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Relocation services Serbia: Ecovis provides full-scale services when moving to Serbia
6. February 2023
The new Serbian government is continuing the policy of attracting foreign direct investments (FDI). Regulation on providing residence permits with start-up, talent and investor visas in Serbia was already introduced in early 2020. Its primary goal is to provide greater opportunities to people who want to work and realise their innovative ideas in Serbia.
After the new government announced consistency and the continuation of the policy of attracting FDI, Ecovis in Serbia recognised the potential in redefining relocation services and the advantages of supporting the global roll out of businesses in Serbia (see box).
Serbia has a free visa regime with many countries, as well as great local and regional logistic potential for reaching the whole world.
To present Serbia as a relevant participant in the international market, support the competitiveness of domestic employers and improve the demographic picture, the government has now adopted a “Regulation on the criteria for awarding incentives to employers who employ newly settled persons in the Republic of Serbia” (Official Gazette of RS, No. 67/2022).
We support companies wishing to relocate to Serbia. Alexander Samonig, Managing Partner, Ecovis Coordinator for West Balkans, ECOVIS SEE d.o.o., Belgrade, Serbia
Requirements and rules when moving to Serbia
The right to grant incentives is only available for newly settled persons who are employed by 31 December 2023. The incentives will be available for a maximum of 60 months, starting from 1 July 2022 and ending on 31 December 2028.
To be considered newly settled, an employee must not have been resident in Serbia for more than 180 days for two years prior to the conclusion of the contract with the employer. In addition, regardless of citizenship, the subsidy only applies if the employment contract is for an indefinite period and full-time. An authorised auditor must confirm the accuracy of the salary/tax/contributions calculation and the fulfilment of other conditions.
Ecovis supports companies willing to settle in Serbia
Ecovis helps companies wishing to move to Serbia with finding the right legal form for their business (e.g., entrepreneur, Ltd). This is the basis for obtaining a business visa, i.e., a residence and work permit.
For the residence permit, Ecovis offers two corporate apartments (active addresses) in Novi Sad. The client can later relocate within Serbia. However, it is also mandatory to register with the police. The service portfolio for supporting employers also includes the regular employment of foreigners.
For further information please contact:
Alexander Samonig, Managing Partner, Ecovis Coordinator for West Balkans, ECOVIS SEE d.o.o., Belgrade, Serbia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org