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Australian and New Zealand passport holders travelling to the Republic of Serbia do not require a visa for short stay up to 90 days, during a six-month period (180 days). For extended stay beyong 90 days, visa IS required.

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 application processing times

Visa applications may be submitted at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Sydney, in person or by mail, up to 3 (three) months before travel and no later than 4 (four) weeks before travel.

General visa requirements:

  1. Valid passport (passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the intended date of departure from the Republic of Serbia, contain at least two consecutive blank pages and be issued in the last 10 years)
  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.

Upon approval, the visa is glued into the passport. If applying by post, please provide a pre-paid self-addressed envelope (Express or Registered Post recommended) or additional $7.00 postage for the return of passport with visa. If applying from New Zealand, add $15.00 AUD for postage or arrange a DHL/courier pick up.

Visa application fee can be paid by cash at the Consulate, by bank cheque in AUD or money order (in Australia only), 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 can 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 3 months after the intended departure date from 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 application fee of $113.00 AUD.

VISA D - extended stay from 90 to 180 days:

For travel longer than 90 days and up to 180 days, 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 certificate; (c) confirmation letter of professional development/specialisation; (d) registration certificate and agreement with scientific-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, single status certificate and 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. Return ticket or Itinerary;
  5. Supporting documents for extended stay in Serbia (as per the list above);
  6. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia;
  7. Proof of accommodation in Serbia;
  8. Health insurance;
  9. Visa application fee of $63.00 AUD.

The Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia reserves the right to request additional documentation, as required.

Visa extension

In certain circumstances, provided that legal conditions pertaining to foreigners are met, the visitor may apply for a visa extension. Visa extension application is lodged with the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the visitor's place of residence. Application must be lodged prior to the expiry date of the vise held.

Important information:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Minor children travelling with one parent require the written and certified consent of the non travelling parent. In the case of a minors travelling with third parties, written consent of both parents is required.
  • Foreign nationals are required to register their place of stay (with their hosts) at the local Police Station (Ministry of Internal Affairs) within 24 hours of arrival 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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