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16 April 2014
Veliki Mokri Lug: Construction of four buildings for refugees and internally displaced
Construction of 20 flats for refugees and displaced persons began yesterday in the Belgrade suburbia of Veliki Mokri Lug. The foundation stone of the new building was laid by the Commissioner for Refugees and Migrations Vladimir Cucić, president of the Provisional Council of Belgrade Siniša Mali, ambassadors of Japan and the United States Masafumi Kuroki and Michael Kirby and Vlade Divac.Three buildings with 60 apartments were already built so far in this neighborhood. Twenty apartments, ... more
15 April 2014
Donation of ten greenhouses for refugees in Pančevo
Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency and the Turkish Embassy in Belgrade donated ten greenhouses for refugees living in Pančevo.It is a greenhouse "Hermes 5" with an irrigation system.This support is important for refugees engaged in agricultural production and will help their economic empowerment. Also, the territory of the municipality of Pančevo is suitable for farming and growing vegetables in greenhouses and this donation will be beneficial to the local community as well. ... more
11 April 2014
The European Union with 14 million EUR helps improve the living conditions of forced migrants
On Wednesday 9 April 2014 in Pančevo was signed Memorandum of Understanding. This memorandum establishes cooperation in providing housing solutions for refugees, internally displaced persons and returnees under the readmission agreement which are accommodated in collective center "Centar TO Pancevo". In this way the beginning of the project "For a better life" was formally marked. This project is funded by the European Union and project users are Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations, Office for Kosovo ... more
10 April 2014
The representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations participated in a meeting of the Board of ENARO network
The representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia took part in a meeting of the Governing Board of the European Network of Asylum Reception Organizations (ENARO), which was held on 3 and 4 April 2014 in the premises of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) in Valetta in Malta.During the two-day meeting reports of the participating countries on developments in the asylum systems in the period of December 2013 ... more
4 April 2014
Announcement of Ministry of Foreign Affairs on ceasing refugee status of refugees from the Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its deep dissatisfaction with the recommendation of UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to cease refugee status to the refugees from the Republic of Croatia. The decision was made by High Commissioner without consultation with the member states of the UN and despite the strong opposition of the Republic of Serbia as the country with the largest number of refugees from Croatia (41,861).The Republic of Serbia has repeatedly and at ... more
28 March 2014
Cooperation between Serbia and Hungary in the field of asylum continues - Representatives of the Commissariat visited the Documentation Centre in Budapest
The representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia on 25 and 26 March 2014 visited the Documentation Center within the Office of Citizenship and Immigration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Hungary.This visit is part of a joint project between the two countries, funded by the European Commission, which aims to improve the asylum system of the Republic of Serbia and the exchange of experiences in this field.This ... more
26 February 2014
SDC representatives have visited the Asylum Centre in Obrenovac
On 26 February 2014 representatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation visited the Asylum Centre in Obrenovac.This visit is part of a national project “Support to the National Coordination for Reintegration of Returnees”- Phase II, funded by the SDC , which aims to improve the asylum system and readmission in Serbia.Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migrations, informed representatives of SDC with the current situation in the field of asylum and facilities of ... more
25 February 2014
During 2013 the civil society projects funded with 13 million RSD
Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia from budget funds financed a number of projects of non-governmental organizations.Projects are usually financed for refugees from former Yugoslavia and internally displaced persons from Kosovo and Metohija. After gaining competencies in the field of asylum and readmission, Commissariat allocates amount of its funds for NGO projects dealing with returnees under readmission agreement and asylum seekers.Funded projects are aimed at preserving the cultural identity of end ... more
24 February 2014
Cooperation between Serbia and Hungary in the field of asylum
The representatives of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Interior visited the Office of Citizenship and Immigration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Hungary on 20 and 21 February 2014.This visit is part of a joint project between the two countries, funded by the European Commission, which aims to improve the asylum system of the Republic of Serbia and the exchange of experiences in this ... more
13 February 2014
The deadline for applications for housing in areas of special state concern expires on 31 March 2014
Applying for housing in areas of special state concern is underway. It expires on 31 March 2014.Requests may be submitted at the offices of the state administration in the counties authorized by the place in which housing is sought and to one of the following models of housing:- lease family house or flat owned by the state,- lease damaged family house owned by the state and the provision of building materials,- donation of plot in ... more
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6 February 2014
SDC high representative visited Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations
Adrian Maître, Deputy Director of the Department for Cooperation with Eastern Europe, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), visited today Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations.Meeting held in the Commissariat is part of a week-long visit to Serbia, which aims to present a new strategy for cooperation with Serbia for the period of 2014 - 2017.Partnership in the field of migration plays a significant role in the new strategy, given the very significant long-term ... more
5 February 2014
Kladovo: Eight families moved into the apartments
A total of eight families, six families of most vulnerable refugees and IDPs accommodated in collective center "Karatas " in Kladovo and two families of socially vulnerable local population, on Wednesday 5 February 2014. moved into their apartments. They moved into the residential units of social housing in a supportive environment. Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia and the Danish Refugee Council in cooperation with the municipality of Kladovo have realized from the ... more
31 January 2014
CRS website got a new subpage
Website of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia got a new subpage for legal and natural persons who have a need for information regarding the returnees under the Readmission agreement.On this subpage one can find the contact information of all relevant institutions and agencies in the cities/municipalities.In this way, it is significantly facilitated and accelerated access to the necessary information about the city/municipality and asylum seekers, which are of importance ... more
20 January 2014
Croatia sales state-owned flats, deadline for purchase 30 June 2014
On the 28th of November 2013 the Government of the Republic of Croatia made a decision on the sale of flats owned by the Republic of Croatia, which are located outside the areas of special state concern.All those who in the process of housing got an apartment to lease may apply for the purchase of apartments by 30 June 2014. The request shall be submitted to the competent state authorities who manage the apartments owned ... more
9 January 2014
Registration and cancellation of residence in Croatia by the end of 2014
The Government of the Republic of Croatia on the 27th of December 2013 adopted a Decree on Amending the Law on the residence which extended the deadline for registration and cancellation of residence until the end of 2014.Until that date, all Croatian citizens, who on the date of 29th December 2012, when the Law on residence entered into force, were abroad for more than one year, are required to register their temporary departure and to ... more
31 December 2013
Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations helped 30 families return
Commissariat for Refugees and Migrations of the Republic of Serbia provided during 2013 assistance in transportation of personal belongings for 30 returnee families. Three families have returned to Bosnia and Herzegovina and 27 in the Republic of Croatia. Budget funds earmarked for this purpose are 7.5 million RSD. It is important for returnees to know that the requirement for this type of help is staying in another country for at least 12 months before moving to ... more
26 December 2013
Gifts and New Year program at the Asylum Center in Bogovadja
On Thursday 26 December a New Year celebration for children and adult members of the Centre for asylum in Bogovadja was organized. The children received New Year gifts, and together with the others enjoyed the music program and lunch. Owing to the SDC project - Support to the National Coordination for Reintegration of Returnees-phase II, New Year gifts were given to the children in the asylum centers in Banja Koviljača and Obrenovac. Representatives of the Commissariat ... more
24 December 2013
New Year gifts given to children of the refugees and internally displaced persons
Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia, in cooperation with the City of Belgrade, the third year in a row, gave New Year gifts to the children of refugees and internally displaced persons from formal and informal collective centers, as well as to children from Roma associations of internally displaced persons.     In the premises of Stari dvor 107 packets of New Year gifts were given yesterday. Also, New Year show was held and ... more
23 December 2013
Work results of 2013 presented to the journalists
The Commissariat for Refugees and Migration of the Republic of Serbia today held a press conference, during which members of the media were informed about the results of the work of this house in the 2013 and plans for the coming year.Journalists were welcomed by Vladimir Cucić, Commissioner for Refugees and Migration, deputy commissioner  Svetlana Velimirović and assistant commissioner Ivan Gerginov.Management of the Commissariat thanked the media representatives for the correct reporting about this institution, ... more
19 December 2013
Deadline extension for cancellation or renewal of residence in the Republic of Croatia
The Croatian Government has extended the deadline for cancellation or renewal of residence until the end of 2014, the Association of Refugee Associations in Croatia announced.The Association stated that they were informed about this by Milorad Knezevic, president of the Serbian National Council in Croatia.Croatian Law on Residence provides the procedure to delete records from the residence of all those citizens living outside the country, unless they report themselves to the relevant police authority in ... more
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