Visa Facilitation Agreement Serbia
In accordance with the European Parliament`s decision and the Council`s decision of 14 June 2006, these Member States can unilaterally recognise Schengen visas and residence permits to transit through their territory. 1. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, holders of valid diplomatic passports, may enter, leave and transit visa-free on the territory of the Member States. 3. By derogation from paragraph 1, Bulgaria and Romania, which are bound by the Schengen acquis but do not yet issue Schengen visas, may waive the processing fees for national visa applications for short-term stay until the Council`s decision on the full implementation of the Schengen visa policy acquis is adopted. If the Republic of Serbia reintroduces the visa requirement for EU citizens, the visa fee due by the Republic of Serbia cannot be greater than EUR 35 or the agreed amount if the tax is revised in accordance with the procedure under Article 14, paragraph 4. 3. For the categories of persons covered in paragraph 1, all categories of visas are issued according to the simplified procedure, without the need to justify, invite or validate the purpose of the trip, as required by member States` legislation. 20071108Accord between the European Community and the Republic of Serbia to facilitate the issuance of visas, the so-called "Community"; and THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIE, referred to as "Contracting Parties"; HOLDER COMPTE of the European perspective of the Republic of Serbia, the opening of negotiations on the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (ASA) between the European Community/EU Member States and the Republic of Serbia, and the European partnership adopted by the Council in January 2006, REAFFIRMING the intention to cooperate closely, in the framework of the future structures of the ASA, the liberalisation of the visa requirement between the Republic of Serbia and the European Union, in line with the conclusions of the EU-Western Balkans Summit held in Thessaloniki on 21 June 2003, where, as a concrete first step towards the visa-free regime, facilitate contacts between people, an important condition for the constant development of economic and humanitarian relations , cultural, scientific and other by facilitating the issuance of visas to citizens of the Republic of Serbia "NOTE that all citizens of the European Union are exempt from the visa requirement if they travel to the Republic of Serbia or transit through the territory of the Republic of Serbia for up to 90 days; whereas if the Republic of Serbia reintroduces the visa requirement for EU citizens, the same facilities are the same; citizens of the Republic of Serbia who are granted under this agreement would automatically apply, on the basis of reciprocity, to the citizens of the European Union, NOTE that the facilitation of the issuance of visas should not lead to illegal immigration and security and readmission, given the protocol on the situation of the United Kingdom and Ireland and the protocol incorporating the Schengen acquis within the framework of the European Union, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community and considering that the provisions of this agreement do not apply to the United Kingdom and Ireland, in view of the protocol on Denmark`s position attached to the Treaty on the European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community and confirming that the provisions of this agreement do not apply to the Kingdom of Denmark ,HAS AGREED AS FOLLOWS:Article 1 Object and scope1.