WHO? Based on our experience in practice, we thought it would be useful to provide the answer to this frequently asked question. Namely, foreign clients often contact us with the request for a work visa for employment, thinking that they, as the future employee, have to submit this application. However, it is important to know that the work permit is to be issued at the request of the employer, and not the (foreign national) employee. That is why the Act prescribes that the employer bears the costs of work visa issuance. Also, this is why the NES insists that the employer pays the fee for application exclusively by using the transfer order.
WHERE AND TO WHOM? In this case, the employer should submit the request for issuance of a work permit to the organization for employment affairs, which is located in the place (city) of the employer’s registered office. That means, if the employer has a registered office in Novi Sad, the application for issuance of a work permit (for employment) should be submitted in the organization unit of NES in Novi Sad.
In the case of self-employment and independent professionals, the request is submitted to the organizational unit of the NES, according to the location of the employment.
Finally, regarding the personal work permit, the application is submitted to the organizational unit of the NES according to the place of temporary or permanent residence of the foreigner and upon their request.
In conclusion, we must emphasize that the type of a work permit determines the process. Therefore, the first question to answer in order to enter into the procedure for obtaining a work visa is: Which type of work permit is suitable for me?