“Visa” is a permit for entry and short-term stay or transit issued to a foreigner by a competent authority of the Republic of North Macedonia
To apply for a visa (refers to nationals for which visa is necessary for entrance or application for the residence permit in the country), a foreigner must submit a visa application at the diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of North Macedonia in the country of origin of the foreigner or in the country of which the foreigner possesses a residence permit (with the assumption that in that country there is a diplomatic mission of North Macedonia). In the case that there is no diplomatic or consular mission in that country, the visa application is submitted at the diplomatic or consular mission of the country with which the Republic of North Macedonia has concluded a joint representation agreement.
Type of visas:
Visas are issued to foreigners for entering the Republic of North Macedonia and staying short-term for the duration specified in the visa, entering and staying long-term or transiting the territory or the international transit zone at an airport.
The foreigner is obligated to secure his/her visa before entering the Republic of North Macedonia and may stay only for the purpose for which the visa was issued.
Types of entry visas:
Short-Stay and Transit Visa (‘C’ Visa)
Document needed for a short-stay visa, up to 90 days (‘C’ visa), i.e. transit visa of up to 5 days:
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.
Types of permits:
A permit for work is a document based on which the domestic or foreign employer concludes a contract of employment or does other business with a foreigner following the Law on Employment and Work on Employment of Foreigners.
Temporary residence is granted to a foreigner who intends to stay in the Republic of North Macedonia for the following reasons:
Temporary residence is also granted to:
For more information from the responsible bodies on these issues please consider the links below: