Serbia- residency by real estate

SERBIA – European country which has a fast-growing economy and very good laws for foreigners who intend to live in it. Serbia is not in the EU, but that is why it offers a large number of benefits for those who whant to open a company or become residents of this country.

Residency in Serbia

Serbia- Residency by real estate

Serbian Temporary Residence Permit is the document, issued to non-citizens who wish to have the opportunity to immigrate, live and work in Serbia during the entire time of the document validity, which is issued for 12 months.

For those who see Serbia as an attractive location for living, buying a real estate is one of the most common ways to get residency permit.

This is rather a smart move for those who are sure that they want to be here for longer time period and after couple of years, apply for Serbian citizenship.
Not only that you can apply for citizenship, but you can also lower overall expenses, have more security and enjoy being on your own property.

Benefits of residence in Serbia

  • Simple procedure for obtaining
  • No minimum investment requirements for real estate
  • No restrictions on international buyers of property
  • Only 40 days for authorities to approve residency 
  • Permanent residency after 5 years
  • Citizenship after 5 years of having a permanent residency


When purchasing real estate, in order to obtain the right for residence, Serbia does not require you to meet any other requirements except to be the owner of the property. 

This means that:

  1. The price of the property is not specified– You can buy a property for only a few thousand euros and still get the right to apply.
  2. Property location is not specified-The location of the property is not determined, which gives you the opportunity to choose the property you like, within the territory of Serbia.
  3. Number of property owners is not determined
    – The number of property owners is not specified, which means that in case you want to become a resident of Serbia together with family members or with a friend, you can do it together and thus reduce time and costs than when you do it separately.

This is what our part of work looks like in few steps 

  • Finding a suitable real estate; examination and negotiation if necessary 
  • Preparation of documents, purchase and registration of real estate;
  • Preparation of the documents for the application
  • Receiving the final approval of the residency

Documents that are required

  • Notarized ownership agreement
  • Prof of ownership cadastre
  • Short biography
  • 1-year insurance
  • Prof of funds on personal account (bank statement)
  • Passport copy 
  • White card


From the day the application is submitted, a maximum of 40 days is required for approval.

It depends on your current citizenship

It is valid for 12 months from the day it is granted

Yes, we can assist you when buying real estate and cower the whole process.

The official requirement is 6 months but in case of having good reason to stay abroad fewer days can be accepted.

Yes, two comings are mandatory, first when applying and second time in order to take the approval. 

Our principles of work

Information handling requires a responsible approach, so we always inform you in advance about the upcoming steps and documentation that is required, so you can plan your schedule and enjoy your time.
After the job is done, we don’t turn our backs on you and we don’t charge premium for further consultations.
Even for everyday challenges you stumble on in Serbia you can always ask us for advice and we will be happy to assist.

Wish you luck and achievement of future plans! See you in Serbia!

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