Serbia Entry Requirements
A passport is required for travel to Serbia. U.S. citizens with
tourist, official, or diplomatic passports do not need visas for entry
to Serbia and stays of up to 90 days within a six-month period. It is
not possible to apply for or obtain temporary residence permits outside
of Serbia. U.S. citizens who wish to remain in Serbia for more than 90
days must obtain a temporary residence permit. These permits area
available at local police stations, and travelers should visit the
station jurisdiction over their place of residence in Serbia. With
their residency application, applicants will need to produce copies of
their birth certificates, and of their marriage certificates if
applicable. Residency applications also require a police report from
your country of permanent residence, issued no more than 90 days before
you submit the residency application. All documents should have an
"apostille" stamp certifying their authenticity.
For further information on entry requirements for Serbia, including
information regarding requirements for residency and work permits,
travelers may contact the Serbian Embassy
in Washington, D.C. at telephone (202) 332-0333 or fax (202) 332-3933.
The address of the Embassy is 2134 Kalorama Road, Washington, D.C.
20008. Alternatively, travelers may also contact the Consulate General
in Chicago at telephone (312) 670-6707 or fax (312) 670-6787. The
address of the Chicago Consulate is 201 East Ohio Street, Suite 200,
Chicago, Illinois 60611.
U.S. citizen travelers who obtain a new U.S. passport while in Serbia
and do not have a prior passport or other evidence of their entry (for
example, in cases of a lost or stolen passport or a child born in
Serbia) will not be allowed to depart the country without an exit visa
obtained from the Ministry of Interior. Similarly, travelers who use a
different country's passport to enter than to exit (for example,
entering with a Serbian passport or Serbian "National ID Card" and
attempting to exit with a U.S. passport) are likely to have difficulty
exiting Serbia due to the lack of an entry stamp in their passport.
Note that Montenegro and Kosovo have their own immigration
Travelers may not enter Serbia using an entry stamp from Kosovo
since Serbia does not recognize the validity of the Kosovo state.
Serbian border officials may declare that travelers have been traveling
illegally in what they consider to be Serbian territory.
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The foreign entry requirements listed here were
obtained from foreign embassies or consulates. This information is
subject to change. Verify the data with the consular officials of the
countries you plan to visit well in advance. For further information,
see our embassy list