Holders with a valid Type “C” multiple entrance visa or a Schengen Area residence permit may visit North Macedonia for up to 15 days without a visa if their visa is Type “C” multiple entry. Since the 27th of February, 2019, temporary residency permits have been accepted. Holders of a valid visa from the United Kingdom, Canada, or the United States are permitted to visit North Macedonia for up to 15 days without a visa.
Entry into North Macedonia
There are no COVID-19 travel restrictions from Ireland to North Macedonia. There is no requirement to present vaccination or testing certificates for COVID-19. Most trips to North Macedonia are without incident. Visitors to the country should exercise caution and avoid street protests in particular. You should always heed the advice of local authorities.
You will need:
Valid passport. The passport must have at least two blank pages and be in good condition.
Submission form Sign and complete the application form in its entirety.
Two passport photographs.
Visa processing for North Macedonia takes seven business days.
Appointments can take between four and six weeks from the date an application is filed.
Who Can Visit North Macedonia Without a Visa?
Those with a UN passport. Those having a valid visa from the United Kingdom, Canada, or the United States may enter North Macedonia visa-free for up to 15 days. Belarusian holders of diplomatic passports may also enter without a visa.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
|Covid 19 / Border Control|
|What is a Visa?|
|What kind of visa do I need?|
|Do I need more than one visa?|
|How long is a visa valid for?|
|When do I need my visa?|
|What if my visa is refused?|
The types of visas available are:
- Airport transit (A) visa.
- Visa for short-term (C) stays.
- Long-stay (D) visa.
What To Do If Your North Macedonia Visa is Refused
Everyone now has the right to contest this verdict. A standard document is provided by the embassy of the Member State that denied the visa to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a North Macedonia visa and the reasons for such refusal.
The healthcare system in Macedonia is a combination of public and private healthcare. All residents are eligible for free state-funded healthcare and have the option of paying privately for services not covered by the public system.
Although located in Europe, North Macedonia is not a member of Schengen.
Citizens of any nation who possess a valid Schengen visa are permitted a 15-day visa-free stay in North Macedonia. This also applies to those who possess a valid Schengen residence permit.