Extract from the Regulations on the procedure for issuance of travel documents and visas to foreigners, and forms for these documents and visas

(Official Gazette of SFRJ, no. 44/81, Official Gazette of SRJ, no. 23/2000, 24/2000, 67/2001, Official Gazette of RS, no. 53/2008) 

When receiving the request for the issuance of passports or visas, permissions for temporary residence, official authorized to conduct the proceedings (hereinafter: the official) determines the identity of the foreigner - the applicant, and whether the travel or other documents proving their identity are neat and valid, whether the application is accurately and legibly completed, and if the request is submitted with the appropriate documents. 

The request is filled manually, or with a typewriter. 

Request for issuance of passports or visas, permission for temporary residence is, as a rule, submitted by a foreigner who seeks issuance of documents or visas. 

The request for the issuance of travel passes or visas may be filed by the leader of a group of foreigners too. 

The official who addresses the request for the issuance of travel documents or visas may request the applicant to explain the resons, or to require other information. 

With the request for issuing of travel document for a foreigner, a foreigner who has lost or otherwise left without a passport, a citizen of a state with no diplomatic or consular representation in the Republic of Serbia, nor are its interests represented by other countries – issues a confirmation for the submitted report about the loss or disappearance travel documents. Two photographs sized 4.5 x 6 cm are submitted with the request, which faithfully show person seeking issuance of documents. 

A foreigner is obliged to inform the competent authority or the nearest diplomatic or consular missions of the Republic of Serbia about the disappearance or loss of documents for verification of identity issued by the authority in the Republic of Serbia without delay. These authorities are obliged to issue a certificate to a foreigner about the disappearance or loss of documents to prove identity.

The loss or disappearance of documents to prove identity is advertised in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, at the expense of foreigners. The competent authority is obliged to issue a new document for a foreigner to replace the missing or lost ones. 

The report, with which the competent authority registers the disappearance or loss of passport or other document of identity of a foreigner, should specify: the circumstances under which the loss or dissapearance of documents occurred, document type, the body that has issued the document, the number of documents if possible, the circumstances , time and place when the foreigner used the document for the last time, domicile or residence in the Republic of Serbia, the border crossing, time and means of transport with which they had entered the Republic of Serbia, as well as other facts and circumstances that would allow easier retrieval of lost or missing documents. When reporting disappearance or loss of passport or other document of identity, a foreigner will give the official body access to other document by which they can determine their identity. 

The request for the issuance of travel passes is submitted, as a rule, verbaly. A foreigner who seeks issuance of travel passes is obliged to put on the official inspection a valid national passport, or other document of identity. 


Foreigner gives their tourist pass to the official body in charge of controlling the crossing of state borders when they departure from the Republic of Serbia. 

A foreigner who entered the Republic of Serbia with a tourist pass, and to whom the competent authority in the Republic of Serbia issued a permit for temporary residence or visa gives back a tourist pass to the body that issued his approval or visa. 

The official body to which a foreigner reported the disappearance or loss of passport or other document of identity determines the identity of the foreigner, the legality of his residence in the Republic of Serbia, and certifies the veracity of the facts stated in the application. If they can not immediately determine the identity of the foreigner, the legality of his residence in the Republic of Serbia, or check the veracity of allegations in the application form, official orders party resides in the place where he reported loss or disappearance of passport or other document of identity until their identity is confirmed.

If a stranger reported the loss or disappearance of travel documents for foreigners issued by the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia, or a tourist pass, the body which the loss or disappearance is reported will ask the authority that issued the lost or missing travel document for the information if the authority issued the passport or travel pass whose loss or reported missing. 

The competent authority which reported the disappearance or loss of travel documents issued by the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia, after they determine the identity of the foreigner, the legality of his residence in the Republic of Serbia, and the truth of facts stated in the application, shall issue a certificate of report of loss or disappearance of travel documents, and will send it to the competent Republic of Serbian authorities to require the issuance of new passport or the document issued to him, if they are authorized for its issuance. 

The competent authority to whom a foreigner reported the loss or disappearance of tourist passes will issue a certificate to a fireigner that have reported the loss or disappearance of tourist passes, and will send them to the authorities that issued them a tourist pass to ask for issuance of new travel passes, or will send them to the diplomatic or consular office of the state whose citizen they are, to ask issuance of travel documents. 


The competent authority to which the disappearance or the loss of the passport was reportet, after determining the identity of the foreigner, the legality of his residence, and the truth of the facts stated in the application, shall issue them a certificate for reporting the loss or disappearance of travel documents, and will send them to the diplomatic or consular mission of the country whose citizen they are, or other foreign diplomatic or consular office which represents their interests, to require the issuance of travel documents. Confirmation of report of loss or disappearance of the foreigner's passport is used for going to the foreign diplomatic or consular mission, and for stay in the place where the diplomatic or consular representation is in order to obtain new travel documents. 

If during the procedure connected with the disappearance or loss of passport or other identity documents the missing or lost documents is found, it will be send to the foreigner who reported its loss or disappearance, and the proceedings will be discontinued. 

If the found passport could not be delivered to its owner, it shall be submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs for submission to a diplomatic or consular office of the state that issued the document.

If a foreigner finds their lost or missing travel document issued by the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia, or other document of identity, they will submit it, for cancellation, to a body that had issued the new document. 

If a foreigner finds the lost foreign travel document in which there is a valid visa, they will submit it to the authority which issued a visa to a new travel document, in order to cancel the visa in the found one.