Although the present Law on Foreigners has already been favorable to foreigners, the National Assembly decided to enhance the appeal of Serbia to foreigners even more by facilitating the process of obtaining temporary residence permits in Serbia and work permits in Serbia.
The general idea behind the amendments is to improve the business climate in Serbia by raising competitiveness and employment of foreigners in our country.
Furthermore, the Amendments are expected to simplify the administrative procedure for issuing a work permit, which will be of great benefit to foreigners. Having in mind all the advantages mentioned above, the final goal is to encourage more foreign investments into Serbia.
Hence, crucial novelties are related to long term visa (Visa D) based on employment, the possibility to submit a unified application for both temporary permit residence (TRP) and work permit and the opportunity to apply for the temporary residence permit electronically for the first time or the renewal, either from Serbia or abroad.
However, if you are someone whose temporary residence permit is soon to be renewed, or if you are just interested in relocating to Serbia at a closer date, you should know that these crucial novelties will be applicable as of January 1, 2020.
Below, we will outline the most significant changes and new possibilities introduced in The Amendments to the Law on Foreigners.