Serbia Visa and Passport Requirements
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To enter Serbia, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a valid national ID card.
Make sure you get an entry stamp in your passport on arrival as anyone without one of these can suffer problems and a fine on departure. Do not attempt to enter Serbia via Kosovo as the Serbian government doesn't recognise Kosovo as an official entry point, and doesn't recognise Republic of Kosovo passport stamps.
You must register with the police within 24 hours of arrival. If you're staying in a hotel, this is usually done automatically when you check in.
Visas for Serbia are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days.
Nationals not referred to in the chart should contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Serbia.
Types and Cost
Transit/short-stay visa: £44. (Fee varies for a few nationalities.)
Transit visa: single, double or multiple stays of up to five days each within a six-month period; short-stay visa: 90 days within a six-month period.
Nearest consulate or embassy.
Serbia is not a signatory to the Schengen agreement, but it does allow Schengen visa holders to enter without needing to obtain an additional visa.
For information on temporary residence, visit the Ministry of Interior website (www.mup.gov.rs).
Allow at least a month for visa processing.
All travellers to Serbia must have proof of sufficient funds, which are considered to be €50 per day.
Extension of stay
Visas can only be extended (up to a further 90 days) in exceptional circumstances.
Entry with children
If a child is travelling with only one parent, the other parent must supply a letter of authorisation. If a child is travelling with a third party, authorisation is required by both parents or the guardian.
Entry with pets
If bringing your pet to Serbia, your animal must have a veterinary certificate for Serbia and a valid rabies vaccination certificate.
This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.
Embassies and tourist offices
Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7235 9049.
Address: , 28 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8QB,
Mon-Fri 0930-1700. The consular section is open to the public 1000-1300.
Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the USA
2134 Kalorama Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Telephone: (202) 332 0333.
Address: NW, 2134 Kalorama Road, Washington DC, 20008,
Mon-Fri 0900-1700. The consular section is open to public Mon-Fri 1000-1300.
British Embassy in Serbia
Telephone: (11) 3060 900.
Address: , Resavska 46, Belgrade, 11000,
Mon-Thurs, 0800-1630; Fri 0800-1300.