Macedonian identity card

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Macedonian identity card
(Лична карта)
Macedonian Identity Card - front.JPG
Macedonian identity card
Issued by Macedonia
Valid in Macedonia
Type of documentIdentity card,
optional replacement for passport in the listed countries
Eligibility requirements16 years of age
Macedonian Identity Card - front
Macedonian Identity Card - back

The Macedonian identity card (Macedonian: Лична карта) is a compulsory identity document issued in the Republic of Macedonia. The document is issued by the police on behalf of the Ministry of Interior.

Physical appearance[edit]

The Macedonian identity card is plastic ID-1-(bankcard) format. The left side shows a photograph of the face the bearer. On the top left corner of the front, the name Република Македонија (Macedonian)/Republic of Macedonia (English) in capitals, and below it the word Личната карта/Identity card is shown. The flag of Republic of Macedonia and the coat of arms are also displayed on the identity card. Every person over 18 is required to obtain an identity card.

Printed data[edit]

The previous Macedonian identity card, issued until 2007

The descriptions of the fields are printed in Macedonian and English.

  • Front side:
    • [Kotevski]
    • Name Borce
    • Nationality
    • Sex
    • Date of birth
    • Personal number
    • Date of issue
    • Date of expiry
    • Holder's signature
  • Back side:

International travel[edit]

The macedonian ID card can be used for traveling to and staying in countries that have special agreements with Macedonian Government without the need for a passport:[1]


In the late 19th-early 20th century, when the area of modern-day Macedonia was still part of the Ottoman Empire, the residents of the region, like other Ottoman citizens, were required to hold Ottoman identity cards. The cards were known in Ottoman Turkish as nüfus tezkeresi.,[6] or in Bulgarian as nofuz (Bulgarian: нофуз).[7] The importance of these cards is attested, for example, by Krste Misirkov's demand that the ethnicity of Macedonian Slavs be identified on these cards as "Macedonian".[8]

See also[edit]


a.   ^ 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, but 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 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states, of which several have been revoked.


  1. ^ In Montenegro only with ID cards Archived 2012-03-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
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  6. ^ Chris Gratien, Ottoman Identity Card; includes images of the cards
  7. ^ Kunchov, Vasil (1900), Makedonii͡a, Sofia: Bulgarskoto Knizhevno Druzhestvo, p. 135 (in Bulgarian)
  8. ^ Misirkov, Krste (1903), Za Makedonskite Raboti (On Macedonian Affairs), Sofia, p. 38 (in Macedonian)

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