STATUS OF FOREIGN CITIZENS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING STATE OF EMERGENCY
In order to regulate the status of foreign citizens in the Republic of Serbia during the state of emergency, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on the status of foreign citizens in the Republic of Serbia during the state of emergency (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia”, No. 41 of March 24, 2020).
Pursuant to this Decision, all foreign citizens who have been legally resident in the Republic of Serbia since the declaration of a state of emergency, on any of the legal grounds, may lawfully remain in the Republic of Serbia for the duration of the state of emergency.
What is particularly significant for foreign citizens is the decision that foreign nationals have no obligation to initiate proceedings to further determine their status.
The Decision also stipulates that an identity card issued to an foreigner, as well as an identity card issued to asylum seekers and persons granted asylum, which has expired or expire during the state of emergency, shall be considered valid during the state of emergency.
If you have certain doubts regarding the status of foreign citizens in accordance with the new situation, our law firm can provide you with full legal assistance in understanding the adopted regulations.
Attorney at law Damir Petrović
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