Discover your Heritage and Obtain Serbian Citizenship by Descent Today!

If you have Serbian ancestors, obtaining citizenship by descent can be a unique opportunity to connect with your heritage and enjoy the benefits it entails.

What is Serbian Citizenship by Descent?

Serbian citizenship by descent refers to the process of acquiring Serbian nationality through family ancestry. This means that if one of your parents or grandparents is a Serbian citizen, you can apply for Serbian citizenship by descent.

To obtain Serbian citizenship by descent, it is generally required to submit documents proving the familial relationship, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, and other records.

Who is Eligible for Serbian Citizenship by Descent?

Serbian nationality law, like many other European countries, is primarily based on the principle of jus sanguinis, which is literally the right of blood. Article 23 of the Serbian nationality law states that foreigners of Serbian descent have the right to acquire Serbian nationality by making a written request. Also, the Law stipulates that dual nationality is allowed, allowing a person the right to retain their current nationality and obtain Serbian citizenship. Furthermore, thanks to amendments made in 2007, ethnic Serbian citizens residing outside Serbia have the right to citizenship.

Citizenship Law of the Republic of Serbia, in article 7, establishes that it is acquired by descent if:

  • Both parents were Serbian citizens at the time of your birth.
  • You were born in the territory of Serbia and your father was a Serbian citizen at the time of your birth.
  • You were born abroad, and your father was a Serbian citizen at the time of your birth, while the other parent was unknown, of unknown citizenship, or stateless.

Take the first step today and click below to take our free Initial Eligibility Assessment.

Why Should I Apply for Serbian Citizenship?

Serbia can be a great option for various reasons, there are many advantages and benefits of residing in this Balkan country. Serbia is currently in the process of joining the EU, so it will have all the advantages and benefits it offers. In addition, Serbia maintains very good relations with Russia and China with which it has signed free trade agreements.

A Serbian passport opens the door to 135 countries visa-free, of course, including China and Russia. Most importantly, Serbia has one of the lowest tax rates in all the European continent.

Serbia is in a strategic geographical location in the center of the Balkans, making it a connecting point between Western and Eastern Europe. This can provide you with travel and business opportunities throughout the region.

Serbia has a rich history and diverse culture, which is reflected in its architecture, traditions, gastronomy and festivals. Living in Serbia will allow you to immerse yourself in this unique culture and learn more about its customs and traditions. With a fairly affordable cost of living compared to other European countries, Serbia is a great place to live enjoying a good quality of life.

It should be noted that its people are known for their hospitality and kindness. You will be welcomed with open arms and have the opportunity to make friends and connect with the local community. Its excellent food is a gastronomic paradise, with delicious and varied cuisine that combines influences from the Balkan and Turkish regions. In addition, Serbian cities offer a vibrant nightlife, with bars, restaurants and clubs to suit all tastes.

What do I need to Apply for Serbian Citizenship?

With the right help, applying for your Serbian citizenship is easy! With the help of our network of genealogists, we are able to search for documents to prove ancestry, and our network of lawyers will craft you the perfect application with the highest chances of success.

Keep reading to learn more about how we do this, and to take the first steps on your journey to open a continent of possibilities!

Why EuroPassport?

EuroPassport is the first Canadian company to offer people an easy and affordable way to obtain legal European citizenship. Based in Toronto, Canada, we are a team of trusted immigration lawyers, genealogists and documentation specialists who have pioneered an efficient process for our clients to obtain the Serbian Citizenship they seek. Our experts take care of all the paperwork, in optimal deadlines.

  1. We take away the paperwork hassle, bureaucracy, legal complexity – and work on your behalf, using the most efficient route to obtain the citizenship you seek.
  2. Our streamlined process cuts out lengthy waits and confusing roadblocks to citizenship. Look to us to expedite your Serbian citizenship and deliver in optimal timelines.
  3. Skip the exorbitantly high legal fees. Our migration experts and a team of Canadian and European legal advisors have refined a process that is considerably more cost-efficient, especially for those with family roots in Europe.
  4. We are a respected Canadian company based in Toronto – so you won’t have to deal with distant overseas law firms. Our track record is remarkable, as the first and only fully registered European Immigration services business in Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

The process of applying for and obtaining your Serbian citizenship is unique to each case, however the average time is 12-18 months.

When you apply for citizenship, any previous denial may hamper your chances on subsequent applications. An example of this would be declaring a date that is incorrect according to laws and legislations.

Immigration laws are constantly changing, and we are keeping up with every change, which may affect the required documents.

We also have a network of lawyers and genealogists in Europe who will prepare and supervise your application. We have the potential to prepare the most formidable citizenship application you can have.

Don’t risk submitting an unsuccessful application. EuroPassport does everything for you! Our team cooperates with top-tier lawyers in Serbia; we first put together your application locally, and then your documents are sent to Serbia to continue the rest of the citizenship process. You won’t even have to visit your local embassy or consulate for the process of getting your citizenship certificate as this will be completed in Serbia.

However, once your citizenship process is completed, you will have to visit the nearest Serbian consulate to apply for the passport.

You are eligible to apply for Serbian citizenship if at least one of your parents is a Serbian citizen, or was one at the time of their passing. Being a Serbian citizen, your spouse and children may be eligible to obtain Serbian citizenship.

You should report your children’s birth as soon as they are born to the relevant diplomatic or consular missions of the Republic of Serbia so that their name can be entered in the register of citizens of the Republic of Serbia.

If your ancestor emigrated from Serbia, your descendants may be eligible to apply for citizenship of the Republic of Serbia if they have reached the age of 18, are fit to work, and provide a written declaration stating that they consider the Republic of Serbia their homeland. (Article 18 of the Law on Serbian Citizenship).

Spouses of the individuals who acquired Serbian citizenship under Article 18 can also acquire citizenship of Serbia if they submit a written statement declaring that they consider Serbia their state.

This will depend on the complexity of your specific case and how many documents you require to prove your Serbian ancestry. Our pricing starts from $6,000 for the first adult applicant, approximately $5,200 for subsequent adults of the same family, and approximately $4,800 for minors under 18 years old.

We do offer a 4-payment schedule for individuals and 6-payment schedule for families, and a discount of 5% for families of 2-4 people and 10% for families of 5 or more people.

Contact us to learn more about the pricing structure and payment options.

You do not need to speak the language to reclaim citizenship.

Yes, we also conduct genealogy research in Serbia. If you are interested in finding out more about your Serbian ancestors, contact us for details.

You will only need to pay taxes in Serbia if you move and live there at least 6 months of the year.


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