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Do you need the visa for Serbia?

If you are not sure whether you need a visa to enter Republic of Serbia, please first visit the link Visas regime to check the current visa regime situation between Serbia and your country.


How to obtain the visa for the Republic of Serbia?

Visas can be requested by submitting an application to the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Tokyo. This can be done either in person or by mail.

Starting June 1, 2010, all types of visas must be granted by the Serbian authorities. This means that once the applicant submits the visa request, it will be necessary to obtain an approval of the relevant authorities of the Republic of Serbia as a precondition for visa issuance.

Visa processing time varies from case to case, usually around 1-3 weeks, but it can also take more than three weeks. Thus, we advise all potential travelers to Serbia to plan their visit and submit the visa application well in advance.


Types of visas

1. For short stay in Serbia up to 90 days: type C visa

Short stay visas are mainly issued for tourism, business as well as other traveling needs including 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 foreigner 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, with a maximum stay of 180 days.

2.  For transit: type B visa

A transit visa is issued to a foreigner for single, double or multiple transits through the territory of the Republic of Serbia.
A transit visa is valid for up to six months, in addition the duration of stay in the country per one transit shall not exceed five days.
A transit visa may be issued to a foreigner who is in possession of the visa for entry into the destination country or the country through which he/she is transiting if his/her obligation to have that visa is not abolished by an international treaty. (Article 17 of the Law on Foreigners)

3. For temporary stay more than 90 days:  type D visa

A temporary residence visa implies permission of entry as well as temporary stay for foreigners in the Republic of Serbia.
A temporary residence visa is issued under certain conditions and with the term of validity stipulated by this Law with respect to the permission for temporary residence.

If a foreigner intends to stay more than 90 days in the Republic of Serbia, he/she will be obligated to obtain the visa referred to in paragraph 1 hereof, or to obtain the permission for temporary residence from the competent authority during his/her stay in the Republic of Serbia. (Article 19 of the Law on Foreigners)
Request for temporary stay can also be submitted in Serbia.


Visa Requirements

Requirements vary depending on the type of visa the applicant is applying for.
Basic requirements for the visit are:
1.   Valid passport (vallidity must be at least 90 days from the day of the visa issuance)
2.   Filled visa application form in 2 copies, signed in person (click here to download English version or Japanese version)
3.   Two photos 3.5 X 4.5 cm
4.    Proof of residence in Japan (alien registration card, international student card, re-entry visa etc)
5.   Invitation-guarantee letter by individual, company or organization residing in Serbia and verified by the competent Serbian authority (city hall or municipal court).
For private visit:  by the hosting party (click here to download)*
For business visit: by the company from Serbia (click here to download)*
* According to the Law on Foreigners, Article 23, the visa guarantor from Serbia (either an individual or the company) is obliged to present the verified copy of the Invitation-guarantee letter to the police authorities in charge of the area where the foreign visitor is staying.
For tourist visit: Receipt or confirmation by the authorized tourist company certifying that the travel arrangement has been paid for (letter of credit or other payment receipt)
6.   Copy of return ticket (air, train etc.) or confirmation slip (in case of having booked already). In case of travelling by car, photocopies of International driving license and Car insurance certificate are required
7.   Travel itineraire
8.   Accomodation confirmation (if applicable)
9.   Proof of sufficient funds in hard currency for the stay in the Republic of Serbia (bank account certificate etc.)
10. Certificate of health, in case when it is required

For Type B visa (transit), the applicant needs, instead of the Invitation-Guarantee Letter, to present the entry visa for the country to which is traveling after transit through the territory of the Republic of Serbia. If for that country visa is not required, then other proof of entry or stay in that country is required (voucher, invitation letter).

For Type D visa (temporary residence), the applicant needs to submit the proof of reasons for stay in Serbia. Please check here to get the information on required documents depending on the reason of your temporary stay in Serbia.

The Embassy reserves the right to ask for the additional documents.


Submission Procedure

To submit the documents in person, applicant is required first to make an appointment.

Those one living far from Tokyo can send the original documents by post enclosing either money for freight sevice DHL in Japan or self addressed envelope (with enough stamps) or arranging with DHL, Kuroneko etc. to return it back to them. In any case, the applicants are required to bare the postal costs.

The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documentation. If needed, the interview with the applicant can be conducted in the Embassy’s premises.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted and they will be returned to the applicants at their cost.


Visa fee

Visa fee varies on the type of visa. Visa Fee is non-refundable. If visa application is approved, an additional cost of 323 JPY must be paid at the moment of passport hand over.

Type of visa

Fee Amount*

Airport transit - single entry (type A1)

9.704 JPY

Airport transit - multiple entries (type A2)

9.704 JPY

Transit - single entry (type B1)

9.704 JPY

Transit - two entries (type B2)

9.704 JPY

Transit - multiple entries (type B3)

9.704 JPY

Short stay (up to 30 days) - single entry (type C1)

9.704 JPY

Short stay (up to 90 days) - single entry (type C2)

9.704 JPY

Short stay (up to 1 year) - multiple entries (type C3)

9.704 JPY

Short stay (up to 5 years) - multiple entries (type C4)

9.704 JPY

Long or Temporary stay - (visas type D1 and D2)

4.852 JPY

* Please note that Visa Fee is non-refundable. If visa application is approved, an additional cost of 323 JPY must be paid at the moment of passport hand over.


Payment Procedure

Visa fee (¥9.704 or ¥4.852) must be paid on the same day as the submittance of the visa application.

Only cash payments are accepted.

For further inquires, please contact Consular Affairs Office on 03-3447-3571 or consular@serbianembassy.jp


Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, 4-7-24 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
tel. +81 (3) 3447-3571, fax +81 (3) 3447-3573
email: embassy@serbianembassy.jp, web site: www.serbianembassy.jp