Visit the Embassy of Serbia’s website for the most current visa information.
U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter and stay in Serbia for up to 90 days.
It is important to enter and exit Serbia using the same passport. U.S. citizens who also hold Serbian citizenship should always enter and exit Serbia on their Serbian passport.
If you lose your U.S. passport after arriving in Serbia, you must obtain a police report and a new passport prior to departure.
You cannot enter Serbia using an expired or previously-reported lost U.S. passport. Immigration authorities will deny you entry and return you to your point of embarkation.
U.S. citizens must register with the local police within the first 24 hours of arrival. Hotels or similar accommodation will do this for you. If you are staying at a private residence, you will need to register in person at the nearest police station.
Temporary Residence Permits: If you wish to stay in Serbia longer than 90 days during any 180-day period, you must apply for a temporary residence permit from the local police with jurisdiction over where you are staying in Serbia. You cannot apply for a residence permit outside of Serbia.
For information about how to apply for a temporary residency permit, please visit the Serbian Ministry of Interior’s website.
All application documents require an apostille stamp from the government office where you got the document. To learn more about apostilles and other official documents, please see the Notarial and Authentication Services page.
Special Guidance for Kosovo:
Serbian border officials do not recognize the authority of Kosovo’s government.
Serbia will not grant entry to travelers who try to enter Serbia from Kosovo without first having previously entered Serbia from another recognized crossing and obtaining a Serbian entry stamp.
A traveler who arrives in Belgrade by air and drives directly to Kosovo (not through a third country) will be permitted to re-enter Serbia from Kosovo.
Travelers who fly or drive into Kosovo from a third country and plan to also travel by land to Serbia must first exit Kosovo and enter Serbia via either the Serbia-Macedonia or the Serbia-Montenegro border.