Visa Requirements


On October 30, 2014, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa free entry to the Republic of Serbia for holders of all types of national passports, other than emergency travel documents and travel documents issued in accordance with international conventions, having a valid Schengen, UK and EU Member States' visa, or visa of the United States of America, and for holders of foreign national passports having residence permit in the countries of the Schengen area, EU or the United States of America.

On basis of this decision, the above-mentioned categories of foreign nationals may, without prior visa application, enter, transit and stay in the Republic of Serbia up to 90 days during a six-month period, and within validity of said visas or residence permits.

There is a possibility for foreign nationals to enter the Republic of Serbia with two passports e.g. expired national passport with valid visa or residence permit and valid national passport without valid visa or residence permit.

Foreign nationals, holders of a residence permit in the form of a separate card (not a sticker affixed to their passport), must present their valid passport upon entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia.

Before travelling to the Republic of Serbia, please check here whether you need a visa.

Visa applications should be submitted personally to the Embassy or Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia abroad or online, through the portal for foreign nationals

Types of visas issued in diplomatic and consular missions:

  • short stay visa (visa C)
  • long stay visa (visa D)

VISA C (visa for a stay of up to 90 days)

Short-Term Visa is a permission to enter into the Republic of Serbia, transit over the territory of the Republic of Serbia or stay on the territory of the Republic of Serbia for up to 90 days within any period of 180 days, from the date of first entry. Visa for a short stay is issued for tourist, business and other travel, for one, two or more entries into the Republic of Serbia. 

Short-Term Visa shall not be grounds to apply for temporary residence in the Republic of Serbia, unless provided otherwise by the Law.

VISA D (Long-Term Visa)

Long-term visa is a permission to enter and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia between 90 and 180 days, on the grounds of employment, education, family reunification, etc. A foreign national who, in accordance with the visa regime for entry into the Republic of Serbia requires a visa, and who intends to apply for a temporary residence permit in the Republic of Serbia shall obtain a Long-Term Visa. 

A foreigner, who has been issued a long stay visa on the grounds of employment, shall realize the right to employment in accordance with the regulations on employment of foreigners.

General visa requirements:

  1. Completed visa application form;
  2. Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 90 days after the intended date of departure from the Republic of Serbia, with at least two consecutive blank pages, and issued within the past 10 years); 
  3. Photo (size 3.5x4.5cm); 
  4. Visa fee.
  5. Proof of the purpose and reasons for stay in the Republic of Serbia;
  6. Letter of invitation:

- for a private visit – invitation letter certified by the relevant authority of the Republic of Serbia

- for a business visit – invitation letter by a company in Serbia;

- for a tourist trip – a proof of payment for the trip issued by a travel agency (voucher or other type of payment receipt);

         ​​​​​​7. Adequate and valid travel medical                          insurance;

For the issuance of a transit visa, you should have an entry visa for the country you are entering after the Republic of Serbia. In case a visa is not required for that country, you will be asked to present other documents explaining the purpose of your visit there.

Upon submission of application for Short-Term Visa, the applicant shall also submit the following evidence: of the purpose of visit, of sufficient funds for accommodation expenses or other proof related to accommodation, of available means of subsistence during the intended stay and for return to the country of origin or place of usual residence, and other evidence which may be used to verify the applicant's intent to leave the Republic of Serbia before the expiry of the visa applied for.

Upon submission of the application for Long-Term Visa, the applicant shall also submit evidence, or documents, necessary in accordance with the provisions of the Law on Foreigners, when applying for temporary residence (depending on the grounds for residence).

Diplomatic-consular missions of the Republic of Serbia reserve the right to request additional documentation. Incomplete visa applications will not be accepted.

For more information regarding the issuance of visa, please contact the nearest diplomatic-consular mission of the Republic of Serbia.