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EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

 163, Marais Street, Brooklyn 0181, 

 P.O. Box 13026, Hatfield 0028,
 Pretoria

 Phone: + 2712 460 56 26
              + 2712 460 61 03
 Fax:     + 2712 460 60 03

 info@srbembassy.org.za

 www.pretoria.mfa.gov.rs    

      

Honorary Consuls

Embassy Working Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 16:00 hours

Consular Section Working Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 - 14:00 hours

SERBIA as a Favourable Destination for Investment and Development of New Technologies
At the following link you can find useful information on the Republic of Serbia as a favourable destination for business, as well as investing in research and development of new technologies - Brochure: "SERBIA - Emerging tech developing hub".

 

DOING BUSINESS IN SERBIA


ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Consular services, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia Pretoria

Dear citizens, friends and guests of the Republic of Serbia,

In order to maximize the work and efficiency of the Consular Services of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Pretoria, on May 21, 2019, the Embassy changed to a new system of work by scheduling meetings at the Embassy for all types of consular services that will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the exact scheduled time in the period from 10 am to 2 pm.

Meetings should be scheduled telephonically on the following numbers: (012) 460 56 26 / 460 61 03 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm

Kind regards,

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia Pretoria


 
ЕMBASSY IS NOT ACCEPTING VİSA APPLICATIONS

In according to the declared state of emergency in Republic of Serbia its Embassy in Pretoria will not accept visa applications until further notice.

Only exeptions will be made if foreign citizen has obtained the previous authorization from the Commission for authorizations of entrance to the Republic of Serbia.

In order to combat the spread of infectious disease caused by the COVID-19 virus, the Embssy also informs all citizens of the Republic of Serbia residing in the jurisdiction of this diplomatic-consular mission that work with the customers shall be limited to emergencies only, starting from Monday, 17 March 2020.

In case of emergency, before arriving at Embassy in Pretoria, citizens are kindly requested to contact us on the following numbers: (012) 460 56 26 / 460 61 03 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm

This measure will remain as long as the state of emergency is in force.


In order to protect against the introduction of infectious diseases to the territory of Serbia, from now on ALL FOREIGN NATIONALS АRE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA. 

SERBIAN NATIONALS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED AGAINST TRAVELLING TO SERBIA AT THIS TIME. The Serbian nationals coming from Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, Republic of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Greece and the Swiss Confederation will be placed under mandatory isolation for the period of 28 days. The Serbian nationals coming from other countries will be placed under mandatory house isolation and medical monitoring for the period of 14 days.

The implementation of the above-mentioned measures will be closely monitored and any violation will be punishable under the law.

 


Covid19 – Travel Advisory

Pursuant to the Decision to Declare State of Emergency, taken on 15 March 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, state borders of the Republic of Serbia are closed for all foreign nationals. This measure shall not apply to foreign citizens with residence permits or those with permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia nor to accredited staff members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions or offices of international organizations and their family members.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as accredited diplomats and foreign citizens with permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia who are entering the Republic of Serbia are obliged to remain in self-isolation for at least 14 days, under criminal responsibility.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as foreign nationals with permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia, who are arriving from the Italian Republic, Swiss Confederation, Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, Kingdom of Spain, Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Greece are obliged to remain in self-isolation for 28 days.
In line with the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the following categories shall be exempted:

1) crews on freight motor vehicles in international transport road traffic. In case of international freight transit by road traffic, the same shall be limited to a period of up to 12 hours from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
2) crews on cargo ships transporting goods into one of local piers. In case of transit sails along the international waterway in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, the same shall be limited to a period of up to 90 hours for ship compositions and 60 hours for self-propelled vessels from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia for upstream navigation, or limited to a period of up to 72 hours for ship compositions and 54 hours for self-propelled vessels from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia for downstream navigation;
3) train crews on board railway vehicles entering a border railway station zone defined under inter-state agreements;
4) flight crew and cabin crew on aircraft with the Republic of Serbia as end destination, or transiting via international airports in the Republic of Serbia;
5) persons who have been granted permission to enter into the Republic of Serbia, stay in or transit through the Republic of Serbia by the Government's working body comprising representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure. The Government's working body shall define the terms and limitations of transit or stay for persons who have been granted permission for entry into the Republic of Serbia;
6) humanitarian convoys with mandatory escort, agreed through diplomatic channels;
7) accredited staff members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations' offices, including their family members holding special identity cards, i.e., identification documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Secretariat of the Government;
8) foreign citizens with a leave to stay or permanently settle in the Republic of Serbia.

Information on temporarily closed border crossings can be found here

Data on the epidemiological situation in Serbia is updated regularly on the referential website of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia and the Institute for Public Health of Serbia ().

 


 
 
SERBIA as a Favourable Destination for Investment and Development of New Technologies

At the following link you can find useful information on the Republic of Serbia as a favourable destination for business, as well as investing in research and development of new technologies - Brochure: "SERBIA - Emerging tech developing hub".


Parliamentary local election in Serbia 2020

Pursuant to Article 5 of the Decree on Emergency State Measures, adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, all electoral activities related to the Parliamentary elections, announced for 26th April 2020, shall cease.

The Republic Electoral Commission, as the body conducting the Parliamentary election procedure, has decided to suspend electoral activities during the state of emergency. However, the electoral procedure, including the deadlines for conducting electoral activities, will continue in accordance with a decision to terminate a state of emergency.


STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED THROUGHOUT SERBIA (16/03/2020)

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic announced on Marh 15th, that due to the coronavirus situation, a decision was made to declare a state of emergency throughout the Republic of Serbia.

President Vučić said at a press conference that the decision was made after meeting of the Covid-19 crisis response team and the crisis team for eliminating the possible and harmful effects of the coronavirus on the economy at the Palace of Serbia, which he chaired.

The state of emergency came into force immediately after the decision is published in the Official Gazette, after which a government session was held to adopt a decree on emergency measures.

Accordingly, the borders of the Republic of Serbia are closed to all foreign nationals, with the exception of diplomats accredited in Serbia and foreigners with a residence permit or permanently resident in Serbia.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as accredited diplomats and foreign nationals residing in the Republic of Serbia, who enter the Republic of Serbia, are under criminal responsibility for at least 14 days in self-isolation.

This measure will be strictly controlled and its violation will be most severely sanctioned. Citizens will be provided with a legally binding solution upon entering the country. Imprisonment for violation of this provision is up to three years in prison.

This is very important to reduce the movement of citizens, which is one of the main reasons for introducing a state of emergency in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

For citizens of the Republic of Serbia and foreign nationals residing in the Republic of Serbia who come from the Swiss Confederation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, the Kingdom of Spain, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Greece isolation for 28 days.

These measures do not apply to:

Crews of freight motor vehicles when performing international road transport. In the case of international road traffic burden, the stay is limited to a period of no longer than 12 hours from the moment of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;

Crew of freight ships carrying goods into one of the domestic ports. In the case of transit sailing on the international water road on the territory of the Republic of Serbia, it is limited to a period of no longer than 90 hours for ship's supply and 60 hours for self-propelled vessels from the moment of entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia in the event of water sailing. In the case of downwater, the stay in the waters of the Republic of Serbia is limited to the period not longer than 72 hours for ship's supply and 54 hours for self-guiding vessels from the moment of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;

Driving staff of railway vehicles entering the zone of border stations established by intergovernmental agreements;

Crew and cabin staff of aircraft whose ultimate destination is the Republic of Serbia or in transit through international airports of the Republic of Serbia;

Persons who received the consent to enter the Republic of Serbia from the government's working body, consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and infrastructure.

The humanitarian convoys contracted by diplomatic way (under compulsory escort).

Having in mind the above mentioned, all diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Republic of Serbia abroad will suspend their activities regarding the visa applications for foreigners, beside the above mentioned categories, who intend to enter the territory of the Republic of Serbia.

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