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Visa is not required for Australian and New Zealand citizens travelling to the Republic of Serbia, for short stay up to 90 days. Holders of Australian and New Zealand Travel Document (Permit to Re-enter, Aliens Passport, Refugee Travel Document) need visa for entry to the Republic of Serbia.

If you do not have an Australian or New Zealand passport please check here VISA REGIME to see if you need a visa.

Note: holders of foreign passports who have a valid Schengen, UK and other Member States' visa, or visa of the United States of America, or have a residence permit in the countries of the Schengen area, EU or the USA, may, without prior visa application, enter, transit or stay in the Republic of Serbia up to 90 days during a six-month period, but not exceeding the expiring date of the said visas or residence permits.

Visa applications can be submitted at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Sydney, in person or by mail..

General visa requirements:

  1. Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of first entry into Serbia)
  2. Letter of invitation:
    • for a private visit  invitation letter certifed by the Serbian authorities;
    • for a business visit  invitation letter by a company in Serbia;
    • for a tourist trip – proof of payment for the trip (eg. travel agency receipt);
  3. Completed visa application form: (PDF);
  4. Photo (size 3.5x4.5cm);
  5. Return ticket or Itinerary;
  6. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia;
  7. Health insurance;
  8. Visa application fee in 113.00 AUD.

If applying by post, please provide a pre-paid self-addressed envelope (Express or Registered Post recommended) or additional $7.00 postage for return of visa. If applying from New Zealand, add $15.00 AUD for postage.

Visa application fee can be paid by cash at the Consulate, or by bank cheque or money order, payable to "The Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia", if applying by post.

VISA C - Transit and short stay up to 90 days:

Visa C is issued for Transit and Short stay purposes, including tourism, business or other travel needs, and may be valid for a single, double or multiple entries into Serbia.
The duration of an uninterrupted stay, and/or the total duration of successive visits of a foreigner with a short stay visa shall not exceed 90 days within a period of six months which begins on the day of the first entry.

VISA C REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 6 months from the date of first entry into Serbia)
  2. Letter of invitation:
    • for a private visit  invitation letter certifed by the relevant authority of the R. Serbia
    • for a business visit  invitation letter by a company in Serbia;
    • for tourism – proof of payment for the trip/organised tour, issued by a travel agent. 
    • for transit - entry visa to country of destination. If visa for that country is not required, other supporting documents relating to the purpose of visit.
  3. Completed visa application form: (PDF) ;
  4. Photo (size 3.5x4.5cm);
  5. Return ticket or Itinerary (copy of Driver License and Insurance if travelling by car);
  6. Proof of residence in Australia/New Zealand (if you are not a citizen, eg. visa grant letter);
  7. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia (eg. Bank statement, Credit Card statement, Traveller Cheques. Allow 50.00 EUROS per day);
  8. Health insurance;
  9. Visa fee of $113.00 AUD.

VISA D - extended stay from 90 to 180 days:

For travel longer than 90 days within a 180 day period, an extended stay visa D is required. Visa D may be issued under the following categories, and must be supported by documentary evidence, including:

1. EMPLOYMENT: (a) business registration; (b) employment contract, business agreement, sporting engagement or other documents as proof of work engagement of the visa applicant.

2. EDUCATION, STUDY, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SPECIALISATION, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: (a) proof of enrolment in an accredited educational institution; (b) registration; (c) confirmation letter of professional development; (d) agreement with research organisation; etc.

3. FAMILY REUNION: (where one spouse is a citizen of the R.Serbia) (a) Marriage certificate not older than 6 months; (b) in case of de-facto relationships, statutory declarations of partners and two witnesses regarding their marriage like relationship, proof of same address; relationship registration certificate, birth certificate of mutual children if any; etc.

4. RELIGIOUS WORKER: (a) church/religious community registration certificate; (b) employment agreement or letter from the religious institution: other.

5. MEDICAL TREATMENT: (a) health institution/hospital registration; (b) health institution letter stipulating place, type and period of treatment; (c) health insurance provider letter; other.

6. REAL ESTATE OWNERSHIP: (a) Certificate of Title; (b) signed Contract of Sale; (c) Deed of gift; (d) Inheritance court decision; other.

VISA D REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Valid passport;
  2. Completed visa application form: (PDF) ;
  3. 2 photos (size 3.5x4.5cm);
  4. Supporting documents for extended stay in Serbia (as per the list above)
  5. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia;
  6. Proof of accommodation in Serbia;
  7. Health insurance.

Important information:

  • Travellers who are citizens of the R. Serbia are advised to enter Serbia with a valid Serbian passport, otherwise they will be treated as a foreigner and a visa will be required for stay beyond 90 days.
  • For Visa processing time allow a minimum of four weeks as all visa applications are assessed and approved by the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Serbia.
  • Foreigners may bring in an unlimited amount of foreign currency to Serbia, however all amounts over 10.000 EUROS must be declared at the border and a receipt issued. Upon leaving the country, the amount of cash they carry out cannot exceed the amount on the receipt.

For further information on "Travel to Serbia", please refer to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia website.


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