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Monday - Friday:  9:00 - 16:00



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(working with clients)
Monday - Friday:  10:00 - 14:00

Consular Department: 



21 Blackburn Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1N 8A2

+1 (613) 233-6289, 233-6280

 +1 (613) 233-7850


Honorary Consuls


Due to the current situation caused by the CORONA 19 virus pandemic, as well as the restrictive measures introduced by the Government of the Province of Ontario, the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ottawa is obliged to respect the epidemiological protocols of the Province of Ontario. In this regard, we inform you of the following:

1. Reception of parties are done exclusively in the scheduled times.

2. Appointments are made by e-mail consulare@serbianembassy.ca or by calling the phone numbers 613-233-6280 or 613-233-6289.

3. A maximum of two persons are allowed to stay in the premises of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia at the same time (except in the case of minor children who must be accompanied by their parents).

4. Every person entering the Embassy premises must have a protective face mask and appropriate gloves.

5. Bearing in mind the limitations in the work of the Embassy, due to the decisions of the Government of Ontario and in accordance with health protection measures, with purpose to provide all types of consular services, please plan and align your obligations and activities during the time available to schedule at the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.

Thank you for your understanding.


We invite citizens to MANDATORY check the information regarding entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia, as well as information on measures for entry into other countries of the world. All information is updated daily!

Requirements for entry:

Conditions for travel:


Testing can now be done at the airport "Nikola Tesla". The laboratory is open 24/7:
Website: beg.aero/lat/node/470


May  21st, 2021

An online application for "VISA TYPE D" which is issued for longer stay of 91 to 180 days in the Republic of Serbia, has been acitve from May 20th, 2021. In order to apply for visa mentioned above, please follow the link:


Application is bilingual in English alphabet and in Serbian Cyrilic and Latin Alphabet.

Site to support people who plan to return to Serbia

We are here to support people who plan to return to Serbia, have business venture or a scientific and professional career, to provide information on all ways to get in touch with Serbia, to help cooperate with local talents and extraordinary initiatives and to provide a framework for better Serbian communication. companies at home and abroad:

Serbian version only: https://tackapovratka.rs/o-nama/


Serbia Has Opened Its Borders for Businesspeople from the World

Serbia has opened its borders for businesspeople from the entire world, who will be entering this country from tomorrow by a special simplified procedure, which is different from the rules that apply to other travellers. At the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, the Government of the Republic of Serbia has allowed foreign and domestic citizens, who enter the country for business reasons, to cross the border only by previously informing the Chamber on their arrival, and afterwards, within 24 hours after entering the country, to obtain and submit a negative RT-PCR test or antigen test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus detection.

„In these circumstances, when most countries introduce additional restrictions, Serbia has found a way, with the application of the epidemiological measures, to facilitate business operations to business people from the entire world, companies already operating here, as well as those that are entering our country for their future business by simplifying the procedures for entering the country, with the support of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia in performing the required formalities”, Marko Čadež, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, said.

Čadež reminded that business travel and contacts with businessmen were not a matter of choice, but the need of business, and expressed his hope that other countries would follow Serbia’s example so that companies all around the world would be able to carry out their business activities during the global health crisis with the lowest possible costs and waste of time, and to get out of the pandemic crisis with the least possible consequences.

According to the new rules that are valid as of 21 January, owners, managers, and employees within their companies, who intend to arrive to Serbia for business reasons, will previously have to inform the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia on their arrival, which will timely inform the border police on it in order to enable them to cross the border. Upon entering the country, they will be tested in a Serbian reference laboratory, submit the test to the Chamber, and if the test is negative, they will continue to carry out their planned activities.

For the announcement of arrival, and all necessary information and support, please contact the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia by e-mail: inocovid19@pks.rs

The request should be submitted in written 48h before the date of entry to Serbia on the memorandum of the company containing the following information: 

a. name and surname of the person (or persons) coming to the Republic of Serbia
b. passport number and the country that issued the passport
c. business reasons for coming to the Republic of Serbia
d. date and border crossing of entry into Serbia
e. flight number / car registration number, etc.
f. address and duration of stay in the Republic of Serbia, contact phone, e-mail

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia reminds that these new procedures will not apply to those who arrive from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and North Macedonia that are allowed to enter Serbia without a PCR test in compliance with the previous decision.



Meeting with a special Canadian friends of Serbia

H.E. Dejan Ralevic, Ambassador is honored and proud for calling them friends: ambassador James Bisset, general Andrew Leslie, general Lewis MacKenzie and journalist/war reporter Scott Taylor. We are grateful for their support!


Interwiew of H.E. Dejan Ralevic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Canada for Hill Times "Why do Serbs mourn while Croats celebrate?"

Hill Times
It’s been more than 25 years since one of the most tragic events happened to Serbian people in the Balkans. It happened on Aug. 4-7, 1995, on the territory known as Krajina in Croatia. And it’s still more remembered, and even celebrated, as the “glorious military victory” of the Croatian army than as the exodus of more than 220,000 Serbs from Croatia.
Operation Storm of the Croatian army, on the territory inhabited for centuries mostly with Serbs, was the aggression that resulted in killings and thousands of civilians still missing. It happened in a region under UN protection, which makes it even inexplicable.
Especially because the operation started just a day after Croatian-Serb leaders accepted in Geneva the international plan for a peaceful solution—not to forget that NATO gave its approval for such an action.
On Aug. 5, Serbs all over the world remembered with sorrow that tragic summer of 1995, when Croatian-Serbs had to flee the country as refugees, most of them never to return. Thousands of them even found their new home here in Canada, but they never forget why they left.
The Republic of Serbia and Serbian communities abroad commemorate this date as Remembrance Day, dedicated to those who lost their lives and were exiled in the “Storm.” At the same time, Croatia is celebrating its national victory day, which is actually distorting the reality of what would be normally called ethnic cleansing—people had to leave as they were afraid of revenge, remembering well the tragic stories of their grandparents and parents in the Second World War.
Many people were killed just for being Serbs. The crimes against Serbian civilians are still unpunished. No one speaks about it or wants to reveal the other side of the story.
The story about Serbian hegemony in the Balkans, especially in the former Yugoslavia, and Serbs’ responsibility for conflicts in the ’90s was widely sold to the international public—including Canada, whose peacekeeping soldiers, unfortunately, were witnesses in some operations in the conflicts in Croatia when Serbian civilians were victims—and we keep trying to make our friends and partners hear and understand the seriousness of the revision of history.
Lives were lost, people had left, patrimony was ruined or destroyed, and still, no one was held accountable for the expulsion of almost a quarter-of-a-million Serbs from Croatia. It’s never a state’s victory if you don’t have your citizens back. It’s never a sincere celebration while others mourn over their dead and missing.
Injustice is, unfortunately, part of human history, but eventually comes to light and becomes defeated. We all need to heal our wounds and not forget why, and how, we got them in order to prevent the next ones.
The Republic of Serbia and the Serbs in the Balkans are committed to work closely with all other nations, neighbours, and friends to prevent similar things happening.
Dejan Ralevic
Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Canada
Ottawa, Ontario


Nikola Tesla Day in Ontario - Part 1

The link for part 1 of the Serbian Television broadcast of the Nikola Tesla Day in Ontario ceremony at Queen’s Park.

Part one: https://youtu.be/OPezf0_nK8A

Part 2 airs this Sunday 7pm OMNI1

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