BOSNIA WILL EXPEL ARABS: Duo to tax evasions, they are "flying out" of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Some of the real estate owners live illegally in the country, others are not even registered to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the third misused various work permits and they violated the conditions for issuing visas
Service for Foreigners' Affairs announced that it would expel more than 300 foreigners, illegal residents, mainly from the Gulf countries, because of tax evasion and illegal purchase of real estate. This service will take legal measures, as announced, to all foreign nationals who have violated migration laws in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), cancellation of non-visa or temporary residence, and expulsion measures.
Director of Service for Foreigners' Affairs Slobodan Ujic said to Klix.ba after the action "Property" that Service will begin with the expulsion as early as next week as part of regular activities. He pointed out that State Prosecution got interested for this case and they required documents to be delivered to them related to the illegal purchase of real estate and the opening of fictitious companies in our country.
He adds that the Service for Foreigners' Affairs of BiH will continue in the following period to work on activities that are under their jurisdiction and that the information from the action "Property" will be delivered to SIPA and tax authorities if it is determined that they are in their jurisdiction.
Let us recall, in the last few years there has been increasing number of Arabian investors who built residential complexes and tourist settlements all over Bosnia and Herzegovina drawn by the low prices and favorable climate. Service for Foreigners' Affairs in cooperation with other authorities in the past conducted a review of nearly 700 companies and 16 tourist resorts owned by the citizens of the Gulf, Libya, Russia and Ukraine.
Results shown that around 500 fictive companies that are registered to false addresses in posses 600 residential and business spaces in our country. From the Service for Foreigners' Affairs pointed out that the founding capital of legal entities that were subject to control, usually amounted to 2,000 KM, and it was established that the companies are owners of real estate worth several hundred thousand marks. Therefore, it is unclear how they acquired the property for so much value and how they carried out the transaction of money.
Some of the real estate owners live illegally in the country, others are not even registered to enter Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the third misused various work permits and they violated the conditions for issuing visas.