Overa Dokumenata – Certification of Documents

NOTARIZATION OF SIGNATURES FOR THE POWER OF ATTORNEY OR STATEMENT

Notarization of signatures on private documents which are in Serbian language (authorization, power of attorney or statement) for use in the Republic of Serbia can be done at the Embassy on the basis of valid identification document of the Republic of Serbia (passport or personal ID card). The document must be signed at the Embassy.

The consular fee for notarization of a signature is 65 CAD.  The second copy is 22 CAD and the third as we as any other copy is 22 CAD each. Consular fee is payable in cash or Certified Cheque or Money Order..

If the individual giving authorization, power of attorney or statement is not able to personally come to the Embassy, private documents can be signed before the Notary Public and then the same must be certified Global Affaires Canada – DFATD JLAC, and then legalized at the Embassy, this is not valid for certifying statments or power of Attorney related to real estates in Serbia nor to Inheritor statements.

CERTIFYING PHOTOCOPY OF A DOCUMENT

The Consulate General can certify a photocopy of the document. In this case it is necessary to submit the original document and a photocopy of the same. The consular fee for the certification of a photocopy is 48  CAD .  Supplemantary copies are 19 CAD each.

CERTIFYING STATEMENT OF INHERITOR OR POWER OF ATTORNEY RELATED TO REAL ESTATE IN SERBIA

The power of attorney regarding real estate in Serbia or statement of inheritor can be notarized at the Consulate General within the legal format that includes a clause on certification of document (solemnization clause). Personal presence of the individual giving authorization, power of attorney or statement is mandatory in order to be identified on the basis of valid identification document of the Republic of Serbia (passport or personal ID card). If the individual giving authorization, power of attorney or statement does not hold a valid identity document of the Republic of Serbia, the identity can be determined by inspecting the Canadian identification document (passport or PR card). The individual giving authorization, power of attorney or statement must submit the appropriate text of authorization, power of attorney or statement that was made by a qualified person in Serbia (attorney). The authorization, power of attorney or statement must be signed at the Consulate General. Consular fee is payable in cash, Certified Cheque or Money Order  in the amount of 65 CAD .

The process of notarization of power of attorney or statement of inheritor with a clause on certification of the document may not be ready the same day. For this kind of service the Embassy recommends making an appointment via e-mail or phone.

Given that the personal presence is necessary, authorization, power of attorney regarding real estate in Serbia or statement of inheritor may be signed at any one of the diplomatic and consular missions in the Canada:  Embassy in Ottawa or Consulate General in Toronto.

For additional information regarding the following please contact  the Embassy:

– If the individual giving authorization, power of attorney or statement of inheritor is not able to read and sign the document;

– If the individual giving authorization, power of attorney or statement of inheritor does not know Serbian language.

POWER OF ATTORNEY IN THE FORM OF NOTARY’S RECORD

The power of attorney regarding real estate in Serbia can be made at the Embassy in the form of a notary public record. Personal presence of the individual giving power of attorney is required and must be identified on the basis of valid identification document of the Republic of Serbia (passport or personal ID card). If the individual giving power of attorney does not hold a valid identity document of the Republic of Serbia, the identity can be determined by inspecting the Canadian  identification document (passport or PR card).

The individual giving power of attorney must submit the draft of power of attorney that was made by a qualified person in Serbia (attorney). The power of attorney must be signed at the Embassy. Consular fee is payable in cash in the amount of 135 CAD.

The process of notarization of power of attorney in the form of notary’s record may not be ready the same day. For this kind of service the Embassy recommends making an appointment via e-mail or phone.

Given that the personal presence is necessary, power of attorney may be signed at any one of the diplomatic and consular missions in Canada:  Embassy in Ottawa or Consulate General in Toronto.