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Travel to Serbia


Before travelling to the Republic of Serbia, please read here the general entry requirements. Citizens of Canada traveling to the Republic of Serbia do not need visas (up to 90 days). All holders of Canadian travel documents for aliens or refugees require an entry visa for the Republic of Serbia. If you do not possess a Canadian passport, please check here whether you need a visa. Visas can be requested by submitting an application to the Consular Section.


1) Short Stay Visa (Visa C)
2) Transit Visa (Visa D)

VISA C (Short stay in Serbia up to 90 days):
Short-stay visas are mainly issued for tourism, business as well as other travelling needs including a single, double or multiple entries into the Republic of Serbia.
The duration of an uninterrupted stay, and/or the total duration of successive visits of a alien with a short-stay visa shall not exceed 90 days within a period of six months which began on the day of the first entry.
A short-stay visa with the multiple entry option is issued with the validity of up to one year; however, it may also be issued for a longer term if it is related to the staff of a foreign diplomatic mission or a consular office as is stated by applied principle of reciprocity. (Article 18 of the Law on Aliens)


Valid passport (passport must be valid at least 90 days from issue date of visa)
Photo (Size 3,5 x 4,5 cm)
Completed visa application form
Invitation letter
for a private visit - invitation letter certified by the relevant authority of the Republic of Serbia
for a business visit - invitation from by a company in Serbia stating nature of the business and expected duration of the visit, as well as a letter from an Canadian company which you are representing
for a tourist visit - a proof of payment for the trip issued by a travel agency (voucher or other type of payment receipt)
Proof of stay in Canada - stay permit, visa (if you are not residing in your native country)
Return ticket or Itinerary (copy of International Driving License, Title and  Insurance if you travel by car)
Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia
Health insurance
Visa fee (please check here)


Visa D, for a longer stay,  is issued to a foreigner for staying in the territory of the Republic of Serbia for a period of 90 to 180 days. This visa is issued to a foreigner who intends to apply in the Republic of Serbia for a temporary residence permit.

Please, visit following web link for VISA D application,  ``eConsulate``.


-All documents necessery for applying for visa type C  

-a passport valid for at least 90 days from the date of issuance of the visa
-photograph of 3.5 x 4.5 cm.
-completed visa application
-proof of stay in Canada (residence permit, visa)
-a return ticket reservation or itinerary (a copy of a driver's license and a traffic license with a policy of insurance if     traveling by a passenger vehicle)
-evidence of possession of financial means for transit in Serbia
-Visa fee (see the amount of the tax here)

In addition to the above documents, depending on the purpose of the journey, for the type D type, the following must also be enclosed:


1.1. Certificate of registration of a legal entity, company, sports club or association or entrepreneur in R. Serbia;
1.2. Contract of work, work contract, business-technical cooperation contract, sports engagement or other document proving work engagement of a foreigner in R. Serbia.


2.1. Certificate of enrollment in an accredited primary, secondary or higher education institution;
2.2. Excerpt from legal entity registration in R. Serbia;
2.3. Certificate of organization of professional practice and specialization;
2.4. A copy of the registration of a scientific research organization and a contract concluded with a scientific-research organization.

3. FAMILY REUINION (spouse is a citizen of the Republic of Serbia):

3.1. Extract from the Register of Marriages, not older than 6 months;
3.2. In the case of extramarital community, a certificate of free marital status, statements of spouses and a certified statement from two witnesses about the partner's community, proof of the joint address of the dwelling, an extract from the register of extra-marital communities, if they have a common child - an excerpt from the Birth Register for a Child.


6.1. Extract from the real estate list (title deed);
6.2. Certified sales contract or gift contract;
6.3. Estate court decision or a court judgment.

The Consulate General reserves the right to request additional documentation. Incomplete requests can not be considered.   For further information, please contact the General Consulate. In the event that visa application is rejected, the applicant has the right to file an appeal within eight (8) days from the day of rejection. For more inforamtion about this issue, please contact Consulate General. 

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