Issuance of transit permit (for the remains of deceased)

 

ISSUANCE OF TRANSIT PERMIT (FOR THE REMAINS OF DECEASED)

Documents required:

– Application for issuance of a transit permit for purpose of transporting the remains of deceased person to Bosnia and Herzegovina (submitted by a deceased person’s relative or a proxy)
– Deceased person’s BiH travel document / ID card
– Deceased person’s Certificate of BiH Citizenship (if the deceased person did not have valid personal BiH documents)
– Excerpt from the Registrar of Deaths, with notarized translation thereof
– Doctor’s/Coroner’s Finding comprising the cause of death clearly stated
– Confirmation issued by the Funeral Home stating that the remains were not buried and are ready to be transported according to the international standards (the coffin is sealed, the body is embalmed or cremated)
– Confirmation that the burial lot in BIH is provided for
– Information regarding the Funeral Home, the BiH border crossing point, the driver and the transporting vehicle or aircarrier and number of flight (depending on mean chosen for transportation of the remains)

Consular fee: 26.00 € (payable in €).

NOTE

Special approval from the competent BiH authority for issuance of a Transit Permit is required in the following cases:

– The remains were already buried (exhumation)
– The death was caused by a contagious desease
– The deceased person was not a BiH national

In the above-mentioned cases, the doctor’s finding regarding the cause of death shall be translated into one of the BiH official languages.
Depending on location on which the burial lot is situated, the applicant shall also compile one of the following applications:

Application for issuance of transit permit for transporting the remains from abroad to BiH
Application for issuance of transit permit for transporting the remains from abroad to the Federation BiH
Application for issuance of transit permit for transporting the remains from abroad to Republika Srpska
Application for issuance of transit permit for transporting the remains from abroad to Brcko District