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- Entering Republic of Serbia

- Information for Foreigners

 

ISSUING VISAS

American citizens do not need visas to travel to the Republic of Serbia. Holders of U.S.Travel Documents (Permit to Re-enter, Refugee Travel Document) require a visa for entry into the Republic of Serbia. If you do not have a U.S. passport, please check here to see if you need a visa to travel to the Republic of Serbia. Foreign nationals who have a valid US visa or lawful residence in the United States (green card) may enter the Republic of Serbia without visas and stay no longer than 90 days within six month period. Visa must be valid for the whole duration of stay in the Republic of Serbia. Also, foreign nationals who have a valid Schengen visa, UK visa or other European Union member-states visa may enter the Republic of Serbia without a visa and stay longer than 90 days within six month period. The possibility of entering the Republic of Serbia without a visa is valid beginning November 8th, 2014. Above does not apply to foreign nationals who are holders of emergency travel documents or travel documents for refugees and aliens.

TYPES OF VISAS

The types of visa are as follows:

I short stay visa (visa C)

II transit visa (Visa B)

 

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

Visa for a short stay is issued for tourist, business and other travel, for one, two or more entries into the Republic of Serbia. Continuous residence of an alien with a short stay visa, or a total length of consecutive stays, can not exceed 90 days within a period of six months from the date of first entry. Visa for a short stay with multiple entries shall be issued with a validity period of up to one year. (Article 18 of the Foreigners Act)

Required documents:

1. Valid passport (passport must be valid for at least 90 days from the visa issue date).

2. Completed Visa Application Form (MS Word format) (Form must be filled out clearly, in printed letters; the applicant must fill all columns/questions and state correct residential address in USA – no P.O. Box is acceptable. For minor children the form is filled and signed by their parents).

3. Photo (Size 3,5cm x 4,5 cm)

4. Invitation letter – not older than 6 months. (For a private visit, a certified invitation letter from a relative or a friend from Serbia is required. MS Word (Invitation letter). If applying for a business visa, please enclose (a) an official invitation from the company in Serbia, stating the nature of the business, expected duration of the visit as well as the name and address of the company or institution you are visiting. MS Word (Invitation letter), as well as (b) a letter from the U.S. company which you are representing. Legal or private entity that provides a guarantee to a foreigner, which obliges him/her to bear the costs of their accommodations and removal if they can not collect from the said foreigner, shall be required to present a certified copy of the guarantee to the competent authority based on the place of residence of the foreigner.

5. Proof of residence in the USA (photocopy of Alien Registration Card, Working Permit, Student’s Visa).

6. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia.

7. Return ticket or Itinerary (photocopy of International Driving License, Title and Insurance if you are traveling by car).

8. Stamped, self-addressed return envelope with pre-paid return postage (envelope is not required if applying in person at the Embassy)

• Fees and actual costs for a visa are 95 dollars. If the request is sent by mail it should contain two Money Orders: one in the amount of $93 and the other in the amount of $2 dollars. Visa application fee is non- refundable. If the visa is not approved the applicant will be refunded only the amount of $2.

• Citizens of Armenia, China, Mali, Pakistan, Syria pay only actual and handling costs for visa issuance in the amount of $ 2. If the request is sent by mail one Money Order in the amount of $2 should be enclosed.

Note: Incomplete applications can not be taken into consideration and will be returned to the applicants at their own expense.

II VISA B (Transit visa)

A transit visa is issued to all foreigners planning for a single, double or multiple transits through the territory of the Republic of Serbia. A transit visa is valid for up to six months in addition; the duration of stay in the country per one transit shall not exceed five days. A transit visa may be issued to a foreigner who has a visa to enter the country he/she is visiting or through whose territory he/she is continuing the travel, if he/she is not exempt from obtaining such a visa by an international agreement. (Article 17 of the Foreigners Act)

Required documents:

1. Valid passport (passport must be valid for at least 90 days from the visa issue date).

2. Completed Visa Application Form (MS Word format) (Form must be filled out clearly, in printed letters; the applicant must fill all columns/questions and state correct residential address in USA – no P.O. Box is acceptable. For minor children the form is filled and signed by their parents).

3. Photo (Size 3,5 cm x 4,5 cm)

4. Entry visa to the country to which you are traveling. If visa is not required for that country, other proof of stay in said country is required.

5. Proof of residence in the USA (photocopy of Alien Registration Card, Working Permit, Student’s Visa).

6. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia.

7. Return ticket or Itinerary (photocopy of International Driving License, Title and Insurance if you travel by car)

8. Stamped, self-addressed return envelope with pre-paid return postage (envelope is not required if applying in person at the Embassy)

• Fees and actual costs for a visa are $95. If the request is sent by mail it should contain two Money Orders: one in the amount of $93 and the other in the amount of $2. Visa application fee is non-refundable. If the visa is not approved the applicant will be refunded only the amount of $2.

• Citizens of Armenia, China, Mali, Pakistan, Syria pay only actual and handling costs for visa issuance in the amount of $2. If the request is sent by mail one Money Order in the amount of $2 should be enclosed.

Note: Incomplete applications can not be taken into consideration and will be returned to the applicants at their own expense.

For further information, please contact Embassy.


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