Service: Stay in Serbia 4. Identity Card for Foreigners

Institution in Charge: Ministry of Interior

Description

 

Validity of ID cards for foreign citizens

ID card for foreign citizen to who is authorized permanent stay, is being issued with five years validity.

Replacement of ID card for foreign citizens

ID card for foreign citizen shall be replaced if it is damaged, worn out, if the photograph is no longer matching with the appearance of foreign citizen or when it cannot serve to its purpose for other reasons.

Foreign citizen is obliged to, within eight days as of the date of enactment of Paragraph 1 of this Article, submit to a competent authority request for ID card replacement.

Disappearance or loss of identity document

Foreign citizen is obliged to notify without delay competent authority or closest diplomatic mission and consular post of the Republic of Serbia, on disappearance or loss of identity document issued by the authority in the Republic of Serbia.

Competent authorities are obliged to issue a certificate to a foreign citizen on disappearance or loss of the identity document.

Loss or disappearance of identity document is to be published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia"; expenses are to be borne by the foreign citizen.

Proceedings for submission of the request for issuance of new document:

In case of disappearance or loss of ID card for foreign citizen or emergency travel document issued by the authority in the Republic of Serbia, foreign citizen is obliged to:

1. Urgently report disappearance or loss of ID card for foreign citizen or emergency travel document, issued by the authority in the Republic of Serbia, to a competent authority or diplomatic mission and consular post,


2. Pay into the drawing account of public enterprise "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" the amount in the name of costs for announcing the document to be invalid, upon reporting of identity document's loss,


3. To present the evidence of payment of means to competent authority of internal affairs that enacts the Ruling by which the identity document is announced invalid.

   - Officer of internal affairs authority delivers one copy of the Ruling client, while he forwards one by official channels to enterprise "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" for the purpose of announcement of invalidity. Besides the Ruling, pay-in slip copy is to be delivered, as evidence of carried out payment of prescribed fee.


4. Foreign citizen may submit request for issuance of new identity document immediately upon delivery of Ruling.

 




 

Legal basis

Law on Foreigners link.