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If you are planning to visit North Macedonia and you are from abroad, you must apply for a North Macedonia visa. Depending on the length of your stay, you can apply for a short-term stay visa or a long-term stay visa.
If you have a passport issued by one of the countries listed below, you do not need a visa to visit North Macedonia for up to 90 days:
The following categories are also exempt from applying for a North Macedonian visa:
Here are all the North Macedonian visa types:
An airport transit visa is issued for 24 hours, and it allows a foreign citizen to transit in North Macedonia while flying to another country.
However, the airport transit visa does not allow its holder to exit the airport area.
A short-stay visa is issued for citizens who want to stay in North Macedonia for three months within 180 days. Short-term stay visas are issued for a variety of purposes but are mainly for:
Long-term visa is issued to foreign nationals who wish to stay in North Macedonia for at least one year. Macedonian long-term visas are issued for the following purposes:
After arriving in Macedonia on a long-term visa, you must report to the Ministry of the Interior within five days of arrival, where the MIA will issue you a temporary residence permit.
Below are the required documents to apply for a North Macedonia visa:
Note: Any missing document can lead to your visa refusal. The embassy may request additional documents on a case-by-case basis.
North Macedonia is not part of the Schengen agreement. However, citizens of a Schengen country can visit North Macedonia for 15 days without a visa. Holders of a residence permit issued by one of the Schengen countries can also enter North Macedonia without a visa.
North Macedonia visa processing time is seven working days. After submitting your documents to the Embassy of North Macedonia, the embassy will begin processing your visa application. Make sure you submit your application on time to receive your visa results on time.
Depending on the length of stay or your age, the North Macedonia visa application fee is as follows:
The validity of the Macedonia visa depends on the type of visa you are applying for Short-term visas to North Macedonia are valid for 90 days.
Long-term visas are issued for one year.
If your North Macedonia visa application is refused, you can:
You can apply for a temporary residence permit at one of the North Macedonia consulates or embassies in your country if you are applying for these specific reasons.
If you are applying for a temporary residence permit for family reunification, you can apply directly to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of North Macedonia.
When applying for a residence permit in North Macedonia, you must present the following documents: