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How to apply for a Schengen tourism visa

08.06.2023 - Artikel

The common 'Schengen' visa is for short stay (tourism, visit or business purpose, medical treatment) within the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Serbian citizens are entitled to travel to the ‘Schengen’ area visa FREE for a period of up to 90 day within 180 days. Under usual circumstances, they are not entitled to apply for a 'Schengen' visa.
A 'Schengen' visa can only be applied for by residents of Serbia/ those who are otherwise permanently living in Serbia and DO NOT have Serbian citizenship and who are permanently living in Serbia.

The following documents are required for your application:

  • Application form and security questionnaire (both available at the visa section and on this website) filled in and signed by the applicant himself / herself
  • 2 biometric passport photos (not older than 6 months, no self-made prints)
  • Passport valid until at least six months after your intended travel date. It must not be older than 10 years and there must be at least two blank pages.
  • 1 copy of the data page of your passport
  • If you have an existing, valid hotel reservation including booking number and pin, please attach a copy of the reservation to your application.
  • Information about itinerary, purpose of stay and plans.
  • Residence permit for Serbia (original and 1 copy)
  • Copy of lease agreement or proof of property in Serbia, e.g. copy of real estate purchase agreement

  • Current bank statement

  • Proof of family ties in Serbia: marriage certificate (copy), birth certificates of your children and copies of their passports (data page) with valid residence permits for Serbia (if applicable)

  • Travel Health insurance with a coverage of at least 30.000 Euros valid in all Schengen Countries

For employees:

  1. Copy of your working contract as well as your last three pay slips (original and 1 copy each)
  2. Proof of employment issued by the Serbian authorities („Listing“). Please submit the original document.

For self-employed workers / freelance workers:

  1. entry in the commercial register (original and 1 copy)
  2. proof that your company paid taxes (original and 1 copy)

The application fee is 80 €/ 40 € payable in RSD for children between 6 and 12/ children from 0-6 are free.
If you are a spouse of an EU citizen, your application will be processed free of

Important notice: All other services provided by the Embassy to process your
application and the application form are free of Charge.

Please note:
The issuance of the required visa is subject to further decision and the requested visa may be refused even if accompanied by a complete set of documents as indicated above.

You are asked to bring all requested copies of documents as indicated above as there are no copying facilities at the visa section and members of the staff are not allowed to make copies on your behalf.

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