 | BIH-2007-R-76705

    Provides, inter alia, that the inspector controls identities, edicts orders and measures of enforcement, collects data, and provides assistance.

  14. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 6 October 2005 to amend and supplement the Act on employment of foreign citizens and persons without nationality (Text No. 1079).

    Adoption: 2005-10-06 | Date of entry into force: 2005-11-04 | BIH-2005-L-76870

    Unofficial French translation available.

  15. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 28 July 2005 on the Service for foreigners' matters (Text No. 359).

    Adoption: 2005-07-28 | Date of entry into force: 2005-08-17 | BIH-2005-L-71189

    Provides for the creation of a service within the Ministry of Security in charge of matters concerning foreigners, their stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina, visas and authorizations.

  16. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 23 December 2004 on conditions and procedures for the entry and stay of foreigners (Text No. 14).

    Adoption: 2004-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 2005-02-08 | BIH-2004-R-71287

    Section 10 deals with work permits.

  17. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 20 October 2004 on employment of foreign citizens and persons without nationality (Text No. 990).

    Adoption: 2004-10-20 | Date of entry into force: 2004-11-17 | BIH-2004-L-76869

    Unofficial French translation available.

  18. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 30 September 2003 to amend and supplement the Act on refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and displaced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 269).

    Adoption: 2003-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 2003-11-13 | BIH-2003-L-66359

    Amends sections 21 to 30 relating to the tasks of the Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees and the Commission for Refugees and Displaced Persons.

  19. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 18 July 2003 to amend and supplement the Act on refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and displaced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 194).

    Adoption: 2003-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2003-08-01 | BIH-2003-L-64700

    Contains small modifications.

  20. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 18 July 2003 on movement and stay of foreigners and on asylum (Text No. 222).

    Adoption: 2003-07-18 | Date of entry into force: 2003-10-14 | BIH-2003-L-66358

    Establishes, inter alia, conditions and procedure of entry and stay of foreigners in Bosnia and Herzegovina, reasons for refusal of entry and stay, and procedure of application for asylum.

  21. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 12 November 2002 on aliens' employment. - Zakon o zaposljavanju stranaca

    Adoption: 2002-11-12 | BIH-2002-L-72950

    Provides for the procedure to grant work permits and their validity.
    Unofficial French translation available.

  22. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 28 June 2002 on conditions, means and procedure to ensure health protection during a stay abroad (Text No. 383).

    Adoption: 2002-06-28 | Date of entry into force: 2002-07-20 | BIH-2002-R-61978

    Provides that insured persons have the right to health protection during their stay abroad: 1) if they are employed by a Bosnian legal person or individual, 2) if they have their residence in the Federation and are employed abroad by a foreign employer, 3) if they are employed in diplomatic representations, 4) if they are sent abroad in official travel, and 5) if they travel abroad privately and as tourists.

  23. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision of 7 March 2002 on conditions for the proclamation of a foreigner as undesirable in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Text No. 53).

    Adoption: 2002-03-07 | Date of entry into force: 2002-03-07 | BIH-2002-M-61187

    Provides that a foreigner can be considered as undesirable if he threatens the legal system by not respecting the legal order or violating it or threatening the security of the country, by being recognised as an international criminal, by being a member of a terrorist organisation and organising the illegal entry, stay or departure of persons. Also concerns foreigners working for international humanitarian organisations.

  24. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 3 December 1999 on immigration and asylum.

    Adoption: 1999-12-03 | Date of entry into force: 1999-12-30 | BIH-1999-L-55446

    Provides for conditions and procedure of entry and stay in the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, reasons for entry refusal and expulsion of foreigners, and procedure for asylum requests. A labour contract can be a reason for granting a temporary permit. Available in English.

  25. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Act of 3 December 1999 on refugees from Bosnia and Herzegovina and displaced persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

    Adoption: 1999-12-03 | Date of entry into force: 1999-12-30 | BIH-1999-L-55447

    Provides, inter alia, for refugees' status and rights.

  26. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of 1997 on special conditions for conclusion of labour relations with foreign citizens and stateless persons.

    Adoption: 1997 | BIH-1997-R-55629

    Foreigners and stateless persons shall be equal in labour relation with citizens of the Republika Srpska. Conditions for the conclusion of labour relations are a permanent or temporary residence permit, an authorization of the Ministry of Labour, a temporary residence permit on the basis of cooperation with foreign countries or international organizations or humanitarian activities.


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