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Working Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 - 17:00 hours
The Consular Section is open to public: 10:00 - 13:00 hours


40 Eglinton Avenue East, 7th floor, unit 701
Toronto, ON, M4P 3A2 (

Phone: +1 (416)483-1080

Fax:       +1 (416)483-1847

Е-mail: gkrstoronto@rogers.com


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Dear fellow compatriots and visitors,

Thank you for visiting the website of the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto.  If you are living in Ontario, Manitoba or Saskatchewan, you can contact your Consulate General in Toronto for all inquiries you may have about Serbia and consular services (including visas).

The Consulate General’s website offers a wide range of information on its consular, social, political, economic, commercial and cultural activities. Information about Serbian Clubs and Associations in the territories of the Consulate General's jurisdiction in Canada is also available.

We welcome your comments and feedback about our consular services. Your suggestions and ideas on how to improve our services for our fellow compatriots are very valuable to us. So, please feel free to contact us via e-mail or by telephone, which can be found on the home page of the Consulate General's web site or writing down your opinion in the "Book of Impressions" in the premises of the Consulate General.

Please visit also this portal http://culture.serbia.travel, as well, for an enjoyable journey throughout beautiful and diverse Serbia.  I hope that exploring the Consulate General’s website will be a practical and enjoyable experience.

                                                                                                                       Sincerely yours,

                                                                                                                      Vasilije Petkovic
                                                                                                                          Consul General



The Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto, upon receipt of a request for issuance of a passport of the Republic of Serbia, has so far accepted Birth Certificates issued in the former republics of the SFRY, for persons who did not sign in birth registers of the Republic of Serbia.

Bearing in mind that in the coming period 2018-2019. we expect an increase in the number of requests for replacing the passports of the Republic of Serbia, we inform you that, if you haven’t sign in the registry of births of the Republic of Serbia, do so without delay,  as the police administrations that are handling passport’s requests, in accordance with the passport requirements, will request the information about the registration of birth in the Birth Registrar of Republic of Serbia.



Bearing in mind that for the verification of hereditary statements and power of attorneys whose object is the real estate transfer, a number of clients  continue to address Canadian public notaries, please be advised that due to changes in the procedure, the inheritance statement regarding the estate processes in Serbia, as well as power of attorney for real estate (purchase, gift, etc.) can, in the territory of Canada, be authenticated only at the General Consulate of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto and the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ottawa.

Detailed information can be found on the page



Persons residing in the consular area of ​​the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto are subject to the obligation to enter military records.

By introducing military records, the military conscript regulated the military obligation. In order to regulate the military obligation, the Military Records of the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto introduce:
• a person permanently resident abroad, in the calendar year in which he is 18 years of age, as well as an older person      who, for whatever reason, was not entered into military records.
• a person who has traveled abroad for a stay longer than one year. This person is obliged to report to the competent          diplomatic-consular representative office of the Republic of Serbia within 30 days from the crossing of the state border.

The following documents are submitted for military registration:
• a copy of the passport of the Republic of Serbia
• proof of address in Canada (identification document with residence address, eg driver's license)
• completed application form for military registration (prijavaVO.doc).
• Consular fees in the amount of 4 dollars are paid only with a debit card

For a citizen of the Republic of Serbia who has not served a military term, the Center for the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia for Local Self-Government shall ex officio issue a decision on translation into a reserve force when that person completes 30 years. Decision on translation into reserve for a citizen of the age of 27 shall be given on his request provided he meets the requirements of Articles 44 and 66, paragraph 4 of the Law on Labor, Military and Maternity Obligations.

If a person holding a dual nationality has served a military term in another country of his nationality, he may file a request for translation into the reserve force of the Army of the Republic of Serbia.



                                    WITH OFFICIALS OF CANADA AND PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 


Her Honour Lieutenant Governer of Ontario, Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell; His Honour Permier of Ontario, Hon. Douglas  Ford; His Honour Chairman of the Legisaltive Assembly of Ontario, Hon. Ted Arnott; MP Bob Bratina; MPP Tom Rakocevic; Mayor of Toronto, Mr. John Tory.             

Commemoration of the civilian victims of the NATO aggression in 1999, held in the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto

On the occasion of the beginning of NATO Aggression on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) in 1999, a  Commemoration of the civilian victims was been held in the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto,  with a reference to the Pogrom in Kosovo and Metohija in 2004.

During his presentation, Consul General Vasilije Petkovic said that NATO aggression on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia bigen 20 years ago on MArch 24th, 1999, following the failed negotiations on the resolution of the crisis in Kosovo and Metohija in Rambouillet and Paris in February and March 1999. After the negotiations, the FRY Assembly decided not to accept the article of the Agreement on the presence of foreign troops in its territory, after which, at that time, the NATO Secretary General, Javier Solana ordered on MArch 23rd 1999, the launch of air strikes, which was in fact a decleration of war.

The offered Rambouillet Agreement was practicaly an ultimatum, in a sense, as it was the ultimatum of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the Kingdom of Serbia, demanding the presence of foreign inspectors on Serbian territory. In both cases, a request for the presence of foreign investigative bodies and military forces in the territory of a sovereign state was unacceptable for our country.

On March 24, 1999, at 19.45 hours, air strikes on Serbia began and Yugoslavia declared the state of emergency that night. During the 11 weeks of bombing, about 2,500 civilians were killed, including 79 children, and 1,008 members of the Armed forces of FRY.

In addition, infrastructure, businesses, health facilities, media outlets and military facilities were severely damaged, which not only slowed down, but also reversed the Serbian economy on longer therm

NATO aggression was a terrible crime against the Serbian people, which continues even today trough its consequences. There were many examples of bombardment of civilian targets and refugees that couldn`t be definde as "collateral damage" because "it was obviously that these were non military targets".

Although NATO propaganda wanted to show military action as part of the humanitarian action in order to resolve crisis in Kosovo and Metohia, the most vulnerable civilians were the residents of our Serbian southern province of Albanian nationality, who fled to as a refugees to central Serbia. In such two attacks, out of 185 in total, 30 newborn babies were killed, which, beside Milica Rakic and other innocent children and civilians, was an unaccountable war crime in the modern era of Europe.

Last year, the Serbian Parliament formed a State Commission for investigating the NATO bombing in 1999, and it`s impact to the health of Serbia's citizens and the environment.

``Tenth Conference of Medical Diaspora`` in Belgrade, from 20th to 22nd June 2019

Under the auspices of HRH Prince Alexander and Princess Katrine is in the process of organizing the “Tenth Conference of Medical Diaspora”, in Belgrade from 20 to 22 June 2019. 

The aim of the Conference is to gather Serbian doctors from abroad and international medical experts in mission to support Serbian health system by promoting solidarity, friendship and exchange knowledge. 

Partners in the organization of the Conference are Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Health, World Health Organization, Faculty of Medicine of University of Belgrade, University Children's Hospital, Medical Association of Serbia and the Royal Medical Board. 

The opening ceremony of the conference will be in the hotel "Hilton" in Belgrade, on Thursday 20th June 2019 at 9:00 pm. First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Ivica Dačić will officially speak to the doctors attending the Conference. 

Reception for all participants of the Conference will be held on 20 June 2019 at the Royal Palace, followed by a dinner in honor of speakers and partners in the organization of the event. 

Website of the "Tenth Conference of Medical Diaspora" is located on the Internet at www.sdm.rs.


Reception on the Occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia, February/March 2019

On the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia, the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Toronto organized a Cocktail party at the Serbian Cultural Center of the "Church of All Serbian Saints" on March 4th, 2019, from 7- 9:30 am.

The reception was attended by the bishop of the Canadian Diocese Dr. Mitrofan with the priests, the Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Antic with the delegation, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Canada, Mihailo Papazoglu, the Ambassador of Canada to the Republic of Serbia, Kati Caba, MPP tom Rakocevic, members of the Consular Corps, as well as numerous, prominent members of the Serbian Diaspora, representatives of associations, associations, humanitarian organizations. The reception was also attended by the President of the Serbian National Academy in Canada, Žarko Brestovac, winner of the gold medal on the basis of President R. Serbia, numerous journalists of the most important Serbian media in Ontario, "Serbian Television Toronto", "Newspapers", "SAN", "News", "Source" and others. The ceremony was attended by other Canadian and Serbian businessmen, as well as the president and members of the Canadian-Serbian Association of Businessmen "CANSEE" (Canadian Serbian Business Association).

The Reception was supported by the Club of sponsors, which was founded on the initiative of Serbian Consul General Vasilije Petkovic. The members of the Club are the owners of the following companies: Modular Homes, Advanced Coatings, Zoran Kitchens and Bath INC, Delta B Electronic INC, 747 Travel Toronto, JIT Road Transportation, Pirlitor Machine and Tool LTD, Zoran Properties INC, Wyndham Street Investments INC, Interex Constructions INC, Esbee Construction CORP and Royal Meats Barbeque.

After the Choir "Saint Sava" performed the Serbian and Canadian national anthems ,His Grace Bishop, Dr. Mitrofan blessed the event.

As a host of the event, Consul General  V. Petkovic greeted the distinguished guests, thanking the Canadian Diocese of the SPC and sponsors for their contribution to the organization of the Reception of the NAtional Day of the Republic of Serbia, as well as to all the guests and colleagues from the Consular Corps. He briefly presented the circumstances of the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottoman Empire in 1804 and the adoption of the first modern Constitution of the Principality of Serbia in 1835 and its importance for the later development of our state and society. He expressed his satisfaction with excellent cooperation between the Serbian Consulate General in Toronto, the Diocese of Canada and Serbian community and therefore,  promoting the Serbian Society and it's importance to the Canadian society and Canada as a state.

Ambassador M. Papazoglu emphasized the importance of the development of Serbian-Canadian political and economic relations and in that direction contributed to the Serbian Diaspora, emphasizing, inter alia, the significance of the activities of the "Nikola Tesla Corporation" from Hamilton, which contributed to one of the largest boulevards in that part of Ontario bearing the name of our famous scientist Nikola Tesla. He emphasized the importance of other Serbian associations as well as honorary consulates to improve the position of the Serbian community in Canada. He particularly thanked Canadian-Serbian Association of Businessmen "CANSEE" for continuous work towards the development of economic relations between the two countries.

Special guest, Minister A. Antić thanked for warm welcome saying that wherever  the Serbs are "he always feels at home". He said that Serbia, in its rich history, has gone through many difficult moments, but is determined to find the best solutions to the problems in accordance with the glorious historical and cultural heritage. He highlighted the comparative advantages of investing in the economy of our country, which were recognized by large world companies, among which are Canadian companies as well. In that direction, he informed that during the visit to the International Trade Fair of Mining and Energy in Toronto PDAC, held 2-6. March, had several useful and constructive meetings with Canadian and Ontario businessmen who are interested in cooperation and investment in the Serbian economy.

Canadian ambassador to Serbia Kati Csaba, addressing in a god Serbian language, congratulated the National Day and thanked the organizer of the Reception and the attendees for the invitation and the opportunity to reassure her of the traditional Serbian hospitality. She emphasized that she is professionally and privately very pleased that she was been given the opportunity to serve in Serbia and therefore to met the Serbian people and his tradition and culture. She insisted that Serbian-Canadian relations, which are traditionally very good, have a further rise in the political and economic plan, has been significantly contributed by the Serbian diaspora in Canada.

Member of the Ontario Parliament MPP Tom Rakocevic (the third generation of Serbian immigrants from Montenegro, born in Canada), after he greeted Minister Antic and other distinguished guests, evoked childhood memories in an environment of elderly people who spoke the Serbian language, going  to church and described their homeland with great love. He said that he had never forgotten his origins and that he still largely feels affiliated with the Serbian community in Canada.

After the speeches, a short cultural, artistic program and folk dances were performed by the St Sava folk dance group. Guests were invited to view the exhibition of photographs of the cultural heritage of Serbia with a special reference to Serbian churches and monasteries in Kosovo and Metohia.


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