Release from the citizenship of the Republic of Serbia is regulated by the Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia (“Off. Gazette of RS”, no. 135/2004 and 90/2007) (Hereinafter: “Law“)

Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia may be terminated by release in accordance with the Law. The procedure for termination of citizenship shall be initiated by request submitted to the competent police department in person or by proxy.

For a person deprived of legal capacity request submits the guardian, for a child up to the age of 18 request submits a parent.

For the acquisition or termination of citizenship for a child older than 14 years his/her consent is necessary.

Request for release may be submitted by a citizen of the Republic of Serbia if it meets the following conditions: (i) that he/she is over 18 years old, (ii) that there are no obstacles regarding the military service, (iii) that he/she has settled the taxes and other legal liabilities in the Republic of Serbia, (iv) that he/she has regulated legal obligations pertaining to ownership within the marriage and regarding the familial relations between parents and children in respect to persons residing in Serbia, (v) that there are no criminal proceedings instituted for criminal offences against him/her prosecuted ex officio, in Serbia or if he/she was convicted to imprisonment in Serbia that he/she served such a sentence, (vi) that he/she has foreign citizenship or possesses an evidence that he/she shall be admitted to foreign citizenship.

For the citizens of the Republic of Serbia, who have completed their legal obligation of being entered into military records or regulated military service there is no obstacle for the release from the citizenship.

Our Law Firm is at your disposal for any further questions and consultation related to the necessary documentation, applications and other.

Attorney at law Damir Petrović

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