Types of entry visas for the Republic of North Macedonia

Types of entry visas:

  • Airport Transit Visa (‘А’ visa),
  • Short-Stay and Transit Visa (‘C’ visa)
  • Long-Stay Visa (‘D’ visa)

Short-Stay and Transit Visa (‘C’ Visa) for the Republic of North Macedonia

Document needed for short-stay visa, up to 90 days (‘C’ visa), i.e. transit visa of up to 5 days: 

  • recognised travel document valid at least 3 months beyond the period of intended stay in RNM
  • (individual and collective) travel insurance documents (policy issued by a legal insurance entity of the country of residence)
  • notarized warranty letter i.e., invitation letter by a Macedonian natural/legal person
  • proof of possession of sufficient resources for the duration of the stay in RNM (credit card/bank statement)
  • photography (size 3.5x4.5 cm) in colour with 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 visa application

The fee pursuant to the LAF – Tariff No. 135 for short-stay and transit visa is – 60 euros or 35 euros for children aged 6-12

Long-Stay Visa for the Republic of North Macedonia

In order to receive a long-stay visa the applicant should submit the documents corresponding to the visa type upon receiving a decision on granting temporary residence by the Ministry of Interior.  

Temporary residence is granted to a foreigner who intends to stay in the Republic of Macedonia for the following reasons:

  • Work
  • Study
  • Participation in international student exchange programmes 
  • Specialisation, vocational training and practical training
  • Volunteering 
  • Scientific-research activities
  • Medical treatment
  • Accommodation in nursing homes
  • Family reunion 
  • Humanitarian reasons

Temporary residence is also granted to:

  • A foreigner who is a close family member of a citizen of the Republic of Macedonia; 
  • A foreigner who is from the Republic of Macedonia by origin; 
  • A child of a foreigner born in the Republic of Macedonia or 
  • A foreign resident of an EU or OECD Member State who has acquired the right to own an apartment, apartment building or house on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia under the conditions laid down in the law in the amount of at least 40,000 euros. 
  • A foreigner who is granted temporary stay for a specific purpose may stay in the Republic of Macedonia only for the purpose for which he/she has been granted temporary residence
Last updated: 23 November 2020