Visa Help


Citizens of EU, EEA, USA, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand do not need visas to visit and stay for up to 90 days in any of the countries where 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, Greece, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia, Serbia. If you need a visa for your destination/s, you are advised to start the required procedure immediately following the receipt of the notification of admission issued by Balkan Heritage Field School. If needed, 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 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 and paid in full the admission fee.       

   

     

Bulgaria – Visa Regime (last updated on 12.10.2017)

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, Columbia, China - Macao and Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Montenegro*, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, 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, Taiwan, USA, Uruguay, the Vatican, Venezuela.   

Citizens of the following countries can enter Bulgaria with an ID card:

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, the Vatican

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.

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.   

   

* 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.

Croatia - Visa Regime (last updated on 13.10.2017)   

Holders of valid ordinary passports from the following countries do not need a visa to visit Croatia 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 - Macao and Hong Kong, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia*, Germany, Grenada, 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 Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Timor – Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, the Vatican, Venezuela   

Citizens of the following countries can enter Croatia with an ID card:

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, the Vatican     

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.   

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

* Bosnian, Georgian and Moldovan, nationals, holders of non-biometric passports, require a visa for entering Croatia.

Greece – Visa Regime (last updated on 12.10.2017)   

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 - Hong Kong and Macao**, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia*, Germany, Grenada, 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, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Trinidad and Tobago, Taiwan, Timor – Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, UK, Ukraine*, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, the Vatican, Venezuela   

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.

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.    

 

* The visa requirement exemption should only apply to holders of biometric passports

** The visa exemption applies only to holders of a "Hong Kong special administrative region" passport for Hong Kong and "Região administrativa especial de Macau" for Macao.

Montenegro - Visa Regime (last updated on 12.10.2017)

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, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus**, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China - Hong Kong, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Commonwealth of Dominica, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Grenada, Guatemala, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Micronesia, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Republic of Panama, Republic of Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Poland, Portuguese Republic, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Salvador, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, United States of America, the Vatican, Vanuatu, Venezuela, 

Citizens of the following countries can enter Montenegro with an ID card:   

Andorra, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom 

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

 

* Albania - Right to enter the country with valid biometric ID card.

** Belarus - The citizens of Belarus may enter and stay in Montenegro for up to 30 days with a valid passport without a visa, but they have to possess tourist voucher (individual or collective) or invitation letter, drawn up in accordance with the Rulebook on visas and visa form.

Republic of Macedonia - Visa Regime (last updated on 12.10.2017)   

Holders of valid ordinary passports from the following countries do not need a visa to visit the 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, China - Macao and Hong Kong, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea - South, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, USA, UK and Northern Ireland, Uruguay, the Vatican, Venezuela.

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 .    

 

*Albania - Right to enter the country with a valid biometric ID card.

Serbia - Visa Regime (last updated on 12.10.2017)   

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 90 days) within each period of six months:

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

Citizens of the following countries can enter Serbia with an ID card:

Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Macedonia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.  

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.   


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

** 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).  

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