Temporary residence permit

The provisions of the Law on Foreigners (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 24/2018 and 31/2019) regulate the conditions and procedure for issuing a temporary residence permit, extending the validity of temporary residence and the reasons for terminating temporary residence in Serbia.

Temporary residence is a residence permit for a foreign national in the Republic of Serbia granted to a foreigner who intends to stay in the Republic of Serbia for over 90 days on the grounds of:

  • Employment;
  • School or learning the Serbian language;
  • Studies;
  • Participation in international exchange programmes for pupils or students;
  • Specialist, professional training and practice;
  • Scientific research or other scientific or educational activity;
  • Family reunification;
  • Performing religious service;
  • Treatment or care;
  • Ownership over immovable property;
  • Humanitarian stay;
  • Status of a presumed victim of trafficking in human beings;
  • Status of a victim of trafficking in human beings;
  • Other legitimate reasons under the law or an international treaty.

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Loss of Sole Trader Capacity and Continuation of Performance of Activity by Heirs

The status and position of sole traders are regulated only by the provisions of the Companies Act (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 36/2011, 99/2011, 83/2014 – other Law, 5/2015, 44/2018, 95/2018, 91/2019 and 109/2021) (from now on: the Law).

Article 91, paragraph 1 of the Law stipulates a general rule that a sole trader shall lose the capacity of a sole trader by deletion from the business entities register. Deleting sole traders from the business entities register has a constitutive effect and acts pro futuro.

Deletion of a sole trader shall be executed due to cessation of business operations. Sole trader shall stop doing business by notice of unregistering or by operation of law. Sole trader may not unregister at a date earlier of the day of filing the application on cessation of business operations with the competent registration authority.

Deletion from the register may not be done retroactively.

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Electronic document

By the provisions of the Law on electronic document, electronic identification and trust services in electronic business (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No 94/2017 and 52/21) shall be regulated electronic document, electronic identification and trust services in electronic business.

For the purposes of the Law on electronic document, electronic identification and trust services in electronic business (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No 94/2017 and 52/21) electronic document means a set of data consisting of letters, numbers, symbols, graphic, audio and video materials, in electronic form.

Legal effects and probative force of electronic document

An electronic document shall not be denied legal effect, probative force, and written form solely on the grounds that it is in electronic form. Continue reading Electronic document