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Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. Why is it needed to obtain an ”Apostille” stamp on a multilingual birth certificate issued in Norway when such certificate is being used in BiH?

Norway is not a member of the Vienna Convention, signed on 8 September 1976, on the issue of multilingual extracts from civil status records. Therefore it is necessary to provide an "Apostille" stamp on multilingual birth certificates when being used in BiH.

 

2. Why it is necessary to submit a birth certificate for passport issuance to an underage child?

According to the Law on Travel Documents, an application for passport issuance to a minor is to be submitted by a parent with the consent of the other one. Parents of the child are being determined on the basis of such certificate and it is necessary to enclose child’s birth certificate when applying for passport.

 

3. How to authenticate the signature on a document?

Prior to signature authentication on any document (power of attorney, consent, family members list, life certificate, declaration of inheritance) the signer’s identity is established on the basis of a valid passport of Bosnia and Herzegovina or a valid identity card of Bosnia and Herzegovina, afterwards he/she signs the appropriate document and puts down his/her signature in the Signature Authentication Book, when a proof of paid consular fee is to be presented. However, when the authentication of signature is related to the renunciation from the citizenship of Bosnia and Herzegovina then a valid passport of Bosnia and Herzegovina should be presented! 




4. How to obtain a proof of residence in Norway?

The certificate of residency in Norway is issued for the purposes of: regulating pension payments, applying for retirement and for acquiring the right to custom benefit. To be issued a certificate for the purposes of regulating pension payments, applying for retirement, the following documents should be submitted:
- a copy of the 2nd and 3rd page of a valid BiH passport
- a copy of a document providing the date of arrival in Norway
- a copy of a document proving legal residency in Norway
- Consular Fee

To be issued a certificate of residency for the purpose of acquiring the right to custom benefit upon definite return of a person (who resided abroad continually for a minimum period of 12 months or for at least 12 months with interruptions during a period of 4 years) to Bosnia and Herzegovina, it is necessary to submit the following documents:
- a copy of the 2nd and 3rd page of a valid BiH passport
- a copy of a document providing the date of arrival in Norway
- a copy of a document proving legal residency in Norway
- written proof of the family’s evident intention to return to BiH. Duty free goods include: personal property, personal luggage and noncommercial goods (exclusively intended for personal use by the family members or for gifts) that have been used at least six months prior to the return to BiH.
- Consular Fee

 

5. Is it possible to obtain an ”Apostille” stamp in Norway/Iceland?

Norway and Iceland signed the treaty called the “Hague Convention (5 October 1961) Abolishing the Requirements of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents”, according to which the signatory states, among them being Bosnia and Herzegovina, authenticate documents by an “Apostille” stamp that will be used abroad. Thus in Norway and Iceland is possible to authenticate public documents by an “Apostille” stamp. The competent body in the Kingdom of Norway is a County Governor (Fylkesmannen), and in the Republic of Iceland it is the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

 

7. How is the military service regulated by law?

Since January 1 2006 there is a professional army in Bosnia and Herzegovina only. One can find more information on the Ministry of Defense of BiH web-page.

 

8. What rights will I have regarding the property located in BiH, after renunciation from the citizenship of BiH, in order to receive the citizenship of Norway?

Based on reciprocity, real estate remains as your property, except those ones located in areas under protection.

 

9. I lost my BiH ID card and driver's licence abroad. How can I report the loss of these documents and where?

The loss of documents in question should be reported personally at the local office of the Ministry of Interior according to the place of registered permanent residence in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

 


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