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Identity card is obligatory personal document by which the citizen of Republic of Serbia, over the age of 16, proves her or his identity. An application for issuing the identity card is submitted personally to the Police Department according to the place of residence.
The following documents are needed:
- Previously issued ID card (passport or driving license);
- Birth Certificate (original document) with unlimited validity period;
- Republic of Serbia Citizenship Certificate (original document) issued within 6 months at the most;
- Marriage Certificate (original document) (in case of change of surname at marriage) with unlimited validity period;
- Proof of payment of the fee for the application form and expenses of ID card technical processing;
- Photo 50х50 (optional, not older than 6 months), for the person who is issued biometric ID card for the first time.
The competent authority is obliged to issue an identity card within 15 days from the day of presentation of an application.
A passport is a travel document issued to a citizen of the Republic of Serbia for traveling and staying abroad, as well as for return to the country. A passport is issued for an unlimited number of travels with the validity period of 10 years while for the persons under the age of 14 the validity period is two years.
The application for issuing of the passport is submitted personally to the police department according to the place of residence, but it can also be submitted to a competent diplomatic or consular representative office of the RS. The passport can be collected by the applicant himself/herself or by the person authorized by the applicant.
The following documents are needed:
- Valid ID card (if the application is submitted to competent diplomatic or consular representative office of the RS, other identity document by which the identity of the applicant can be established);
- Republic of Serbia Certificate of Citizenship, issued within 6 months at the most, if the application is submitted in the country or RS Certificate of Citizenship, issued within one year at the most, if the application is submitted to diplomatic or consular representative office of the RS, only for the first issuance of a biometric passport;
- Old passport (whose validity expired or which cannot serve its purpose);
- Proof about paid fee for the application form;
- Written proof on urgency (in urgent cases);
- Other public records document (if there is such need, e.g.: Marriage Certificate in caase of the change of surname);
The citizens who already have biometric ID card, they enclose biometric ID card, old passport and the evidence about paid fee for passport application form.
The competent body shall be obliged to resolve an application for issuing travel document within 30 days from the date the application has been submitted. The competent body shall be obliged to resolve an application for issuing travel document within 60 days from the date the application has been submitted, if the application has been submitted to a diplomatic or a consular representative of the Republic of Serbia.
Driving License is a document (an identity document) by which the driver in traffic proves his/her right to drive a motor vehicle of a certain category.
Validity of Republic of Serbia driving licenses abroad can be checked here.
Foreigners who have been granted permanent residence in Republic of Serbia, RS citizens who return from abroad or who come to RS to reside here permanently, and the staff of diplomatic and consular missions of foreign states, international organizations and agencies in the RS, foreign trade, transport, cultural and other agencies and foreign correspondent offices, may drive a motor vehicle with the valid foreign driving license for a period of 6 months starting from the day of their entry into Serbia.
Operating somebody else’s vehicle registered abroad – there are no obstacles for foreigners or for the citizens of Serbia who are working temporarily abroad, to give permission for operating motor vehicle to foreigners or to the citizens of Serbia who are working temporarily abroad, and that they can drive the same motor vehicle during their temporary stay in Serbia; however such a permit cannot be issued to the residents of Serbia because it would pose the customs offense.