On the invitation from the year of 2015 for all persons who acquired citizenship of BiH through naturalization after the 6th of April 1992 and before the 1st of January 2006, about 70 people responded, as stated from the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH is obliged, on the basis of the Law on Citizenship of BiH, to conduct a revision of the status of persons who were naturalized after the 6th of April 1992 and before the 1st of January 2006.
The Ministry is considering the status of persons who have acquired citizenship by naturalization, and who previously did not have a unique identification number (JMBG) assigned, or who got the new identification number (JMBG) of citizens of BiH on the territory of BiH in this period.
The original number of naturalized citizens amounted to 24,507, and the Ministry of Civil Affairs of BiH took this number of administrative cases from the State Commission for revision of decisions on the naturalization of foreign citizens.
This number has decreased with time (by solving the cases and updating records and databases) so that the total number of persons who have acquired the citizenship by naturalization now amounts to 11,463.
Revision of citizenship will not include those who have acquired it on the basis of residence in the territory of BiH on the 6th of April 1992, and had citizenship of the republics of the former Yugoslavia, nor those who acquired citizenship on the basis of realized two years stay since the Law on citizenship of BiH entered into force on the 1st of January 1998.
Also, the revision will not include those who have acquired citizenship on the basis of 3 years of residence or temporary residence on the territory of BiH until the 1st of January 2000, nor those who have acquired it on the basis of the decision of the Council of Ministers of BiH as a person of particular benefit to BiH or those who have acquired citizenship on the basis of an agreement on dual citizenship with another country.