Serbia visa

To visit Serbia, some people will need a Serbian visa. If you are from a country that requires a visa to visit Serbia, you can apply for a short-term or long-term visa.

Short-term visa allows you to visit Serbia for three months; A long-term visa will allow you to stay in Serbia for a year.


Do I Need a Visa for Serbia?

You don’t need a visa to visit Serbia for three months within 180 days if you are from one of the countries listed below:

  1. All the EU citizens
  2. Grenada
  3. Oman
  4. Albania
  5. Holy See
  6. Palau
  7. Andorra
  8. Iceland
  9. Peru
  10. Antigua and Barbuda
  11. Israel
  12. Qatar
  13. Argentina
  14. Japan
  15. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  16. Armenia
  17. Kosovo
  18. San Marino
  1. Australia
  2. Kuwait
  3. Seychelles
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Kyrgyzstan
  6. Singapore
  7. Bahrain
  8. Liechtenstein
  9. South Korea
  10. Bolivia
  11. Macau
  12. Switzerland
  13. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  14. Mexico
  15. Trinidad and Tobago
  16. Brazil
  17. Moldova
  18. Tunisia
  1. Canada
  2. Monaco
  3. Turkey
  4. Chile
  5. Mongolia
  6. Ukraine
  7. Costa Rica
  8. Montenegro
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. Cuba
  11. New Zeland
  12. United Kingdom
  13. Dominica
  14. North Macedonia
  15. The United States
  16. Georgia
  17. Norway
  18. Uruguay

You are exempted from the Serbian visa if you want to stay for 30 days within one year and you are from one of the countries listed below:

  • Bahamas
  • Colombia
  • Indonesia
  • Barbados
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Paraguay
  • Burundi
  • India
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

You can stay in Serbia without a visa for 30 days if you are from one of the countries listed below:

  • Belarus
  • Colombia
  • Russia
  • China
  • Kazakhstan
  • Suriname

You can stay in Serbia for 14 days without a visa if you are from Hong Kong.

Other Visa Exemptions

On October 30, 2014, the Government of Serbia approved the decision to grant visa-free entry if:

  1. You have a Schengen visa from one of the Schengen countries.
  2. You hold a visa from the UK, US and other Member States.
  3. You have a residence permit from the Schengen countries, the UK and the USA.

Types of Serbian Visas

Below are the visa types available for Serbia:

  1. Short stay (C visa).
  2. Long-term stay (visa D).

Short-term stay (C visa)

Short-term stay visa allows you to stay in Serbia for three months within a 180-day period. Short-term stay visas are issued to:

  1. For tourism purposes.
  2. Business meeting objectives.
  3. Going to the same school for sightseeing purposes.
  4. Official meetings for political purposes.

Long-term stay (visa D)

Long-term stay (visa D) allows you to stay in Serbia for one year. Long-term visa is issued to:

  1. For study purposes.
  2. For family reunification purposes.
  3. Work purposes.
  4. Humanitarian or religious activities purpose.

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Serbia Visa Requirements

Below are all the necessary documents to submit when applying for a Serbia visa.

  1. Valid passport. Your passport must be valid for three months before your return date, must have at least two blank pages and must be in good condition.
  2. Two photos. The photo must be taken recently within the last six months, be in passport color and size.
  3. Application form. Complete the application form honestly and with all current information. Do not leave any blank spaces or fill in incorrect information on the application as this may result in your visa being refused.
  4. Tax payment. You can complete the visa fee payment at the consulate or embassy when submitting your application. Be sure to attach the payment receipt with other requested documents.
  5. Travel medical insurance. Proof that you have valid health insurance with coverage of €20,000 within the Serbian region if you have a medical problem during your stay in Serbia.
  6. Bank statement. You need a document issued by your bank that includes your bank statements for the past six months. This document must prove that you are financially stable and can cover your own expenses during your stay in Serbia.
  7. Proof of booked flight itinerary. This document includes the date and time of your flight, the name of the aircraft, and the date and time of your return flight.
  8. Proof of accommodation in Serbia. This document must prove that you have accommodation in Serbia. This document could be an invitation from a friend or family member, a rental contract, a hotel reservation, etc.
  9. Invitation letter. Depending on the purpose of your visit to Serbia, you will need an invitation from:
    1. A friend or family member if you are visiting family or friends in Serbia.
    2. Business enterprise in Serbia if you are coming to Serbia for business purposes.
  10. Document proving that you are traveling with a travel agency if you are coming to Serbia for tourism purposes.

Note: Make sure your documents are original or notarized.

How to Apply for an Serbian Visa?

  1. Begin by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
  2. If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
  3. Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
  4. Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu.
  5. Fill out this form with the required information.
  6. Finally, submit the completed form.

Is Serbia in Schengen?

Serbia is not part of the Schengen Agreement, nor is it part of the EU. However, Serbian citizens do not need a visa to visit Schengen countries for short trips, and Schengen citizens do not need a visa to visit Serbia for short-term stays. If you have a visa or residence permit from a Schengen country, you can also visit Serbia without a visa.

How Long Does It Take to Process a Serbian Visa?

Serbian visa processing time is from 5 to 21 working days. You will receive an SMS or email from the embassy about the result of your visa application.

If you apply for a visa in the summer or during a holiday, the embassy may extend the processing time.

Serbia Visa Fees

Depending on the length of your stay in Serbia, you must pay the following fees:

  1. For short-term stay visa – €60. If the Serbian authorities grant you a short-term stay visa, you must pay an additional €2 for your visa sticker.
  2. For long stay visa – €30. If the Serbian authorities issue you a visa, you must pay €2 for your visa sticker.

What If My Serbia Visa Is Denied?

If your Serbian visa is refused, you should contact the Serbian embassy where you applied to find out the reason for the visa refusal. You can then:

  1. Reapply for a Serbian visa or Appeal the refusal;
  2. You can write a letter of complaint to the Serbian embassy.

Your visa may be refused for many different reasons. For example:

  1. If you submit documents that contain false information.
  2. If your passport is not in good condition.
  3. If you don’t finish the fee payment for your visa application.
  4. If you can’t submit all the requested documents.

How to Obtain a Residence Permit for Serbia?

To apply for a residence permit in Serbia, you can submit your application in person to the Belgrade City Police Directorate or online. To apply for a residence permit, remember to present the following documents:

  1. Passport.
  2. Bank statement.
  3. Application form.
  4. Tax payment.
  5. Health insurance.
  6. Two passport-sized photos.
  7. Register your address in Serbia.

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