Update: If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. See our recent alert for more detailed information.
Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy Sarajevo. We provide services for United States Citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Unit is closed to the public on U.S. and BiH public holidays.
Please note: There is no walk-in service for United States citizens who require a service related to passports, citizenship or birth registration. These services are by appointment only.
If you are traveling within the next 2 business days, please see ” Emergency Travel” on the right-hand side of this page for further information.
Select the service you require:
Apply for a Passport
- Renew an adult passport
- Renew a child’s passport under the age of 16
- Replace a damaged passport
- Apply for an adult passport – my last passport was issued before I was 16 or more than 15 years ago
- Apply for a second passport
- Replacing a lost or stolen passport
- Reporting the birth of a child born outside the United States and applying for the first passport
- Apply for a passport card
- Emergency Travel
Exchange a Limited Validity Passport for Full Validity
Return of Passports by DHL
U. S. citizens who apply for a new passport at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo now have the option to have their new U.S. passport returned to them by the Embassy using a DHL prepaid shipping service to any address in Bosnia and Herzegovina. To do so, you’ll need to inform us at your appointment if you wish to have your newly issued passport returned to you by DHL. If you choose this option, your current passport will be canceled at the time of your appointment and returned to you. Once you receive the notification email from the Embassy that your passport is ready for pick-up, you’ll need to create a DHL shipping label on the DHL web site, pay their fee of approximately BAM 20.32 (by credit card on DHL’s web site), and email the shipping label to the Embassy in response to the notification email you will receive from us. For detailed instructions on how to create a DHL shipping label, please follow the DHL-Instructions (PDF 869 KB).