Welcome to Serbia
Association “Welcome to Serbia” rests on three main principles: loyalty, efficiency and hospitality, which pave the way for stability and success in the turbulent world of today.
Our ability to create tailor-made solutions for the Clients starts with the team made up of experienced international bankers, who were engaged in a number of currently and formerly popular banking jurisdictions, such as Switzerland, Andorra and Latvia. Enthusiastic young experts are joining Association “Welcome to Serbia”, providing dynamics necessary for the evaluation and daily execution of Clients and partners demands.
We are constantly monitoring current economic, banking and global business tendencies, as a part of our effort to remain not only informed, but to always be able to take proactive measures to ensure nothing can surprise us, our clients and our partners. This means we are experts in all aspects of comprehensive business development, such as banking solutions, Client profiling, business restructuration, legal regulations, OECD conventions, CRS implementation rules and other matters relevant for the present and future of your business.
As unique as we are, don’t doubt that we share your passion for achieving long-term goals. We pride ourselves on our high standards and integrated approach, which guarantee that much-needed banking, migration and Family Office solutions will be delivered to you in the most efficient way.
Please don’t hesitate to contact and visit us: we are fluent in English, Russian, Spanish and Turkish language, and are looking forward to working with you.
If you want to continue doing business with your old (offshore or onshore) entity, we offer a unique solution. A foreign company can obtain the resident status and tax ID, but without forming a new legal entity. The branch is an organizational part of a company that does not have the status of a legal entity. Once the branch is registered, the banks will treat your branch as a local company, not a foreign company, making account opening easier.
There are many international banks operating in Serbia. Below are a list of the major banks that are currently here:
Western Europe: Banca Intesa, Unicredit, Erste, Raiffeisen bank, Societe Generale. Russia: Sberbank, VTB, Expobank. Turkey: Halkbank. UAE: Mirabank. China: Bank of China.
What is particularly attractive is that Serbia does not have CRS reporting, meaning that this is one of the few places where privacy still exists.
The Family office package provides a wide range of services such as company administration, travel arrangements, day-to-day cooperation with government authorities, accounting services, legal services, nominee and trust services.
An Association is a legal entity founded by 3 individuals, which can directly carry out commercial or other activities set forth in the statute of the Association. The founders are not shareholders or the owners of the part of the Association, which legally disconnects them from the ownership or the status of the Ultimate Beneficial Owner UBO. This is a unique product when compared to other jurisdictions and entities, where according to the international laws and regulations founders are treated as UBO’s.
Legalize your business in a smart way and stop risking your funds. Change the business structure or adjust the existing offshore activity through the legal entities with residence in Serbia.
An Еndowment is a legal entity without members, to which the founder has allotted certain assets (basic assets) for a benevolent cause or private purposes. The founding stake of the endowment is tax-free. Assets are legally separated but fully controlled by a beneficiary and therefore protection is 100% guaranteed.
Serbia also offers international students the great possibility to learn and to experience a country with a extraordinary history; and international students can learn all about it while pursuing some of the numerous faculties offering the possibility of studying in accredited programs in English.
If you are interested in studying in Serbia, you will be even more pleased to know that besides many options for studying, Belgrade can offer you an excellent night life.
When you are a resident of Serbia as an individual, banks treat you differently. Things are easier because you are treated in the same manner as a Serbian national. Non-residents have more difficulties in dealing with banks as well as government agencies. Obtaining residence is a fast and straightforward.