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During the stay abroad, passport serves as proof of the identity of its holder and as proof of his/her being a national of the Republic of Serbia. Passport can only be used by the person to whose name it has been issued. We ask you to look after your passport while staying abroad. In case of loss or damage of your passport you are advised to apply to the nearest diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of Serbia.

ISSUANCE OF BIOMETRIC PASSPORT

LOSS/THEFT OF THE PASSPORT

ISSUANCE OF THE EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT TO RETURN TO SERBIA

 

ISSUANCE OF BIOMETRIC PASSPORT

Requests for biometric passport must be submitted in person at the Embassy. Application procedure lasts up to 30 minutes. Application requirements:

1. Identification document of the Republic of Serbia: e.g. biometric passport, old blue passport of the FRY, identity card or driving license. If the applicant does not possess any of the stated documents issued by the relevant authority of the Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to submit a valid US identification document (passport, driving license, Green card).

2. Original Certificate of Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia (issued within one year at the most) only for the first issuance of a biometric passport.

3. Birth Certificate issued in the Republic of Serbia only for the first issuance of a biometric passport. For each subsequent issuance, the Birth Certificate shall be required only in case personnel data have changed.

When submitting application for the issuance of first biometric passport, documents under items 2 and 3 (certificate of citizenship and birth certificate) will be obtained by the competent authority for the issuance of passports with the consent of the applicant. For this purpose, the appropriate statement is signed by the applicant when applying. According to the law, the deadline for obtaining documents ex officio is within 15 days.

Applicants, regardless of the legal obligation to obtain official documents ex officio, may obtain the documents independently under items 2 and 3 and submit the same for review when applying for a passport.

A child, regardless of age, gets its own passport and can not be entered in the passport of the parents. For minors under 18 years or age, in addition to the above documents, the presence of both parents is necessary or the written consent of a parent who is not present. Sample statements here. Statement of compliance by the other parent is required when a parent is a foreign citizen; see the example here. Signature of parent in the statement must be certified by a Notary Public and also verified with an Apostille at the Office of Secretary of State - Office for Authentication of Documents. When applying for a minor child, the parents must be identified through a document such as a valid Serbian passport or identity card.

Consular fee of $ 58,00 can be paid in cash or by Money Order issued to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia..

The passport applications will be processed within a 60-days legal deadline. Passports are issued in the Republic of Serbia.

Passport must be received in person by coming to the Embassy but only after you have been notified by the Embassy.

Passport can be delivered to a person authorized by the applicant. In this case, the authorized person is required to bring the following: 

• Authorization (Authorization must be written in Serbian and notarized. Authorization sample can be viewed here)

• Aplicant's passport (for cancellation)

• Valid passport of the authorized person

Embassy is unable to accept requests for biometric passports for the following persons:

• children born abroad until their birth has been duly registered in the vital records in Serbia.

• person who concluded marriage before a foreign authority and apply for a new passport with a changed family name unless the change of family name has been duly registered in the vital records in Serbia click.  

 

LOSS/THEFT OF THE PASSPORT

In case of loss or theft of the biometric passport of Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to immediately report the loss/theft to the American Police Department and from them obtain the report/receipt regarding same. Afterwards, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Washington DC may initiate a procedure for declaring the missing passport invalid and apply in person for a new passport or travel document for travel to the Republic of Serbia.

I For the issuance of a new passport it is necessary to submit following documents:

1. Certificate of Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia (for inspection);

2. Birth Certificate issued in the Republic of Serbia (for inspection);

3. Identification document (personal ID or driver’s license issued by the Republic of Serbia). U.S. identification document can be accepted if the applicant has no identification document issued by the Serbian authority;

4. Police report/receipt about lost/stolen passport;

5. Completed and signed statement about the loss/theft of passport; (MS Word and PDF)

6. Copy of receipt as proof of payment of the fee to advertise invalid passport to the checking account JP "Sluzbeni Glasnik R. Srbije” 160-14944-58 in the amount of $39.00 here.

7. Total consular fee for a decision to proclaim passport as invalid ($36) and for the issuance of a new passport ($ 58) in the amount of $ 94 must be paid in cash or by Money Order issued to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.

II For the issuance of a travel document it is necessary to submit following documents:

1. Original Certificate of Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia (for inspection);

2. Original Birth Certificate issued in the Republic of Serbia (for inspection);

3. Identification document (blue passport of the FR Yugoslavia, personal ID or driver’s license issued by the Republic of Serbia). U.S. identification document can be accepted if the applicant has no identification document issued by the Serbian authority;

4. Police report/receipt about lost/stolen passport;

5. Completed and signed statement about the loss/theft of passport; (MS Word and PDF)

6. Two identical photographs size 3.5 x 4.5 cm that accurately reflect the image (taken from the front – not profile or semi-profile - without hats or scarves);

7. Form for the issuance of the travel document, legibly filled out, signed on both sides (the signature must be certified by a Notary Public if request is sent by mail);

8. Consular fee in the amount of $ 63.00 must be paid in cash or Money Order issued to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.

9. If the request is being submitted by mail it is necessary to submit a preaddressed return envelope with prepaid postage affixed. 

 

ISSUANCE OF THE EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT TO RETURN TO SERBIA

Emergency travel document is a document that serves only to return to the Republic of Serbia and valid one month from the date of issue. It is issued to persons who have reported the loss/theft of the passport or in other cases prescribed by Law. Request for the issuance of the travel document must be submitted in person at the Embassy of the Republic Serbia or by mail.

It is necessary to submit the following documents:

1. Original Certificate of Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia (for inspection);

2. Original Birth Certificate issued in the Republic of Serbia (for inspection);

3. Identification document (blue passport of the FP Yugoslavia, personal ID or driver's license issued by the Republic of Serbia. U.S. identification document can be accepted if the applicant has no identification document issued by the Serbian authority);

4. Police report/receipt about lost/stolen passport;

5. Completed and signed statement about the loss/theft of passport; (MS Word and PDF)

6. Two identical photographs size 3.5 x 4.5 cm that accurately reflect the image (taken from the front – not profile or semi-profile - without hats or scarves);

7. Form for the issuance of the travel document, legibly filled out, signed on both sides (the signature must be certified by a Notary Public if request is sent by mail);

8. Consular fee in the amount of $63.00 must be paid in cash or Money Order issued to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.

9. If the request is being submitted by mail it is necessary to submit a preaddressed return envelope with prepaid postage affixed.

For more information, please contact Embassy.