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Bosnia and Herzegovina : Identity Card (2015 — 2025)

Bosnian-Herzegovinian identity card (Bosnian: Lična karta, Serbian Cyrillic: Лична карта, Croatian: Osobna iskaznica) is a compulsory identity document issued in Bosnia.

All Bosnian citizens who are residents of Bosnia and Herzegovina and are over the age of 15 have the right to apply for the national ID card; nevertheless, all Bosnian-Herzegovina citizens that are over the age of 18 must have an Identity Card issued by the police (Ministarstvo Unutarnjih Poslova - MUP) by the city of residence. The deadline for submitting an application for the issuance of an ID card is 60 days after the completion of 18 years of age, or 60 days after being permanently resident in BiH, if he has attained 18 years of age.

Protective elements in identity card are fully compliant with EU recommendations.

On the left side of the ID is the photograph of the bearer, whereas on the opposite side, a hologram is placed, with the country's flag and name being visible.

The expiry date was engraved using tactile laser.


The Bosnia and Herzegovina national identity card was implemented in 2002, and is compulsory for citizens over the age of 18. A new identity card was introduced on 1 March 2013, and includes information written in Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian (using the Cyrillic alphabet), and English. The 2013 series of cards include biometric data, stored electronically. 


Agency for Identification Documents, Registers and Data Exchange (IDDEEA).


On 1 March 2013 Bosnia and Herzegovina has introduced a new electronic ID card costing KM 18.00 (€9.20)


Proof of identity, the fact of place and date of birth, of permanent residence or temporary residence of a displaced person, and of citizenship of BiH.

Travel to Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia.


ID number, photo, name, sex, birth date, nationality, fingerprint, date of issue, years valid, signature, municipality of residence, blood type.


Fingerprints, digital photograph, digital signature