The biometric passport of the Republic of Serbia is the valid and official travel document of the Republic of Serbia. Passport applications need to be lodged in person at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Sydney and for the ACT residents only at the Consular Section of the Embassy of the R. Serbia in Canberra. An appointment is required.
In relation to MINORS (children up to 18 years of age), application must be signed by both parents or legal guardians in front of a consular officer. If both parents are unable to attend the Consulate, a consent letter should be provided by the other parent, signed and witnessed by an authorised Justice_of_the_Piece. If parents of a minor are divorced, the application is to be signed and lodged by the custodial parent.
For first time Biometric passport applicants, please provide the following documents at the time of interview:
If you already have a valid or recently expired Biometric passport, older copies of birth and citizenship certificates are acceptable.
In the case where the name of an applicant has been changed, if the change has not been registered in the Registry of Births in Serbia, the name that is recorded on the Birth Certificate at the time of application, will be entered in the passport, provided the applicants has current photo ID in the same name.
Passport application fee is AUD $ 112.00 and may be paid in cash, by bank cheque or money order, payable to the "Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia". Please note, the Consulate does not have credit/debit card payment facilities.
The passport application process consists of taking a digital photo, a signature and fingerprints from the applicant. The original documents are scanned and all collected data is sent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Belgrade for processing.
Please note, it may take up to 60 days before the biometric passport is received from Serbia, due to postage delays. If applying in Serbia, processing time is two (2) weeks.
When the new passport arrives from Serbia, the Consulate informs the applicant by phone in order to arrange a pick up. Passports can be collected by the applicant, by their authorised representative or by another form of delivery (eg. registered/express mail, DHL) which may incur additional delivery costs.
Note: Original Birth and Citizenship Certificates can also be ordered through the Consulate General in Sydney (please refer to "Obtaining documents from Serbia")
If a valid passport of the Republic of Serbia is lost/stolen, prior to reporting the loss to the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia, the passport holder should first:
Reporting the loss of Passport to the Consulate General of Serbia
IMPORTANT: Payment of EUR 28.00 may be paid in the Republic of Serbia in dinars, by another person on behalf of the person that has lost the passport, by deposit in the bank account of the: JP “Sluzbeni Glasnik” at Intesa Bank's account number: 160-14944-58 (payment details: “oglasavanje putne isprave nevazecom (advertising of invalid passport)” and proof of payment must be submitted to the Consulate.
Upon receipt of the application with relevant documents the Consulate General will initiate the appropriate procedure to declare lost/stolen passport invalid.
The Consulate General will notify the applicant when they received the official confirmation that the passport is declared "invalid" and invite the applicant to make an appointment to apply for a new biometric passport. Please note that the appointment will only be booked after receiving the official confirmation from Police authorities in Serbia.
Emergency Travel Document is a document for travelling in one direction, which may be issued in exceptional circumstances if a person does not have a valid passport of the Republic of Serbia, subject to approval by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. The travel document is valid for travel within 60 days only.
In exceptional circumstances, the Consulate General is authorized to issue a Travel Document without the prior approval of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, if the identity and citizenship status of the applicant are indisputable, including:
A) If the Diplomatic/Consular Mission of the Republic of Serbia, where the application for a travel document is lodged, had previously issued the Passport of the FR Yugoslavia (on blue covers), or Passport of the Republic of Serbia to the Applicant.
B) If the Applicant presents the original extract of the Serbian Citizenship Certificate which is not be older than 6 months from the date of issue and a proof of his/her citizenship status (copy of the expired Passport of Federative Republic of Yugoslavia, or the biometric Passport of the Republic of Serbia, or the biometric Identity Card, etc.)
Application process - please provide the following:
EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT FOR CITIZENS OF MONTENEGRO
For Citizens of the Republic of Montenegro who are travelling to Montenegro, the Serbian Consular/Diplomatic Mission has to obtain the approval of the relevant Montenegro authorities before a Travel Document can be issued. Application fee is AUD$ 150.00 (plus postage if required) The proof of citizenship of the Republic of Montenegro must also be submitted with the application.
EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT FOR A NEWBORN CHILD
The Consulate General can issue an Emergency Travel Document for travel to Serbia for a newborn child.
Application process - please provide the following: