Residence Permit (Boravak)

Residence permit in Serbia (Privremeni boravak)

Privremeni boravak is a residence permit for a foreign citizen in the Republic of Serbia and can be granted to a foreigner who intends to stay in the Republic of Serbia for more than 90 days.

Grounds for obtaining a residence permit in Serbia:

1. Opening a company (LLC, JSC) or sole proprietor.
2. Employment
3. Buying a ready-made business
4. Marriage to a Serbian citizen
5. Civil marriage with a citizen of Serbia
6. Purchase of real estate (there are no special conditions, i.e. the established minimum cost of real estate)
7. Medical treatment and rehabilitation
8. Education (secondary school, gymnasium, University)
9. Family reunion. Upon family reunification, minor children and spouses are entitled to obtain a residence permit.
10.Family relationship with a citizen of Serbia.

The application for approval of a residence permit is submitted in person. If your stay in the country ends, you do not need to leave the country after submitting your application for a residence permit. An application for extension of a residence permit can be submitted no earlier than 3 months, but no later than 30 days before the expiration of the residence permit.

The residence permit looks like an insert in the passport and is issued for a period of three months to one year.

Permanent residence (Stalni boravak) is a permit for a long-term stay of a foreign citizen in the Republic of Serbia.

Permanent residence is approved for a foreign citizen who has lived in the territory of Serbia and had a residence permit for more than 5 years before applying for permanent residence. This does not apply to students and schoolchildren, but if they change the basis of a residence permit, they will be credited with half of the period of residence for study. For those who make permanent residence by marriage, they need to live and have a residence permit in the territory of the Republic of Serbia for at least three years.

Our specialists will prepare for submission a set of documents for obtaining a residence permit or permanent residence.

How can we help?

The service includes the complete preparation of the necessary documents:

  • Opening an account with a Serbian bank
  • Completion of all documents and forms
  • Getting local insurance
  • Translation and notarization of documents
  • Сonsult and obtain documents from the police department

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be in Serbia when applying and obtaining residency?

Yes, but you do not have to stay in Serbia, untill the residency is approved, although you are legally permited to stay. You will have to be in Serbia in the moment of obtaining.

For which period is the temporary residency being approved?

The maximum period is one year, and this is the most frequent choice of the applicants.

Can I move my family to Serbia?

Yes, you can on the base of family reunion, after obtaining your residency permit. There are schools and kindergardens for foreigners too in Serbia.

Does my kids and wife need to come, for residency permit application?

Yes, they need to be present during application, and for obtaining.

How long does the process lasts?

Up to 30-35 days.

I have received an invitation to visit a friend in Belgrade, but I am not sure if I need a visa for entering Serbia?

Please see the following link to find the information on visa regime of the Republic of Serbia with the country whose citizenship you hold

Is there a stay requirement in Serbia?

The law does not impose a standard stay requirement . Renewal of the Residency may be denied only in case the confirmation for the absence are not provided.