Visa and Passport
Visa regime is not applied for most visitors entering the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia. However, please make sure you check online information on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia, as well as the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia in your country or the nearest one to your country.
If you want to visit the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia, you should consult the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia in your country of origin. In case there is no Embassy in your country of origin, then you should consider consulting the closest Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia to your country of origin in order to better understand the procedures that apply to you for entering the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia.
According to the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia:
Countries that can enter the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia without a visa
The exemption from the visa requirement applies to the citizens of the following countries for up to 90 days:
Albania1, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus4, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Hercegovina1, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Chile, Finland, France, Georgia4, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo1, Latvia, Liechtenstein1, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macao, Malaysia3, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro 1 2,Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia1, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland1, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey2, United Kingdom Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Uruguay, Vatican and Venezuela.
1 May enter with a national ID card for a stay of max 90 days)
2 For citizens of Montenegro and Turkey, the maximum permitted stay is 60 days.
3 For citizens of Malaysia, the maximum permitted stay is 30 days
4 For nationals of Belarus and Georgia holding normal passports traveling as a tourist either individually with “vouchers” or in a travel group organized by travel agencies
5 May enter with a national ID card for a stay of max 60 days
Special Categories Exempted from Visa Requirements
The exemption from the visa requirement applies also to the following categories
Nationals of Belarus, China, Georgia, and Mongolia do not require a visa if their passports are endorsed “for public affairs”.
- Holders of a valid Type “C” multiple entry visa or Permanent Residency for the Schengen Area may enter Macedonia – North Macedonia for up to 15 days visa-free. A temporary residence permit is not accepted. (On some Permanent Residence Cards there is an expiration date, which would be a cause for the Residence Permit Holder not to be allowed to enter Macedonia – North Macedonia)
- Holders of a valid UK, Canada or USA visa may enter Macedonia – North Macedonia for up to 15 days visa-free
- Holders of UN travel documents do not require a visa.
In addition to a visa, nationals of Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Vietnam and Yemen need approval from the Ministry of Interior.
Diplomatic and official passports
Additionally, only holders of diplomatic and official passports of Belarus, China, Georgia, India, Iran, Indonesia, Mongolia and Peru.do not require visas for Macedonia – North Macedonia.
Holders of UN travel documents are not required to possess visas;
Macedonia – North Macedonia requires all foreign citizens to provide proof of travel medical insurance when they enter the country.
All foreign citizens must register with local police within 48 hours of arrival.
-Hotels register foreign guests.
-If you are not staying in a hotel, register in person (take the owner or landlord of the residence with you) at the police station nearest to where you’re staying.
-If you change addresses while in Macedonia – North Macedonia, notify the police station where you initially registered and re-register with the police station closest to your new address.
Types of Macedonian Entry Visas
1.Short-Stay Visa for the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia
Document needed for a short-stay visa, up to 90 days (type C), i.e. transit visa (type B):
- an acknowledged travel document that is valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended stay of the foreigner in the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia
- documents for (individual or collective) travel insurance (policy issued by a legal insurance entity at the country of residence)
- notarized warranty letter i.e., invitation by a Macedonian physical/legal person
- proof of possession of sufficient resources for the duration of the stay in RM (credit card/ bank statement)
- photography (sized 3,5 x 4,5 cm) in color on a white background where the face of the applicant is clearly visible
- proof of paid fees for processing the visa application
- neatly and legibly filled out the visa application
2.Long – Stay Visa for the Republic of Macedonia – North Macedonia
In order to receive a long-stay visa, the applicant should submit the documents corresponding to the visa type which are stipulated in the document DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR LONG-STAY VISA