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Working Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00am–5:00pm
Open to public: 10:00am-1:00pm 

* except during holidays

Address
201 East Ohio Street, Suite 200
CHICAGO, IL 60611
USA

Phone: +1 312 670 6707

After hours emergency phone: + 1 312 804 1259

Passports, visas, certification, vital records - ext. 108

Citizenship and others - ext. 105

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Fax:         + 1 312 670 6787 Consular jurisdiction
E-mail: info@scgchicago.org Honorary Consulates
Web site: http://www.chicago.mfa.gov.rs Attorneys

  

Consulate General will be closed on May 27, 2019 in observance of the U.S. Memorial Day. If you are a citizen of the Republic of Serbia in need of emergency assistance, please call + 1 312 804 1259.  

 

Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in Chicago.
 

The purpose of this presentation is to inform you, but also to be a tool that will enable us to communicate with each other.
For any questions that you will not find an answer to on this website, we invite you to contact us directly and we will do our best to get you the answer as soon as possible. Your suggestions and comments will help us improve the quality of this presentation.

 

At the same time, we wish to inform you that the Consulate General has its own e-mail list through which it provides information about the activities of the Consulate General, the latest news in the provision of consular services, as well as about cultural and other events organized by the Consulate General or of relevance to our community in the United States. If you are interested in receiving information from the Consulate General by e-mail, please inform us on info@scgchicago.org and then provide your name and surname, as well as the name of the state in which you reside in the United States. We will be glad to be connected in this way.
 

Thank you for visiting.


 
 
 
REPLACEMENT OF PASSPORTS REQUIRES AN APPOINTMENT

The Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia has recorded a constant increase in the number of requests for issuance of passports. This is understandable, having in mind that the diplomatic and consular missions of the Republic of Serbia in the USA started receiving applications for the issuance of biometric passports in 2009, so that the validity of the passports issued then is expiring. Thus Consulate General wishes to further clarify the procedure for filing a request for a replacement, that is, issuance of a new passport.

INDIVIDUALS  WHO ALREADY HAVE A BIOMETRIC PASSPORT OF SERBIA

The passport application is submitted in person. That means that it is necessary to come to the Consulate General in person. There is no possibility of submitting a request by mail. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who already possess a biometric passport, when entering the Consulate General, need to bring an existing biometric passport, an American identification document (green card, driver's license or other photo document issued by US authorities). Therefore it is not necessary to submit a birth certificate and a certificate of citizenship since the documents have already been submitted at the issuance of the first biometric passport. The consular fee for issuance of a new passport is $80 and is payable in cash. In order to make a request, it is necessary to pre-schedule the appointment by calling 312-670-6707. Appointments for submitting the request are Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Citizens of Serbia who reside in remote states and distant destinations in relation to Chicago do not have to come to Chicago again to pick up their passports. When submitting a request, the applicant may authorize the Consulate General to deliver a new passport by mail, and for this purpose the claimant will provide an envelope with prepaid postage. Delivery of passports by mail is done at the sole responsibility of the applicant.

Beside the Consulate General in Chicago, citizens of Serbia who reside in the USA also may submit a passport application to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Washington, DC or to the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in New York, depending on the destination most suited to the applicant.

INDIVIDUALS APPLYING FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR THE BIOMETRIC PASSPORT OF SERBIA

Individuals who do not have a biometric passport of Serbia must submit the proof of citizenship of the Republic of Serbia. At the time of applying for the passport the following is required: a valid US identification document (US passport, green card, driving license),  last passport of Serbia (Yugoslavia) - if the applicant has it, Serbian birth certificate and a certificate on citizenship of the Republic of Serbia. 

According to the provisions of the Law on Administrative Procedure of 2016, it is not obligatory, when submitting the request for issuance of a passport, to submit a birth certificate and a citizenship certificate. With the consent of the applicant the data from the above documents may be obtained by the competent authority for issuing the passport. The consent declaration for the provision of data by official means shall be signed at the Consulate General when applying for a passport. The legal deadline for obtaining the data necessary for resolving the passport application for official use is 15 days. Therefore it is necessary to add 15 days (or less) to the process of resolving the passport request.

If during the procedure it is determined that a person is not registered as a citizen of the Republic of Serbia, the passport will not be issued and the request will be rejected. Therefore, the recommendation of the Consulate General is that all persons, before they come to the Consulate for the submission of a request for the first biometric passport, previously check whether they are registered as citizens of the Republic of Serbia in the registries in Serbia. If one has an old birth certificate and a citizenship certificate, the Consulate General recommends that they are brought and presented for inspection when applying for a passport.

More details about issuance of passports, as well as frequently asked questions, can be found here.

PASSPORT’S PICK UP

The legal deadline for issuance of a passport is two months. Passports are printed in Serbia and successively physically delivered to the Consulate General. The Consulate General informs on the arrival of passports through our website. Based on the number of the application for the issuance of a passport, one can verify whether the passport has been delivered to the Consulate, or whether the passport is ready for delivery/pick up.
Information about pick up of passports can be found here.


VISIT WITH THE AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE IN CHICAGO

Acting Consul General Dejan Radulovic visited the American Jewish Committee AJC - Regional Office in Chicago and on this occasion had a meeting with representatives of the organization headed by Director Laurence Boloton.

AJS representatives presented the work of this organization which was founded in 1906 and the actions taken to protect the rights of Jews throughout the world, combating anti-semitism and intolerance, the protection of human rights and democratic principles.

Acting Consul General Radulovic introduced the representatives of AJC with the Serbian bilateral relations with Israel, the friendly ties between the Serbian and Jewish people and the Jewish community in Serbia. They exchanged views and information on a number of issues of importance to both sides. Also during the exchange they expressed an interest in establishing cooperation with the Serbian community in Chicago.


ATHLETIC ENTERPRISE OF MARATHONER GORAN NIKOLIC IN CHICAGO

On April 18th, 2019 in Chicago visually impaired marathon runner Goran Nikolic from Kragujevac began a new unique athletic endeavor in which for 77 consecutive days he will run 77 full marathons. This is expected to break his previous Guinness World record from 2016, when he ran 55 marathons in 55 days.

The track which he ran is near the Serbian monastery of New Gracanica in Third Lake. In addition to support from Serbia, Goran received the support of the Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the Middle West, the local Serbian community and the football club Chicago Fire led by coach Veljko Paunovic. The patron of this endeavor and mission was Rotary International, and on this occasion marathoner Nikolic was received by the newly appointed President Mark Daniel Maloney at the global headquarters of this organization in Evanston.

This athletic endeavor is of a humanitarian character. All collected funds will be used to finance the completion of construction of sports hall in Kragujevac that will be used for sports training and paralympic athletes.

Upon their arrival in Chicago, Goran Nikolic and his team members visited the Consulate General. Acting Consul General Dejan Radulovic attended the start of the first marathon and wished marathon runner Nikolic a successful mission.


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