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Issuing Visas

Visa is a permission to enter, stay or transit, and should be obtained by a foreigner prior to entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia.
A visa shall be issued by a diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Serbia. Visa can not be issued at the border of the Republic of Serbia.

Depending of the nationality and type of your travel document, it might be necessary to apply for Serbian visa before your trip:

     - Canadian passport - Canadian citizens DO NOT need visa to travel to the Republic of Serbia. It is allowed to stay up to 90 days in a 6 months period.

     - Canadian Travel Document (Refugee Travel Document) require a visa for entry into the Republic of Serbia.

     - National passport of other country - please check here to see if you need a visa

   - National passport of other country, already having multiple entry valid USA, Schengen, any EU member country or UK Visa - may travel to and enter the territory of the Republic of Serbia without Serbian visa and stay up to 90 days in a 6 months period.

Foreign nationals who have a valid Canadian visa or lawful residence in Canada (Permanent Residence card) may not enter the Republic of Serbia without visa.

TYPES OF VISAS

• Visa C - short stay visa
• Visa B - transit visa

VISA C - visa for a stay of up to 90 days

Visa for a short stay is issued for tourist, business and other purposes, for one, two or more entries into the Republic of Serbia.

Required documents:

  1. Valid passport (passport must be valid for at least 90 days from the visa issue date).
  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 in Canada – no P.O. Box is acceptable.  For minor children the form is filled and signed by their parents).
  3. Photo (Size 3,5cm x 4,5 cm)
  4. Invitation letter – not older than 6 months.
    1. For a private visit, a certified invitation letter from a relative or a friend from Serbia is required (download).
    2. If applying for a business visa, please enclose:
        (a) an official invitation from the company in Serbia, stating the nature of the business, expected duration of the visit as well as the name and address of the company or institution you are visiting.(download), as well as
        (b) a letter from the Canadian company which you are representing. Legal or private entity that provides a guarantee to a foreigner, which obliges him/her to bear the costs of their accommodations and removal if they can not collect from the said foreigner, shall be required to present a certified copy of the guarantee to the competent authority based on the place of residence of the foreigner.
  5. Proof of residence in the Canada (photocopy of Permanent Resident Card, Working Permit, Student’s Visa).
  6. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia
  7. Return ticket or Itinerary, if you already have it
  8. Proof of booking in a hotel, if you already have it
  9. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope (envelope is not required if applying in person at the Embassy)
  10. Money Order, Certified Check on 97 CAD for consular tax (non-refundable)

VISA B - Transit visa

A transit visa is issued to all foreigners planning for a single, double or multiple transits through the territory of the Republic of Serbia.
A transit visa is valid for up to six months in addition; the duration of stay in the country per one transit shall not exceed five days.
A transit visa may be issued to a foreigner who has a visa to enter the country he/she is visiting or through whose territory he/she is continuing the travel, if he/she is not exempt from obtaining such visa by an international agreement.

Required documents:

  1. Valid passport (passport must be valid for at least 90 days from the visa issue date).
  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 in Canada – 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. Entry visa to the country to which you are traveling. If visa is not required for that country, other proof of stay in said country is required.
  5. Proof of residence in Canada (photocopy of Residence Permit Card, Working Permit, Student’s Visa).
  6. Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia.
  7. eturn ticket or Itinerary (photocopy of International Driving License, Title and Insurance if you travel by car), if you have it
  8. Self-addressed prepaid return envelope (envelope is not required if applying in person at the Embassy)
  9. Money Order, Certified Check on 97 CAD for consular tax (non-refundable)

Notes:

  • Visa processing time is up to 3 weeks. Have this in mind before planning your trip or buying a ticket.
  • Citizens of Armenia, Mali, Pakistan, Syria  pay only handling costs for visa issuance in the amount of 2 CAD.
  • Serbian Law on Foreigners may be downloaded here

For further information, please contact the Embassy.

 

 


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