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Employer of Record Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hire staff and expand your business in Bosnia and Herzegovina with our fully-managed EOR Service

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Unrivalled Employer of Record Service in Bosnia and Herzegovina designed to expand your business seamlessly

Agility EOR delivers services for business’s looking for an Employer of Record in Bosnia and Herzegovina. We help clients hire new employees or transfer existing employees into a fully-managed EOR service.

We appreciate that each situation and business is different. That is why our personal approach to Employer of Record Services in Bosnia and Herzegovina takes care of all HR, payroll, recruitment and compliance head aches, and allows you to do what you love best – driving your business forward.

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Employer of Record in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Brief Guide to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country in Southeastern Europe, known for its rich history, diverse culture, and beautiful landscapes. It has a parliamentary system of government and is a member of the United Nations and various international organizations. The nation is working towards membership in the European Union and has a growing economy.

LocationSoutheastern Europe
Largest CitySarajevo 
Official LanguageBosnian, Croatian, Serbian
Area51197 square kilometers
PopulationApproximately 3.5 million
CurrencyBosnia and Herzegovina convertible mark (BAM)   
Major CitiesBanja Luka, Tuzla, Zenica, Mostar   
GDP$20.05 billion USD   
Human Development Index (HDI)0.769 (high) 
Major IndustriesEnergy, mining, automotive, agriculture, and tourism diamond processing


Business Culture

Business Culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Business culture in Bosnia and Herzegovina values professionalism, relationship-building, and respect for hierarchy. Punctuality is important, as well as appropriate attire and courtesy. Decisions are often made by top-level executives, and personal connections play a significant role. Engaging in small talk and socializing is common before discussing business matters.

Being well-prepared and demonstrating expertise is crucial when conducting business in Bosnia and Herzegovina. A proper work-life balance is appreciated, and adhering to business etiquette, such as exchanging business cards and using proper titles, is expected.

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Payroll and Taxes

Payroll and Taxes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

There is no statutory requirement to pay a 13/14th month in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Employee Taxation

Income tax rates in Bosnia and Herzegovina are flat:


Taxable Income

Rate (%)

All Income


Employer Taxation

Employer costs in Bosnia and Herzegovina are relatively simple. Employers are responsible for:

Employer Costs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Approximate % of Gross Salary

Social Security Contributions


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Employment Law

Employment Law in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Employment Contracts: In Bosnia and Herzegovina, employment contracts can be written or verbal, but written contracts are recommended to avoid misunderstandings. Contracts should outline essential details, such as employment duration, working hours, salary, and termination notice periods.

Working Hours: The standard maximum working time in Bosnia and Herzegovina is 40 hours per week or 8 hours per day. Overtime work is regulated, with compensation for extra hours.

Employees Rights: Employees in Bosnia and Herzegovina have various rights, such as the right to equal treatment, protection against discrimination, and freedom of association. Regulations address working conditions, workplace safety, and employee representation.

Leave: Employees in Bosnia and Herzegovina are entitled to various types of leave, including paid annual leave (minimum of 20 working days per year), maternity leave, paternity leave, sick leave, and family care leave.

Termination: Termination of employment in Bosnia and Herzegovina requires proper notice, which varies depending on the length of employment. Unjustified termination can lead to claims for damages or reinstatement.

Public Holidays

Bosnia and Herzegovina Public Holidays

New Year’s Day 1st – 2nd January
Orthodox Christmas 7th January
Independence Day1st March
Labor Day 1st – 2nd May
Eid al-Fitr Varies
Eid al-Adha Varies
All Saints’ Day 1st November
Day of Remembrance9th – 11th November
Statehood Day 25th November
Catholic Christmas 25th December
Orthodox New Year 14th January


Pension and Healthcare

Bosnia and Herzegovina Pensions

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is a mandatory state pension system funded by social security contributions from both employees and employers. The contribution rates, as a percentage of an employee’s gross salary, are as follows:

  • Employees: 6% for pension and disability insurance
  • Employers: 6% for pension and disability insurance

These percentages may vary slightly depending on the specific entity or region within Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the country is divided into two entities: the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika Srpska.

Healthcare in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina has a public healthcare system that provides basic medical services to its residents. The system is funded through social health insurance contributions from employees and employers, as well as government subsidies and general tax revenues.

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Work Permits in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, immigration is a regulated process, just like in any other country. To immigrate, you’ll generally need to apply for a specific type of visa or residency permit based on your purpose for moving, such as work, study, or family reunification.

Work visas typically require a job offer from a Bosnian employer, while student visas require enrollment in a recognized educational institution. Family reunification visas may be available to those who have family members living in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

To obtain a residency permit, you’ll need to meet certain criteria, such as providing proof of sufficient financial resources, having valid health insurance, and passing a background check. Since the official languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina are Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian, learning one or more of these languages may be helpful for navigating the immigration process and integrating into the local community.

Once you’ve obtained a residency permit, you’ll need to renew it periodically and adhere to the specific conditions tied to your permit. If you’re interested in becoming a permanent resident or even a citizen, you’ll have to follow additional steps and meet certain requirements, such as living in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a specified number of years.

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The Benefits

Bosnia and Herzegovina Employer of Record Benefits

When you choose Agility EOR to expand in Bosnia and Herzegovina, we guarantee an employer of record service tailored to the needs of your business


We are on top of regulatory changes in Bosnia and Herzegovina so you can relax.

Cost reduction

Allow our economies of scale to work in your favour.

High Service Levels

You and your employees have a dedicated account manager.

Fixed Cost Pricing

We will agree our professional fees up front based on your needs - no nasty surprises!

Consolidated Invoicing & Payments

Make one monthly payment to cover all your tax, social and wages costs from one to one thousand employees.

Fast delivery

You can have 'boots on the ground' within days on our infrastructure.

Reduced Risk

All wage taxes are remitted in full to the Bosnia and Herzegovina authorities by professionals ensuring liabilities are met, giving you peace of mind.

Supply Chain Transparency

We only pay employees through local full employed solutions meaning Bosnia and Herzegovina payroll tax is paid on all funds.

Save Time and Money

Our expertise is at your disposal. The need for you to have internal HR, Payroll and admin staff is eliminated.

Without Agility EOR, our ability to move quickly and scale would be extremely limited. Superb work from A to Z.

Carol Oliveira