So, imagine this: it’s October 30, 2014, and the Republic of Serbia decides to throw open its doors wide! If you’ve got a passport (excluding emergency travel ones) and you’re holding a valid Schengen, UK, EU Member States’ visa, or the visa of the United States of America, or maybe you’re flaunting a residence permit from the Schengen area, EU, or the USA—congrats! You’re in for a visa-free treat!
Picture this as your backstage pass to Serbia. No more visa applications, no more visa fuss. You can chill, explore, and stay in Serbia for up to 90 days during a six-month period, and as long as your visa or residence permit is in the game, you’re golden.
Now, here’s a cool twist: if you’re the proud owner of two passports—one with an expired national passport but a rocking visa or residence permit, and the other with a valid national passport without the visa magic—you’re still in the game. Serbia’s got a thing for flexibility!
But wait, there’s a little note for those of you with residence permits in the form of a standalone card (not the usual passport sticker). Make sure you’ve got your valid passport as your entrance ticket to the Serbian shindig.
Now, let’s talk about the visas—there are two main types: the short stay (visa C) and the long stay (visa D).
Short Stay Visa (C): This is like your golden ticket to explore. Tourists, business folks, and anyone with a bit of wanderlust—this one’s for you. You get one, two, or even multiple entries into Serbia, and you can hang around for up to 90 days within a six-month period. Plus, if you’re feeling the vibe, there’s a multiple-entry option valid for a whole year!
Long Stay Visa (D): This is your all-access pass to an extended Serbian adventure—somewhere between 90 and 180 days. If you need a visa to get into Serbia, this is your key to applying for a temporary stay within the country.
Now, the nitty-gritty stuff for your visa application—think of it as your pre-trip checklist:
- Your trusty passport, with at least 90 days of life left after your visa gets issued.
- A cool invitation letter, depending on why you’re heading to Serbia.
- The ever-important visa application form—fill it out like you’re telling a story.
- A snapshot of you (3.5×4.5cm), ready to grace your visa application.
- Your ticket back home or your travel itinerary—Serbia’s excited to have you, but they want to make sure you’re leaving too.
- Show them the money! Proof that you’re financially sorted for your stay.
- A health insurance plan—it’s like a superhero cape for your journey.
- The visa fee—a small investment for the adventure of a lifetime.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT VISA
- employment contract, work contract, business and technical cooperation agreement, sports engagement or other document proving the work engagement of a foreign citizen in the Republic of Serbia;
- certificate of the registration of a legal entity, business entity, sports club or association or entrepreneur in the Republic of Serbia.
And for those special moments in Serbia—whether it’s for work, study, family reunion, religious service, medical care, or owning a piece of the Serbian dream—there’s a tailored list of documents waiting for you.
The Republic of Serbia is waiting to welcome you with open arms and a whole lot of adventure!