Passport from Bosnia & Herzegovina Series VII : ICAO Biometric Passport (Generation 3)
In June 2014 IDDEEA announced that Bosnia and Herzegovina will introduce the third generation of biometric passports with a focus on the implementation of Supplemental Access Control (SAC) in October 2014.

It was first issued on 1 October 2014. The primary change is the use of a thin flexible polycarbonate for datapage and with a colour image imprinted in the second layer of the polycarbonate. Bosnia and Herzegovina is the first country outside the European Union and among the first in the world to implement this type of passport.

Passports for Bosnia and Herzegovina are produced by Bundesdruckerei (Federal Printing Office) from Germany and the passports are issued by Agency for Identification Documents, Registers and Data Exchange of Bosnia and Herzegovina (IDDEEA).

This series is also known as W Series and 2014 Model.


The main difference can be spotted right away on the front cover with the ICAO Biometric symbol moved from the left to the right side of the margin.

The datapage has been changed from flimsy paper to a thick polycarbonate card that also holds the chip.
Predominant Colour Cover: Dark-blue
Pages: Bluish-gray
Perforations Laser perforations at bottom of pages, from page 3 to back cover.
Watermark Coat of Arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Total Pages 34
Dimension ISO/IEC 7810 or ID-3 or B7
ICAO Standard Passport Booklet Size
88 × 125 mm
Front Cover Country's Name


Document's Name


ICAO ePassport Symbol

Golden hot foil stamping.
Front Cover - Interior Side Country's Name
Page 1 Country's Name
Document's Name
Document's Number (Printed as Barcode)
Page 2 Polycarbonate Datapage with Chip
The expiration date was made by tactile laser engraving
Page 3 Observations
UV-reactive showing facial image, surname, given name and personal identity number of the holder, place of issue and passport number.
Page 4 to 30 Visas

Security-thread, repeated & alternately: BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA and БОСНА И ХЕРЦЕГОВИНА​​​
Page 31 Observations
Page 32 Notes & Regulations
Back Cover - Interior Side / Endpaper  


Country Code: BIH

The expiry date was printed using tactile laser engraving. With the polycarbonate datapage, the total page in the passport has increased from 32 to 34.

It has kinegram over the entire surface as well as holographic metallised element and metallised holographic strip with microprint.


Passports of Bosnia and Herzegovina are in the three official languages Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian (Cyrillic) and in addition to English.


Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina currently uses the coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina for official purposes.

The coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina was adopted in 1998, replacing the previous design that had been in use since 1992 when Bosnia and Herzegovina gained independence. It follows the design of the national flag.

The current coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina presents the typical straight top, oval sides, and spiked bottom. The coat of arms has two background colours, dark blue and gold. The top right corner forms a yellow triangle symbolizing the shape of Bosnia and Herzegovina, with the blue covering the remaining portions of the flag portraying the sky, rivers and lakes.


In this series, the passport number starts with B and followed by 7 digits. 

Because it does not follow the ICAO requirement which uses 9 alphanumerics, the document number has been padded with one < in the MRZ.


At the bottom of each page from page 3 until page 33 using a tapered laser. The perforations holes are getting smaller towards the end.


Previously only two-type, in this series it has three-type of validity length with adult extended to 10 years.
Under the age of 3 years 3 30.00
3 - 18 years 5 40.00
Adult 10 50.00


Printed in Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian and English on the interior side of the back cover.
a) „Ovaj pasoš treba čuvati na svaki način i ne smije se mijenjati";
b) „Ovaj pasoš smije upotrebljavati samo lice na čije je imo izdat. Nosilac pasoša mlađi od 14 godina može putovati u inostranstvo samo u pratnji roditelja ili zakonskog zastupnika, odnosno mora imati saglasnost oba roditelja ili zakonskog zastupnika, odnosno staraoca, koju je ovjerio nadležni organ, ako putuje u pratnji druge osobe";
c) „Ovaj pasoš je važeći ako je potpisan od strane nosioca na mjestu određenom za potpis. U slučajevima kada je nosilac pasoša maloljetno lice do 7 godina starosti, slijepo lice ili lice koje zbog fizičkih nedostataka nije u mogućnosti da se potpiše, pasoš je važeći i bez potpisa nosioca pasoša";
d) „Nosilac ovog pasoša je državijanin Bosne i Hercegovine";
e) „Ovaj pasoš sadrži 34 strane".

a) „Овај пасош треба чувати на сваки начин и нe смије ce мијењати";
б) „Овај пасош смиje употребљавати само лице на чије име је издат. Носилац пасоша млађи од 14 година може путовати у иностранство само у пратњи родитеља или законског заступника, односно мора имати сагласност оба родитеља или законског заступника, Односно стараоца, коју је овјерио надлежни орган, ако путује у пратњи другог лица";
в) „Овај пасош је важећи ако је потписан ОД стране носиоца на мјесту одређеном за потпис. У случајевима када је носилац пасоша малољетно лице до 7 година старости, слијепо лице или лице које због физичких недостатака није у могућности да се потпише, пасош је важећи и без потписа носиоца пасоша";
г) „НосилаЦ овог пасоша је држављанин Босне и Херцеговине";
д) „Овај пасош садржи 34 стране".

a) „Ovu putovnicu treba čuvati na svaki način i ne smije se mijenjati";
b) „Ovu putovnicu smije upotrebljavati samo osoba na čije ime je izdata. Nositelj putovnice mlađi od 14 godina može putovati u inozemstvo samo u pratnji roditelja ili zakonskog zastupnika, odnosno mora imati suglasnost oba roditelja ili zakonskog zastupnika, odnosno staratelja, koju je ovjerilo nadležno tijelo, ako putuje u pratnji druge osobe";
c) „Ova putovnica je važeća ako je potpisana od strane nositelja na mjestu određenom za potpis. U slučajevima kada je nositelj putovnice maloljetna osoba do 7 godina starosti, slijepa osoba ili osoba koja zbog fizičkih nedostataka nije u mogućnosti da se potpiše, putovnica je važeća i bez potpisa nositelja putovnice";
d) „Nositelj ove putovnicu je državljanin Bosne i Hercegovine";
e) „Ova putovnica sadrži 34 strane".

a) „This passport is to be safeguarded and not to be changed in any way";
b) „This passport may be used only by the person in whose name it is issued. The bearer of this passport who is under the age of 14 may travel abroad only if accompanied by parents or legal representative or, if traveling in the company of another person, must have the consent of both parents or legal representative, or guardian, which is certified by the competent authority";
c) „This passport is valid only if signed by the bearer at the place specified for signature. In cases where the passport bearer is under the age of 7, a blind person or a person who due to physical impairments is unable to sign, the passport is valid without the signature of the passport bearer";
d) „The bearer of this passport is a citizen of Bosnia and Herzegovina";
e) „This passport contains 34 pages".