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Travel to Serbia @ 25 September 2012 10:29 AM
The exemption of visa requirements for holders of foreign passports with the valid Schengen visa, visa of the Great Britain, as well as the visas of other countries members of European Union, or with the valid visa of USA
Holders of foreign passports with the valid Schengen visa, visa of the Great Britain, as well as the visas of other countries members of European Union, or with the valid visa of USA, can travel to the Republic of Serbia without a visa, and stay in Serbia 90 days in the period of 6 months. Furthermore, holders of foreign passports who have residence permit in the countries of Schengen zone, countries members of European Union, or USA can travel in the Republic of Serbia without a visa, and stay in Serbia 90 days in the period of 6 months.
This regulation shall enter into force on 8 November 2014.
The regulation is not valid for holders of foreign travel documents or passports issued in accordance with international conventions.
SERBIAN VISA REQUIREMENTS VISA C (SHORT STAY)
The following documents are required for a Serbian visa:
- completed application form visaform.doc
- passport AND clear copy of passport
- 1 photo (3.5cm x 4.5cm)
- copy of return ticket (or reservation)
- proof of finance (± 50EUR available per day)
- proof of accommodation OR invitation letter from Serbia certified in the local municipality. The invitation letter needs to contain the name address and contact details of the person inviting, your full name and passport number and the dates of the visit.
- For a business visa, an invitation letter from the company in Serbia is needed, as well as a letter from the company represented in South Africa confirming the trip
Minors require unubridge birth certifikate an parent/parents consent
. - R 1055.00 / 1020 non-refundable+ 35 FOR VISA STICER/,
VISA D (Long-term visa)
Long-term visa is a permission to enter and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia between 90 and 180 days. Visa D is issued to a foreigner who, in accordance with the visa regime for entry into the Republic of Serbia requires a visa, and who in the Republic of Serbia intends to apply for a temporary stay.
Who intend to apply for temporary stay in the Republic of Serbia do not need to apply for a D visa (long-term visa) but need to apply for a temporary stay directly upon arrival in the Republic of Serbia. This also applies to citizens of other countries who do not require a visa to enter the Republic of Serbia.
A foreigner who enters the Republic of Serbia without a visa on the basis of permanent residence in the United States (green card), or, EU country, or on the basis of a valid U.S. Shengen or British visa, can not apply for temporary stay; it is necessary to first apply for a D visa (long-term visa) which allows for the regulation of temporary stay upon arrival in the Republic of Serbia.
Required documents for visa D:
1. Valid passport (passport must be valid for a minimum of three months after the intended date of departure from the Republic of Serbia, with at least two consecutive blank pages).
2. Completed Visa Application Form. Form must be filled out clearly, in printed letters; the applicant must fill all columns/questions and state correct residential address – 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. Invitation letter stating the purpose and reasons for staying in the Republic of Serbia. (see below which documents need to be submitted depending on the basis on which the temporary stay is required).
5. Health insurance for the period of stay in Serbia.
6. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia (50 euros per day in Serbia). It is considered to be cash, an extract from a bank account or a bank receipt on account transactions for the last three months.
Reasons for stay in Serbia and required documents:
- 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.
EDUCATION, SPECIALIZATION, SCIENTIFIC-RESEARCH WORK, PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:
- certificate of enrollment in an educational institution. In the case of scientific-research an signed contract with a scientific-research organization;
- a copy of the registration of an educational institution as a legal entity in the Republic of Serbia.
- when the spouse is a citizen of the Republic of Serbia: a marriage certificate issued by a competent authority of the Republic of Serbia, not older than six months;
- In the case of extramarital communion with a citizen of the Republic of Serbia: certificate of free marital status, statements of extra-marital partners and notarized statements of two witnesses regarding the partner's communion, proof of the joint address of the residence, if they have a joint child - birth certificate of the child.
- certificate of registration of a church or religious community in the Republic of Serbia;
- an employment contract or a letter from a church or religious community confirming that an alien is engaged as a priest or religious official.
MEDICAL TREATMENT OR CARE:
- a letter from the health institution in the Republic of Serbia stating the place and the necessary period of treatment;
- a decision on the registration of a health institution in the Republic of Serbia;
- a decision on the registration of a social care institution in the Republic of Serbia.
OWNERSHIP ON THE REAL ESTATE:
- excerpt from the list of real estate property (title, deed);
- a certified sales contract or a gift contract;
- a probate certificate or a court inheritance order.
• Total fees for a visa D are R 545.00 (510 non refudable + 35 for Visa sticker) if the he request is sent by mail it must contain proof of payment. Visa application fee is non-refundable.
• Citizens of Armenia, China, Mali, Pakistan, Syria an children under 6 years pay only handling costs for visa issuance in the amount of R 50.00. If the request is sent by mail it must contain proof of payment.
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 of Serbia in Pretoria.
Kindly note that visa prices are subject to fluctuations in the price of the Euro
The process takes minimum 3 weeks.
Consular hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 - 14:00.
No applications sent via email or fax will be accepted.
The application may be submeted personaly, sent via post, courier or submitted by a third party.
NOTE: Visa fees can be paid by cash or EFT only.
Embassy of Serbia
Branch: Brooklyn (251-345)
Please include proof of payment with your application
NOTE: Visa fees can be paid by cash or EFT only. If any other method of payment is used, bank charges will have to be taken into account.
Entering Republic of Serbia
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