Visa Services

Visa Services

Customs Baggage Rules and Entitlement of Passengers

The Central Board of Excise & Customs of India (CBEC) has released a mobile App “Indian Customs - Guide to Travellers to facilitate international passengers about Baggage Rules. The App, a first-of-its-kind mobile application, contains a ready reckoner of the customs baggage rules and entitlement of passengers. It contains 24x7 contract details of customs officers of major airports and provides information to users as per their need. After installation of App on smart phones, it works in offline mode and is available on all the three platforms- Android Play Store, Windows and Apple Store and serves as a Ready Reckoner of Customs Baggage Rules and Passenger Entitlements. The mobile App can be downloaded from the link: For further information visit CBEC's website (

All e-Tourist visa (eTV) applicants are advised to only use the official Government of India website  to apply for eTV. Applicants should not deal with other websites such as (i), (ii), (iii) that do not belong to the Government of India and therefore should not be relied upon for Indian e-TV services.

Online Visa Application

Please choose the option "Regular Visa Application"
and select Serbia - Belgrade as the Indian Mission on the
Online Visa Application Form

(After applying online, the applicant must bring a printout of the visa application along with all requisite documents as per guidelines published on Embassy’s website under the link VISA SERVICES in the main menu Consular Services)

Timings: Applications are received between 0900 and 1200 hours, Mondays to Fridays. The applicant should take prior appointment by calling Embassy's phone numbers (2667990 or 2666520). Normal processing time is 3 working days for nationals of Serbia. If the application is complete in all respects, passports are returned after grant of visa on the afternoon of the second or third day after submission. Payment of visa fee is accepted only by cash in dinars.

Nationals of countries other than Serbia are expected to obtain visas for India from Indian Missions in the country of their origin. However, if the person is a resident in Serbia, the Mission can assist the applicant in obtaining a visa in consultation with the concerned Indian Mission. Visas in such cases are granted after 5 working days.


  1. Visa validity starts from the date of issuing the visa by the Embassy, and not from the date of intended travel to India.
  2. Visa fee is payable exclusively in cash, in Serbian dinars only. The Embassy does not accept credit cards, bank transfer payments, or payments in foreign currency. Please ensure to bring the exact required visa fee amount. The visa fee must be paid immediately at the moment of submission of the visa request at the Embassy. It is not possible to pay at any later moment.
  3. The visa is biometric, therefore all applicants must be present in person during submission of the visa application. Personal presence is not required for children below the age of 12 and persons above the age of 70 years.
  4. Submission of visa application is on appointment basis only. Please call the Embassy in advance to book your appointment.
  5. Applicants are required to provide photocopies of all supporting documents for their visa application. It would not be possible to return original documents (i.e. airplane tickets, contracts, diplomas, etc), if they are submitted with the visa application.
  6. The applicant’s passport will be kept by the Embassy during the whole time of the visa issuance process which may take upto 5 working days depending upon the nationality of the applicant.
  7. Serbian nationals who are also nationals of some other country (dual nationality), must present a photocopy of their other passport (page with personal details only). Duration of visa issuance process will be 5 working days in such cases.


ALL applicants must submit: Passport with a minimum validity of 180 days (excluding the period of visa applied for), 2 colour passport-size photographs (5 x 5 cm, with light backdrop), and 1 printout of the completed Online Visa Application Form.

The completed and printed Visa Application Form will contain a barcode with a serial number beginning with SRBBV.... which represents the applicant’s Visa Application Registration Number.

While completing the Form, please ensure that all the given details are correct, especially name spelling, passport number, date of birth, and passport validity dates.

The Form must be completed and printed beforehand. It is not possible to do it at the Embassy’s visa counter.

Applicants are solely responsible for the applications they submit. Any false documents or other misrepresentation of information in support of their application will have a direct bearing on the judgment of their application by the Embassy of India, Belgrade.

Depending on the type of visa required, the Serbian applicant must also bring the documents listed below. Apart from these, if deemed necessary, the Embassy may require additional documents from the applicant.

For Tourist visa (TV)

  1. a photocopy of the airplane ticket / flight booking
  2. 4450 dinars toward visa fees

For Business visa (BV)

  1. Invitation letter from the Indian company
  2. Original copy of letter from the employer, stating the nature of the company's business activity, details of the inviting company from India, details of the applicant (applicant's designation in the company, name & surname, and passport number), type of visa, duration of visa, number of entries required (i.e. one year, multiple entry business visa). The letter must be written in English only.
  3. 12950 Dinars towards visa fees for a period upto one year.

For Transit visa (TRV)

  1. photocopy of the airplane ticket / flight booking
  2. 2350 dinars toward visa fees

Seamen requiring transit visas must also bring a photocopy of their Seaman’s booklet (page with personal details only) and an Invitation Letter from their maritime agent.

For Employment visa (EV)

  1. photocopy of Invitation Letter, Employment Contract, and employer’s registration documents (original documents for inspection only)
  2. proof of the applicant’s qualifications or expertise in the field of employment (photocopy of educational degree diploma etc - original documents for inspection only)
  3. 8700 dinars toward visa fees (for employment visa up to 6 months ) or 12950 dinars (for employment visa up to 1 year)

Models seeking Employment Visa must present photocopies of magazine clippings from fashion editorials, fashion catalogs, commercial advertisements, or other photographs proving their work experience in the modeling industry.

For Conference visa (CV)

  1. Invitation Letter from the Conference organizer. The letter must be in the applicant’s name & passport number
  2. Clearance (approval) document for organizing of the conference
  3. letter from the applicant’s employer (letter must be in English only)
  4. copy of airplane ticket / flight booking
  5. 8700 dinars toward visa fees

For Student visa (STV)

  1. Invitation Letter from the recognized educational institution in India
  2. proof of paid scholarship
  3. proof of financial support during study
  4. 8150 dinars toward visa fees

For Medical visa (MV)

  1. Invitation Letter from the hospital
  2. 8700 dinars toward visa fees for a period upto six months

For Journalist visa (JV)

  1. Invitation Letter from organizers of the event to be covered by the journalist
  2. Clearance (approval) document for organizing of the event
  3. Letter from the journalist’s employer (letter must be in English only)
  4. copy of airplane ticket / flight booking
  5. 8700 dinars

For Entry visa (XV)

This type of visa is generally issued for participants of sports events, family members of holders of Employment visa, and other purposes of travel not covered by any other of the above types of visa.

  1. Invitation Letter from the organizer of the event. The letter must be in the applicant’s name & passport number
  2. Clearance ( approval ) document for organizing of the event
  3. letter from the applicant’s employer, organization, sports federation etc (letter must be in English only)
  4. copy of airplane ticket / flight booking
  5. 8700 dinars towards visa fee for a period upto six months, or 12950 dinars for a period upto 1 year.

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For any other information regarding visa, type of visa, or necessary documents, please contact the Mission by phone.
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Table of fees charged for Indian Visa (with effect from 27th February, 2015)

Visa fee for Serbian nationals:


Type of Visa

Amount in Dinars


Tourist Visa valid for upto six month



Transit Visa



Student Visa (valid for the duration of the course or for a period of five years, whichever is less)



All kinds of visa other than tourist, transit and student visas

valid for upto 6 months, other than business visas


valid for upto one year


valid for upto five years


  1. In addition to the above fee, an amount of RSD 200 will be charged towards ICWF.
  2. In case of persons other than Serbian nationals, an amount of RSD 550 is charged as telex fee and the same amount is charged for transfer of visa from old passport to new passport.


e-Tourist Visa Facility is available for holders of passport of following countries

Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


  • International Travellers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight seeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
  • Passport should have at least six months validity from the date of arrival in India. The passport should have at least two blank pages for stamping by the Immigration Officer.
  • International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket, with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
  • International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
  • Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders.
  • Not available to individuals endorsed on Parent’s/Spouse’s Passport i.e. each individual should have a separate passport.
  • Not available to International Travel Document Holders.
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