Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country located in Southeastern Europe. The official languages are Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian.
History / Basics
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is located in South Eastern Europe, in the centre of the Balkan Peninsula near the Adriatic Sea, bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast. It has a diverse ethnic population of an estimated 3.8 million. The country is rich in natural resources, such as coal, iron ore, bauxite, copper, lead, zinc, cobalt, manganese, nickel, clay, gypsum, salt, sand, timber and hydropower, and also benefits from a favourable climate for agriculture and tourism. BiH is also rich in biodiversity and is home to 1,800 endemic species of Balkan flora and numerous threatened species.
1 March 1992 (from Yugoslavia; referendum for independence was completed 1 March 1992; independence was declared 3 March 1992.
Capital : Sarajevo
Population : 3.791.662
Area (in sq. km) : 51.209,2
Language(s) : Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian
Below is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Justlanded.com : Administrative and Support Services job available in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Ba.undp.org : International markets and resulted in the creation of more than 300 new jobs
Unjobs.org : Organizations with jobs in. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Learn4good.com : Tech jobs Bosnia Herzegovina for foreigners – Specialized.
Careerjet.com : Search for the latest Bosnia and Herzegovina jobs on Careerjet, the employment search engine. Covers all industry sectors.
Here is a selection of resources for searching for employment opportunities as a foreigner in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Moveoneinc: Tips for expats relocating to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
- Expat Interviews: An interview with an expat in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Accommodation / Mobile / Tax Registration
As an exchange student/staff who will stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina longer than 90 days for academic/administrative purposes, you will need to regulate your residence permit in order not to have residence problems during your staying in Sarajevo. You can find accomodation in Bosnia and Herzegovina with help of these.
Justlanded.com : Apartment fully and solid furnished available for rent. Long Term Rental.
Longtermlettings.com : Find to let property long term in Bosnia (24), monthly properties for rent furnished or unfurnished Bosnia lettings, extended stays.
Airbnb.com : Rent from people in Bosnia and Herzegovina from $11/night. Find unique places to stay with local hosts in 190 countries.
For any accommodation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, or any service; visit: http://www.zepterpassport.com.
- Realitica: You can find quite a few long term rental options on this site.
Visa and work permit :
- Bosnia-Herzegovina has pretty clear visa information.
- The Service for Foreigners website is an excellent source of information for work permits, residence permits, and student visas.
- The long story with all the rules for visas for Bosnia-Herzegovina is here.
Taxation in Bosnia and Herzegovina includes both federal and local taxes. Income tax is applied on a flat tax rate of 10% on income from both employment, interest, royalties, and capital gains. Social Security apply to most employment income. The employee pay 33% of gross salary, while the employer contribute 10.5% in addition. The Value-added tax in Bosnia is 17% as standard rate.