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CUSTOMS CERTIFICATE

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who have worked in Canada continuously for at least two years, and at most continuously up to ten years, upon return to Serbia, are exempt from paying import duties on household items imported from abroad (except for motor vehicles) within one year from the day of return from work abroad, to the total value of 20,000 euros in dinars. The customs certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who have worked abroad continuously for 10 years or more, are exempt from paying import duties on household items imported from abroad within one year from the date of return from work abroad, ie there is no restriction for these persons in respect of the total value which is the subject of the import.

To issue a Customs Certificate, the following must be submitted:

Valid passport of the Republic of Serbia,
A written statement stating the exact date of arrival in Canada (day, month and year) and the period spent working in Canada (day, month and year),
Original certificate of the company (on the memorandum) on the duration of employment, or
Report (T-4) on paid taxes, or
Social insurance report on pension length of service or report on work performed on the basis of which the right to a pension was acquired,
Consular fee in the amount of 192 CAD is paid in cash or by Money Order which reads on Embassy of Serbia
If the request is sent by post, an addressed return envelope with postage paid should be attached

Notes:

The certificate does not apply to exemption from import duties on the import of a motor vehicle or commercial inventory
Students and persons with a regulated residence in Canada and a work permit who have not been employed continuously for at least two years are not entitled to a customs certificate.
More detailed information on customs regulations related to relocation can be found on the website of the Customs Administration: www.upravacarina.rs

For further information, please contact Consular Section of the Embassy.


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