Serbia visa requirements – the complete guide

Serbia visa requirements – the complete guide

Belgrade cityscape
The cityscape of Belgrade, Serbia

A beautiful melting pot of cultures, faiths, architectural styles and cuisines, the scenic country of Serbia has lately been prominently featuring on almost every traveller’s bucket list. And for good reason – the country’s spellbinding charisma is finally coming to the forefront.

If you are one of those travellers struck by this landlocked country’s appeal, here’s all the information you need about Serbia visa policy.

Serbia Visa – The Complete Guide

Serbia is Visa Free for these countries:

Citizens of 96 countries can enter Serbia completely visa free! The list of these countries includes nations such as United Arab Emirates (UAE), India, Canada, all EU countries, USA, Australia, Japan, China, Russia and Turkey.

This visa free entry, however, is further divided into the duration of the stay. For example, while a Serbia visa for UAE citizens as well as for citizens of countries like USA, UK, Canada and all the EU countries is valid for a trip of 90 days within a duration of 180 days, a Serbia visa for Indians and for citizens of countries like Indonesia, Bahamas and Colombia is valid for just 30 days, but within a 1 year period.

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Serbia visa for Indians

As mentioned above, Indian passport holders get a visa-free entry into Serbia. Indians can visit the country for a maximum period of 30 days, within a 1 year period.

Serbia visa for Pakistanis

UAE residents with Pakistani passports need to apply for a Serbia visa beforehand. This visa is valid for a stay of up to 90 days, within a period of 6 months.

Serbia visa for Filipinos

Philippines passport holders too need to apply for a Serbia visa beforehand. This visa is valid for a stay of up to 90 days, within a period of 6 months.

Perucac lake Tara National Park Serbia
The beautiful Perucac lake in Tara National Park, Serbia

Serbia visa for UAE residents:

If you are a citizen of a country that does not belong to the 96 countries that get to enter Serbia visa free, worry not. Here’s a list of things you’ll need to obtain a Serbia visa from Dubai and UAE:

  • A passport that is valid for at least 90 days from the issue date of the Serbia visa
  • A payment receipt or payment voucher (as proof of payment for your trip) issued by a travel agency
  • A duly filled visa application form
  • A photograph measuring 3.5 cms. x 4.5 cms.
  • A return ticket or your travel itinerary
  • A copy of your Driving License and Insurance, if you intend to travel by driving a car
  • Proof of sufficient funds for staying in Serbia

Along with these, for the Serbia visa, you will also need to have health insurance and will need to pay the visa fee.

UAE residents with passports of countries such as Philippines, Pakistan, South Africa, Bangladesh and Nepal do need to apply for a Serbia visa beforehand.

Disclaimer: The contents of this page are provided to the best of our knowledge, and in good faith. Any use of this information is at the reader’s own risk. Visa regulations can change any time. Please check with the holidayme team to get the latest updates on visa rules for your nationality. Or, you can also contact the Serbia embassy in UAE.

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