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STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED THROUGHOUT SERBIA

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic announced on Marh 15th, that due to the coronavirus situation, a decision was made to declare a state of emergency throughout the Republic of Serbia.

President Vučić said at a press conference that the decision was made after meeting of the Covid-19 crisis response team and the crisis team for eliminating the possible and harmful effects of the coronavirus on the economy at the Palace of Serbia, which he chaired.

The state of emergency came into force immediately after the decision is published in the Official Gazette, after which a government session was held to adopt a decree on emergency measures.

Accordingly, the borders of the Republic of Serbia are closed to all foreign nationals, with the exception of diplomats accredited in Serbia and foreigners with a residence permit or permanently resident in Serbia.

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia, as well as accredited diplomats and foreign nationals residing in the Republic of Serbia, who enter the Republic of Serbia, are under criminal responsibility for at least 14 days in self-isolation.

This measure will be strictly controlled and its violation will be most severely sanctioned. Citizens will be provided with a legally binding solution upon entering the country. Imprisonment for violation of this provision is up to three years in prison.

This is very important to reduce the movement of citizens, which is one of the main reasons for introducing a state of emergency in order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

For citizens of the Republic of Serbia and foreign nationals residing in the Republic of Serbia who come from the Swiss Confederation, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Romania, the Kingdom of Spain, the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Greece isolation for 28 days.

These measures do not apply to:

Crews of freight motor vehicles when performing international road transport. In the case of international road traffic burden, the stay is limited to a period of no longer than 12 hours from the moment of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;

Crew of freight ships carrying goods into one of the domestic ports. In the case of transit sailing on the international water road on the territory of the Republic of Serbia, it is limited to a period of no longer than 90 hours for ship's supply and 60 hours for self-propelled vessels from the moment of entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia in the event of water sailing. In the case of downwater, the stay in the waters of the Republic of Serbia is limited to the period not longer than 72 hours for ship's supply and 54 hours for self-guiding vessels from the moment of entry into the territory of the Republic of Serbia;

Driving staff of railway vehicles entering the zone of border stations established by intergovernmental agreements;

Crew and cabin staff of aircraft whose ultimate destination is the Republic of Serbia or in transit through international airports of the Republic of Serbia;

Persons who received the consent to enter the Republic of Serbia from the government's working body, consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior Affairs and the Ministry of Construction, Transport and infrastructure.

The humanitarian convoys contracted by diplomatic way (under compulsory escort).


VOTER REGISTRATION FOR VOTING ABROAD

The nationals of the Republic of Serbia living abroad wishing to vote in the Parliamentary Elections of the Republic of Serbia scheduled for April 26, 2020, can exercise their voting right by casting their vote in a diplomatic-consular mission under whose jurisdiction they reside abroad.

All nationals of the Republic of Serbia, 18 years or older, with legal residence in the Republic of Serbia, have a right to vote in the elections.

The voters cast their vote exclusively in person in the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia. As a proof of identity, the voters need to present either a valid passport or a valid identity card of the Republic of Serbia.

Even if you previously voted in the Consulate of the Republic of Serbia in New York you are still obliged to register to vote abroad in the 2020 Parliamentary Elections.

Before submitting a registration, please visit the Electoral Commission web site https://upit.birackispisak.gov.rs/ and, by entering your unique citizenship number (JMBG), check whether your name has been entered into the Unified List of Voters.

1. If your name is listed in the Unified List of Voters, you shall register for voting abroad by filling out Request for registration of the fact that a voter will be voting abroad. Your request and a copy of your valid passport or a valid identity card of the Republic of Serbia should be submitted to the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in New York.

2. If your name is not listed in the Unified List of Voters, along with the Request for registration of the fact that a voter will be voting abroad and a copy of your valid passport or a valid identity card of the Republic of Serbia, you need to fill out and submit a Request for entering a voter into Unified List of Voters.

Your request to vote can be submitted either:

- by sending an e-mail to: izbori.njujork2020@mfa.rs

  (all documents submitted need to be scanned as one file)

- by mail to the following address:

  Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia

  62 W 45th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10036

- by fax at: +1 (212) 596 4363, or

- in person, in the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in New York.

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION FOR VOTING ABROAD IS APRIL 4, 2020.


NIKOLA TESLA CONFERENCE 2020

Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in New York and Tesla Science Foundation have the honor to invite you to

 

NIKOLA TESLA CONFERENCE 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020

10 am to 10 pm

The Wyndam New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave , New York NY 10001

 

 

For more information and to register, please visit  http://teslasciencefoundation.org/teslas-people-award-conference-2020-new-york-preliminary-program/

 

 

 

 


Financial Guide for Returnees

The National Bank of Serbia has published Financial Guide for Returnees – our citizens returning to the Republic of Serbia – from the aspect of Foreign exchange regulations.

 

https://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/en/financial-guide-for-returnees/

 

 

 


Agreement on visa exemption with the Republic of the Union of Myanmar

The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official passaports, signed in Nay Pyi Taw, on 29. January 2019, will take effect on 16 October 2019.

Based on this Agreement, nationals of the Republic of Serbia and Republic of of the Union of Myanmar who are holders of diplomatic and official passaports, will have the right to enter into, transit through and stay on the territory of the other Party without visa for a period not exceeding 90 (ninety) days from the date of their entry.


Visa Waiver Agreement with the Republic of Suriname

The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Suriname on exemption from visa requirement for holders of national, diplomatic, service and official passaports, signed in Paramaribu, on 10 February 2018, taked effect on 16 September 2019.
Based on this Agreement, nationals of the Republic of Serbia and Republic of Suriname who are holders of ordinary, diplomatic, service and official passaports, will have the right to enter into, transit through and stay on the territory of the other Party without visa not exceeding 30 days.


The decision on partially-financing projects for the diaspora

The decision on partially-financing projects for the diaspora by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, can be found on the following link

 

http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ODLUKA-DIJASPORA-2019.pdf

 


Opening ceremony of the exhibition of the artwork of the Yugoslav artists from the Aleksandar Ostojic private collection, on May 15th 2019, at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in New York.

 

 

 

 


Farewell Celebration for Dr Zorica Pantic at Wentworth Instute of Technology in Boston

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPEN CALL for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2019

 

MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND MEDIA
Department of Contemporary Artistic Production and Creative Industries
announces this
OPEN CALL
for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2019

 

The scope of this Open Call is co-financing of projects for the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages.

 

The overarching goal of this Open Call is the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages.

 

Submissions in the following literary fields are eligible under this Open Call for the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages: poetry, prose, drama, children’s literature (other than picture books and textbooks), anthologies and thematic selections and theoretical works in the fields of culture and arts intended for the wider readership.

 

Translations of classic works of Serbian literature and works acclaimed by the expert community will be given priority for support.

 

The minimum amount to be financed and co-financed per project is RSD 120.000,00.

 

Applicants submitting to the Open Call for the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages must provide the following documents:

1. An extract from a relevant register or a company registration certificate which shows that the applicant is registered exclusively or predominantly for publishing.

2. An extract from a court or other register showing that the foreign publisher has not been barred from publishing by a valid and enforceable order in the two years preceding the date of announcement of this Open Call.

3. A signed or initialled copyright contract with the Serbian author (or the author’s heir) or a licensed publisher whose work the applicant wishes to translate.

4. A signed or initialled contract with the translator of the work concerned.

5. An up-to-date portfolio including minimum four literary works (a portfolio for 2017/18 or 2018/2019 is considered up-to-date).

6.  The translator’s CV or a reference list of translated works.

7. The book that would be translated (a physical copy of the book with indicated title, author’s name, publisher etc.). A Serbian publisher or the book’s author can provide a copy of the book to meet this requirement.

8. The applicant’s statement of reasons why the specific title was chosen and a description of its plan to promote the translated title in territories outside of the Republic of Serbia.

9. Applicant’s Information Form (ENCLOSURE O2), duly filled out.

10. Submission Form (ENCLOSURE O1), duly filled out.

11. If the applicant is established outside of the Republic of Serbia, it must provide payment instructions for a foreign exchange account held with a commercial bank, with clearly stated SWIFT and IBAN codes.

 

The Submission Form and other documents relating to it must be provided in Serbian and in English.

 

Out of the funds allocated for this purpose in the budget of the Ministry of Culture and Information, 70% is tentatively earmarked for support to foreign publishers, while 30% is earmarked for Serbian publishers. The financial support will be provided only for the translation of the works and will not cover the costs of printing, distribution or print preparation.

 

Financial support for the translation into a foreign language will not be provided for the works of authors whose two earlier works have been translated into that language with financial support from the Ministry of Culture and Information.

The works of Serbian literature classics are exempted from this provision.

 

To receive financial support, a foreign publisher must first provide the Ministry of Culture with six (6) copies of the translated book.

 

Applicants must submit completed and signed O1 and O2 forms, together with the required documents for this Open Call, as specified in the Formal Requirements section.The relevant forms are available on the website of the Ministry of Culture and Information (www.kultura.gov.rs).

 

Each copy of the book translated with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia must contain a clear acknowledgement of that support. The Ministry’s logo and the text of such acknowledgement will be sent by e-mail to the publisher’s address.

 

Selection of projects pursuant to this Open Call will be made by an expert committee formed by the Ministry of Culture and Information. The expert committee will base its decisions on the frequency and literary justifiability of support awarded to the works of contemporary authors in previous open calls.

 

The criteria for the selection of projects financed and co-financed from the budget of the Republic of Serbia are set out in Article 5 of the Regulations on the Manner, Criteria and Standards for the Selection of Cultural Projects Financed and Co-Financed from the Budget of the Republic of Serbia (available at: www.kultura.gov.rs/propisi/propisiukulturi ). Projects financed or co-financed from the budget of the Republic of Serbia must meet at least three of the criteria listed therein.

Technical criteria for the selection of cultural projects that would be financed or co-financed from the budget of the Republic of Serbia are as follows:

1) Compliance with the formal requirements of the Open Call: complete documentation with a description of the project and detailed information and with a clear specification of the time and venue of the project;

2) Provision of a detailed specification of project costs, with a breakdown of all sources of funding that would be used;

3) The contractor must have fulfilled its obligations to the Ministry under earlier supported projects (Narrative and Financial Implementation Report submitted).

 

The following will not be taken into consideration:

1) One-off projects that have already received support under earlier open calls by the Ministry;

2) Projects of a clearly commercial nature.

 

The following are eligible to submit to this Open Call: institutions, arts and other associations and organisations/legal entities established in or outside of the Republic of Serbia and professional foreign publishers registered exclusively or predominantly for publishing and established outside of the Republic of Serbia.

 

Cultural institutions founded by the Republic of Serbia which are financed under Article 74 of the Law on Culture are not eligible to submitto this Open Call.

 

To be taken into consideration, submissions must meet the following requirements:

 

  1. They must be sent exclusively by mail (mailing address: Ministry of Culture and Information, Vlajkovićeva 3, Belgrade; the envelope must bear the wording “Open Call for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2019”);
  2. They must be made in 4 counterparts using the Submission Form for the Open Call for the Co-Financing of Projects of Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2019 (hereinafter referred to as the “Submission Form”);
  3. If one applicant wishes to submit multiple projects, a separate submission must be made for each project.

 

The Submission Form for projects for the translation of representative works of Serbian literature into foreign languages is available on the official website of the Ministry, at www.kultura.gov.rs.

 

This Open Call is valid from 10th of January to 1st of March 2019.

The submission materials will not be returned.

The results of this Open Call will be posted on the official website of the Ministry of Culture and Information, not later than 60 days of the closing date of the Open Call. The Ministry of Culture and Information will inform all applicants and the wider public about the outcome of this Open Call in this way.

 

Publishers must publish the works for which they received financial support by 1st of  December 2019.

 

Any additional information is available from the Ministry of Culture and Information every business day from 1 PM to 3:30 PM: - By phone, at +381 11 3398-026, or by e-mail, at mladen.veskovic@kultura.gov.rs – Project of Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages;

 

The committee will not take into consideration any incomplete submissions (the documentation must be complete and the Submission Form must be filled out in its entirety).         

Any submissions received after the specified date will be rejected. 

 

 

 

http://www.kultura.gov.rs/lat/konkursi/konkurs-za-sufinansiranje-projekata-u-oblasti-prevodjenja-reprezentativnih-dela-srpske-knjizevnosti-u-inostranstvu--u-2019--godini-

 


Exhibition “OVER THERE, SO FAR AWAY 1918 - 2018”

 

 


Christmas and New Year Reception at the Russian Consulate General in New York

 

His Excellency, the Honorable Sergey K. Ovsyannikov, Consul General of the Russian Federation in New York, and His Grace Bishop Matthew of Sourozh, Administrator of the Russian Orthodox Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, cohosted a traditional Orthodox Nativity and New Year Reception at the Russian Consulate General in New York on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The same day was also the feast day of St. Seraphim of Sarov and Bishop Irinej’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Holy Diaconate.

This annual reception is held at Christmastide for members of the Orthodox Consular Corps, Orthodox Hierarchs and clergy, and distinguished members of the Russian Community. Representing the Serbian Orthodox Church was His Grace Bishop Irinej of Eastern America, accompanied by the Very Rev. Dr. Zivojin Jakovljevic, Chancellor of the Diocese of Eastern America. Her Excellency Mirjana Zivkovic, Consul General of the Republic of Serbia, represented the Serbian Nation. Thus manifesting the traditional ties between the Russian and Serbian Churches, Nations and peoples, sharing the same Orthodox Christian faith, Slavic blood and languages. 

Following welcome addresses and festal greetings by Consul General Ovsyannikov, and His Grace Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan, representing the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, the gathering was treated to the resplendent sounds of Orthodox Christmas music in the Russian Tradition, by a outstanding male chorus. Following the concert, the Nativity troparion was joyously sung by all present as a bountiful and well laden festal table was blessed by His Grace Irinej for the enjoyment of those in attendance.

 

https://easterndiocese.org/news_190116_3.html

 


ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITISENS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, GRENADA, COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA AND TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Тhe Government of the Republic of Serbia, at its meeting on 25 October 2018, adopted a decision to abolish visa requirements for nationals of Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Commonwealth of Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago, holders of all types of passports, allowing them to enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days from the date of their entry into the Republic of Serbia during a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days, unless there are impediments referred to in Article 15 of the Law on Foreigners. The decision was published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia No. 81/2018 of 26 October 2018 and came into force on the date of its publication for nationals of Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada and the Commonwealth of Dominica. For nationals of Trinidad and Tobago the decision took effect on 3 November 2018.

Nationals of the above-mentioned states, all passport type holders, wishing to enter and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia for a period exceeding 90 days or to study, reside, take up employment or engage in a media activity or any other activity are required to apply for a visa prior to entering the territory of the Republic of Serbia.


Decision on termination of the validity of the Decision on the abolition of visas for entry into the Republic of Serbia for the nationals of the Islamic Republic of Iran, holders of ordinary passports

At its meeting of 8 October, 2018, the Government of the Republic of Serbia issued a Decision on termination of the validity of the Decision on the abolition of visas for entry into the Republic of Serbia for the nationals of the Islamic Republic of Iran, holders of ordinary passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 75/18 dated 9 October, 2018 and enters into force on 17 October, 2018. From that date on, visas will be required for citizens of IR Iran, holders of ordinary passports, for entry, transit and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia.


On September 24th, 2018, the Concert "Journey Through Sounds of Serbia", was held at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


On August 15, 2018 Hon. Mrs. Mirjana Zivkovic, Consul General of the Republic of Serbia in New York, was elected as Vice-President of the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York


MARKING THE CENTENARY OF THE ALLIANCE OF SERBIA AND THE USA IN WWI

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the alliance between Serbia and the United States, since the US President Wilson's Proclamation of July 28, 1918, when the flag of Serbia fluttered at the White House and other institutions Washington in recognition of the gratitude to the Serbian people and their army for the contribution in the First World War.
In the period from July 25 to July 28, 2018, a series of events will be held in Washington DC on this occasion to celebrate this significant anniversary in a solemn ceremony.
The organizers of the anniversary celebration  are the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Washington, the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States and representatives of Serbian organizations and the Serbian community in the United States.
Within the celebration there will be a reception which the senior officials of the Republic of Serbia and the United States are expected to attend.
Bishop Irinej of Eastern America will hold a prayer at the US Congress, after which members of the Serbian-American community in the United States will be able to meet with their representatives in the Congress.
A symposium at the National Press Club in Washington is planned, with the participation of several lecturers who would speak about the alliance between the American and Serbian people during the First World War, as well as the contribution of the Serbian army and the Serbian people to the great victory.
On that occasion the exhibition "Over There, Far Away: 1918 - 2018" will be presented. A concert by the String Quartet of the School for Musical Talents from Ćuprija, Serbia will be given at the Carnegie Science Institute in Washington, and the Serbian Singing Society "Lira" will perform at the Serbian Orthodox Church of St Luke in Washington. Also, the Eastern Orthodox liturgy will take place in memory of the victims of the war at the Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicholas in Washington. The final event would be a gala dinner that will be held at the National Press Club in Washington.
The Consulate General is inviting members of the Serbian community in the United States to contribute through their presence in marking this significant anniversary.
Program manifestations and other details can be found here.


ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITISENS OF ТHE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN, HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORTS

At its meeting of 24 May 2018, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Azerbaijan, holders of ordinary passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No.39/2018 of 25 May, 2018, and enter into force of 2 Jun, 2018. Under the Decision, the nationals of that country, holders of ordinary passports, can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 90 days in period of 180 days, from the date of entry, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners.


ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITISENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI

At its meeting of 24 May 2018, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Burundi, holders of all passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No.39/2018 of 25 May, 2018, and enter into force of 2 Jun, 2018. Under the Decision, the nationals of that country can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within period of one year, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners.


ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITISENS OF GEORGIA, HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORT

At its meeting of 8 Mart 2018, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of Georgia, holders of ordinary passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No.18/2018 of 9 March, 2018, and enter into force of 8 March, 2018. Under the Decision, the nationals of that country can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners .


GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLUMBIA ADOPTED ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALES OF THE REPUBLICA OF SERBIA

"Тhe Government of the Republic of Colombia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Serbia, holders of all passports for entry and stay on Columbian Territory  during a period 90 days, extendable up to 90 additional days, within a 180 days limit in a calendar year.   The Decision came into force on 14 February 2018."


GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES ADOPTED ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALES OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

Тhe Government of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Serbia, holders of all passports for entry and stay on territory of that country not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within period of one year. The Decision came into force on 21 February 2018."


OPEN CALL FOR CO-FINANCING OF DIASPORA PROJECTS

Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Directorate for Diaspora has announced an open call for co-financing of projects that contribute to strengthening ties between the homeland and the Diaspora. The competition provides for co-funding of projects aimed at studying, preserving and fostering the Serbian language and Cyrillic script, preservation and cultivation of Serbian cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious identity, as well as the promotion of economic cooperation between Serbia and the Diaspora. The open call is open until March 30, 2018.

More info about the details regarding the submission of proposals can be found in the following link (only in Serbian): http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/konkurs-za-sufinansiranje-projekata-organizacija-iz-dijaspore/


Gratitude of the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and the Manhattan Borough President’s Office for the participation of Mrs. Mirjana Zivkovic, Consul General of the Republic of Serbia, at the reception for the consuls general and the consular corps in New York on March 1st, 2018, as well as for the help provided to local communities and cooperation with the city of New York

 


ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITISENS FOUR (4) COUNTRIES OF THE CARIBBEAN REGION AND TWO (2) COUNTRIES OF THE LATIN AMERICAN REGION

At its meeting of 28 January 2018, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Saint Vicent and Grenaidens, Repu'blica del Paraugay, Repu'blica de Columbia, holders of all passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No.10/2018 of 7 February , 2018, and enter into force of 15 February, 2018. Under the Decision, the nationals of that countries can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within period of one year, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners .


The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala on the аbolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and Official passports, entered into force

The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the Republic of Guatemala on visa free travel for holders of diplomatic and official passaports, signed in Belgrade, on 10 November 2016, came into force on 17 January 2018.

Based on this Agreement, nationals of both States, who are holders of diplomatic and official passaports, will have the right to enter into, transit through and stay on the territory of the other Party without a visa within a period not exceeding 90 days from the date of entry.


DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SURINAME, HOLDERS OF ALL PASSPORTS

At its meeting of December 28, 2017, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Suriname, holders of all passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No.119/2017 of December 29, 2017, and enter into force of January 5, 2018 Under the Decision, the nationals of the Republic of Suriname can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within period of one year, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners.


DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR TNE NATIONALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GUINEA BISSAU, HOLDERS OF ALL PASSPORTS

At its meeting of 8 December 2017, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for entry in the Republic of Serbia for the nationals of the Republic of the Guinea Bissau, holders of all passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 111/2017 of 11 December 2017 and enter into force on 19 December 2017. Under the Decision, the nationals of the Republic of the Guinea Bissau can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within period of one year, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on foreigners.


THE DECISION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORTS

Тhe Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Serbia, holders of ordinary passports for entry and stay in the territory of  the Islamic Republic of Iran without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days within period of one year.  The Decision came into force on 1 November 2017.


Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Indonesia, holders of ordinary passports

At its meeting of 6 October 2017, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Indonesia, holders of ordinary passports. 

The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 090/2017 of 6 October 2017 and enter into force on 14 October 2017. Under the Decision, the nationals of the Republic of Indonesia can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within period of one year, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners.


The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the Republic of Indonesia on visa free travel for holders of diplomatic and official passports

The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of  the Republic of Indonesia on visa free travel for holders of diplomatic and official passaports, signed in Jakarta, on 27 April 2016, will take effect on 2 September 2017.

Based on this Agreement, nationals of both States, who are holders of diplomatic and official passaports, will have the right to enter into, transit  through and stay on the territory of the other Party without a visa within a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry.


The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the Royal Thai on visa free travel for holders of diplomatic and official passports

The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of  the Royal Thai on visa free travel for holders of diplomatic and official passaports, signed in Belgrade, on 4 December 2015, will take effect on 8 September 2017.

Based on this Agreement, nationals of both States, who are holders of diplomatic and official passaports, will have the right to enter into, transit  through and stay on the territory of the other Party without a visa within a period not exceeding 90 days from the date of entry.


The Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of India, holding ordinary passports

At its meeting of 22 August 2017, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of India, holding ordinary passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 79/2017 of 25 August 2017 and enters into force on 2 September 2017.

Under the Decision, the nationals of the Republic of India can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within period of one year, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners.


The Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Islamic Republic of Iran, holding ordinary passports

At its meeting on 22 August 2017, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Islamic Republic of Iran, holding ordinary passports. The Decision is published in the "Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia" No. 79/2017 on 25 August 2017 and enters into force on 2 September 2017.

Under the Decision, the nationals of the Islamic Republic of Iran can enter, transit through and stay in the territory of the Republic of Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of entry, within period of one year, if there are no hindrances defined in Article 11 of the Law on Foreigners.


PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL OPEN COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF A CONCEPTUAL SOLUTION FOR THE ZORAN ĐINĐIĆ MEMORIAL AT THE STUDENTS SQUARE IN BELGRADE

The Secretariat for Culture of the City of Belgrade has announced a public international two-phase competition for the design of a conceptual solution for the Zoran Djindjic memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade".

The aim of the competition is to select the best conceptual solution for the Zoran Djindjic Memorial at the Students Square in Belgrade in memory of his life, work, social and historic changes he initiated in Serbia, as well of his tragic death on March 12, 2003.

Biography

Competition for the design of Zoran Djindjic memorial - explanatory sheet

 


The Balkan Youth Forum

At the initiative of the Organization of Serbian Students Abroad, on 04 March 2017 at Yale University (Yale University - William L. Harkness Hall)  the Balkan Youth Forum took place. Among our successful young people, students and professors at renowned universities such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Yale, also participated Serbian and Macedonian Ambassadors in the US, Mr. Đerđ Matković and Mr. Vasko Naumovski. The Forum lasted for six hours and four separate panels were held.

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Fouth Nikola Tesla Memorial Conference

Tesla Science Foundation organized in New Yorker hotel fourth memorial conference dedicated to Nikola Tesla called  "Wireless Transmission of electric energy – Tesla Laboratory Colorado Springs", under the sponsorship of Serbian MFA and Consulate General in New York. Conference is traditionaly being held in the New Yorker hotel where Nikola Tesla lived the last years of his life (he passed away on Christmas Day, on January 7, 1943 at the age of 87 in the hotel room). Like  every year at the end of the Conference suitable gifts were awarded to distinguished individuals among which to the Consul General of Serbia H.E. M. Zivkovic.

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DIRECT FLIGHT FROM BELGRADE TO NEW YORK CITY RE-ESTABLISHED

On June 23, 2016, after a break of nearly a quarter of a century, a new direct flight from Belgrade to New York City has been re-established. The AirSerbia flights to New York will be operated five times a week under the numbers YU500 and YU501, the same ones which Air Serbia’s predecessor JAT Yugoslav Airlines used when it had direct flights to NYC.
The Airbus A330 aircraft named after Nikola Tesla, the most famous Serbian-American, has capacity of 254 seats, economy and business class. The first wide-body aircraft for intercontinental regular traffic between the Balkans and the United States is currently the largest aircraft in the fleet of Air Serbia. The Serbian airline is now the only company in the region that has a direct flight to the United States.
At the opening ceremony in Belgrade Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and US Ambassador Kyle Scott stressed that the new line represents an important step that will encourage economic ties and growth, help develop tourist potential and provide additional impetus to positive development of overall relations between the two countries.

If you wish to donate towards the restoration of our church this is how you can help

Thank you for your overwhelming response and support!

Please beware of any unofficial and fraudulent online donation seeking campaigns.

If you wish to help the restoration of St. Sava Cathedral and community, there are now three ways to donate:

1. Via official GoFundMe charity campaign, by clicking on www.gofundme.com/churchfirenyc.

2. Through Paypal, by clicking on the yellow “DONATE” button on the church website at

www.StSavaNYC.org

3. By mailing a check payable to “St. Sava Cathedral” to:

Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava

20 West 26th Street New York, NY 10010

Donations are fully tax deductible in the United States.

Media organizations, please address all you inquiries to media@stsavanyc.org


An open competition for financing cultural projects

Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia has announced an open competition for financing or co-financing of projects in the field of cultural activities of Serbs abroad in 2016. The aim of the competition is to encourage cultural creativity and presentation of the members of the Serbian communities abroad and the preservation of their cultural identity. Deadline for the applications is March 28, 2016. For more please visit the link below:

http://www.kultura.gov.rs/cyr/konkursi/k-o-n-k-u-r-s-za-finansiranje-ili-sufinansiranje-projekata-u-oblasti-kulturnih-delatnosti-srba-u-inostranstvu-u-2016--godini


BOOK OF CONDOLENCES TO BE OPENED AT THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS

In honor of employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Slađana Stanković and Jovica Stepić a Book of Condolences will be opend at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Serbia  to the United Nations

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Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?

                           

 

                          

                           

                           

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THE TRUTH - NO KOSOVO UNESCO

                              


FOOTBALL CAMP FOR CHILDREN FROM DIASPORA

http://www.dijaspora.gov.rs/fudbalski-kamp-za-decu-iz-dijaspore/


Advantages of money transfers through "Pošta Srbije"

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VOTER REGISTRATION FOR VOTING ABROAD
NIKOLA TESLA CONFERENCE 2020
Financial Guide for Returnees
Agreement on visa exemption with the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Visa Waiver Agreement with the Republic of Suriname
The decision on partially-financing projects for the diaspora
Opening ceremony of the exhibition of the artwork of the Yugoslav artists from the Aleksandar Ostojic private collection, on May 15th 2019, at the Consulate General of the Republic of Serbia in New York.
Farewell Celebration for Dr Zorica Pantic at Wentworth Instute of Technology in Boston
OPEN CALL for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2019
Exhibition “OVER THERE, SO FAR AWAY 1918 - 2018”
Christmas and New Year Reception at the Russian Consulate General in New York
ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITISENS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, GRENADA, COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA AND TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Decision on termination of the validity of the Decision on the abolition of visas for entry into the Republic of Serbia for the nationals of the Islamic Republic of Iran, holders of ordinary passports
On September 24th, 2018, the Concert "Journey Through Sounds of Serbia", was held at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
On August 15, 2018 Hon. Mrs. Mirjana Zivkovic, Consul General of the Republic of Serbia in New York, was elected as Vice-President of the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York
MARKING THE CENTENARY OF THE ALLIANCE OF SERBIA AND THE USA IN WWI
ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITISENS OF ТHE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN, HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORTS
ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITISENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI
ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITISENS OF GEORGIA, HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORT
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF COLUMBIA ADOPTED ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALES OF THE REPUBLICA OF SERBIA
GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES ADOPTED ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALES OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
OPEN CALL FOR CO-FINANCING OF DIASPORA PROJECTS
Gratitude of the New York City Mayor’s Office for International Affairs and the Manhattan Borough President’s Office for the participation of Mrs. Mirjana Zivkovic, Consul General of the Republic of Serbia, at the reception for the consuls general and the consular corps in New York on March 1st, 2018, as well as for the help provided to local communities and cooperation with the city of New York
ABOLISHED VISAS FOR CITISENS FOUR (4) COUNTRIES OF THE CARIBBEAN REGION AND TWO (2) COUNTRIES OF THE LATIN AMERICAN REGION
The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala on the аbolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and Official passports, entered into force
DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SURINAME, HOLDERS OF ALL PASSPORTS
DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR TNE NATIONALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE GUINEA BISSAU, HOLDERS OF ALL PASSPORTS
THE DECISION OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN ON VISA EXEMPTION FOR THE NATIONALS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, HOLDERS OF ORDINARY PASSPORTS
Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Indonesia, holders of ordinary passports
The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the Republic of Indonesia on visa free travel for holders of diplomatic and official passports
The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the Royal Thai on visa free travel for holders of diplomatic and official passports
The Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of India, holding ordinary passports
The Decision on visa exemption for the nationals of the Islamic Republic of Iran, holding ordinary passports
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL OPEN COMPETITION FOR THE DESIGN OF A CONCEPTUAL SOLUTION FOR THE ZORAN ĐINĐIĆ MEMORIAL AT THE STUDENTS SQUARE IN BELGRADE
The Balkan Youth Forum
Fouth Nikola Tesla Memorial Conference
DIRECT FLIGHT FROM BELGRADE TO NEW YORK CITY RE-ESTABLISHED
If you wish to donate towards the restoration of our church this is how you can help
An open competition for financing cultural projects
BOOK OF CONDOLENCES TO BE OPENED AT THE PERMANENT MISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?
THE TRUTH - NO KOSOVO UNESCO
FOOTBALL CAMP FOR CHILDREN FROM DIASPORA
Advantages of money transfers through "Pošta Srbije"
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