Visa Help


Citizens of EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand do not need visa to visit and stay for up to 90 days in any of the countries where the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) projects/courses and excursions take place. 

   

You can find in the lists below information about the visa regimes of all the countries concerned: Bulgaria, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Greece. If you need a visa for your destination/s with us, you are advised to start the required procedure for issuing visa immediately after the receipt of either the notification of admission issued by the Balkan Heritage Field School. If needed, the Balkan Heritage Foundation can send you an official invitation letter (or any other required document) and inform the relevant embassy in Your country about the purpose of your of visit.

   

NB! The Balkan Heritage Field School supports the procedure for issuing visa/s only to students who are registered in any of the field school projects/courses.       

   

     

Bulgaria – Visa Regime (last updated on 1.11.2016)

Holders of valid ordinary passports from the following countries do not need a visa to visit Bulgaria for up to 90 days within each period of six months:

Albania*, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Macao (Special Administrative Region of the PRC), China, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the PRC), Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro*, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia*, Romania, San Marino, Serbia*, Seychelles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Taiwan, Timor – Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, USA, Uruguay, the Vatican, Venezuela

* Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republicof Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro- Only holders of biometric passports are exempt from the visa obligation. Holders of nonbiometric passports still require a visa in which case the visa facilitation agreements apply.

** Only holders of biometric passports are exempt from the visa obligation. Holders of nonbiometric passports and holders of passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate (in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava) still require a visa in which case the visa facilitation agreements apply

*** Visa exemption is applicable only for holders of ordinary passports, which include an ID card number.

Important notice: No visa shall be required where a member of an EU citizen’s family who is not an EU citizen holds a residence card issued by a Member State of the European Union and is accompanying or joining the EU citizen[ZL1] .

All holders of passports from countries not mentioned in the list above, need visas to enter Bulgaria. For further details, please visit the website of MFA of Bulgaria.

Greece – Visa Regime (last updated on 1.11.2016)

Holders of valid ordinary passports from the following countries do not need a visa to visit Greece for up to 90 days within each period of six months:

Albania*, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina*, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China - special administrative regions of Hong Kong*** and Macao, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Grenada – visa-free for 90 days, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Montenegro*, Malaysia, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova*, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea - South, Republic of Macedonia*, Romania, San Marino, Serbia*, Seychelles, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands – visa-free for 90 days, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan***, Timor – Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, UK, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, the Vatican, Venezuela

Timor – Lestevisa free for up to 3 months only!

* Visas are waived only for citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia (the official name of that country is disputed by Greece and instead FYROM is in official use), Moldova, Serbia and Montenegro holding biometric passports. Holders of the old type of passports will not be exempt from the visa requirement. Issuance of short-stay visas will continue in respect of such citizens in accordance with the hitherto applicable procedure.The exemption from the visa regime shall not be applicable to holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate.

*** Visa exemption from the visa requirement applies only to holders of passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number.

*** the visa exemption applies only to holders of a "Hong Kong special administrative region" passport

Important notice: No visa shall be required where a member of an EU citizen’s family who is not an EU citizen holds a residence card issued by a Member State of the European Union and is accompanying or joining the EU citizen[ZL1] .

All holders of passports from countries not mentioned in the list above, need visas to enter Greece. For further details, please visit the website of MFA of Greece.

Republic of Macedonia - Visa Regime (last updated on 1.11.2016)   

Holders of valid ordinary passports from the following countries do not need a visa to visit Republic of Macedonia for up to 90 days:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong – special administrative region of the PRC, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea - South, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, USA, UK and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, the Vatican, Venezuela, the Republic of Congo,

   

All holders of passports from countries not mentioned in the list above, need visa to enter Macedonia. For further details, please visit the website of MFA of Republic of Macedonia.

Serbia - Visa Regime (last updated on 1.11.2016)

Holders of valid ordinary passports from the following countries do not need a visa to visit Serbia for minimum 30 days (for some countries this period could be up to 60 or 90 days) within each period of six months:

Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Argentina, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China - special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Malta, Moldova*, Mongolia, Montenegro**, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Uruguay, the Vatican.

* Moldova – No visas required for visits of up to 90 days in a 6 months period starting from the date of the first entry (for biometric passports only).

** Citizens of Montenegro can travel to Serbia with ID card or other document which can be used for identity and citizenship 

All holders of passports from countries not mentioned in the list above, need visas to enter Serbia. For further details, please visit the website of MFA of Serbia.

  

* Chienese citizens, holders of passports SAR Hong Kong - No visas required for visits up to 14 days

  Chienese citizens, holders of passports SAR Makao - No visas required for visits up to 90 days

Montenegro - Visa Regime (last updated on 10.10.2016)

Holders of valid ordinary passports from the following countries do not need a visa to visit and stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Commonwealth of Dominica, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Republic of Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Panama, Republic of Paraguay, Republic of Poland, Portuguese Republic, Qatar, Romania, Salvador, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, United States of America, the Vatican, Vanuatu, Venezuela as well as holders of valid travel documents issued by the Hong Kong and Macao Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

All holders of passports from countries not mentioned in the list above, need visas to enter Turkey. For further details, please visit the website of MFA of Montenegro.

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