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Brandon Le Clerk

"I thought settling in Sarajevo would be more difficult but with InterNations I quickly connected with other South African and American expats."

Claudine Duret

"Being new to Sarajevo wasn´t easy in the beginning. But when a friend invited me to InterNations I met really great international people."

Discover Sarajevo's Friendly Expat Community!

Zdravo and welcome to the InterNations Community in Sarajevo! As the world's leading platform for global expatriates, we offer a wide variety of resources to help you get to grips with relocating to this fascinating city. Our friendly members will be happy to offer advice, support and recommendations on a whole range of topics, including frequently asked questions such as how the process of applying for a work visa works, the customs and etiquette of doing business in Sarajevo, and the realities of flood safety in the city. Our community is driven by the knowledge contributed by our members, so why not sign up and share your own experiences too? Bosnia-Herzegovina is a country with a painful modern history, and Sarajevo still bears many of the scars from the terrible hardships of the 1990s. However, it is also an incredibly welcoming city with a diverse mix of cultural influences that manifests in a range of unique experiences, from the lively Turbofolk clubs to the quirky restaurants and bars where you can always look forward to service with a smile.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Paris or Bali.

Join Our Exciting Events in Sarajevo

Attend our monthly events and activities for Sarajevo expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Sarajevo Expat Guides

  • Moving to Sarajevo

    Expats moving to Sarajevo can look forward to living in a fascinating city and meeting people from different religions, cultures, and walks of life. This guide briefs you on the most important aspects of move to Sarajevo, such as local demographics, visa requirements, climate and more.
  • Living in Sarajevo

    “Sarajevo mon amour”, these are typical first words said after a stay in Sarajevo. The city today is a melting pot of cultures and religions which make it a fascinating multi-ethnic hub, a city for all to discover. Read on to learn more about living in Sarajevo.
  • Working in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Bosnia-Herzegovina is economically a very dynamic country with a bit potential: major cities in particular are attracting expats, and the country can count on a very strong service sectors, as well as a growing tourism sector. Find out more in our guide!

Exchange Tips about living in Sarajevo

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Sarajevo expat forums.

What to Expect from Expat Life in Sarajevo?

From the terrible events of the war-torn 1990s to the recent flooding crisis, Bosnia-Herzegovina has endured a lot. The capital, Sarajevo, is no exception, but the people of this beautiful Balkan city are resilient, enterprising and determined not to be defined by tragedy. Surrounded by the stunning natural landscapes of the Dinaric Alps and the Miljacka River, Sarajevo's city center brings together a striking blend of cultures, with deeply ingrained Islamic, Orthodox, Judaic and Catholic communities coexisting peacefully alongside an increasingly cosmopolitan generation of young Bosnians populating the city's bars, restaurants and nightclubs alongside visiting tourists and enterprising expats. Many foreigners who come to Sarajevo are either in relationships with Bosnian citizens or working for various NGOs and international organizations. Business opportunities also exist, in particular in the computing and technology industries, and the government has done much to attract foreign investment in recent years. There are still many challenges to overcome, but expats with an open mind and a thirst for adventure are likely to find life in Sarajevo inspiring and highly rewarding.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Prague or Bangkok, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Join Our Expat Network in Sarajevo

When you join the InterNations Community, you become part of the world's leading platform for expats and global minds. The safety, comfort and security of our members is paramount to us, which is why the essential principles of trust, respect and ethical behavior are considered key components of our service. Don't hesitate to ask any questions you might have about living in Sarajevo, from practical concerns such as where to find a business interpreter, the best healthcare facilities, or and the best districts to live and work, to opportunities to pursue a range of hobbies and interests, such as finding a tennis partner, organizing a walking tour of the city, or meeting fellow expats with small children for play dates. At InterNations, we also invite you to join our regular official events, for which we hire out an attractive local venue for our members to share a drink, enjoy some entertainment and get to know each other.

Brandon Le Clerk

"I thought settling in Sarajevo would be more difficult but with InterNations I quickly connected with other South African and American expats."

Claudine Duret

"Being new to Sarajevo wasn´t easy in the beginning. But when a friend invited me to InterNations I met really great international people."

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