Amendments to the regulations on employment of foreigners adopted
Amendments to the regulations on employment of foreigners adopted on 28 June 2018, which entered into force on 7 July 2018. The relevant Ministry adopted the Rulebook on Work Permits, which enters into force on 25 August 2018.
The most significant changes to the regulations on employment of foreigners are:
The duration of the labor market test
The labor market test required for the work permit for employment no longer lasts 30 days, but 10 days. The procedure is quicker and may even last less than 10 days, when it is of particular interest to the Republic of Serbia and when internationally accepted obligations so require.
A temporary work permit for employment can be issued exceptionally, for 45 days and without a labor market test when this is of particular interest to the Republic of Serbia and when internationally accepted obligations so require.
The Rulebook on Work Permits specifies that the labor market test can be submitted at the earliest 60 days and at the latest 10 days before issuance of the work permit.
Also, the deadline for the employer to inform the National Employment Service about further steps is shortened from 15 to 3 days from the date of delivery of results of labor market test.