Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is required for a visa?
Regarding your inquiry, we would like to inform you that you need to address the nearest diplomatic-consular mission of the Republic of Serbia. Information regarding the necessary application documents can be found under Procedures.
2. What is an invitation letter, where to certify?
Invitation letter is a document by which the person extending the invitation from one country guarantees for their guest in the form of financial support, accommodation and food. Invitation letter is issued by the person extending the invitation and must contain their contact information. Invitation letter shall further include information on who is being invited by the host, for which time period and the reason for invitation, including the guest's contact details, as well as their passport number. At the end of the invitation letter, the handwritten signature of the person extending the invitation and date must be included.
If this is an invitation letter for natural persons, it should be certified by a Notary.
3. How long does the visa issuance procedure take?
The procedure for receiving a response from the competent authority of the Republic of Serbia requires up to 15 working days from the date of applying with a diplomatic and consular mission of the Republic of Serbia.
4. I need to travel to France at the end of February for a month-visit to a citizen of the Republic of Serbia, so I would like to know, because of this whole situation with the virus, which documents should I take with me, do I need a PCR test, is it necessary to apply for a visa if I need to stay for a month, does the person currently residing in France need to submit certain documentation, and is it possible to travel at all?
Regarding your inquiry, we would like to inform you that it shall be necessary for you to contact the competent authority –Embassy of the Republic of France in Belgrade. For all additional useful information regarding your travel, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, at: Link
5. Do I need to have my COVID test translated into English to be able to travel from Greece to Serbia? It will be issued in Greek. Will it be accepted or not?
Covid-19 tests are usually available in English and in the language of the country you are coming from. This is a matter for the border police. We recommend you translate it into English.
6. I am a Chinese citizen and I am currently residing in Prague, Czech Republic. I have a Schengen visa (issued by France as a French spouse, valid from January 2017 to January 2022). I wish to confirm with you whether it is possible to enter Serbia from the Czech Republic by air now? As a Chinese national, with a valid Schengen visa, am I allowed to stay in Serbia for a maximum of 30 days within a 90-day period?
As a Chinese citizen, you can stay in Serbia for 30 days, but since you have a valid Schengen visa, you can also stay up to 90 days during the period of validity of your Schengen visa. The Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa-free entry into the Republic of Serbia for holders of foreign passports with a valid Schengen visa, visa of the United Kingdom and other Member States, or visa of the United States, as well as for holders of foreign passports who have a residence permit in the Schengen countries, the EU or the United States, which was published in the “Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 119 of October 31, 2014 and which entered into force on November 8, 2014. For more information, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the Republic of Serbia or obtain further details at: www.mfa.gov.rs, section EMBASSIES, sub-section Diplomatic missions of Serbia. Link.
7. I live in Ghana and I would like to get a tourist visa to visit Serbia, but we do not have a Serbian Embassy in Ghana, so I would like to know where I could apply for it. I would be grateful for your reply?
You can apply for a visa in the nearest Serbian embassy. Please contact the embassy by post or telephone regarding your question. All the information on visa applications and Serbian embassies are available at: consular affairs.
8. My boyfriend is from Morocco and he would like to come visit me for a few days with his cousin. Could you tell me what documentation should I send them in addition to the invitation letter, since they need to apply for a visa?
You should send the invitation letter certified by a Notary, and the boyfriend and his cousin should further obtain all other documents required for the application. All information available at: consular affairs.
9. I applied for a visa for Serbia at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Chicago. My flight is in 9 days, can I please find out the status of the visa and when it will arrive? My documents reached the Consulate General in Chicago on November 27. Last year I obtained a visa for Serbia in 15 days, but it seems that this time it is taking longer than expected. I would appreciate any information so I can change my flight/hotel reservation accordingly?
Your application has been forwarded to the competent authority of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia. The Consulate General will inform you of the response.
10. I would like to spend two weeks on vacation in Serbia. I come from Maldives and have Maldivian citizenship. Can you kindly inform me of the procedures for visa issuance?
All information about the visa application procedure is available at: Link. To apply, you should contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in New Delhi.
11. Would you be so kind as to confirm whether I need a visa to enter Serbia - Egyptian passport holder with valid Schengen and UK/US visas?
If you have a valid Schengen and UK/US visa, you may enter Serbia and stay for a maximum of 90 days within a period of 3 months.
12. I need information regarding the procedure for sending an invitation letter. Namely, I would like to invite a friend and his family, who are Syrian citizens, to visit?
Regarding your inquiry, we would like to inform you that you can obtain all the necessary information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, at: Link.