Travel to the EU

Frequently Asked Questions About Travel to Schengen Area

Serbian citizens holders of biometric passport do not need a visa for traveling to the EU countries (with the exception of United Kingdom and Ireland) for short stays of 90 days in any 180 days period.

Serbian citizens holders of biometric passports issued by the Coordination Directorate need a valid Schengen visa to travel to Schengen countries.

The list of countries subject to the Schengen visa regime is available in Regulation No 539/2001 and its successive amendments at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CONSLEG:2001R0539:20110111:EN:PDF.

General information on Schengen, borders and visas is available at http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/index_en.htm

For further information please contact the visa section of the Embassy of the EU country you want to visit.

Schengen Area as of 1/7/2013

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  • Consulate General of Romania in Zaječar
    Kumanovska 45, Zaječar
    zajecar@mae.ro

The Schengen Visa Information System VIS will start being operative in the Western Balkans and Turkey, as from 25 September 2014.

Visa applicants lodging their applications with a Schengen consulate located in Serbia will be required to provide fingerprints for their first application and therefore are not subject to the VIS. Only those Serbian nationals who are not exempted from the Schengen visa requirement (holders of biometric passport issued by the Coordination Directorate) will be subject to the VIS procedure.

Applicants of other nationalities subject to the Schengen visa requirement will be required to provide their fingerprints.

More information on the VIS is available at http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/visa-information-system/index_en.htm