Visa policy of North Macedonia

Visitors to North Macedonia must obtain a visa from one of the North Macedonia diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.

Entry stamp of North Macedonia

Visa policy of North Macedonia is similar to the visa policy of the Schengen Area. It grants 90-day visa-free entry to all Schengen Annex II nationalities except Dominica, Georgia (without a voucher), Grenada, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Samoa, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. It also grants visa free access to several additional countries – Azerbaijan, Botswana, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Russia and Turkey.[1]

Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 3 months from the date of arrival.

Visa policy mapEdit

Visa policy of North Macedonia

Visa exemptionEdit

Holders of passports of the following 85 jurisdictions are visa exempt for visits up to 90 days:[2][3]

  • 1 – May enter with a national ID card for a stay of max 90 days within 180 days [4][5]
  • 2 – For nationals of Belarus and Georgia holding normal passports travelling as a tourist either individually with "vouchers" or in a travel group organised by travel agencies.

Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa if their passports are endorsed "for public affairs":

In addition:

  • Holders of a valid Type "C" multiple entry visa or Residence Permit for the Schengen Area may enter North Macedonia for up to 15 days visa free. A temporary residence permit is accepted since February 27th 2019.[6]
  • Holders of a valid UK, Canada or USA visa may enter North Macedonia for up to 15 days visa free.[7]
  • Holders of UN travel documents do not require a visa.


In addition to a visa, nationals of Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Vietnam and Yemen need approval from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Diplomatic and official passportsEdit

Additionally, only holders of diplomatic and official passports of the following countries do not require visas for North Macedonia:


Citizens of North Macedonia can enter some of the countries whose citizens are granted visa-free access to North Macedonia without a visa but they require a visa for Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Brunei, Canada, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Mauritius (grants visa on arrival), Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008. Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently (this note self-updates) recognized as an independent state by 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.


  1. ^ "Visa regime of the Republic of Macedonia version 26.07.2013". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Министерство За Надворешни Работи". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Gulf Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Министерство За Надворешни Работи". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Министерство За Надворешни Работи". Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Entry in the Republic of Macedonia for Schengen Visa Holders". Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  7. ^ "Entering the Republic of Macedonia with British, Canadian or U.S. visa". Retrieved 2018-03-14.

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