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REGISTRATIONS OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, FACTS OF DEATH AND OTHER CHANGES IN PERSONAL STATUS

Through the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto, you can enter and change data in the registry books in the Republic of Serbia:
1. registration of the birth of a child
2. marriage registration
3. registration of death
Other changes to data in the registry books, such as a change of personal name or the recognition of a Canadian court judgment on divorce, can be made exclusively in the Republic of Serbia.

CHILD BIRTH REGISTRATION IN CANADA

The following documents are required to register a child born in Canada in the birth register and records of citizens of the Republic of Serbia:
1. Completed application (form) for the birth register of the Republic of Serbia signed by both parents at the Consulate General. If you send the request by mail, the signatures of the parents need to be notarized by Notary Public;
2. Completed request (form) for registration of the child in the register of citizens of the Republic of Serbia. If you send the request by mail, the signatures of the parents need to be notarized by Notary Public;
3. For children born in Canada:
• In Ontario - Certified Copy of Birth Registration (Statement of Live Birth) certified by Official  Documents Services (222 Jarvis Street, Toronto), translated by a certified translator into Serbian- Cyrillic.
• In other provinces / territories - original Birth Certificate certified by Global Affairs Canada and  the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ottawa, translated by a certified translator into  Serbian-Cyrillic.
4. Photocopies of valid biometric passports of the Republic of Serbia or ID cards for both parents (if one parent is a foreign citizen, attach a copy of the foreign passport). If the parents do not have valid biometric passports of the Republic of Serbia or ID cards, it is necessary, along with copies of foreign passports, to enclose photocopies of the certificate of citizenship of the Republic of Serbia for both parents or fill in the form (ZUP form)
5. Marriage certificate. If the marriage was concluded in Canada and is not registered in the registry of marriages in the Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to submit a request for marriage registration.
6. If the child is older than 14 years, his consent (Form) is required.
7. Consular expenses in the amount of 28 CAD are paid through the Money Order which reads to the Consulate General of Serbia of Serbia.
8. Contact information (e-mail address and telephone number)
9. Envelope with paid postage addressed to your home address for delivery of the first copy of IMKR from Serbia (Xpresspost envelope).
Note: The original documents are sent to the competent registry office in the Republic of Serbia and are not returned to the applicant.

REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGE CONCLUDED IN CANADA

In order to register a marriage concluded in Canada, for the purpose of registration in the registry of marriages by place of last residence in the Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to submit the following to this Consulate General:
1. Completed application for marriage registration (form), signed by the spouse. Signatures should be certified by a Notary Public, if the request is not submitted in person at the Embassy.
2. Statement of surname after marriage, signed by both spouses (form).
• Marriage in Ontario - Certified Copy of Birth Marriage (Marriage License) certified by Official  Documents Services (222 Jarvis Street, Toronto), translated by a certified translator into Serbian- Cyrillic.
• Marriage in other provinces / territories - original Marriage Certificate certified by Global  Affairs Canada and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ottawa, translated by a certified  translator into Serbian-Cyrillic.
3. Photocopies of valid biometric passports or ID cards of the Republic of Serbia for both spouses (if one spouse is a foreign citizen, attach a copy of a foreign passport or other foreign identification document).
4. Consular expenses in the amount of 28 CAD are paid through the Money Order which reads to the Consulate General of Serbia of Serbia.
5. Contact information (e-mail address and telephone number)
6. Envelope with paid postage addressed to your home address for delivery of the first copy of IMKB from Serbia (Xpresspost envelope).
Notes:
If this is not the first marriage for the spouses:
A) it is necessary to enclose a birth certificate from Serbia in which it is written in the column "Note" that the previous marriage was divorced.
B) or submit a statement that the competent authority in the Republic of Serbia officially obtains the data necessary for the decision-making procedure (ZUP form).
The original documents are sent to the competent registry office in the Republic of Serbia and are not returned to the applicant

REGISTRATION OF THE DEATH OF A CITIZEN OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON THE TERRITORY OF CANADA

In order to report the fact of death in Canada to be entered in the Register of Deaths by place of last residence in the Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to submit the following to this Consulate General:
1. Completed request (form) for reporting the fact of death,
2. Original Canadian Death Certificate:
• Issued in Ontario - Certified Copy of Death Registration certified in Official Documents Services  (222 Jarvis Street, Toronto), translated by a certified translator into Serbian in Cyrillic.
• In other provinces / territories - original Death Certificate certified by Global Affairs Canada  and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ottawa, translated by a certified translator into  Serbian from Cyrillic.
3. The last passport or ID card of the deceased person of the Republic of Serbia (if the person did not have a valid passport or ID card of the Republic of Serbia, it is necessary to submit another old document proving the last residence of the person in Serbia).
4. Consular expenses in the amount of 28 CAD are paid through the Money Order which reads to the Consulate General of Serbia of Serbia.
5. Contact details of the applicant (e-mail address and telephone number)
6. Envelope with paid postage addressed to your home address for delivery of the first copy of IMKU from Serbia.
Other changes in the data in the registry books, such as the change of personal name or the application of the Canadian court judgment on divorce, can be made exclusively in the Republic of Serbia.

CHANGE OF PERSONAL NAME

1. Change of personal name dure to the wedding, and taking over the surname of the spouse: If the marriage was concluded abroad, i.e. in Canada, it is necessary to register the marriage in Serbia. Details on marriage registration can be found on this page above.
2. Citizens of Serbia who once emigrated to Canada, often changed their personal name upon admission to Canadian citizenship. To illustrate, we give an example that a person named Jovan Petrović changed his personal name to John Petrovich. We advise that in such cases, the personal name in Serbia be harmonized with the personal name in Canada or vice versa, which means that all the documents are issued in the same name, both in Serbia and Canada.
Explanation: If a citizen of Serbia has changed his personal name in Canada, and has not done the same in Serbia, and wants to apply for a Serbian passport, it will be necessary that his personal name on the Canadian identification document (Canadian passport) fully agrees with the name entered in registry books in Serbia. If the names are not the same, before applying for a passport, it is necessary to submit a request to change the personal name in Serbia and thus harmonize your personal name in Canada with your personal name in Serbia. Of course, it is possible to do the opposite - change your personal name in Canada and return to the personal name that is already registered in the registry books in Serbia.
A person whose name or surname, ie both name and surname, contains more than three words is obliged to use an abbreviated personal name in legal transactions. On that occasion, a statement on the abbreviated personal name is given to the registrar.
The request for a change of personal name is submitted to the municipal administration in whose territory the applicant resides in Serbia. The municipal administration that accepts the request for a change of personal name is obliged to inform the competent registrar in order to enter the change of personal name in the registry of births and marriages and the body that keeps records on the residence of citizens.

RECOGNITION OF CANADIAN DIVORCE JUDGMENT

If the marriage was divorced in Canada, it is necessary to initiate a non-litigation procedure in Serbia for the recognition of a foreign court judgment on divorce at the basic court in the Republic of Serbia, according to the place of last residence. The Canadian divorce judgment should be verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Canada and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ottawa (contact the Embassy for a more detailed description of the legalization procedure) and translated into Serbian by a certified court interpreter in Serbia.
 


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