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Through the Embassy of Serbia, the following registrations can be made:

The following registrations can be made exclusively in the Republic of Serbia:


BIRTH REGISTRATION OF A CHILD

In order for the birth of a child born in Canada, to be entered in the Register of Births and the Register of Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to provide this Embassy with the following documents:

  1. Completed request form (PrijavaRodjenjaDeteta.doc) for registry into the Register of Births of the Republic of Serbia signed by both parents. Signatures must be notarized by the Notary Public if the request is not submitted in person.
  2. Completed request form (DrzavljanstvoUpis-clan 9 i 10.doc) to enter into the evidence of citizens of the Republic of Serbia. The signature must be notarized by Notary Public if the request is not submitted in person.
  3. Original or a certified copy of the Canadian Birth Certificate translated into the Serbian language.
  4. Photocopies of valid biometric passports of the Republic of Serbia for both parents (if one parent is a foreign citizen submit a copy of a foreign passport). If the parents do not possess valid biometric passports of the Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to submit a photocopy of proof of citizenship of the Republic of Serbia for both parents.
  5. Serbian Marriage Certificate. If the marriage is not registered in Serbia, it is mandatory to register it at this Embassy (see the part below - Marriage Registration). 
  6. A child between 14 and 18 years of age must sign a statement (SaglasnostDeteta.doc) in front of the Notary Public that he/she is in agreement with the request submitted by the parents;
  7. The consular fee of 28 CAD is payable in cash of by 'Money Order' issued to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia.

Notes:

  • Birth Certificate (Long form) in English must have a certified translation into the Serbian language.
  • In accordance with the new Law on Administrative Procedure, one of the parents may sign a statement that the competent authority in the Republic of Serbia may officially obtain the data necessary for the decision-making process (ZUP.Obrazac.МК.doc). If the declaration is not signed at the Embassy, the same must be signed before a notary. In the case that the statement is submitted along with the request then it is not necessary to submit a copy of the citizenship of the Republic of Serbia for the parents.
  • Original documents will be sent to the Registrar in the Republic of Serbia and will not be returned to the applicant.

MARRIAGE REGISTRATION

In order for the marriage officiated in Canada to be registered in Vital Records of Serbia, it is necessary to provide the following documents:

  1. Completed request forms (PrijavaBraka.doc) for the registration of marriage signed by both spouses. Signatures must be notarized by the Notary Public, if the request is not submitted in person
  2. The statement about new last name for spouses (IzjavaOPrezimenu.doc). Signatures must be notarized by the Notary Public if the request is not submitted in person
  3. Original or notarized certified copy of Canadian Marriage Certificate
  4. Photocopies of valid biometric passport or ID card of the Republic of Serbia for both spouses (if one spouse is a foreign citizen attach a photocopy of a foreign passport 
  5. The consular fee of 28 CAD is payable in cash or by Money Order issued to the Embassy of Serbia.
  6. One return self-addressed prepaid envelope

Notes:

  • If this is not the spouses’ first marriage, it is necessary to submit birth certificates from Serbia wherein the "notes" entry is made that the previous marriage has been divorced. This is not necessary if, in accordance with the new Law on Administrative Procedure, a statement is submitted to the competent authority in the Republic of Serbia to officially obtain the data necessary for the decision-making process (ZUP.Obrazac.МК.doc). If the statement is not signed at the Embassy, it is necessary to have the same signed before a notary
  • Marriage Certificate in English must have a translation into the Serbian language 
  • Original documents will be sent to the Registrar of Vital Records in the Republic of Serbia and will not be returned to the applicant.

DEATH REGISTRATION

If a Serbian citizen dies in Canada, it is necessary to register the occurrence of death in Vital Records of Serbia. In order to do that, you should provide the following documents:

  1. Completed request forms (PrijavaSmrti.doc) for the registration of death. The signature of the person that is submitting the application must be notarized by the Notary Public if the request is not submitted in person
  2. Original or notarized certified copy of Canadian Death Certificate
  3. Valid passport or identification document of the Republic of Serbia of the deceased. (If the decedent had no valid passport or identification document of the Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to submit any old document with the proof of the decedent’s last residence in Serbia)
  4. The consular fee of 28 CAD is payable in cash or by Money Order issued to the Embassy of Serbia.
  5. One return self-addressed prepaid envelope

Notes:

  • Canadian Death Certificate must have a translation into the Serbian language
  • Original documents will be sent to the Registrar of Vital Records in the Republic of Serbia and will not be returned to the client.

THE CHANGE OF PERSONAL NAME

The most common changes in personal name arise during the marriage and the acquisition of a spouse's surname. If marriage is concluded in Canada, it is necessary to make a marriage application for registration in the registries of marriage in Serbia. Details about marriage registration can be found on this page above.

Also, Serbian citizens who in the past emigrated to Canada often changed their personal name when they obtained Canadian citizenship. For the sake of illustration, we give an example that a person named Jovan Petrovic changed his personal name to John Petrovich. In such case, the Embassy advises that the personal name in Serbia should be aligned with the personal name used in Canada, which means that in both countries this citizen would be using the identical personal name. It is very important that the documents of both countries have the same personal name which makes it easier to travel as well as conduct all other legal businesses in both Serbia and Canada.

Here is the following example: if a Serbian citizen changed his personal name in Canada and did not do the same in Serbia, and then wants to apply for a passport of Serbia, it will be necessary that his personal name on the Canadian Identification Document (Canadian passport)  matches exactly the name entered in the registers in Serbia. If the names do not match, prior to submitting a passport application, it is necessary to submit a request for a change of personal name in Serbia and in this way reconcile the personal name in Canada with a personal name in Serbia. Of course, it is possible to do this the other way around - change your personal name in Canada back to the personal name already entered in the registries in Serbia.

According to the Family Law of Serbia, the personal name consists of the first and last name. There is no middle name such as in Canada. If a person has a middle name in Canada, for the registration in the registry books in Serbia that name is usually added to the first name (not to the last name).

The request for a change of personal name in Serbia should be submitted to the Office of Registrar of Vital Records according to the municipality in which the applicant resides in Serbia. The municipal administration that accepts the request for a change of personal name is obliged to inform the competent registrar about this in order to register the change of the personal name into the register of births and marriages and the authority that keeps records on the residence of citizens.


RECOGNITION OF CANADIAN MARRIAGE DISSOLUTION

If the marriage is dissolved in Canada, it is necessary to start legal proceedings for the recognition of foreign court’s ruling on the dissolution of marriage, at the municipal court in the Republic of Serbia, in accordance with the last residence there.  Canadian Court Judgement and Canadian Divorce Certificate have to be notarized by the Global Affairs of Canada (JLAC) and by this Embassy (consular tax of 70 CAD. If you want this Embassy to provide JLAC notarization for you, add 10 CAD) and translated into the Serbian language by an authorized court translator in the Republic of Serbia.

Decision of the authorized municipal court from the Republic of Serbia on the recognition of foreign court’s ruling about the dissolution of marriage, must be submitted to the relevant Office of Vital Records in Serbia in order for it to be recorded into evidence.


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