Australian Embassy
Serbia
Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro

Services for Australians-Consular Services

 

Passport and notarial services

The Australian Embassy Belgrade is open to the public Monday to Friday 09:00-13:00 (reduced hours due to COVID-19).  The Embassy provides the following passport and notarial services (fees apply for most services):

Passports

- Passport applications

- Passport renewals

- Passport collections (no fee)

- Emergency passports (for emergency travel only, and subject to a 48-hour processing period)

Notarial services

- Witnessing of signatures (including for statutory declarations and driver licence applications/renewals)

- Certifying a copy of a document

- Certificates of No Impediment (CNI) to Marriage

- Affidavits

- Apostilles
 

Appointments for passport and notarial services should be made via our online booking service. If you can't find an available appointment time and it's urgent, call our office on +381 (0)11 3303 400.

 

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage consular appointments (notarial and passport services). Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes. By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT’s behalf for these purposes. If this information is not collected, DFAT’s ability to arrange your appointment will be limited. Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore’s Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT’s Privacy Policy.

Payments

Passport and notarial fees are payable only by debit or credit card

Cards accepted by the Embassy include the Dina Card, Visa, Visa electron, MasterCard and Maestro. All payments will be processed in Serbian Dinars (RSD).

For those not in Serbia, a Credit Card Authorisation Form is here: (FORM).

For Australians in North Macedonia, you can make a bank transfer in euro (EUR) for passport and notary services. Contact the Embassy in Belgrade or our Consular Office in Skopje (North Macedonia) if you wish to use this option.

 

Collection/dispatch of passports

Please note we can no longer send passports to applicants by registered mail through the Post of Serbia.

All passports must be collected from the Australian Embassy in Belgrade:

-          in person by the applicant;

-          by an authorised representative of the applicant;

-          by a courier service such as Post Express (Serbia), DHL, Fedex or TNT (courier costs are to be met by the applicant).

These arrangements have been introduced to ensure that Australian passports are delivered by the most secure means.

Consular services 

It is important to understand what the Australian Government can and cannot do for Australians overseas:

http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/services/consular-services-charter.html.

Australians in need of consular assistance overseas can contact us on the following telephone numbers:

Working hours (Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00):             +381 11 3303 400 (Belgrade)

Outside working hours:                                         +61 2 6261 3305 (Canberra)

                                                                                          +61 421 269 080 (SMS)

Consular services in North Macedonia

Our Honorary Consul in Skopje may be able to assist you in case of a consular emergency in North Macedonia. 

Australian Consulate
Londonska 11 B
Skopje 1000
North Macedonia

Tel:      +3892 3061 114
Fax:     +3892 3061 834

Email: [email protected]

The office hours for the Australian Consulate in Skopje are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:30.

Privacy

Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available at www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html or by requesting a copy from the Department.

Useful information

Smartraveller

Smartraveller has the latest authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates straight to your email inbox.

Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.

You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.

As always, we encourage Australians overseas to stay in touch with friends and family and let them know you’re safe.

If you need immediate assistance, you can call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.

Centrelink

For many customers outside of Australia the Centrelink free call number (+ 612 3 6222 3455) is not available. If you wish to be called back by Centrelink, send an email to: [email protected] (with your name, customer reference number, telephone numbers and query) or call Centrelink and ask the Customer Service Officer to call back.

Driver’s licences

We are aware of the current policy in Serbia to retain foreign driver's licences when an application is made for a Serbian driver's licence. Any Australian driver's licences received at the Australian Embassy Belgrade are sent to the relevant Australian state or territory road authority. Licences cannot be collected at the embassy.

Follow the link for further information on Australian Driver's licence applications.

Birth, death and marriage certificates

The Australian Embassy Belgrade cannot obtain a birth, marriage or death certificate from Australia on your behalf.

If you wish to obtain a copy of your Australian birth, marriage or death certificate you may apply through official web site of the relevant State or Territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Police clearances

The Australian Embassy Belgrade cannot issue a police clearance. Police clearances are issued by the relevant state and territory authorities in Australia, or the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in Canberra.  Contact your state or territory police agency or the AFP for more information.

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