Sun, hospitality and affordable cost of living
Serbia, a country in the heart of southeastern Europe, attracts with breathtaking nature, hospitable people and a charming mix of tradition and modernity. With a population of around 7 million and an area of 88,361 km², Serbia offers both big city flair in Belgrade and idyllic country life.

Serbia is a country full of diversity and history
From the snow-capped peaks of the Carpathians to the fertile plains of the Pannonian Plain, Serbia offers a diverse landscape ready to explore. Hikers and nature lovers will get their money’s worth in the numerous national parks, while those interested in culture will be thrilled by the country’s historic cities and rich culture.

Serbia also has an excellent public and private education system. Public schools are free for all students, including foreigners. Higher education in Serbia includes 8 public universities, including the University of Belgrade with 31 faculties. There are also a number of excellent private schools and universities.

The three most popular cities in Serbia:


Belgrade is a city of contrasts. Here, cosmopolitan flair meets traditional Balkan mentality, pulsating nightlife meets relaxed coffee house culture and modern architecture meets historical buildings. The Serbian capital is a city that never sleeps and always has something new to offer.

Special feature:
Belgrade is a city full of attractions. From the imposing Kalemegdan Fortress, which offers breathtaking views over the city, to the Skadarlija district, the bohemian quarter with its charming restaurants and cafes, there is something to suit every taste.

Unique atmosphere:
Belgrade has a unique atmosphere characterized by the mix of different cultures and influences. People from all parts of the Balkans and the world live in the city, which contributes to a tolerant and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Many leisure options:
Belgrade offers a variety of leisure options. Whether you are interested in art and culture, sports, shopping or just relaxing, you will always find something to do in Belgrade.

Cheap cost of living:
Compared to other European capitals, the cost of living in Belgrade is relatively cheap. This makes the city an attractive destination for expats and students.

Belgrade is a dynamic and vibrant city that has a lot to offer. The city is an ideal destination for anyone looking for a cosmopolitan atmosphere, a diverse range of leisure options and a reasonable cost of living.

Novi Sad:

Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia and is picturesquely located on the Danube. The city is known for its charming old town, its beautiful location and its relaxed attitude to life.

Special feature:
Novi Sad is a student city and has a young and dynamic atmosphere. The city is also known for its numerous festivals, including the EXIT Festival, one of the largest festivals in Europe.

European Capital of Culture 2022:
Novi Sad was European Capital of Culture in 2022 and has a diverse range of cultural offerings. In the city you will find numerous museums, theaters, galleries and concert halls.

Many beautiful places:
Novi Sad has many beautiful places that invite you to linger and relax. Freedom Square, which is surrounded by historic buildings, is particularly beautiful.

Novi Sad is a charming and lively city that has a lot to offer. The city is an ideal destination for anyone looking for a relaxed lifestyle, a diverse range of cultural offerings and a beautiful location on the Danube.



Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and is located in the south of the country. The city is known for its rich history, impressive architecture and pleasant lifestyle.

Special feature:
Niš was once the capital of the Roman Empire and has an impressive past. The city is home to numerous historical attractions, including the Niš Fortress and the Mediana Complex.

Many festivals:
Niš hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the Nišava Festival and the Nisville Jazz Festival.


Serbia – tax haven for emigrants

Serbia offers an attractive tax system for emigrants. The income tax rate is a uniform tax rate of 15%. In addition, there are moderate social security contributions and a VAT of 20%.

Cheap living in Serbia
The cost of living in Serbia is significantly lower than in Germany and other Western European countries. Rent, groceries and transport are very cheap in comparison. This means you can live a comfortable life in Serbia with a significantly lower budget.

Good healthcare in Serbia
Serbia has a well-developed healthcare system. Health insurance is compulsory and offers good basic care. There is enough

Visa and residence permit for Serbia

German citizens can enter Serbia without a visa for up to 90 days with a valid passport. A visa is required for a longer stay or to work.

Different visa options:
D visa: Long-term visa for stays of more than 90 days, e.g. for working, studying or family reunification.

C visa: Short-term visa for stays of up to 90 days, e.g. for tourist purposes.

Residency permit:

To obtain a residence permit in Serbia, you must meet certain requirements:

• Proof of a secure livelihood
• Health insurance
• Presentation of a valid passport
• Registration address in Serbia

You can apply for a residence permit at the relevant Serbian immigration authority.

Residence permit in Serbia by setting up a company:

Starting a business is an excellent way to obtain a Serbian residence permit as a foreign citizen. There is no minimum investment required for this route. You can create a Ltd. with a minimum share capital of 1 euro.

No physical presence is required to set up and run the company. However, you must visit the immigration office to sign and receive the residence documents.

Serbia has a streamlined company formation process, so you can expect your Serbian company to be registered in 5-7 days.
The immigration authorities would only grant you a temporary residence permit if your business is found to be genuine and operational.

You also don’t need to worry about opening a bank account in Serbia, as opening a bank account in Serbia, just like setting up a company, is pretty easy and quick.

You can apply for an extension six months after receiving your temporary residence permit. The temporary residence permit can be extended for 1-3 years.

After five years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit if you live in Serbia continuously for at least two and a half years.

Stay through real estate investments
Similar to starting a business, there is no minimum amount to invest in real estate when purchasing a temporary residence.

Residence applications based on real estate are handled on a case-by-case basis and the government has discretion to accept or reject your application.

You can only purchase Serbian real estate if your home country has a reciprocal real estate agreement with Serbia.

Most Western countries such as the USA, Australia, Canada, etc. have such agreements with Serbia, although it should be noted that foreign nationals are generally not allowed to own land in Serbia. The only exception is for EU citizens, but even then the purchase of land is subject to conditions.

However, if a registered company in Serbia wants to buy land with a native Serbian citizen as director, there is nothing to prevent this.

Citizenship of Serbia

There are several ways to obtain citizenship of Serbia. One is, for example, after you have lived there for 5 years after receiving your permanent residence permit, you can then apply for citizenship.
Another special variant is that, according to Section 19 of the Serbian Citizenship Law, it is possible for people who significantly support the country of Serbia and thus represent a certain importance for the country to obtain Serbian citizenship in this way.


Serbia is an attractive destination for emigrants looking for a cheap yet comfortable life. The country offers a diverse landscape, a rich culture and a well-developed healthcare system. Applying for a visa and residence permit is relatively straightforward. We are available to answer any questions you may have.

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Citizenship of Serbia


GCI UNIT Worldwide is a division of TCME-Group Worldwide, one of the world’s leading professional corporate investment and foreign trade advisory firms, with a total of 17 divisions in various countries and headquartered in Malaysia.

GCI-UNIT Worldwide is very much a hallmark of high-quality service and professional excellence in many different practice areas.

With our department we are a global provider of Citizenship by Investment Programs, Honorary Citizenship, Residency Programs and Citizenship Solution over Economic Ministry. We are able to identify rare and exceptional opportunities for our clients around the globe, mainly combining sound investments with the benefits of permanent residence, passport and citizenship in this country

Our legal team and specialist lawyers are well-known in the global immigration field and have over 25 years of experience in fast-track dual citizenship programs.

We currently work with more than 70 countries, advise governments and help find investors for their projects and focus on high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) or companies that have at least double-digit million assets.

In contrast to the classic agent who wants to sell you a second citizenship, we see ourselves as a “boutice” for a special clientele.
It’s not just a question of which citizenship program is best for you, how much it costs in the respective country, but what happens after that?
Are there good international schools there for your children?
What are the business opportunities in the respective country?
What about health care, how much taxes do you have to pay in the country?
Can I obtain a second citizenship in a country of my choice even though it does not offer an official citizenship program, but the government is interested in individuals or investors who provide a benefit to the country and are therefore granted citizenship!

We are at home in every country where we offer you a residence permit or citizenship, we work locally with our tax advisors and lawyers and of course we know the country and its mentality.

In our opinion, it is not enough to just want to sell citizenship based on books or dangerous half-knowledge.

Another specialty area of full-service consulting is investment opportunity and solutions in Europe, particularly in the Balkans, Africa, Asia, the United Arab Emirates, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Since 2016, we have been, among other things, an important mentor for various business groups, economists, financial managers, investment advisors, business leaders, lawyers and notaries in the implementation and development of programs as:


Global Citizenship Investment (GCI) is a global provider of:

Citizenship programs
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Residency program
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Granting of citizenship in the special interest of the Republic

Therefore, we are able to identify rare and exceptional opportunities for our clients around the globe, combining, above all, solid investments that lead to the benefits of permanent residence, passport and citizenship in this country.

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