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All About the North Macedonia Visa
Formally known as the Republic of North Macedonia (RNM), this country boasts a rich culture and history. Fortunately, travellers from many countries – including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia – can visit visa-free with a valid passport for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.
Even nationalities that can admire Skopje’s monuments and Byzantine frescoes under the North Macedonia visa-waiver scheme will want to know what exactly you’ll need to present at airport immigration upon arrival. This is where Byevisa comes in. We’ve researched North Macedonia visa policy and can tell you what to expect when entering this country by land or air.
For those nationalities who are not exempt from an entry authorisation, you’ll be pleased to know that the application process is straightforward and can be done at the nearest North Macedonian embassy or consulate.
At Byevisa, we’ve thoroughly researched how to get a North Macedonia visa and have created this step-by-step guide to make sure your application process goes smoothly. Keep reading for tips on how to find your embassy, what documents you’ll need to gather and what to expect on the days of your appointment and arrival in the Republic.
North Macedonia Visa Requirements
If you’re a national of one of the many North Macedonia visa-free countries, you don’t need to apply for an authorisation for visits of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. All you need is a passport that’s valid at least 6 months past your dates of travel and with at least 1 blank page.
Once at the airport, you’ll be asked to present your passport at customs and border patrol. Although it’s not required, it could be a good idea to carry a copy of your proof of accommodation, return flight and travel insurance, just in case.
If you’re entering via a land border, a customs officer may collect the passports from each passenger in the vehicle and take them to the office for processing. Don’t panic, this is a normal procedure and can take a few minutes. Your passport with the dated entry stamp will be returned to you afterwards.
To see if you can enter with just your valid passport, select your nationality in our eligibility checker tool:
Or, alternatively, take a look at our list below:
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Republic of Korea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
United Arab Emirates
* Travel authorisations are not required for visits of up to 30 days.
**Travel authorisations are not required for visits of up to 60 days.
North Macedonia Visa Application Process
If you didn’t find your nationality in the list above, then the first step to get a North Macedonia visa is to decide which of the 3 types of authorisation is right for you:
- Airport transit authorisation (type A)
- Short-stay or transit authorisation (type C)
- Long-stay authorisation (type D)
If you’re visiting to hike this Southern European country’s rugged trails and soak up its Greek, Roman and Ottoman culture, then you’ll likely want to apply for a short-stay authorisation (type C), which will be the main focus of the next few sections.
To successfully complete your type C application, you’ll want to make sure you have the following documents and information in order:
- A passport that’s valid at least 90 days past your dates of travel and that has at least 2 blank pages.
- Confirmed round-trip travel tickets (you’ll need to include your exact entry and exit dates on your application).
- Proof of accommodation (make sure this matches up with your travel dates).
Once you have these documents sorted out, you can reach out to your nearest embassy to enquire about the travel to North Macedonia visa requirements for your particular nationality. You can also make an appointment with the consular section to drop off your passport.
Don’t know where to find the nearest North Macedonian embassy? We’re here to help with our handy Embassy Finder Tool.
You can drop off your documents no more than 6 months and no less than 15 days before your date of travel. We would recommend contacting the embassy well ahead of time in case they’re booking appointments far in advance.
Once approved, get your bags packed and your camera ready. Your North Macedonian adventure awaits.
North Macedonia Visa Application Form and Documents
Before heading to the embassy for your appointment, be sure to prepare the following documents, each with 1 copy:
- A completed application form.
- Your passport, valid for at least 90 days past your travel dates and with 2 blank pages.
- Proof of travel insurance that is valid in RNM.
- A notarised warranty letter (i.e. a legalised invitation letter by a citizen of the country or a licensed business).
- Proof that you have sufficient financial means for the duration of your stay (e.g. credit cards or bank statements).
- 2 passport-size photos (measuring 3.5 x 4.5 cm).
- Proof of paid fees.
- Proof of a return flight.
- Proof of accommodation.
The application itself will ask for some personal and passport details such as:
- Your full name and any former names (i.e. maiden name).
- Your nationality and country of birth.
- Your passport information such as the number, place of issue and dates of issue/expiry.
- Your marital status.
- Whether you currently reside in another country and if you have permission to return to that country.
- Your current occupation and the name of your company (or university, if applicable).
- The number of entries requested (Single, Double or Multiple). Please note that some nationalities may be required to justify their reason for requesting a Double or Multiple-Entry document. For more information on this, please speak with your embassy.
- Details on previous visits to RNM.
Depending on your nationality, you may also be asked to provide one or more of these supporting documents:
- A Certificate of Employment (CoE) that states your position, salary and the length of your contract at your current company.
- A bank statement from the last 6 months.
- Proof of enrollment in a university.
- Sponsorship documents in the case that you cannot support yourself financially during your stay.
- A copy of your business license (for applicants who are self-employed).
- Company bank statements from the last 6 months (for applicants who are self-employed).
To make sure your appointment goes smoothly, make sure to mind the details. Fill in the application carefully and legibly and double-check that all your documents are in order.
More Information on the Letter of Guarantee
A letter of guarantee is issued by a citizen of RNM or by a foreigner who has been granted legal residence in the country.
An invitation letter is issued by a legal entity registered in the Republic or by a state administrative body inviting a foreigner for a business visit.
In both cases, these documents provide proof that the inviting party will provide you with means of subsistence (accommodation, meals, etc.) and can assist you in your departure from the country.
If you’re staying in a hotel, then the Reservations section will be able to assist you in acquiring this document.
North Macedonia Visa Status Check
The embassy will contact you by email when a decision has been made regarding your application. If you wish to check the status of your document before this, you should reach out to your embassy’s consular section. Keep in mind, however, that embassies are not always able to give updates on applicants’ statuses by phone or email.
If you’re not able to go to the embassy to pick up your passport yourself, most consular sections will give your passport to a third party provided they present a valid ID and a written authorisation.
How Much Is a North Macedonia Tourist Visa?
Type C tourist authorisations are 60.00 EUR (70.00 USD) for adults and 35.00 EUR (41.00 USD) for children aged 6-12. This fee should be paid prior to your appointment at the embassy and proof of payment will be required as part of the application.
Money orders are accepted at most embassies. For specific payment details, please contact your embassy’s consular section.
More North Macedonia Visa Questions and Information
We hope you’ve found the sections above to be helpful. For more tips, check out our FAQs in the drop-down menu below.
If you’re interested in long-term travel, your embassy can give you information on long-stay (type D) authorisations valid for work, study or family reunions.
Keep your registration in a safe place when you travel, as you may need to present it when departing the country.
- Temporary residence in an EU Member State or a country in the Schengen zone.
- Permanent residence in an EU Member State or a country in the Schengen zone.
- A Multiple-Entry (type C) Schengen authorisation valid at least 5 days beyond your intended travel dates in the country.
Luckily, there are many things you can do to reduce the risk that your authorisation is denied. Follow our directions above carefully, and travel with ease.