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Customs Exemption Certificate

Nationals of the Republic of Serbia who hold a valid passport of the Republic of Serbia and who have spent at least two continuous years working abroad, without interruption, are eligible to apply for a customs exemption certificate. This certificate applies to the import of household items only, into the Republic of Serbia. It is valid for one year from the date of issue. 

Persons who have worked abroad from two to ten years are exempted from customs duties on household items up to a total value of 20,000 EUR. Persons who have worked abroad for more than ten years are exempted from customs duties on household items with no limit on their total value.

Application for a Customs Certificate may be lodged at the Consulate General of Serbia in Sydney, in person or by post. Application should include the following:

- Valid passport of the Republic of Serbia, original sighted or certified copy if applying by post,

- Evidence of employment abroad, stating employer details, employee details, start and end date of employment (eg. Employer letter, Accountant's letter, Employer's Income Statement, or similar),

- Administration fee of $187.00 AUD, is payable by cash at the Consulate, or Bank cheque or Money Order by post, to the "Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia". If applying by post, please include a pre-paid self addressed envelope.

If applying in person, an appointment is required, by booking on-line in the e-CONSULATE.

Note: if you are unable to apply before departing Australia/NZ, application for Customs Exemption Certificate can also be made in Serbia, within 12 months of arrival, via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Serbia, "Odelenje za konzularne poslove" (Email: consul@mfa.rs).

For more information on Customs related matters, please refer to the Customs Administration of Republic of Serbia website.


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