Serbia Entry Requirements

Serbia Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes no Yes
Austria Yes no Yes
Switzerland Yes no Yes
Other EU countries Yes no Yes
Turkey Yes no Yes

ID cards/identity cards

Citizens of the following countries mentioned in the table above can enter for a stay of up to 3 months with a valid ID card: EU countries and Switzerland.

Passport information

Generally required, must still be valid for at least 3 months.

Note on the passport

EU countries and Switzerland: For stays in the Republic of Serbia that last longer than 3 months or if you take up gainful employment, an entry visa must be obtained before departure.

Visa information

A visa is generally required except for citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for stays of up to 90 days: (a) EU countries and Switzerland; (b) Turkey. Note: Stays in Kosovo count towards the visa-free stay of 90 days.

Note on the visa

Kosovo: Departure from Kosovo to Serbia or entry into Kosovo from Serbia is only possible if entry/exit also took place via Serbia, a Serbian entry stamp was entered in the passport and the total length of stay does not exceed 90 days. Entering Serbia from Kosovo without a prior entry stamp from Serbia constitutes a violation of Serbian immigration law and can result in arrest.

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The fees vary according to nationality. Children up to 14 years pay half the fee. Citizens of some countries are exempt from visa fees and only pay a small processing fee. Contact the relevant consular post for more information.

Visa types and costs

Visa for tourist travel, business and transit visas. Validity and approved length of stay vary.


2 months from date of issue (multiple entry visas up to 1 year) for stays of up to 3 months.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who fly on with the next connection within 24 hours, have the necessary travel documents and a confirmed seat reservation and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. In person at the consulates general or the consular department of the embassy (see contact addresses).

Application required

(a) 1 application form (can be downloaded from the website of the competent diplomatic mission). (b) 1 passport photo (3.5 x 4.5 cm). (c) Passport valid for at least 3 months from the date of validity of the visa. (d) Proof of health insurance (certificates of entitlement from the health insurance company or health insurance for travel abroad) with coverage of at least €20,000. (e) travel tickets (train/air) or car details; (f) Fee (ask the consulate for the method of payment) (g) Residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland, if applicable. Tourist trips additionally: (h) Proof of accommodation (e.g. hotel voucher). Business visa additionally: (h) Letter of invitation from the company in Serbia (for trips longer than six months: contract of cooperation or proof of permanent business contacts); Additional visits: (h) Letter of invitation from relatives/acquaintances in Serbia certified by the municipal office or court.

Processing time

Personal application only (at least 1 week, in Stuttgart at least 1 month before the intended departure), processing on the same day. If approval from the authorities in Serbia or Montenegro is required, the processing time is extended to up to 1 month.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds (at least €50 per day of stay).

Legally Required Registration

Foreigners must register with the police. Organizations that offer accommodation to foreigners for a fee, as well as citizens of Serbia who are visited by foreigners, are obliged to report their stay to the Internal Affairs Department in the place of stay within 24 hours of their arrival in Serbia. Foreigners who do not use any of the above types of accommodation are obliged to report their stay or change of residence to the police within 24 hours of the change of residence or residence. Violations will be severely punished. The certificate must always be carried with you.

Entry with children

German: Machine-readable children’s passport, own passport or identity card. Austrians: Own passport or identity card. Swiss: Own passport or identity card. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Unaccompanied minors and minors who are only traveling with a parent/legal guardian need a notarized travel permit from the absent parent/legal guardian, according to the Serbian Foreign Office. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).

Entry with pets

For dogs and cats, a health certificate from the official veterinarian in the country of origin is required, which confirms that the animal is healthy. In addition, an EU pet passport must be presented, which certifies a valid rabies vaccination (at least 15 days, max. 6 months before departure) and identification with a microchip. More information is available from the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture.

Serbia Entry Requirements