Bosnia Herzegovina Company Formations

As a company formation agent we use our experience and knowledge to incorporate your company in Bosnia Herzegovina quickly and efficiently, with the entire process only taking 5 days.

Bosnia Herzegovina has set a legal framework for foreign investment that does not distinguish privileges, rights and conditions between foreign and domestic investors so the obligations and conditions which investors must work under are identical for foreign and domestic investment.

There has been an effort by the Bosnia Herzegovina authorities recently to increase foreign investment which has led to the reduction of start-up capital required, reform of company incorporations making them easier and more cost effective and the reduction of company registration time.

Bosnia Herzegovina - Ready Made Company

Ready made companies are not available in Bosnia Herzegovina as the government does not permit them.

The incorporation procedure in Bosnia Herzegovina is quite complex, however, as incorporation agents we are able to guide you through this process and incorporate a new company for you.

Company Registration

To incorporate a company in Bosnia Herzegovina the following is required for the Registry of Commercial Companies:

  • Proposed company name
  • Brief description of company activities
  • Company shareholders details
  • Company directors details
  • Bosnia Herzegovina registered office address
  • Amount of capital
  • Passport/identity card
  • Proof of capital payment - certificate from bank
  • Registration documents sent to the FBiH and RS require translation by a court interpreter
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association - which we draft for you

Benefits of a Bosnia Herzegovina Company

  • We offer our clients a reliable company formation service in Bosnia Herzegovina
  • It is not necessary to visit Bosnia Herzegovina to complete your incorporation
  • Our companies incorporation system comply with the Municipal Courts of the Federation of Bosnia Herzegovina, Canton Inspection Authority and the Registry of Commercial Companies

Jurisdictions and Cantons

All companies are required to register with the Municipal Courts in FBiH (Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina) and with the Commercial Court Registry in Republic of Srpska. These are the two jurisdictions in Bosnia Herzegovina and the location of the company's registered office will determine which court has jurisdiction. Registration documents sent will need to be translated by the court interpreter.

Bosnia Herzegovina is split into Cantons and when incorporated the company must notify the Cantonal Inspection Authority regarding the beginning of business activities.

Limited Liability Companies (d.o.o)

There are two main company types in Bosnia Herzegovina - Limited Liability Companies (d.o.o) and Joint Stock Companies. Limited Liability Companies are by far the most common form of incorporation in Bosnia Herzegovina.

Share Capital

Minimum share capital is €1,000, recently reduced from €2,000 in an effort by the Bosnia Herzegovina authorities to attract foreign investment. Share capital must be fully paid into a bank account and a bank certificate confirming this must be available upon incorporation of the company.

Company Shareholders

Only one shareholder is required, with a maximum of fifty and no restrictions put on their nationality.

Company Directors

Only one director is required, of any nationality. There are obligations for Bosnia Herzegovina Limited Liability Companies (d.o.o) to hold annual director and shareholder meetings.

Company Name

We can check that your Bosnia Herzegovina company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the Bosnia Herzegovina Companies Registry. Certain company names are prohibited, such as names suggesting the patronage of any government or country, and our name check ensures your chosen name is in compliance with these regulations. Prior name approval by the Bosnia Herzegovina authorities is required before the company can be incorporated.

Incorporation Documents

Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Bosnia Herzegovina company which, includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association and share certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the companies registry are sent to you in a corporate folder.

Registered Office

Your company must have a registered office in Bosnia Herzegovina, this is where documents may be legally served - we can provide a registered office in Bosnia Herzegovina.

Bosnia Herzegovina Company Formations

We can incorporate your Bosnia Herzegovina company, according to your specifications, please complete our ask form on the left:

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Bosnia Herzegovina Advantages
  • Time - only 5 days to incorporate your Bosnia Herzegovina company
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Share Capital - the minimum share capital requirement is €1,000
  • Shareholders - a minimum of 2 shareholders are required
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office in Bosnia Herzegovina and a registered agent, which we can provide
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process