WELCOME TO BELGRADE

Moving to a new city is tough. There’s always a lot to do to make your life easier and more pleasant.
OpenBelgrade is a guide, full of useful information and tips, for people who are new to Belgrade.

WELCOME TO BELGRADE

Moving to a new city is tough. There’s always a lot to do to make your life easier and more pleasant.
OpenBelgrade is a guide, full of useful information and tips, for people who are new to Belgrade.

Dear friends,

Belgrade has always been a European city with an open heart. A city that gladly receives and accepts all people who come to our city. Belgrade is the Balkan capital where people who work, invest, come for tourist visits, or travel in transit through our beautiful Serbia, feel at home.

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SHELTER IN BELGRADE

Commissariat for Refugees and Migration was established in 1992 as special organization for expert and related executive tasks by the Law on Refugees, Lex specialis, which regulates status of refugees from ex-Yugoslav republics.

The laws that regulate international protection and migration management in 2008 and 2012 further extended the competences of the Commissariat.

In accordance with the Law on Asylum and Temporary Protection, the Commissariat provides material reception conditions to the asylum seekers and those under temporary protection as well as support in integration and voluntary return.

For the purpose of accommodation of those in need for shelter, Commissariat is running seven asylum centers.

EDUCATION IN BELGRADE

The educational system is under the competence of the Republic of Serbia – the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, and a minor part of its operations is under the competence of the Secretariat for Education and Child Protection.

As a university center, Belgrade has 2 public universities and several private higher education institutions. There are 288 elementary and high schools in Belgrade. Out of 201 elementary schools, 166 are regular schools, 14 are special elementary schools, 15 art schools, and 5 elementary schools for the education of adults. Of 87 high schools, 51 are vocational schools, 21 grammar schools, 9 music schools, 1 art school, and 5 special high schools. The educational system covers approximately 230,000 students and more than 22,000 employees in over 500 school buildings, on approximately 1,100,000 m2. Belgrade is also a seat of world-class scientific and research institutions

Opening a bank
account

Get all the information you need on how to stay safe when opening a bank account in Serbia and on how to use your card securely without risking your funds, with our step-by-step guide that will show you all you need to know about ATM withdrawals, cash payments, and online banking – so that you can make informed decisions about where and who to do business with.

FREE LEGAL AID

For legal counselling and representation in the asylum procedures and the procedure for temporary protection, you can contact the Belgrade Centre For Human Rights.
Phone number +381 64 8246508
Email: bgcentar@bgcentar.org.rs
Address: Kneza Miloša 4, 11000 Belgrade (working hours 09:00-17:00)

HEALTHCARE IN BELGRADE

The public health system is within the competence of the Republic of Serbia – Ministry of Health and Environmental Protection, while the City Secretariat conducts only a part of the Public Health affairs.

There are 59 health institutions in Belgrade: 16 health centers, 4 clinical-hospital centers, 3 specialized hospitals, 5 clinics, 1 clinical center, 14 institutes with stationary care, 12 institutes without stationary care, 3 public health institutes, and Pharmaceutical Institution “Beograd” with 100 pharmacies. Stationary health institutions have a total of 12,035 standard patient beds. There are also many private pharmacies, doctors, and clinics.

START A BUSINESS
IN BELGRADE AND
FIND A JOB

If you’re an international who is thinking about starting a business in Belgrade, OpenBelgrade is here to help. We’ll help you with any legal issue that arises, whether it is related to be visa and work permit acquisition, or getting set up with health insurance.

If you are searching for a job contact the National service for employment. It is the public service for employment of the Republic of Serbia and the leading institution in mediation on the work market that provides services to persons looking for work and employers.

LIVING IN BELGRADE

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, numerous agencies in Belgrade provide efficient services. Each agency charges different rates, so it’s important to do your research and make sure you can find the right deal for yourself.

We’ve put together a list of resources that’ll help you get to know the city better and make it easier to find the perfect home.

FAQ

If you are in transit and do not have accommodation provided, call +38164/828 3171 or email at kirsteam.ukraine@kirs.gov.rs
For additional information on possibilities to gain access to education, please contact the Commissariat personally or MOESTD (e-mail: subeograd@mpn.gov.rs )
Contact Center, addresses of RHIF branches/offices, the procedure for issuing an insurance document after determining the status of a person with compulsory health insurance, and on the amount and the change in the amount of contributions based on inclusion in compulsory health insurance can be found on the RHIF website www.rfzo.rs

For questions about pets, please contact the Public Utility Company “Veterina Beograd” or Animal Rescue Serbia.

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