U.S. Visas

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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Serbia

Serbia
Republic of Serbia

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 12 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 36 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 36 Months
C-2 None Multiple 36 Months
C-3 None Multiple 48 Months A
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 36 Months
E-1 2 None Multiple 12 Months
E-2 2 None Multiple 12 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 12 Months
F-1 None Multiple 24 Months
F-2 None Multiple 24 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 36 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 12 Months
H-1B None Multiple 12 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 12 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 12 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 12 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 12 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 12 Months 3
I None Multiple 12 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 24 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 24 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 12 Months
L-2 None Multiple 12 Months
M-1 None Multiple 12 Months
M-2 None Multiple 12 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 12 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 12 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 12 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 12 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 12 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 12 Months
R-2 None Multiple 12 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8
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Country Specific Footnotes
  1. A visa is to be issued with the validity of the applicant's assignment as indicated in the official note of request, but may not exceed 48 months.

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

 

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Visa Category Footnotes
  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

General Document Information

Serbian civil documents are secure documents, accurate and reliable, and are available upon application generally within 1 to 10 days.

General Issuing Authority Information

The civil documents are issued at the Office of the Civil Registrar at the local Municipality office and at the Ministry of the Internal Affairs.

 

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees:  430 dinars

Document Name: Izvod iz Maticne Knjige Rodjenih

Issuing Authority:  Civil Registrar (Maticar) with jurisdiction over the locality where the event occurred.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Silver foil security feature in the upper right corner/Seal of civil registrar office/Pink/ printed on A4 form.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Civil Registrar Clerk

Registration Criteria:  There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted at the Civil Registrar with the fee receipt.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Many records were destroyed during the Second World War and reconstructed afterwards.  A birth Certificate contains parent’s information: given name, surname, mother’s maiden name, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship and address.  An international version is available in 9 languages for 720 dinars.


Death Certificates

Available

Fees:  430 dinars

Document Name: Izvod iz Maticne Knjige Umrlih

Issuing Authority: Civil Registrar (Maticar) The civil registrar with jurisdiction over the locality where the event occurred.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Silver foil security feature in upper right corner/ Seal of civil registry office/Yellow/ printed on A4 form.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Civil Registrar Clerk

Registration Criteria: There areare no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Application is submitted by family members at the Civil Registrar with the fee receipt.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Many records were destroyed during the Second World War and reconstructed afterwards. Death certificate contains information on the address and, marital status of the deceased, name of surviving spouse, citizenship, time and date of death, and name of parents. An international  form version is available in 9 languages is available for 720 dinars.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees:  430 dinars

Document Name: Izvod iz Maticne Knjige Vencanih

Issuing Authority:  Civil Registrar (Maticar) The civil registrar with jurisdiction over the locality where the event occurred.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Silver foil security feature in upper right corner/ Seal of civil registry office/Blue/ printed on A4 form.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Civil Registrar Clerk

Registration Criteria: There are no registration critera.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Application is submitted at the Civil Registrar with the fee receipt.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Same-sex marriage is not recognized in Serbia. Many records were destroyed during the Second World War and reconstructed afterwards. Marriage certificates contains additional information on the names and addresses of the parents of the bride and groom, their names and addresses. An international version is available in 9 languages for 720 dinars.

 

Divorce Certificate

Available

Fees:  390 dinars

Document Name: Presuda o razvodu braka 

Issuing Authority: Basic court (Osnovni okruzni sud) which decided the case.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten and headed Presuda Judgement

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Basic Court (Osnovni sud)

Registration Criteria: There areare no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted with a copy of an ID card

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are available from the same court.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Only a divorce obtained through a civil court is legal.

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: Adoption decree (Resenje o usvojenju)

Issuing Authority: Center for Social Work (Centar za socijalni rad)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten document with the issuing authority’s wet seal.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Center for Social Work Director (Direktor centra za socijalni rad)

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Disposition on adoption is issued upon completion of adoption procedure only.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Identity Card

Available

Fees:  1155 dinars

Document Name: Licna Karta

Issuing Authority: Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministarstvo unutrasnjih poslova-MUPe)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: In 2009, Serbia started issuing a biometric ID card which is the same shape and size as many other European ID cards. As specified by the ISO/IEC 7810 standards, it contains all required security features, such as having a machine readable zone, biodata with digital photo integrated in the card, and the bearer’s signature and fingerprint printed on the card and chip.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Ministry of Internal Affairs, Police Department Clerk

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Application is submitted in person with following documents:

1. old ID card, passport or driver’s license to prove identity,
2. original birth certificate and original certificate of Serbian citizenship (if first time issuance),
3. Photo (if first time issuance), and
4. receipt of paid fee.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:  It is mandatory for all Serbian citizens over the age of 18 to have an ID card. Children over 10 years old may obtain an ID card, with the consent of both parents.  Children over 16 years of age may obtain an ID card with the consent of one custodial parent.   There is also a Refugee /Stateless person ID card available.

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available

Fees:  830 dinars

Document Name: Izvod iz kaznjene evidencije

Issuing Authority: Ministry for Internal Affairs (MUP - Ministarstvo unutrasnjih poslova), also known as the police, at a person's permanent residence. For citizens born in a different district from where they reside, the police authority will request information from the person's town of birth, and the response time will vary. Based on input from the place of birth, police at the place of residence will issue the final official version of the certificate.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Seal of Ministry of Internal Affairs/Printed on A4 white paper

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Administrative Clerk at Ministarstvo unutrasnjih poslova

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted in person at the police department with the fee receipt.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: The police certificate documents whether the applicant has been convicted of any crimes and the articles of law involved. Note that in many cases, convictions can be expunged after ten years. Thus, the record may not be complete beyond ten years, but it is the best and only record available. It should include any convictions in other former Yugoslav republics prior to their independence, so that if someone lived in one of those republics after their independence they must also obtain a police record from that country. This certificate should not be confused with the certificates issued by courts (Sudsko uverenje) that cover only that specific court and indicate the absence of any current investigation, charge or conviction in that period.

Note: A second party, such as the Embassy, may not request police certificates on individuals to independently verify someone's background. Consular officers must rely on certificates requested by the individual in person. The potential for fraudulent documentation exists, but is not common; if there is doubt about the authenticity of the certificate, the police station that issued it can usually confirm whether a document it purportedly issued is authentic.

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, non-citizens who once resided in Serbia, and are now in their native country, may apply for police certificates with their local Ministry of Foreign Affairs who will then, through diplomatic channels, contact the Embassy of Serbia in that country.

Non-citizens who once resided in Serbia, and are in a third country now, may apply with their Embassy in that country, who will then, through diplomatic channels, contact the Embassy of Serbia.

 

Court Records

Available

Fees:  190 dinars

Document Name: Certificate (Uverenje)

Issuing Authority:  Basic court (Osnovni sud)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Seal of the Basic court/printed on A4 white paper

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Osnovni sud

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted in person with ID card copy and receipt of paid fee.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Shows whether the applicant is currently under investigation in any criminal matter.

 

Prison Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees.

Document Name:  Uverenje o odsluzenoj zatvorskoj kazni

Issuing Authority: A discharge statement of the time spent in a correctional institution can be obtained from the prison in which a person was confined. Also the Ministry of Internal Affairs in their Police Certificate will list all prison records with time spent in a correctional institution..

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Correctional Institution seal/printed on white paper

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Correctional institution director

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted in person.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: Police certificate issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Statement does not contain a report of his demeanor during imprisonment.

Military Records

Unavailable.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available (Regular, Diplomatic, Official, etc.): Regular, Diplomatic and Official passports

Fees:  3600 dinars

Document Name: Passport of the Republic of Serbia

Issuing Government Authority: Ministry of the Internal Affairs (Ministarstvo unutrasnjih poslova)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The current Serbian biometric passport is dark red with gold lettering and a crest on the front. "Republic of Serbia" and "passport" are printed in Serbian Cyrillic alphabet and in French and English. Design and security features are in compliance with the International document standard ICAO 9303.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Ministry of the Internal Affairs, Police Department Clerk

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining:  Application is submitted in person at the local Police Department in person along with:

1. valid ID card
2. old passport
3. receipt of paid fee. Submission of photograph is optional. Birth certificate and Citizenship certificate may be submitted by applicant, or applicant may opt for them to be obtained directly by the Ministry, which would prolong the completion of procedure by 2 weeks.

Alternate Documents: Travel document (Putni list) with limited validity may be issued by the Serbian diplomatic mission overseas for those with lost passports exclusively for returning travel to Serbia and is valid for 30 days.

Exceptions: None

Comments: The passport meets modern security standards, including a polycarbonate biodata page that has an electronic chip inside. The nationality code for this passport is SBA.

Other Documents Available: Travel document for refugees and stateless persons is available.

Other Records

Statement of Unmarried Status

Available

Fees: 1140 dinara

Document Name: Uverenje o slobodnom bracnom stanju ( Free to Marry Certificate)

Issuing Authority: Civil Registrar (Maticar) having jurisdiction over a person's residence will issue a certificate (uverenje o slobodnom bracnom stanju) stating that the applicant is not married.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format:  Seal of civil registry office/printed on gray form

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Civil registrar Clerk

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application is submitted in person with ID card copy and receipt of paid fee. Non-residents must apply for these documents through a Serbian diplomatic mission. They are unlikely to receive a reply if they write directly to the issuing office. Serbian consular offices throughout the world are supplied with the appropriate forms for obtaining civil documents. The request will be forwarded to the Serbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs for transmission to the office responsible for the issuance of the required document. The document will then be returned to the applicant via the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Diplomatic Mission of Serbia overseas. The above procedure can be lengthy. All applicants are encouraged to obtain the required documents through a family member, friend or lawyer residing in Serbia, who could apply personally at the office which issues them.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title:  U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia

Address: Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadjordjevica 92

Phone Number: 381-11-706-4000

Tel: Embassy Switchboard - 381-11-706 4000
Visa Information - 381-11-305-0550

E-mail:  consbelgrade@state.gov

Fax: - 381-11-706 4481

Comments / Additional Information: None

Visa Services

All visa categories for Serbia. Immigrant visas for Montenegro.

Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.