Citizenship Program Serbia

Citizenship Program Serbia

Citizenship Program Serbia | Get Second Passport from GCI. You want more details about the Serbian Citizenship by Investment Program? We are developing solid investment opportunities for our clients around the world to acquire a permanent residence, a second passport and a second citizenship.

Serbian Citizenship by Investment Program is not quite the right expression for our idea, as our program is significantly different from the well-known Citizenship by Investment programs. That's why we prefer to call our idea Serbian Very Important Investor Program (VIIP). The VIIP is not open to all, it is aimed at foreign investors who, like us, want to support the emerging Serbian economy. Surely you are wondering now where the similarity to the conventional Citizenship by investment programs exists. This simply consists in the fact that according to Paragraph 19 of the Serbian Citizenship Law, it is possible for persons who significantly support the country of Serbia and thus represent a certain importance for the country to obtain citizenship of Serbia in this way.

Citizenship by Investment Serbia

The Citizenship by Investment Program Serbia has been developed by the government as another mechanism for promoting economic growth. Its purpose is to boost the country's development and infrastructure by increasing foreign direct investment into the country in order to ensure a sustainable future.

We are the inventors of the Serbian Very Important Investor Program (VIIP), to search for companies, managers and business people who want to invest in Serbia and support the emerging Serbian economy. We have planned, developed and proposed this program to the Serbian government. This program is currently under development, but there is the possibility for investors to apply.

We submit applications from our investors to the Ministry of Economic and Interior Affairs. The decision on accepting a foreigner to Serbian citizenship is in jurisdiction of the Government in case of national interest. That is why we can only submit a limited number of applications. The recognition of the citizenship of the applying foreign investors will be based on Article 19 of the Serbian Citizenship Law. Article 19 of the Serbian Citizenship Law states: "a foreigner, whose admission to citizenship of the Republic of Serbia would be of interest for the Republic of Serbia, can be admitted to citizenship of the Republic of Serbia. The Government of the Republic of Serbia, on a motion of the competent Ministry, decides about admission to citizenship of the Republic of Serbia in line with para. 1 of this Article."

Citizenship Program Serbia

Why Serbia?

The Republic of Serbia is a democratic European state situated in central Balkan region, with a rich and vast culture and historic inheritance. Its ethnic diversity and full equality policy made it such an attractive place and living environment for so many nations around. Belgrade (Beograd) is the capital city of Serbia and is one of the oldest cities in Europe and since ancient times it has been an important intersection of the roads between Eastern and Western Europe. Situated at the point of river Sava merging into Danube River, known as “the gate” of the Balkans, this city is having many cultural monuments, archeological sites and is the centre of the highest state and national institutions of culture and art: Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Museum, the National Theatre and the University of Arts.

Serbia's economy is expected to grow faster in 2018 than ever in the past decade and will grow by just over 3 percent. Overall, economic confidence has increased since 2017 in the form of increased investment from domestic and foreign sources. The business climate has improved noticeably and the environment should continue to develop positively in 2018. In addition to sound economic growth, Serbia can point to a stable state of public finances. Serbia progress towards EU integration has pushed social protection and business investments to a higher level, transforming this country into a very attractive and fast growing market.

The Government encourages intensively foreign investments and emphasizes opportunities for active business possibilities, real estate short or long-term plans together with nature vacations, city-breaks and cultural events. Important to mention is that considerable amount of Middle East investments are increasingly each month and especially from UAE side. Numerous new projects are opened "Belgrade in Water" and the real estate market is just blooming. The country is particularly interested in entrepreneurs, managers and leaders. We suggest the Citizenship Program Serbia will offer our customers a lot of benefits.

Serbian Citizenship - Benefits

  • Visa-free travel to more than 130 countries around the world, including Europe´s Schengen Area, Switzerland, Hong Kong, etc.
  • Serbian Citizenship is for lifetime and can include beside the main investor also his dependent family as spouse, children and parents.
  • Tax system in Serbia is characterized by low tax rates. Profit tax is one of the most favorable in Europe while value-added tax and income tax are lower than in most countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Free trade agreements with: CEFTA Members (central European countries), EFTA members (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Turkey.
  • E-2 and E-1 treaty "Investor Visa" signed between Serbia and the United States allows citizens of Serbia to operate a substantial business in the U.S. and reside therein.
  • Serbia is an official future candidate for EU membership and a full member of UN and WTO organizations.
  • Serbia has a high Human Development Index (HDI) and provides universal health care system and free primary and secondary education to its citizens and is also an upper-middle income economy.
  • Cheap cost of living and a first class healthcare system.
  • If 51% of your products are produced in Serbia, you can export them to Russia and Europe free of tax.
  • Restructured and stable financial system.
  • Simplified procedures for establishment and registration of enterprises.
  • Favourable geographic location which allows for deliveries to reach any location in Europe within 24 hours.
  • Simplified procedures for conducting of foreign trade transactions and realization of investments.

Serbian Citizenship Requirements

How to become a Serbian citizen? To qualify for Serbian citizenship applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • must be at least 18 years of age
  • be of outstanding character
  • hold no criminal record
  • have excellent health
  • have a high personal net worth
  • and must fulfill one of the investment options below in addition.
    Furthermore our consultants will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Citizenship Program Serbia.

Serbian Citizenship Program - Costs & Investment opportunities

Applicants must make a significant economic contribution to the country in order to apply for the Serbia Citizenship Program and can choose between two investment options: real estate investment or business investment. We can not give you a general cost statement at this point. The costs are dependent on your investment project and must be calculated individually for each applicant. Please ask for individual offer.

2. Real Estate investment

Applicants may purchase property in a preapproved real estate development area. The investment must be maintained for a minimum of five years. Property registration, processing fees and taxes must be paid in addition to the property purchase.

3. Business Investment

High net worth individuals may choose to establish a business. Therefor an investment directly into an eligible business as a sole investor is required. If you want to start your own company in Serbia, you will be supported by our project company (SIU - Serbian Investment Unit) in all matters. We open the doors for you to new markets, take care of all the necessary registrations, establish contacts with useful suppliers and advise you on all other questions and expansion plans in the long term.

Serbian Citizenship Application Process

How to apply for Serbian citizenship? Take a look at the application process in detail and with all its individual steps. Furthermore our consultants will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Serbian Citizenship Program.

1. Application preparation

To prepare the application, we collect all necessary documents from you and also perform a background and security check.

2. Application pre-approval

If everything is OK in the first step, we will issue a pre-approval of the application.

3. Submission of citizenship application

Your application will now be submitted to the government for further processing.

4. Government processing

Government processing of the application and due diligence checks.

5. Approval of the application by the Government

Receipt of the written approval of the application by the Government.

6. Investment

The investment chosen in advance must be made.

7. Citizenship certificate issued

The citizenship certificate is issued. Now you are an official citizen of Serbia.

8. Issuing of passport

Your passport will now be issued and ready for pickup.

Serbian Passport

The Serbian passport is a travel and identity document that is issued to citizens who are nationals of Serbia and allows them to travel abroad. In 2018, holders of a Serbian passport could visit 130 countries and territories visa-free or with visa on arrival, ranking the Serbian passport 36th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley visa restrictions index. Passport holders may travel to Europe´s Schengen Area, Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Russia with relative ease and without challenging visa requirements.

General facts Serbian Citizenship by Investment Program

Visa Free Travel Passport Costs
to 130 countries after 3-4 months Please ask for individual offer.
Location Main City Total area
South East Europe Belgrade 77,474 sq km
Currency Population Coordinates
RSD (Dinar) approx 7,120,000 44° 49´ N, 20° 27´ E
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