Prior to signature authentication on any document (power of attorney, consent, family members list, life certificate, declaration of inheritance) the signee’s identity is established on the basis of a valid passport of Bosnia and Herzegovina or a valid identity card / driving licence 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!
If a person is not a bearer of a valid passport of Bosnia and Herzegovina or a valid identity card / driving licence of Bosnia and Herzegovina, then her/his signature can be certified by Notary Public. To use such document in Bosnia and Herzegovina it is necessary to obtain an “Apostille” certificate.
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” certificate that will be used abroad. Thus in Norway and Iceland is possible to authenticate public documents by an “Apostille” certificate. 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.
Consular Fee according to the Consular Fee Tariffs payable to bank account: 6030.05.73897, Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina for the authentication of each signature on a document is to be documented. Please include additionally NOK 160,00 for the expenses of registered mail in Norway, or NOK 200,00 in the Republic of Iceland.