Directorate for Diplomatic protocol


Director: Mihaela Veselinov

The Directorate for Diplomatic Protocol prepares annual work plans and reports; plans, organises, coordinates and implements the activities related to visits of officials of the Republic of North Macedonia abroad; as well as visits by foreign officials to the Republic of North Macedonia and other international and domestic events; issues regarding accredited representations in terms of ceremony procedures, privileges and immunities; procedures for issuing agréments and exequaturs; provides coordination and cooperates with competent institutions and authorities of the country; prepares guidelines and instructions for the representations; cooperates with the accredited representations in the Republic of North Macedonia; manages and organises the work of the sectors and departments in its composition; evaluates the work of the organisational units; performs other duties within its scope of activities.


Sector for Diplomatic Protocol 

The Sector for Diplomatic Protocol prepares annual work plans and reports; coordinates the activities and tasks related to the preparation and organisation of state, official and working visits of the President of the Republic of North Macedonia, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs abroad; preparation and organisation of state, official and working visits of foreign heads of state and government and foreign ministers, preparation and organisation of international and domestic events; ceremonial activities, procedures for issuing agréments and exequaturs, as well as the presentation of credentials and patent letters; preparing, updating, publishing and distributing the Diplomatic List and Protocol List as well as other precedence-related matters; provides coordination and cooperates with competent institutions and authorities of the country; prepares guidelines and instructions for the representations; cooperates with the accredited representations in the Republic of North Macedonia; organises and evaluates the work of the departments in its composition; performs other duties within its scope of activities. The Visits and Ceremonial Department and the Diplomatic Correspondence Department operate within this Sector.


Sector for Diplomatic Service

The Sector for Diplomatic Service prepares annual work plans and reports; performs and coordinates the activities and tasks related to the excise of the right to privileges and immunities of the representations of the foreign countries and international organisations accredited to the Republic of North Macedonia and their representatives; issuing diplomatic, consular and special ID cards; implementing the procedure for appointing ambassadors of RM, preparing credentials and dismissal letters; implementing procedures for the appointment of honorary consuls of RM, as well as issuing exequaturs to the honorary consuls in RM; cooperates with accredited representations in the Republic of North Macedonia; organises and evaluates the work of the departments in its composition; performs other duties within its scope of activities. The Privileges and Immunities Department and the Accreditation Department operate within this Sector.

Last updated: 04 May 2021