Visitors Visa for Serbia
Many Nationalities Need No Visa to Visit Serbia But Some DO
You can enter Serbia without visa if you have a passport from:
- Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria
- Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria
- Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic
- Finland, France
- Germany, Greece
- the Holy See (Vatican), Hungary
- Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Israel
- Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
- Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco
- Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand
- San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Sweden
- Tunisia, Turkey
- Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States and Uruguay.
If you need a visa, do NOT apply without an invitation letter from Dr Djinovic.
A valid ID card is sufficient to enter Serbia for EU citizens and those of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Montenegro, Norway and Switzerland.
Everybody else needs a visa, including almost all Asian, African & Central American countries as well as many countries in the north of South American and most island nations.
IF you need a visa, do NOT apply without an invitation letter from Dr Djinovic.
Without an invitation from a local Serbian your application will be rejected.
Check the government's official web page for diplomatic missions to find the Serbian embassy responsible for your area.
Confirm with them directly whether you need a visa to visit Serbia or not. BE NICE even if the embassy staff are not.
Remember: they have the power to prevent you getting the top quality surgical results you need.
Your visa application must be excellently and carefully prepared to avoid being denied a visa.
If a visa application is denied, it is rare and difficult to get that decision reversed.
Make make your application perfect.
Provide everything needed to support the application.
The person preparing invitations is probably the #1 expert in the world regarding visas to Serbia for medical tourism. But it is hard, complex, challenging work that only recently began achieving some success.
It involves a lot of work not visible to patients and requires more than merely creating an invitation.
Getting a visa is a hassle but every detail mentioned here is important to you.
Visa applications take at least three weeks after you submit the application along with all required supporting documents. Sometimes it takes longer than that.
Plan ahead. Far ahead.
Give Serbian immigration 4-5 weeks to process your application.
If you need a visa, getting one will be the greatest challenge and take the most time. Getting an appointment for surgery from the doctor is easy and straightforward.
You must have plane reservations to submit with your visa application.
Do not buy plane tickets until you get a visa but you must have full and very specific reservations: date, time, transfers, departure times, arrival times, flight numbers. (We recommend you do your best to avoid a layover in Frankfurt, Germany — Frankport!)
Serbian immigration has NO FLEXIBILITY about arrival and departure dates.
After a visa is granted, you can make NO CHANGES to arrival and departure details as it will be specifically listed on your visa.
FIRST STEP towards getting a visa to Belgrade is to provide us with the information needed to create a case file explaining your problem to the doctor, establishing you are a suitable candidate for the surgery you want, and proposing a date for the surgery you want at least 5-6 weeks after your plan to submit your visa.
When you apply for a visa you MUST have:
- a CONFIRMED appointment with the doctor for surgery;
- the invitation letter from the doctor in your hands;
- valid and detailed flight reservations that precisely match the details in the letter; and
- Then you must follow the schedule precisely with no changes or your visa will become INVALID.
To create an invitation for you to come to Belgrade, we need:
- a digital copy (scan) of the main page of your current passport (VALID for at least six more months) with your personal details, and
- EVERY page in your passport with a any type of stamp on it.
Do NOT SEND scans AS EMAIL ATTACHMENTS.
Send them using the method explained on this page of our web site about how to send digital documents securely and of any amount and any size.
Also send ALL the following details to us as text by email, including:
- first name
- date of birth
- place of birth
- passport number
- date of issue, and
- date of expiration.
Anyone required to have a visa who will accompany you will also need to be included in the invitation.
Provide for that person all the information mentioned above. If you need a visa, someone coming with you greatly decreases the chance you will be granted a visa.
It can take Dr Djinovic from 7 up to 172 or more days to find time between surgeries to issue an invitation letter.
Follow the limitations of your permission to stay in Serbia.
Authorities come down hard on persons who overstay their visa or try to use their visit to Serbia to try to penetrate the borders of the European Union — and they DO get caught.