Embassies and Consulates in Serbia

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Serbia, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Serbia.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Serbia does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Serbia, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Serbia

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Serbian capital, Belgrade hosts 36 embassies.

There are also 35 consulates and one other representation in Serbia: European Union - Belgrade, Representative Office

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Belgrade, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Serbia and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Serbia. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Belgrade


Embassy of China in Serbia
Address: Užička 25, 1100 Belgrade
Tel: (+381) 11 369 5057
E-Mail: chinaemb_yu@mfa.gov.cn 

Consular office:
Address: Augusta Cesarca 2V, 11000 Belgrade
Tel: (+381) 11 369 3163
E-Mail: belgrade@csm.mfa.gov.cn
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00-11:30 am, Tuesday 2:00-4:00 pm

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as document authentication and legalization processing, as well as notary certification and marriage registration, visa affairs, and consular protection to all Chinese living abroad.


French Embassy in Serbia
Address: Pariska 11, 11000 Belgrade
Tel: (+381) 11 302 3500
E-Mail: fslt.belgrade-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/FranceenSerbie and https://twitter.com/FranceenSerbie?lang=fr
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m for the consular service.

The French General Consulate in Serbia provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.


Embassy of Germany in Serbia
Address: Kneza Miloša 75, 11000 Belgrade
Tel: (+381) 11 306 4400
E-Mail: info@belgrad.diplo.de
Social Media: https://twitter.com/AuswaertigesAmt and https://www.facebook.com/NemackaAmbasadaBeograd/ and https://www.instagram.com/germanyinserbia/
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 07.30-16.30h and Friday: 07.30-14.00h

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Serbia provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.


Embassy of the Japan in Serbia
Address: Trešnjinog cveta 13, 11070 Belgrad
Tel: (+381) 11 301 2800
E-Mail: info@s1.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/ambasada_japana_u_srbiji and https://www.facebook.com/JapanEmb.Serbia/
Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 08.30-17.00h

The Japanese consulate shares the same details as the embassy. They provide a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.


Embassy of Russia in Serbia
Address: Deligradska 32, Belgrade
Tel: (+381) 11 361 1090
E-Mail: rusembserbia@mid.ru and cons.serbia@mid.ru (for consulate services)
Social Media: https://twitter.com/ambasadarusije and https://www.facebook.com/RusEmbassySerbia
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:00

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, it is requested to visit the Consular Section under appointment.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Serbia
Address: Resavska 46, 11000 Belgrade
Tel: (+381) 306 0900
E-Mail: belgrade.man@fco.gov.uk and Belgrade.PPD@fcdo.gov.uk
Social Media: https://twitter.com/ukinserbia and https://www.facebook.com/UKinSerbia/ and https://www.instagram.com/ukinserbia/?hl=en
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 08.00–16.30h and Friday: 08.00–13.00h

The British Embassy in Serbia provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, etc.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Serbia
Address: Bulevar kneza Aleksandra Karadjordjevića 92, 11040 Belgrade
Tel: (+381) 1 706 4000
E-Mail: belgradeiv@state.gov
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassySerbia/ and https://twitter.com/USEmbassySerbia and https://www.youtube.com/usembassyserbia
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

The US representation in Serbia provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Serbia

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Serbia, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Zagreb, in Croatia or Athens, in Greece for Serbia.

Honorary Consulates in Belgrade

Honorary Consulates in Nis

Honorary Consulates in Novi Sad

Honorary Consulates in Subotica