When choosing the country that you want to move to, you have to take a large number of factors into account. After all, you are choosing the future for yourself as well as members of your family. Everybody will have their own expectations and requirements for the new country of residence and the emigration process is going to be different for different people. There may be multiple reasons to stay where you are but there can also be multiple reasons to move to another place. Below we discuss the main reasons why you should think of making Serbia your new country of residence. The article should be of interest to those who have already decided to relocate but the choice of country still remains unclear.
1. The adaptation process is going to be fast and simple in Serbia
These are not just empty words. Any immigrant has to get out of their comfort zone, leave the past behind and face a new reality. Serbia is a wonderful country in this respect. It is a very friendly place that welcomes all newcomers. You will feel it immediately after arriving in Serbia. You will find no aggression and no tension both in everyday communication and in business communication. The amicable environment that you can find in Serbia will make you feel at home after only a couple of days in the country.
The same goes for your children’s adaptation. They will be able to find new friends quickly and their teachers in schools and kindergartens will give them full support in finding their way in a new environment. You kids will easily adapt to the new company and new rules in a fast manner.
2. The level of personal security is high in Serbia
Would you like to take an evening walk in the park? Would you like to ride your bicycle late at night? Would you like to breathe some fresh air before you go to bed? It is perfectly safe to do that in Serbia. The chances that you will be attacked when walking alone in the dark are very small. This factor is especially important if you are moving to Serbia with your children.
If you take a walk in the evening, you may come across a loud and jolly company of Serbs celebrating something. This part of their national character: Serbs love to celebrate. They love crowded parties and they throw them often. Don’t be surprised if you are invited to join a Serbian party!
As far as everyday life is concerned, the level of aggression is also very low there. Shop attendants are very unlikely to be rude to you and if a passerby accidently pushes you, he or she is going to apologize and give you a big smile. The chances that you may face rudeness in governmental agencies are also close to zero.
You will probably be surprised to find thin entrance doors (some of them are even made of glass) that may be sometimes unlocked. You don’t need iron doors with multiple locks nor metal bars on your windows in Serbia.
3. Serbia has a geographical location and a visa regime that make it easily accessible
Serbia is located in the very center of Europe. From there, you can travel to any other European country without spending too much time or money. Besides, the transportation infrastructure in Serbia is developing fast. You will be pleased to find that the roads in Serbia are paved in accordance with the European standards. Would you like to go to the seaside? Croatia and Montenegro are the closest resort destinations. Even though Serbia is a landlocked country, there are multiple lakes there so you can have a picnic by the water without leaving Serbia too.
In addition to the lakes, you will find fantastic mountains, forests, and valleys in Serbia. Besides, you can go sightseeing and find some architectural monuments that will make a long-lasting impression on you.
Serbia is also highly open to foreigners: a great number of nationalities do not have to apply for visas if they want to pay a short visit to Serbia. This is a great advantage indeed: you can go to Serbia as a tourist and get to know it very well before relocating there for good.
Acquiring a residence permit in Serbia is also much easier than it is in many other European countries. Buy a piece of livable real property in the country or start a company there and you will become eligible for a residence card.
4. Education quality is high in Serbia
Serbia outperforms the neighboring countries of Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina as far as the education quality is concerned. State schools are free in Serbia but this does not make the quality of education low. Many children are fluent in 1 or 2 foreign languages there. Besides, there are private schools and international schools in Serbia. Graduates of Serbian universities do not have much trouble finding jobs in the country and beyond.
5. Prices are comparatively low in Serbia
The soil is highly fertile in Serbia and the farming industry is well developed everywhere, from north to south. When relocating to Serbia, you will find that most of the food that locals eat is produced at home. Fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, meat, chicken, etc. – you can find everything in the local shops and farmers’ markets.
You will also be surprised how low the food prices are in Serbia. All the food items are of the highest quality and they taste fantastic. Would you like to have breakfast at 6 or 7 in the morning? You can because some shops will be open as early as that.
You also do not need very much clothing in Serbia. All you need to see you through the short Serbian winter is a windproof jacket, waterproof shoes, and an umbrella. Most of the days are sunny in Serbia.
We don’t mean to say that everything is just perfect in the country. Independent Serbia is a very young country, as a matter of fact, and its economy is only developing. At the same time, it is developing at a fast pace and Serbia boasts many qualities that make it attractive for foreigners who choose to make the country their second home.