Arriving to Vojvodina

Citizens of EU member countries, EU membership candidate countries, and a number of other countries may stay in Serbia for up to 90 days with no visa required, provided that they present a valid passport at the border. Other foreign citizens may enter or stay in the Republic of Serbia, as stipulated by the Law on Foreigners, with a valid travel document bearing a visa or approval of stay - valid for a period of up to 1 year - obtained from a Serbian embassy abroad, unless otherwise determined by the Law or by International Agreement.

Short stay visas may be valid for single, double, or multiple entries with the total duration of up to 90 days within the period of 6 months. In case of multiple entries option, short stay visas can be valid up to one year for a period of 180 days.

Foreign nationals looking to stay and work in Vojvodina are required to obtain a temporary residence permit and the approval for the employment/ business permit.

Temporary residence is approved for a period of up to one year and can be easily extended multiple times for the same duration.

Work permits are issued for a period of up to 1 year to all non-Serbian citizens provided that the specific requirements have been met (proposed employment contact with the accompanying letter written on the company letterhead justifying the company's need for the expatriate worker).

Foreign nationals are obliged to register with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MUP) or a police station in the place they intend to reside temporarily. Foreign nationals staying in a hotel will be registered automatically as hotels are required to register foreign guests with the Ministry of Internal Affairs. If a foreign national stays in a rented apartment or with friends, the landlord or the host is obliged to refer them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the registration procedure. Further information and applications for a business or residence permit are available at the MUP - Department for Foreign Nationals.

For more detailed information regarding entry and residence permits and the relevant procedures, as well as a complete list of countries whose citizens can travel to Serbia without a visa, please refer to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Getting Around

Vojvodina has a well-developed system of roads and railways, as well as an extensive network of canals and navigable waterways. 

Airports: Airport "Nikola Tesla" Belgrade (70 km from Novi Sad)

By air: The closest airport to Novi Sad is Belgrade Nikola Tesla International Airport (70 km away), which is served by major European flight-carriers and several low-cost carriers. Once you arrive to the Belgrade Airport you can easily get to Novi Sad by pre-booking a private transfer with the average cost of 30 EUR. 

Roadways: Corridor X: E - 75 highway (Greece – Macedonia – Serbia – Hungary – Slovakia – Czech Republic – Poland – Finland – Norway) &  E - 70 highway (Spain – France – Italy – Slovenia – Croatia – Serbia – Romania – Bulgaria – Turkey – Georgia)

On road: The ideal location and transportation infrastructure of Vojvodina enables quick and easy access to other CEE and SEE countries. Public roads and railway lines are passing through the regional capital city of Novi Sad with all other areas being easily accessible within a relatively short period of time. Standard speed limits, which may vary according to signs, are 120 km/h on highways; 100 km/h on motorways; on main roads outside built-up areas 80 km/h, and in built-up areas 50 km/h. Road toll is to be paid on most sections of the highways (E70, E75), and can be paid: in cash (RSD, EUR); by credit card (Mastercard, Maestro, Visa or American Express cards, as well as the national Dina card); or electronic system with prepayment.

Railways: Novi Sad – Budapest (Hungary); Novi Sad – Zagreb (Croatia); Novi Sad – Thessaloniki (Greece); Novi Sad – Sofia (Bulgaria); Novi Sad – Timisoara (Romania)

By rail: Railway-road corridor X connects Salzburg, Ljubljana, Zagreb, Belgrade, Nis and Thessaloniki with branch Xb Belgrade, Novi Sad, Budapest. The railway network is well organised. There are intercity trains between all major cities in the region.

Waterways: Corridor VII - Danube, Sava, Tisza, Danube–Tisza–Danube canal.

Public transportation: Public transportation in major cities in Vojvodina is well established and organised, and can be used by purchasing tickets directly on the bus. In addition, taxis are quite cheap and a very popular form of transport.

Useful advice: To calculate the toll price for a specific section of the highway according to vehicle classification, please refer to this link.