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Immigration support for hiring expats in Bosnia and Herzegovina via PEO

Among many other issues companies face when expanding globally is global HR. This includes hiring local citizens and expats, and payrolling them, paying taxes and getting work permits and visas so that expatriates were eligible to work in a foreign country.

If you are a company that is already hiring or planning to hire international workforce for your international projects, you must be aware of how hard it may get to onboard the person if they are miles away. Things can get even more complicated if expats are to be onboarded in a foreign country.

Whether it is to serve your company’s clients in Bosnia and Herzegovina or to tap into a new market, Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ is here for you.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to work overseas.

Our solution is a one-stop shop service for the official employment of expats in Bosnia and Herzegovina after they have received a work permit or a visa. Our Global PEO for hiring expats is aimed at employer companies that want to transfer selected candidates or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment.

Note: having one provider that sponsors a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs the expat, minimizes risks of visa rejection and takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, we can provide a bunch of extra benefits in addition to immigration support and onboarding in full compliance with local labor legislation. This includes housing, office, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, and others.

Focus on your primary business goals. And let us take care of the work permit and immigration procedures for you. Use our all-in-one solution:

  1. For long-term assignments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, allowing to payroll expats with full legal compliance
  2. As an interim solution before incorporating in the country

Hiring and payrolling expats in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Acumen’s approach to global mobility and expats employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina is backed with years of field expertise. Our team of seasoned professionals has managed to guide the whole bunch of companies of different sizes and sectors through the challenging immigration and onboarding and offboarding procedure.

We have helped companies to easily onboard, payroll and withdraw employees at the end of the employment agreement when it was needed based on their needs.

If you want to quickly and without risk get a work permit for your expatriate candidate, Acumen International can be your dedicated partner. We will guide you through all steps and advise on the documents required.

Note: we cannot shorten or affect the immigration procedure. However, we can make all necessary preparations so that you can onboard the employee immediately the permit or visa have been received.

We will ensure 100% compliance with the in-country labor legislation during the expats’ employment with Acumen International. Contact us for details on visa processing timelines and documents required to get a work permit in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be finished within no longer than 15 days from the date of submitting the application. In other cases in which special examination procedure is implemented, the procedure for issuing the work permit shall be finished in the time frame from 30 through 47 days.


Major steps to get a work permit in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  1. Apply for an employment visa
  2. Obtain a residence permit
  3. Work Permit Application

Documents for work permit in Bosnia and Herzegovina, main applicant

Type of documents
Decision on registration, issued by the body responsible for employer`s prevailing activity
Data about foreigner with whom they intent to conclude work contract or other adequate contract, and particular:

  • given name and surname
  • given names and surnames of parents
  • date of birth
  • sex
  • place of residence and address in the country of origin
  • reference number, date and place of issuing of valid travel documentation
Data about working place or kind of work, and work conditions
Justification of reasons for employment of a foreigner – description of a job at which
Foreigner will be employed and type of qualification and professional knowledge and qualification required for that job
Medical certificate (only for the first working permit)
Certified copy of passport

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Bosnia and Herzegovina without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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