| |     ћирилица | latinica  
Home
Minister Selaković presented the new e-Consulate service

20 May 2021

A new service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs "e-Consulate" was presented in Belgrade today, intended for foreign citizens who apply for a visa and aspire to come to Serbia to work.

On that occasion, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic said that this service was one of the indicators of good development of our country, which, as he pointed out, was becoming a magnet for serious foreign companies, which brought a large number of workers from other countries to work in Serbia.

"Not to be pretentious, but completely realistic, this service represents a turning point in the functioning of our system. E-Consulate and digitalization of the procedure for issuing work visas for foreign citizens who want to work in Serbia, is the first electronic service offered by the Foreign Ministry, and I can promise you that this is indeed our first, but by no means the last e-service", Selakovic emphasized.

The Head of Serbian diplomacy pointed out that "e-Consulate" reflected the modernization of an extremely important segment of the activities of diplomatic and consular missions of Serbia, and that we were actually talking about something that was essential for the further development processes of our country.

The Minister recalled that, when the President of the Republic visited the construction site of the Moravian Corridor, he was told that some construction works were delayed because Bechtel company was not issued work visas on time.

“The moment we saw that and heard the President, I alerted the services in the Ministry. We were surprised, as we knew that the issuance of visas in Turkey had a good dynamic, and then we determined that it was actually workers from Bangladesh who applied for a visa through our Embassy in India, where we have a problem with staff shortage”, the Minister explained.

As he added, this is a demanding and laborious task, each of our employees had to receive the documentation on paper, check it, then request additional information, and only then forward it.

"Today, this has been fantastically perfected for our consular officers, all that documentation is submitted in electronic form. We used to have two filters to check the documentation, now we actually have three. And the work is significantly more efficient", Selakovic pointed out.

As he emphasized, this is a service which was promised less than four months ago and it becomes available on Monday, in 95 diplomatic and consular missions of Serbia, i.e. in all our embassies and consulates general.

The biggest result of that endeavor, the Minister pointed out, apart from the advantage it would bring in the future work, was the fact that it was not a project of one state body, but a joint endeavor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IT and eGovernment Office, General Secretariat of the Government, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, National Employment Service.

“We did an extremely good job in record time. This is to the pride of our Ministry, to the pride of the entire state. I am convinced that in the period ahead, we will further modernize our affairs and make Serbia one of the few countries that has such mechanisms and such state-of-the-art provision of consular services", Selakovic said.

Speaking about the "e-Consulate" portal itself, the Minister explained that there is a cartoon of Nikola Tesla and the building of the old railway station with one crane, which actually symbolizes a historical fact - that Tesla was in Belgrade in the year when it was built.

"Today it is the place behind which the Belgrade of the future is rising, and what we managed to do together is an indicator of something that is the future of Serbia, the development of artificial intelligence, IT and creating conditions for more people to live and arrive here in Serbia in the future seeking good life and employment", concluded the Minister.

The Director of the Office for IT and eGovernment, Mihailo Jovanovic, said that this was the first time that e-services were focused on foreign citizens, which was the case with our citizens so far.

In the period from 1 January 2019 to 17 May this year, the most applications for Serbian visas were submitted at the Embassy in Beijing, 6,766 applications, then in New Delhi - 2,973, Shanghai 2,115, Tokyo 1,798, and Cairo 1,756.

In that period, 1,270 requests were submitted in Algiers, 1,095 in Jakarta, and 1,077 in Beirut.

In terms of their nationality, Serbian D visa for employment is most requested by citizens of China - 9,516 applications, followed by India 1,955, and Ukraine - 673.

 


Print version
News
Selaković in UNSC: Dialogue and the implementation of the agreements reached are the only right way to resolve all open issues
President Vučić: Welcome home; Serbia a reliable partner to its friends
Minister of Foreign Affairs N. Selakovic met Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, R. Marsudi - Focus on strengthening economic cooperation with Indonesia
Important support of Indonesia to our stances regarding K&M
Selaković in New York with 28 foreign ministers on economic successes of Serbia and K&M situation
Telephone conversation of President Vučić and General Secretary of NATO
Pristina seriously jeopardised regional stability
Prime Minister Brnabic at Global COVID-19 summit organised by White House
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Selaković spoke with the head of Vietnamese diplomacy
Marking the Remembrance Day of all Serbs who died and were expelled in the armed operation "Storm"
President Vučić: We have decided – our goal is the EU, but China is an important partner
Serbia has achieved great success in the field of digitalization
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selaković invited representatives of members of the NAM to gather in Belgrade in October
Condolences of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selaković to the head of Philippine diplomacy
Letter of condolences to the President of the Republic of the Philippines
Address by the President of the Republic of Serbia at the session of the United Nations Security Council
Minister Selaković presented the new e-Consulate service
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, N. Selakovic: Need to intensify overall cooperation between Serbia and Indonesia
COVID-19 – Entry Conditions in Serbia
President Vučić met via video link with representatives of the IMF delegation
Meeting of the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić with the Regional Director of the World Health Organisation for Europe Hans Kluge
World Health Organisation describes immunisation process in Serbia as impressive
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nikola Selakovic: Pristina persists in its campaign of hatred against the Serbian people
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Nikola Selakovic: Political extremism of Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija is becoming stronger
Marking the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the NATO aggression
Commemorating Remembrance Day of 17 March 2004 - Pogrom in Kosovo and Metohija
La République de Serbie au Mois de la Francophonie
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selakovic: Fight against all forms of crime is a priority of the Serbian Government
Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana elected as the new Patriarch of Serbia
STATEHOOD DAY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA- SRETENJE, FEBRUARY 15th
President Vucic: Serbia is ready for dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija, but will refuse being humiliated
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikola Selakovic speaks for Politika: The year of rejuvenation of Serbian diplomacy
Open Call for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2021
President Vucic: Serbia is the first in Europe in terms of growth
A telegram of condolences to the President of the Republic of Indonesia on the occasion of the plane crash in the Java Sea, January 9, 2021
Every Serb in the diaspora is potentially a lobbyist (extract from the Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selakovic)
INTERVIEW OF THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA, NIKOLA SELAKOVIC (NEWS AGENCY TANJUG)
Address by the President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic on the Occasion of the Upcoming New 2021 (Announcement)
Serbian Prime Minister the first PM in Europe to receive a Covid-19 vaccine
COVID-19 – Entry Conditions in Serbia
STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON THE OCCASION OF 10 DECEMBER, THE INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
IMPORTANT NOTICE
Participation of representatives of the Archives of Yugoslavia and the Embassy of Serbia in Jakarta at the Round Table Conference on the Archival Material of the Non-Aligned Movement, held in collaboration with the National Archives of Indonesia, December 8-12, 2019. in Jakarta
Participation of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia at the 52nd WIC Annual Charity Bazaar in Jakarta, 11 - 12 December 2019
CULTURAL COOPERATION BETWEEN INDONESIA AND SERBIA
Harp in the Mountain
Presentation of credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of the Philippines
Presentation of credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Kingdom of Thailand
Presentation of credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Malaysia
Visa exemption for the citizens of Indonesia
Visit of First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia I. Dacic to Vietnam
Visa Exemption for Holders of Diplomatic and Official/Service passports of Serbia and Indonesia
Visa Exemption for Holders of Diplomatic and Official/Service passports of Serbia and Thailand
Presentation of credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to ASEAN
Presentation of credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Singapore
Presentation of credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Kingdom of Cambodia
Presentation of credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Brunei Darussalam
Presentation of credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Presentation of credentials of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Indonesia
State visit of the President of the Republic of Serbia T. Nikolic to the Republic of Indonesia
Bilateral political consultations
Exemption of visa to enter Indonesia
Third Serbia-Indonesia Bilateral Interfaith Dialogue
Visa regime
News - Archive