Procedure for issuance, extension, revoaction and cessation of validity of work permit for foreigners in Serbia

The procedure of issuance, extension, revocation and cessation of the validity of a work permit for foreigners in Serbia shall be regulated by the provisions of the Foreign Nationals Employment Act (“Off. Herald of RS”, Nos. 128/2014, 113/2017, 50/2018 and 31/2019).

The organization competent for employment affairs, performing such activities as entrusted activities following the law governing general administrative procedure, issues decisions in the procedure of issuance, extension, revocation and cessation of the validity of a work permit unless specific issues are regulated otherwise by the Foreign Nationals Employment Act (“Off. Herald of RS”, Nos. 128/2014, 113/2017, 50/2018 and 31/2019) or the act governing the residence of foreign nationals.

The organization competent for employment affairs keeps the record of data relevant to the issuance of decisions under the Foreign Nationals Employment Act (“Off. Herald of RS”, Nos. 128/2014, 113/2017, 50/2018 and 31/2019), per the principles of protection of personal data, efficacy, efficiency, conscientiousness, and responsibility.

The territorially competent organizational unit of the organization competent for employment affairs, as defined by articles of association, rules in the first instance in the procedure for the issuance, extension, revocation and cessation of the validity of a work permit and an appeal may be lodged against the decree which was ruled in the first instance. The final decree on the appeal is issued by the minister competent for employment affairs. An administrative dispute may be instituted against the final decree in accordance with the law. Continue reading Procedure for issuance, extension, revoaction and cessation of validity of work permit for foreigners in Serbia

Forms of work engagement in Serbia

The Labor Law provides ways of the working engagement of persons in the Republic of Serbia, which are the legal and statutory methods of the working engagement. Overall in the Republic of Serbia, persons may be engaged in work as much the employer will establish employment relationship with them, or they will be engaged outside employment relationship, on one of the ways prescribed by the provisions of the Labor Law.

Employment Relationship

Employment relationship for a indefinite period of time is the basic form of the employment relationship, but not the only form of the employment relationship. Besides it there are other forms of the employment relationsip, as follows:

  • Employment relationship with a probation work
  • Employment relationship for a definite period of time
  • Employment relationship for performing higher-risk jobs
  • Part-Time employment relationship
  • Employment relationship for performing jobs outside the employer’s premises
  • Employing household help and
  • Employment relationship with trainee.

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Work permit

The Employment of Foreign citizens in the Republic of Serbia is regulated by the Law on Employment of Foreign Citizens (“Off. Gazette of RS” No. 128/14, 113/2017 and 50/2018), and the Rulebook on work permits for employment (“Off. Gazette of RS” No. 94/15).

A foreigner who shall be employed in the Republic of Serbia in accordance with the Law on Employment of Foreign Citizens have the same rights and obligations in terms of work, employment and self-employment as well as the citizens of the Republic of Serbia.

Employment of foreigner shall be realized under the condition that it has a temporary residence permit or permanent residence and work permit.

Types of Work permits

Work permit may be issued as:

  • personal work permit and
  • work permit, whereby only one of these two types of permits may be issued for the same period of time. Continue reading Work permit