Citizens living in one of the European countries as well as the countries which are part of the Schengen Agreement can enter Macedonia and stay for up to 90 days during a six months period, visa is not required. Visa policy of the Schengen Area (including Switzerland, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Croatia) grants 90 days free visa entry to the citizens living in the countries listed above. In addition, the Schengen Area totally counts 26 member states.
- A valid travel document (passport or valid Identity card)
- Travel Insurance
- Purpose for travel
Citizens of the United States of America do not require a visa to enter Macedonia, business/tourism trips. However, the trip should not exceed 90 days during a period of six months.
- Valid US passport, longer than 3 months than the validity of the issued visa
- Travel Medical Insurance for the period of stay
- Prove for suficient financial funds for the duration of the stay
Citizens from Argentina, Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cuba, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Malta, Monaco, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, Peru, Serbia, Uruguay, New Zealand, Kosovo, Peru, Panama, Montenegro and Venezuela can travel to Macedonia without a visa if they stay less than 90 days.
Citizens of Moldova, Egypt, Armenia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Qatar, China, Colombia, Maldives, Kuwait, Nepal, Oman, Tunisia, need a visa to enter Macedonia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia provides information for each country whether a visa is needed or not. In addition, the Ministry provides contact information for the competent consulate where a visa can be obtained. Moreover, if there is no diplomatic consulate in the country of residence, one should contact the consulate in the nearest country.
*All citizens upon their arrival in Macedonia, maximum up to 24 hours must register with the local police otherwise, they will face a fine when leaving the country. Moreover, if one is staying in a hotel, the hotel will register them in the closest police station. However, if one is staying with relatives or in a private apartment, the property owner or the relatives should escort the visitor/tourist to the police station. In addition, the paper issued by the police station should be kept at any time. In case one does not register with the police, the fine is between 600 up to 1000 euro and a restriction to return to Macedonia.
*If a minor citizen (under the age of 18) enters Macedonia, they need to have a notarized statement (certified by competent authority) from their parents/guardians.
*If the foreigner for some reason changes the address, that should be reported at the nearest police station and reregister with the new address.
*For those who have more than one passport, they are required to use the same passport when entering/exiting Macedonia.
*For a long-term visa for work or study, which last more than 90 days, every citizen from the USA, Schengen Area and other countries should apply at the closest Macedonian consulate or embassy prior to their arrival in Macedonia. It is no more allowed those citizens who enter Macedonia for tourism/business purposes to change their status to long-term stay. They need to leave the country and apply for a long-term visa.
*Those foreigners who have a long-term visa need to report at the branch office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in order to get a temporary residence permit. The branch office, sector for Foreigners is located in the Macedonian Radio and Television Building, Boulevard Goce Delcev, 9th floor. The office works from 9:00 am until 12:00. The foreigners need to visit this office within 5 days from the day they enter Macedonia. The residence permit is issued within 25 days from the application date.
* People holding UN travel document do not require visa to enter Macedonia.
* Residents from Albania, Montenegro and Serbia can enter Macedonia only with a valid Identity Card.
*Documents needed for a Short Stay Visa (C) or Transit Visa (B)
- A Valid Travel Document (Passport)
- A Travel Insurance
- An invitation or a letter of guarantee (notarized statement) certified by a competent authority
- A prove for financial funds enough to cover the stay (bank statement/credit card)
- A color photography (with white background)
- A prove that the Visa Tax has been paid
- Visa application form, legibly filled
Travelling with minor children
Children need their own travel document. An entry in a parent's passport is no longer valid since 2012.
Within the Schengen zone it is recommended (not mandatory) to bring a copy of the passport of the parent(s) not travelling with you with a consent form, this can prevent delays during checks. Outside the Schengen area, the rules are often more extensive. More information and the consent form can be found at rijksoverheid.nl/onderonders/reismet-kinderen. Think also of the countries you travel through on your way to your destination.
This information applies to travellers with Dutch nationality.
* All citizens must register with the local police on arrival in Macedonia, maximum 24 hours, otherwise they will be fined if they leave the country. In addition, if someone is staying in a hotel, the hotel will register them at the nearest police station. However, if you are staying with family members or in a private apartment, the owner or family members must accompany the visitor/tourist to the police station. In addition, the paper issued by the police station must be kept at all times. In case you do not register with the police, the fine will be between 600 and 1000 euros and a restriction to return to Macedonia.
* When a minor citizen (under 18 years of age) enters Macedonia, he must have a notarial declaration (certified by the competent authority) from his parents / guardians.
* If the visitor changes the address for any reason, this must be reported to the nearest police station and re-register with the new address.
* Those who have more than one passport must use the same passport when entering / leaving Macedonia.
* For a long-term visa for work or study, lasting more than 90 days, any citizen of the U.S., Schengen area and other countries must apply to the nearest Macedonian consulate or embassy before arriving in Macedonia. It is no longer allowed for citizens entering Macedonia for tourism / business purposes to change their status to long-term residence. They must leave the country and apply for a long-term visa. * Foreigners with a long-term visa must report to the branch office of the Ministry of Interior in order to obtain a temporary residence permit. The branch office, sector for foreigners, is located in the Macedonian Radio and Television building, Boulevard Goce Delcev, 9th floor. The office works from 9:00 to 12:00. The foreigners must visit this office within 5 days from the day they enter Macedonia. The residence permit will be issued within 25 days after the application date.
* People holding a UN travel document do not require a visa to enter Macedonia.
* Residents of Albania, Montenegro and Serbia can only enter Macedonia with a valid identity card.
* Documents required for short stay Visa (C) or Transit Visa (B)
- A valid travel document (passport)
- A travel insurance
- An invitation or a declaration of guarantee (notarial declaration) certified by a competent authority
- Proof of financial means sufficient to cover the stay (bank statement / credit card)
- A colour photography (with white background)
- Proof that the Visa Tax has been paid
- Visa application form, filled in legibly