Australian Embassy
Serbia
Serbia, Montenegro, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Visas and migration

Important Notices 

Changes to Student Visa Framework

Australia has simplified its student visa framework. It has been designed to make the process of applying for a student visa simpler to navigate for students.

From 1 July 2016:

  • international students will apply for a single Student visa (subclass 500), regardless of their chosen course of study
  • student guardians will apply for the new Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)
  • all students and student guardians will generally be required to lodge their visa application online by creating an account in ImmiAccount

For more information, please click here.

Cessation of Counter Operations in Belgrade

From 1 February 2016, DIBP Belgrade will no longer offer a counter service. Applicants who wish to discuss their application or visa and citizenship options, should contact the Europe Service Centre. For their contact details, please click here.


Lodging an Application in Belgrade

We prefer applicants to lodge their application online. By making an application online, there is less likely to be a delay with receiving, processing and finalising your application.

For further information on applying for a visa online, including tip sheets and other guides, please click here.

 

Acceptable Payments Methods

Payment must be included for your application to be valid. All payments for visa applications should be made by credit card.

Payment using credit cards are processed in Australian Dollars (AUD) - only Master card, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB are accepted.

Note: When paying by credit card in Australian Dollars you may incur banking and currency conversion fees and you must accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations. Please ensure with your bank that your daily credit limit and funds are sufficient to cover the visa application charge.

If you do not have a credit card, you may arrange for another person to pay by credit card on your behalf. Please ensure the credit card holder signs the authorisation form.

See: Credit Card Authorisation Form (PDF)


The processing charge cannot be refunded, irrespective of the outcome of the application.
Your application will be returned if:
• you do not include payment details,
• we are unable to deduct the fee from your credit card
• you authorise us to deduct a fee which is insufficient.
 

New website - border.gov.au

On 1 July 2015, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) integrated with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (the Department) and the Australian Border Force was established.

 To support the integration, a new website was launched at www.border.gov.au. From this date, internet searches for immi.gov.au and customs.gov.au will redirect to this new address.

 Some pages will automatically redirect to the new location. You will need to fix any broken links, bookmarks or favourites in your system from 1 July 2015. The new URLs to specific webpages will not be available before this date.

 


Citizenship by Descent processing arrangements

All citizenship by descent applications for nationals and residents of: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia will be processed at the Australian High Commission in London.

The Australian High Commission in London also processes citizenship by descent applications for clients residing in the UK, Ireland and the following countries:
 

Andorra, Ascension Island, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Canary Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Falkland Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saint Helena, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Vatican City.

Further info:

See: Citizenship by Descent - London

 

Visas and Immigration

Welcome to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Belgrade website. For information on visas for Australia and Australian citizenship, visit the main website of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Australia’s modern electronic visa system does not require you to have a visa label placed in your passport to confirm your immigration status and entitlements in Australia.

When you check-in to fly to Australia, airline staff will use your passport to electronically confirm that you have authority to travel to Australia prior to boarding the aircraft. See: About Your Visa

Savremeni australijski sistem elektronskih viza ne zahteva da u pasosu imate fizicki dokaz - nalepnicu koja ce potvrditi Vas imigracioni status i prava koja se odnose na Vas boravak u Australiji.

Kada se budete prijavili na let, osoblje avioprevoznika ce na osnovu podataka iz vaseg pasosa elektronski utvrditi da mozete da putujete u Australiju. Za dodatne podatke, posetite: About Your Visa 
 

If you need a visa for Australia which is processed at the Australian Embassy in Belgrade, you will find further information on this website in the links below.
The Visa Section of the Australian Embassy Belgrade processes visa applications from nationals of the following countries:

► Serbia
► Montenegro
► Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
► Romania
► Bulgaria
► Albania

Contact us

We recommend that clients visit the department\'s main website for further information. If, you are unable to find the information you need, you may call the Europe Service Centre.

Applying for a visa

Citizens of Serbia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania
Citizens of Serbia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro travelling to Australia for tourism or business purposes can lodge Visitor (Subclass 600) applications online with the Australian Embassy Belgrade. For more information go to: http://www.border.gov.au/visas/Pages/600-Visitor.aspx

Applicants can forward paper visa applications (including Family Migration) to the Australian Embassy in Belgrade for lodgement and processing. These applications can be forwarded to the Australian Embassy in Belgrade by mail or courier service.

Citizens of Bulgaria and Romania
Bulgarian and Romanian citizens intending on travelling to Australia for tourism or business purposes can apply online for an eVisitor (subclass 651) visa. For more information go to: http://www.border.gov.au/visas/Pages/651-eVisitor.aspx

Applicants can forward paper visa applications (including Family Migration) to the Australian Embassy in Belgrade for lodgement and processing. These applications can be forwarded to the Australian Embassy in Belgrade by mail or courier service.

Address and contact details are: 

Australian Embassy in Belgrade
Address
8th Floor, Vladimira Popovica 38-40
11070 Beograd
Serbia

Europe Service Centre

Immigration Fax
33-03-441

Email

For all email enquiries, please use our web based Client Enquire Form  

 


Visa applications lodged and processed by DIBP Belgrade are:

  • Visa types
  • Visitors, including tourists, family visitors, short-stay business visitors and for medical treatment
     

  • Passengers transiting Australia 
     

  • Students
     

  • Visiting academics, religious workers, sportspeople and for participation in exchange programs
     

  • Resident Return visas (RRV), for people who have previously been granted permanent residence and wish to return to Australia.
     

  • Spouses, fiancés and interdependent partners of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens,
     

  • Children of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or eligible New Zealand citizens.
     

  • Visiting Australia

  • Studying in Australia

  • Working in Australia

  • Returning Residents

  • Migrating to Australia

  • Maritime Crew Visa

Applications and Forms 

Citizenship

Australian Citizenship can be acquired in three ways - by birth, by descent or by conferral.

Detailed information on Australian Citizenship is available at:

See: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Citi - DIBP website

All citizenship by descent applications for nationals and residents of: Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia will be processed at the Australian High Commission in London.
Further info:
See: Citizenship by Descent - London
Australian Citizenship by Conferral Further info:
See: Australian Citizenship by Conferral - DIBP Website

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Loss and Resumption of Australian Citizenship
If you are unsure whether you lost your Australian citizenship prior to 4 April 2002 by taking up citizenship of another country, please read the following information.
See: Loss of Citizenship - DIBP Website
If you previously lost your Australian citizenship, you may be eligible to resume Australian citizenship.
Further info See: Resuming Australian Citizenship - DIBP website
Form/Processing times Service Standard See: Form 132 -DIBP website
Fee See: Application charges
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Renunciation of Australian Citizenship
It is possible to renounce Australian citizenship for a number of reasons:
to acquire the citizenship of another country;
to retain the citizenship of another country; or
no longer wish to remain an Australian citizen.
Further info See: Giving up Australian Citizenship - DIBP website
Form/Processing times Service Standard See: Form 128 -DIBP website
Fee See: Application charges
Please note: All documents submitted with your application must be originals or copies certified at an Australian Embassy or Australian Consulate General (see www.dfat.gov.au/missions/index.html for your nearest mission). You will also need to provide certified translations of original documents that are not in English.