All work permits are granted by the Serbian National Employment Service. If you are self-employed, youâ€™ll have to file for a Serbian work permit yourself. In other cases, your Serbian employer will do it for you.
If you work as a freelancer, then you fall under the self-employed category.
This type of work permit is issued to foreigners who want to conduct their business activities in Serbia after registering a company with the Serbian Business Register Agency.
A self-employment work permit has the same length as a long-term d visa (if you donâ€™t have a temporary residence) or a temporary residence permit â€“ a maximum of one year, with the possibility of extension.
If you are filing for a self-employment work permit, the process is quite simple â€“ you only have to submit the required documentation, and you might have to answer a few additional questions. An application for a permit or an extension of a work permit can be submitted:
- via e-mail, under the condition that you have an electronic signature or if you issue a power of attorney to an attorney with an electronic signature â€“ for Belgrade, the address is email@example.com
- In person, at the counter of appropriate branch offices of the Serbian National Employment Service â€“ in Belgrade, itâ€™s located at its headquarters at 23-25 GunduliÄ‡ev Venac
- Application form
- Copy of a valid passport
- Temporary residence permit (if required)
- Statement on type, duration, and volume of the activities to be conducted in Serbia
- Proof of appropriate qualifications for conducting the activities in question
- Proof of the right to use business premises in Serbia for conducting the activities in question â€“ lease agreement or proof of ownership
- Proof of fee payment in the amount of 13.880,00 dinars (approximately 110 â‚¬)