Referral to military service in the Serbian Armed Forces shall be done on a voluntary basis in accordance with the Law on Conscription, Compulsory Labour and Requisition.
Serbian national residing abroad is subject to entering into military records kept by diplomatic and consular missions and is obliged to serve in reserve forces.
Recruits and persons in reserve forces who have travelled abroad to stay there for more than a year shall report to the relevant diplomatic or consular mission to be entered into military records within 30 days from the date of crossing the state border.
Serbian nationals permanently residing abroad are obliged to report to the diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of Serbia in the year in which the individual turns 18 in order to be entered into military records.
Entering into military records kept by the diplomatic consular mission of the Republic of Serbia will signify that the Serbian national has regulated his military service.
For Serbian nationals, who have not fulfilled the obligation of military service, the Ministry of Defence centres for local self-governments shall pass decisions on transfer to the reserve forces when the individual turns 30 years of age.
Decisions on transfer to the reserve forces for nationals under 27 years of age, provided that they meet requirements under articles 44 and 66, paragraph 4, of the Law on Conscription, Compulsory Labour and Requisition, shall be passed upon their request.
Serving of military service
Voluntary military service is regulated by the Decree on the Procedure Regulating Voluntary Military Service in the Serbian Armed Forces.
An interested Serbian national residing abroad shall submit his application for voluntary military service under arms to the nearest diplomatic consular mission of the Republic of Serbia.
Military service and dismissal from citizenship of the Republic of Serbia
For Serbian nationals who have completed their legal obligation of being entered into military records, there is no impediment for dismissal from citizenship of the Republic of Serbia.
For more information regarding military service, contact the nearest diplomatic and consular mission of the Republic of Serbia.