Visa policy of the Republic of Macedonia
Visa policy of the Republic of 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, Grenada, Moldova, Samoa, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago and Vanuatu. It also grants visa free access to several additional countries – Azerbaijan, Botswana, Cuba, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Peru, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Visa policy map
1 – For citizens of Montenegro and Turkey the maximum permitted stay is 60 days.
2 – For citizens of Malaysia the maximum permitted stay is 30 days.
3 – 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 "business":
- Holders of a valid multiple entry visa for the Schengen Area may enter Macedonia for up to 15 days visa free.
- Visitors from the European Union and the Schengen Area, Albania, Montenegro and Serbia can enter Macedonia with an identity card.
- Holders of UN travel documents also 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, Moldova, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Vietnam and Yemen need approval from the Ministry of Interior.
Diplomatic and official passports
Additionally, only holders of diplomatic and official passports of the following countries do not require visas for Macedonia:
- Visa regime of the Republic of Macedonia version 26.07.2013
- Visa regime of the Republic of Macedonia towards other countries
- "Visa Information - Republic of Macedonia". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 17 December 2013.