If you intend to do business in Bosnia and Herzegovina and conclude contracts with domestic and international clients, the form of Representative Office of a foreign person is not a suitable form for doing business, due to limitations because it does not have the status of a legal entity.
This means that the Representative Office cannot conclude contracts on behalf of the founder. A foreign person can establish a Representative Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina only for the purpose of market research, carrying out propaganda and information work, and for the purpose of representing itself. Exceptions are representative offices of foreign airlines that can sell transport documents in accordance with interstate agreements and international conventions concluded or acceded to by Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The representative office begins its work after registration in the Register of representative offices of foreign persons in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of BiH, which is obliged to make a decision on registration in the register within 10 days from the date of submission of the application.
Instead of this form, a foreign company can establish a Limited Liability Company, which will be the founder and enjoy all the rights of a domestic legal entity.