We develop and maintain relations between the UK and Serbia. Our work covers a range of issues including political reforms, trade and investment and the fight against organised crime.

The UK’s main aims in Serbia are to support the implementation of political, economic and social reforms, to encourage a positive role for Serbia in the region, and to help encourage peace, security, reconciliation and prosperity in the Western Balkans.

We work with our Serbian partners to improve the rule of law, and to develop a more competitive and investment-friendly environment.

We work with Serbia’s armed forces to share expertise, develop stronger ties, and encourage peace and security in Serbia and the wider region. Our police co-operation work, including through EU Twinning projects, is helping Serbia to combat serious and organised crime.

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Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance

If you’re in Serbia and you urgently need help (eg if you’ve been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +381 11 306 0900. If you’re in the UK and concerned about a British national in Serbia, call 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport

The British embassy can’t help with passport enquiries.

Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help.

If you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Belgrade.

Travel advice: for information and advice on travelling to Serbia, see travel advice for Serbia.

Get a visa

The British embassy can’t help with visa enquiries.

If you’re not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa.

If you’re a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on our foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit.

For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration.

Marriage and civil partnerships

We can issue certificates of no impediment and, in some circumstances, perform a consular marriage or civil partnership for British nationals. For information on getting married in Serbia, see getting married abroad.

Register a birth or death

Find out how to register a birth or register a death that occurred in Serbia.

You can’t register a birth or death at the British Embassy in Belgrade.

Bereavement support

If the death occurred in Serbia and you’re still in the country, contact us. If you’re in the UK and hear of the death of a relative from a third party, you should contact the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 020 7008 1500.

Read our guidance on coping with death abroad or our bereavement guide for Serbia

Support if you’ve been arrested

We’ll do all we can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you’ve been detained or arrested, and will give you a prisoner pack with information for British prisoners in Serbia. We cannot get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings.

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Legalisation services

Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Ask the UK government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine).

Local service providers

Use our lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Serbia. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British embassy or the UK government.

How else we can help

In addition to the services listed above we can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds
  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
  • help people with mental illness
  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing people and kidnapping
  • contact family or friends for you if you want
  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad

For more information on the services we can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide.

General information on living in Serbia.

What the embassy cannot do for you

Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:

  • help you enter a country, for example, if you don’t have a visa or your passport is not valid
  • give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers.
  • get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
  • pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you’ll have to pay back)
  • make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
  • make business arrangements on your behalf

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Serbia.

Our people

Denis Keefe CMG

Denis Keefe CMG

Ambassador to Serbia

Contact us

British Embassy Belgrade

Resavska 46
Belgrade
11000
Serbia

Please note that visa enquires to this mailbox will not be processed. If you have a visa enquiry or questions about the documents needed to enter the UK, please see the visa information above.

Consular email address: Belgrade.consular@fco.gov.uk
(Not for visa and passport matters)

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Consular section

Resavska 46
Belgrade
11000
Serbia

(Consular enquiries only - not for visa or passport enquiries)

British nationals who need emergency assitance outside normal office hours should call +381 11 306 0900 where they will be given details on how to proceed and how to contact a duty officer if needed.

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