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Assistance after returning

Financial support: renovation and house purchase

The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia (KIRS) helps returnees find an apartment or a house. KIRS provides financial support for:

  • Building a house or an apartment
  • Renovating a house or an apartment
  • Buying a house or an apartment

The service is free of charge. But you have to apply.

When you have returned to Serbia, get in touch with the KIRS contact in your town or city. They will help you apply for state financial support. You will find your local contact on the website.

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Housing support

The Ecumenical Humanitarian Organisation (EHO) can improve your living situation.

The EHO helps you renovate your house or your apartment. It offers financial and technical support. The EHO often pays for the work or materials required for renovation. Engineers support the construction and renovation work.

The EHO works in the north of Serbia in:

  • Subotica
  • Kikinda
  • Zrenjanin
  • Zitiste

You do not have to pay for the support provided by EHO. You will find information on the website. If you have questions, feel free to call or write an email.

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Improving your living situation

“Help” supports you in improving your living situation if your apartment is in a very bad condition.

“Help” provides you with financial support so you can renovate your apartment. You might also be able to get furniture and other important things through Help.

You do not have to pay for the services provided by the association Help. If you have any questions, call the office near you or write an email.

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Help with legal matters

The Ecumenical Humanitarian Organisation (EHO) can advise you on legal matters.

You can find out about the following, for example:

  • Your rights in Serbia
  • Benefits you can obtain from the state

The EHO can also help you apply for or renew your personal documents.

Call or write an email if you want to use the services offered by the EHO.

You do not have to pay for this advisory service.

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Registration at the airport

You can get advice on your return at the readmissions office at Nikola Tesla airport. Staff of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia (KIRS) work here.

KIRS offers you:

  • Help with registration
  • Information about your rights
  • Advice on opportunities
  • Transport to the centre for emergency admissions in Bela Palanka
  • Contact with people who can help you in the municipalities

You will find further details on the website. If you have questions, you can call or write an email.

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KIRS: Emergency centre for returnees

In Bela Palanka there is the centre for emergency admissions of returnees. The centre is run by the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia (KIRS).

Returnees can stay at the centre on a temporary basis if they do not have accommodation or family in Serbia. Here they can find a place to sleep as well as food and drink.

The staff at the centre can help you:

  • They provide you with information about your options in Serbia.
  • They support you in legal matters.
  • They help you register at your new place of residence.

You will find information on the website.

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KIRS: Registration after return

When you return to Serbia, you can register with the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (KIRS).

You have to register in order to obtain important benefits. These benefits include social and financial support from the state.

There are various offices where you can register:

  • If you enter the country by a land route, you can register directly at the border
  • At the airport
  • At the municipal administration in the town where you lived before you moved abroad. Here you will find people you can contact about registration.

You will find a list of contacts on the website.

If you require support from KIRS, please call.

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NES: Migrant Service Centers

These Migrant Service Centers are run by the Serbian National Employment Service.

The centres can help you:

  • if you are looking for a job in Serbia.
  • if you want to take a vocational training programme in Serbia.
  • if you want to work abroad.

There are seven centres at different locations in Serbia. Please contact the centre nearest you. You can write an email or call.

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Personal consultation

Need support before or after your return to Serbia? Here you can receive advice.

Link to the advice centre