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If you have national passport and valid UK, Schengen, US resident permit (visa) you can enter Serbia without applying for Serbian visa.

Before travelling to the Republic of Serbia, please read here general entry requirements.

Citizens of United Kingdom traveling to the Republic of Serbia do not need visas (up to 90 days).

All holders of  british travel documents for aliens or refugees require an entry visa for the Republic of SerbiaVisa proccessing time is at least 1 month.

Holders of Taiwanese passports have to apply for entrance permit (not visa) for Serbia. Requirements for issuing are the same as for any Short stay C visa. Waiting time is 2 working days.

If you do not possess an UK passport or resident permit, please check here whether you need a visa.

For a stay exceeding 90 days, a request for temporary stay must be submitted in the Republic of Serbia. More information here.

Visa free entry for holders of foreign passports with valid visas or resident permits - requirements

At its meeting of 30 October 2014, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa free entry to the Republic of Serbia for holders of foreign passports having a valid Schengen, UK and other Member States' visa, or visa of the United States of America, and for holders of foreign passports having residence permit in the countries of the Schengen area, EU or the United States of America, which was published in the "Official Gazette of RS", No. 119 of 31 October 2014 and which will enter into force on 8 November 2014.

If you hold a valid UK residency permit or a UK visa permitting you to return to UK, you may enter Serbia without a visa and stay for 90 days within a 6 month period. Please be advised that your stay should not exceed the dates stated in the UK residency permit/visa. Furthermore, please note that if you have a residency permit card, you should have it with you, as well as your passport, and present it upon request by the immigration authorities. Free entry is allowed only if you have valid passport with valid resident permit (Visa) inside valid passport or with Resident permit card. These persons can not request temporary stay in the Republic of Serbia. Persons with a stamp in their passports allowing them to reside in the UK may not automatically be allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia.

As of 15 January 2017, holders of national passports of the People's Republic of China may enter Republic of Serbia without a visa for a stay not extending 30 days. Please check the following link for up to date information.

At its meeting of 29 September 2016, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of Malaysia, holding all types of passports (except for emergency travel documents/laissez-passer and travel documents issued in accordance with international conventions). The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 81 of 5 October 2016, it shall enter into force on 13 October 2016, and will be applicable between 1 December 2016 and 31 December 2017.

At its meeting of 18 June 2015, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa-free entry to the Republic of Serbia for citizens of Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain, which was published in the "Official Gazette of RS", No. 54 of 22 June 2015 and which will enter into force on 30 June 2015. The holders of national passports of those four countries may enter Serbia without a visa and stay for up to 90 days within a 6-month period.

In accordance with the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Lebanon, in force from 28 May 2016, the citizens of both countries, who are holders of diplomatic, special or official passports are eligible for a visa- free entry, transit and residence in the territory of the other country up to 90 days.

Applying for a Visas

Visas can be requested by submitting an application to the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia (Any working day, 10-13h, No appointment necessary). Visa processing time is at least 1 month.

If you live far from London (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Northern England etc.) , you can apply by post.  

In this case you have to keep in mind:
- Visa Fee (Postage Fee) is payable by Postal Order only
- You have to send us Return Prepaid Envelope for returning back passports. If you are living in Ireland, and you can't send Return Prepaid Envelope please send enough money (10 GBP usually)  for Postage Fee.
- In a letter please explain details of your planned visit, and explain which documents are provided.

TYPES OF VISAS

1) Short Stay Visa (Visa C)
2) Transit Visa (Visa B)


VISA C (Short stay in Serbia up to 90 days):
Short-stay visas are mainly issued for private visits, tourism, business as well as other travelling needs including a single, double or multiple entries into the Republic of Serbia.
The duration of an uninterrupted stay, and/or the total duration of successive visits of a alien with a short-stay visa shall not exceed 90 days within a period of six months which began on the day of the first entry.
A short-stay visa with the multiple entry option is issued with the validity of up to one year; however, it may also be issued for a longer term if it is related to the staff of a foreign diplomatic mission or a consular office as is stated by applied principle of reciprocity. (Article 18 of the Law on Aliens)

VISA C REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 90 days from issue date of visa)
  • Photo (Size 3,5 x 4,5 cm)
  • Completed visa application form
  • Invitation letter
    • for a private visit - invitation letter certified by the relevant authority of the Republic of Serbia
    • for a business visit - invitation from by a company in Serbia stating nature of the business and expected duration of the visit, as well as a letter from an british company which you are representing
  • for a tourist visit - a proof of payment for the trip issued by a travel agency (voucher or other type of payment receipt)
  • Proof of stay in UK- stay permit, visa (if you are not residing in your native country)
  • Letter from Employer
  • Return ticket or Itinerary (copy of International Driving License, Title and  Insurance if you travel by car)
  •  Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia
  • Health insurance
  • Visa fee (please check here)


VISA B (Transit visa):
A transit visa is issued to all aliens 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 an alien who is in possession of the visa for entry into the destination country or the country through which he/she is transiting if his/her obligation to have that visa is not abolished by an international treaty. (Article 17 of the Law on Aliens)

VISA B REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 90 days from issue date of visa)
  • Photo (Size 3,5 x 4,5 cm)
  • Completed Visa Application Form
  • Entry visa for 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
  • Proof of stay in UK- stay permit, visa (if you are not residing in your native country)
  • Return ticket or Itinerary (copy of International Driving License, Title and Insurance if you travel by car)
  • Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia
  • Visa fee (please check here

The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documentation.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


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