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Press Release

7.09.17

Notice to account holders who had outstanding foreign currency deposits in Serbian banks or their branches on 27 April 1992

The Ministry of Finance hereby notifies all interested natural persons (account holders) who had outstanding foreign currency deposits in banks registered in the Republic of Serbia or their branches on the territory of the former SFRY on 27 April 1992, except in the Republic of Slovenia, that they have the opportunity to submit requests in the Republic of Serbia for the payment of their foreign currency deposits, pursuant to the Act regulating the public debt of the Republic of Serbia on the basis of unpaid foreign currency accounts of citizens deposited at banks with their seat in the territory of the Republic of Serbia and their branches in the territory of the former republics of the SFRY (Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no. 108/2016 of 29 December 2016).

The issue concerns foreign currency deposits from the former SFRY at Serbian banks and at branches of those banks in the territory of the former republics of the SFRY, for which requests for payment can be submitted until 23 February 2018 to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia – Public Debt Office (http://www.javnidug.gov.rs/ ).

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia and the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Serbia have agreed on the content of a document that account holders will need in order to satisfy the conditions set out in the third paragraph of Article 12 of the aforementioned act in the procedure for establishing the right to repayment of foreign currency deposits.

Holders of unpaid foreign currency deposits in banks in the territory of the Republic of Serbia or at branches of Serbian banks in the territory of other republics of the former SFRY, except those in the Republic of Slovenia, who are Slovenian citizens or persons with permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia or persons who had permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia during the time up to 27 April 1992, will need the document in question in the procedure for establishing the right to repayment of foreign currency deposits.

Account holders who wish to obtain the document in question can request it in writing from the Ministry of Finance, Župančičeva 3, 1000 Ljubljana or by email at gp.mf@gov.si. The request must contain, in addition to the applicant’s personal details and a mailing address, the name of the branch (agency, branch office) which kept the foreign currency account or foreign currency savings book which is the subject of the aforementioned act. 


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