Macedonia Travel Entry Requirements
Visitors must have a valid passport in order to enter Macedonia. The
passport must be valid for three months longer than the validity of any
required visas. Citizens of the United States with U.S. passports may
remain in Macedonia for tourism or business for up to 90 days within a six-month period without a visa
Visa status cannot be changed after entering the country, so anyone
traveling to Macedonia for work, study, or visits of more than 90 days
must apply for a visa before arriving.
Travelers must also show proof of health insurance
at Macedonian ports of entry upon entering the country.
After arriving in Macedonia, foreign
visitors have 24 hours to register with the local police. Hotels will
automatically register foreign guests, but travelers staying at private
accommodations must visit the local police station in person and with
his/her landlord. The police must be notified of a change in residence,
and if you move into the jurisdiction of a new police station you must
notify both the new and old station of the change. In addition, dual
citizens returning to Macedonia after three or more months of absence
must register with the police when they arrive. Minors must have a
notarized letter from a parent or guardian in order to travel to
Citizens with the Republic of Macedonia or Macedonia listed as
their place of birth on their passports will not be issued an entry
stamp when arriving in Greece at any point of entry. Instead, they need
to fill out a short form where the stamp will be affixed. This document
must be kept attached to the passport and presented upon departure. All
visitors are advised to carry any form of identification when traveling
Anyone in possession of multiple passports must be sure to
enter and depart Macedonia on the same passport. Visitors may encounter
difficulties if they try to leave the country using a passport without
the Macedonian entry stamp.
Border areas away from official Macedonian border crossings are
off limits to foreign visitors. For the more current visa and travel
information for Macedonia, visit the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website
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