Access to the labour market



Belgrade Centre for Human Rights

Persons entering the asylum procedure in Serbia do not have an ipso facto right to access the labour market. However, persons who seek asylum while possessing a work permit on other grounds may continue working on the basis of that permit. Furthermore, asylum seekers whose asylum applications have not been decided upon through no fault of their own within 9 months of being submitted likewise have the right to be issued a work permit valid for 6 months with the possibility of extension for as long as they remain in the asylum procedure.1

  • 1. Article 13 Employment of Foreigners Act, Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, no. 128/2014.

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detenti