In the last seven days, due to illegal entry or stay, the Service for Foreigners Affairs issued an expulsion measure for 36 foreign citizens with a ban on entry and stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including citizens of Morocco, Libya, Algeria, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Western Europe, Albania, Spain and Serbia.
In the area of Una-Sana, Sarajevo and Tuzla Canton, inspectors for foreigners in cooperation with police officers in the last seven days carried out activities to control the movement and stay of foreigners aimed at controlling the places where migrants gather and inspecting legal and natural persons providing services accommodation for foreign citizens, the Service for Foreigners Affairs stated in the press release.
According to the statement, the mentioned foreign citizens have been placed under surveillance in the Immigration Center or their movement to a certain place is restricted until they leave the territory of BiH. In the facilities in the area of Bihac and Tuzla, during the inspection, certain irregularities were found, and the owners of the facilities that provided accommodation services to foreign citizens were issued misdemeanour orders for non-compliance with legal provisions.
In the same period, the Service for Foreigners dealt with eight foreign citizens from the territory of BiH. In cooperation with the Service for Foreigners and the International Organization for Migration, four Afghan citizens were returned to their country of origin, while the Service independently realized voluntary return for four Turkish citizens who were returned to their country of origin.
Since the beginning of this year, the Service for Foreigners has registered 13,935 migrants who have expressed their intention to apply for asylum in BiH, of which 207 migrants have been registered in the last seven days alone.