Dobrodošli to Serbia

Serbia is a country in southeastern Europe with the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains and the Danube river. About 500 kilometers separates its capital from the Adriatic coast in Montenegro.

Developed IT industry

International tech giants, such as Microsoft, NCR, Asus, Intel, Huawei, have offices in Serbia. The Science and Technology Park in Belgrade is constantly growing.

Visa-free entry

Citizens of many countries can enter Serbia without a visa for 30 days. The cycle can be repeated after the “visa run” — a short-term departure from the country. For a longer trip, a visa or a residence permit is needed.

Low language barrier

In 2021, Serbia ranked 14th out of 112 countries for the level of English proficiency among the population — according to EF English First.

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Key Facts

Serbia became an EU membership candidate in 2012. Serbian residence permit allows you to enter many European countries without a visa.

7 mln

Population

Belgrade

Capital

Serbian Orthodox

Dominant religion

Serbian

Official language

Serbian dinar / RSD

Currency

Taxes

30%

Income tax

14%

Pension and Disability Insurance contribution

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Salary payments calculated in Euros yet paid in Serbian dinars as required by the state law. 

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Culture

Serbian architecture is greatly varied: medieval monasteries abide alongside mosques, Austro-Hungarian fortresses, and baroque churches.

The famous sons of Serbia are the inventor in the field of electronics and radio engineering Nikola Tesla, the writer and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic, and the musician and composer Goran Bregovic.

The official language is Serbian — the only European language which officially uses two alphabets, Cyrillic and Latin.

Climate and Nature

Serbia has a system of rivers which irrigate the Danubian plain: the Danube, the Tisa, the Sava, and the Morava. Its closest neighbors are Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro.

The northern territories experience cold winters and hot, humid summers while the southern lands have hot, dry summers and heavy snowfalls during the winter. 

23°C

Average summer temperature

3°C

Average winter temperature

228

Average № of clear days per year

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Healthcare

Employees in Serbia pay a mandatory tax to the National Health Insurance Fund and receive a “zdravstvena knjižica” — a health insurance policy. It provides free medical treatment in public clinics.

House calls are only available under private medical care. Calling an ambulance is possible if a person cannot go to the hospital on their own.

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Public Health Insurance for employee and their family. Private Health Insurance for an employee covering outpatient and inpatient treatment, annual check-ups, medicines, physical therapy, ophthalmology, and  pregnancy supervision.  

Discounts on Private Health Insurance for family members. Discount on dental care for the employee. 

Education

Kindergartens

Most of preschool education in Serbia is public and therefore free of charge. Kindergartens accept kids from six months to 7 years, which is primary school age. State-run kindergarten programs include meals, healthcare, and social protection services.

Before a child is sent to school, they should complete a mandatory 9-month preschool program. Pre-school education is available to kids 5 to 6 years old.

There are a number of private international kindergartens with English-based care and tuition programs: “Village Preschool”, “Step by Step English Daycare”, and others. Most of them are located in Belgrade. There is also a Serbian-Russian kindergarten “Vrtić Skazka” in the capital.

Schools

The primary education period in Serbia is 8 years. It is compulsory for every child. To enroll for this program, the child must of eligible age and hold certificate of preschool program completion. Public schools provide primary education free of charge.

The secondary education cycle consists of 4 years of general education, or 2 to 4 years of vocational training.

There are a number of international schools in Belgrade offering tuition in English, such as British International School, The International School of Belgrade, and Chartwell International School.

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