Where to seek help

The below services were available in Bosnia and Herzegovina when this page was last updated. Services are subject to change and discontinuation at short notice.

* The role of UNHCR in Bosnia and Herzegovina does not include receiving and/or processing asylum or resettlement applications. Staff from UNHCR and Vaša Prava BiH (UNHCR’s free legal aid partner) can inform you of how and where you can apply for asylum with the relevant authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the asylum process is administered by the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs and the Sector for Asylum of the Ministry of Security. If you are in need of international protection you first need to express your intent to seek asylum with the Border Police or Service for Foreigners’ Affairs. More information on asylum in Bosnia and Herzegovina is available here.