Residence permit


Country Report: Residence permit Last updated: 02/05/22


Nikola Kovačević

Despite their right to permanent residence under the Asylum Act,[1] recognised refugees are not issued a separate document of residence, as they are considered ipso facto to be entitled to reside in the country.

The right to reside in the Republic of Serbia shall be approved under a decision on granting refugee status or subsidiary protection, and shall be proved by an identity card for persons who have been granted the right to asylum.[2]

All ID cards were automatically extended during the state of emergency, and in line Decision on the Status of Foreign Nationals.[3]




[1] Article 60 Asylum Act.

[2] Article 90 Asylum Act.

[3] Official Gazette no. 27/2020.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection