CERTIFICATION OF POWER OF ATTORNEY INVOLVING REAL ESTATE AND INHERITANCE STATEMENTS
New regulations of the
It is therefore necessary for the person giving Power of Attorney or making a Statement to attend the Consulate in person in order to be identified, using a valid document of the Republic of Serbia (passport, ID card or driver licence) or an Australian or New Zealand personal document (passport or driver licence). It is also essential that the text provided in the Power of Attorney or Statement is prepared by a qualified person in Serbia (solicitor or Notary Public), and that the person signing the Power of Attorney/Statement has checked with the person they are authorising or the Notary Public who will finalise the legal matter (contract) in Serbia, that the format and content used in the submitted document (Power of Attorney or Statement) is acceptable. Power of Attorney or Statements must be signed at the Consulate.
For certification of documents relating to Real Estate in
The Consulate General is not authorised to prepare notarised statements, nor to solemnise private documents such as transfer of property contracts (land, apartment, house, or similar), including contracts of sale or exchange, gift, life time support, transfer, division of assets for life or similar. These transactions can only be undertaken by the Notary Public of the territory in
Certification of Public Documents – Apostille
If a person is unable to attend the Consulate in person, the private document can be signed before a local Notary Public, and the same document is then certified by an “Apostille” stamp from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (or Department of Internal Affairs in
Consulate General will continue to certify documents signed in front of a JP (Justice of the Piece list) on Power of Attorney/statements involving documents that do NOT need to be prepared in the approved notarised format, (i.e. solemnisation), in the same manner as before, and without the need to attend the Consulate in person.
SIGNATURE CERTIFICATION ON OTHER POWER OF ATTORNEYS/ AUTHORISATIONS/STATEMENTS
Private documents (power of attorney, authorisation, statements) that require certification by the Consulate must be written in the Serbian language. The person signing the private documents is required to attend the Consulate, in order to be identified on the basis of valid personal documents of the Republic of Serbia (Passport or ID card) or valid Australian or NZ documents (passport or driver licence). The document is signed at the Consulate and is registered in the Legalisation Registry.
For those who are unable to attend the Consulate in person, due to distance and associated costs, their private documents (power of attorney, consents, statements etc.) that are NOT related to Real Estate or Inheritance matters, can be signed in front of a Justice of the Peace from the Consular List (Justice of the Piece list), or before a local Notary Public. Document signed by a JP are then sent by mail for certification by the Consulate General in
For all additional information, please contact the Consulate General.