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EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

 163, Marais Street, Brooklyn 0181, 

 P.O. Box 13026, Hatfield 0028,
 Pretoria

 Phone: + 2712 460 56 26
              + 2712 460 61 03
 Fax:     + 2712 460 60 03

 info@srbembassy.org.za

 www.pretoria.mfa.gov.rs    

      

Honorary Consuls

Embassy Working Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 16:00 hours

Consular Section Working Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday: 10:00 - 14:00 hours

 

Consular services that will be reduced in scope:
1. Submission of Passport Applications, the Embassy will only receive passport applications in emergency situations:
- the need for medical treatment abroad
- death or serious illness of a close family member
- the regulation of status in cases where the party has been given a deadline to submit a passport
- other urgent cases as assessed by the Embassy.

In all the above cases, the party is required to submit written evidence (physician's instruction, death certificate, letter from a lawyer or local immigration authority).

2. Certification of documents - solemnization and notary notes - only on a scheduled date. Before scheduling an appointment, it is mandatory to submit a power of attorney, a copy of your passport or ID, and a local address to the Embassy e-mail.

3. ЕMBASSY IS NOT ACCEPTING VİSA APPLICATIONS

Please contact the Embassy for this type of certification only in an emergency.


 

DOING BUSINESS IN SERBIA


ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Consular services, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia Pretoria

Dear citizens, friends and guests of the Republic of Serbia,

In order to maximize the work and efficiency of the Consular Services of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Pretoria, on May 21, 2019, the Embassy changed to a new system of work by scheduling meetings at the Embassy for all types of consular services that will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the exact scheduled time in the period from 10 am to 2 pm.

Meetings should be scheduled telephonically on the following numbers: (012) 460 56 26 / 460 61 03 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm

Kind regards,

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia Pretoria


 
ЕMBASSY IS NOT ACCEPTING VİSA APPLICATIONS

In according to the declared state of emergency in Republic of Serbia its Embassy in Pretoria will not accept visa applications until further notice.

Only exeptions will be made if foreign citizen has obtained the previous authorization from the Commission for authorizations of entrance to the Republic of Serbia.

In order to combat the spread of infectious disease caused by the COVID-19 virus, the Embssy also informs all citizens of the Republic of Serbia residing in the jurisdiction of this diplomatic-consular mission that work with the customers shall be limited to emergencies only, starting from Monday, 17 March 2020.

In case of emergency, before arriving at Embassy in Pretoria, citizens are kindly requested to contact us on the following numbers: (012) 460 56 26 / 460 61 03 from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm

This measure will remain as long as the state of emergency is in force.


In order to protect against the introduction of infectious diseases to the territory of Serbia, from now on ALL FOREIGN NATIONALS АRE PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA. 

SERBIAN NATIONALS ARE STRONGLY ADVISED AGAINST TRAVELLING TO SERBIA AT THIS TIME. The Serbian nationals coming from Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, Republic of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Austria, the Kingdom of Spain, the Republic of Greece and the Swiss Confederation will be placed under mandatory isolation for the period of 28 days. The Serbian nationals coming from other countries will be placed under mandatory house isolation and medical monitoring for the period of 14 days.

The implementation of the above-mentioned measures will be closely monitored and any violation will be punishable under the law.

 


Covid19 – Travel Advisory

Pursuant to the Decision to Declare State of Emergency, taken on 15 March 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, state borders of the Republic of Serbia are closed for all foreign nationals. This measure shall not apply to foreign citizens with residence permits or those with permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia nor to accredited staff members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions or offices of international organizations and their family members.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as accredited diplomats and foreign citizens with permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia who are entering the Republic of Serbia are obliged to remain in self-isolation for at least 14 days, under criminal responsibility.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as foreign nationals with permanent residence in the Republic of Serbia, who are arriving from the Italian Republic, Swiss Confederation, Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, Kingdom of Spain, Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Greece are obliged to remain in self-isolation for 28 days.
In line with the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the following categories shall be exempted:

1) crews on freight motor vehicles in international transport road traffic. In case of international freight transit by road traffic, the same shall be limited to a period of up to 12 hours from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;
2) crews on cargo ships transporting goods into one of local piers. In case of transit sails along the international waterway in the territory of the Republic of Serbia, the same shall be limited to a period of up to 90 hours for ship compositions and 60 hours for self-propelled vessels from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia for upstream navigation, or limited to a period of up to 72 hours for ship compositions and 54 hours for self-propelled vessels from the time of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia for downstream navigation;
3) train crews on board railway vehicles entering a border railway station zone defined under inter-state agreements;
4) flight crew and cabin crew on aircraft with the Republic of Serbia as end destination, or transiting via international airports in the Republic of Serbia;
5) persons who have been granted permission to enter into the Republic of Serbia, stay in or transit through the Republic of Serbia by the Government's working body comprising representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure. The Government's working body shall define the terms and limitations of transit or stay for persons who have been granted permission for entry into the Republic of Serbia;
6) humanitarian convoys with mandatory escort, agreed through diplomatic channels;
7) accredited staff members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions and international organizations' offices, including their family members holding special identity cards, i.e., identification documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Secretariat of the Government;
8) foreign citizens with a leave to stay or permanently settle in the Republic of Serbia.

Information on temporarily closed border crossings can be found here

Data on the epidemiological situation in Serbia is updated regularly on the referential website of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia and the Institute for Public Health of Serbia ().

 


 
 
Parliamentary local election in Serbia 2020

Pursuant to Article 5 of the Decree on Emergency State Measures, adopted by the Government of the Republic of Serbia, all electoral activities related to the Parliamentary elections, announced for 26th April 2020, shall cease.

The Republic Electoral Commission, as the body conducting the Parliamentary election procedure, has decided to suspend electoral activities during the state of emergency. However, the electoral procedure, including the deadlines for conducting electoral activities, will continue in accordance with a decision to terminate a state of emergency.


STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED THROUGHOUT SERBIA (16/03/2020)

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic announced on Marh 15th, that due to the coronavirus situation, a decision was made to declare a state of emergency throughout the Republic of Serbia.

President Vučić said at a press conference that the decision was made after meeting of the Covid-19 crisis response team and the crisis team for eliminating the possible and harmful effects of the coronavirus on the economy at the Palace of Serbia, which he chaired.

The state of emergency came into force immediately after the decision is published in the Official Gazette, after which a government session was held to adopt a decree on emergency measures.

Accordingly, the borders of the Republic of Serbia are closed to all foreign nationals, with the exception of diplomats accredited in Serbia and foreigners with a residence permit or permanently resident in Serbia.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as accredited diplomats and foreign nationals residing in the Republic of Serbia, who enter the Republic of Serbia, are under criminal responsibility for at least 14 days in self-isolation.

This measure will be strictly controlled and its violation will be most severely sanctioned. Citizens will be provided with a legally binding solution upon entering the country. Imprisonment for violation of this provision is up to three years in prison.

This is very important to reduce the movement of citizens, which is one of the main reasons for introducing a state of emergency in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

For citizens of the Republic of Serbia and foreign nationals residing in the Republic of Serbia who come from the Swiss Confederation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, the Kingdom of Spain, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Greece isolation for 28 days.

These measures do not apply to:

Crews of freight motor vehicles when performing international road transport. In the case of international road traffic burden, the stay is limited to a period of no longer than 12 hours from the moment of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;

Crew of freight ships carrying goods into one of the domestic ports. In the case of transit sailing on the international water road on the territory of the Republic of Serbia, it is limited to a period of no longer than 90 hours for ship's supply and 60 hours for self-propelled vessels from the moment of entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia in the event of water sailing. In the case of downwater, the stay in the waters of the Republic of Serbia is limited to the period not longer than 72 hours for ship's supply and 54 hours for self-guiding vessels from the moment of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;

Driving staff of railway vehicles entering the zone of border stations established by intergovernmental agreements;

Crew and cabin staff of aircraft whose ultimate destination is the Republic of Serbia or in transit through international airports of the Republic of Serbia;

Persons who received the consent to enter the Republic of Serbia from the government's working body, consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and infrastructure.

The humanitarian convoys contracted by diplomatic way (under compulsory escort).

Having in mind the above mentioned, all diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Republic of Serbia abroad will suspend their activities regarding the visa applications for foreigners, beside the above mentioned categories, who intend to enter the territory of the Republic of Serbia.

Please follow the latest news on the portal of the Government of the Republic of Serbia

The special portal of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Serbia explains in detail the procedure at border crossings when passengers entering the Republic of Serbia.


COVID-19 - NEW MEASURES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

According to the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia from March 15 aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus in the territory of Serbia, the borders of the Republic of Serbia are temporarily closed for all foreign citizens, with the exception of:

1. Drivers of motor freight vehicles when performing an international transport of goods in road traffic. International transit freight transport in road traffic is limited to a period not exceeding 12 hours from the moment of entering the territory of Serbia;

2. Crew of cargo ships that transport goods at one of the domestic ports. The transit navigation through international waterway on the territory of the Republic of Serbia is limited to a period not exceeding 90 hours for ships composition and 60 hours for self-propelled navigating from the moment of entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia in the case of upstream navigation, that is, no longer than 72 hours for ships composition and 54 hours for self-propelled navigation from the moment of entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia in the case of downstream navigation;

3. Railway staff in trains entering the border zone area defined by interstate agreements;

4. Crew members and cabin crew of aircraft whose final destination is Serbia or which transit through Serbia International Airports;

5. Persons who have obtained the consent to enter the Republic of Serbia from the Government Working body consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure; The Government Working body imposes the conditions and restriction of transit or residence to the person whom has been granted a permission to enter the Republic of Serbia;

6. Humanitarian convoys under the obligatory escort agreed upon through diplomatic channels;

7. Members of foreign diplomatic and consular missions and offices of international organizations accredited in Serbia, as well as members of their families who are holders of special ID cards, ie identification documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the General Secretariat of the Government;

8. Foreign citizens with temporary or permanent residence permit in the Republic of Serbia;

Regarding the citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as person from item 8, arriving from: the Swiss Confederation, Italy, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, the Kingdom of Spain, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of France, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Greece, the mandatory isolation is 28 days; the citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as persons from item 7, who come from other countries, will be put under medical supervision for a period of 14 days (home isolation).

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who have dual citizenship can enter to the country only if they present a Serbian passport, not a passport of a country of the list of temporary entry ban.

Also, please find out about the latest measures of protection from the coronavirus at the following links:

https://covid19.rs/

https://covid19.rs/algoritam1/

https://covid19.rs/algoritam2/

 


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