Travel documents


Passport

During the stay abroad, the passport may serve as a proof of identity and citizenship of the Republic of North Macedonia. 

The passport is an electronic identity document issued to a citizen of the Republic of North Macedonia for traveling and staying abroad as well as for returning to the country. 

More on applying for a travel document: https://mvr.gov.mk/upravni-rab/1


Emergency Travel Document 

Emergency travel document is a personal document issued to a citizen of the Republic of North Macedonia who has found himself/herself abroad without a passport and serves only for returning to the country. The Emergency travel document is valid for 30 days from the issuing date or for the time required to return to the Republic of North Macedonia. 

Document needed to obtain an Emergency Travel Document:

  • Request for an Emergency Travel Document filled out by hand (on minor’s behalf it is submitted by both parents in person or by the parent acting as legal guardian). 
  • Two photographs sized 3.5 x 4.5 cm
  • ID card or other valid document verifying the identity of the applicant (valid Macedonian or foreign original photo document). If no identity document is provided, the identity can be verified through certified witness statements while the ETD is issued upon the approval by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of North Macedonia.  
  • Proof of citizenship (valid ID card, passport or original copy of the Certificate of Citizenship of the Republic of North Macedonia). If no proof of citizenship is submitted, the Emergency Travel Document can be issued upon the approval by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of North Macedonia. 
  • Proof of consular fee paid

The fee pursuant to LAF – Tariff No. 133 is 30 euros if the ETD is issued without MOI’s approval. The fee pursuant to LAF – Tariff No. 132 (delivery to/from RM) is 6 euros within Europe and 9 euros outside of Europe that is 36 or 39 euros in total, if the emergency travel document is being issued upon the approval by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia. 

For nationals of countries with a currency other than the euro, the fee is payable in the respective national currency.

In case of lost or stolen travel document, the report of lost/stolen passport issued by the competent authorities should also be submitted.


Issuing travel documents at the diplomatic-consular representations of the Republic of North Macedonia 

A citizen of the Republic of North Macedonia in addition to the travel document application form must also enclose the following: 

First-time applying for a travel document

  • Certificate of Citizenship of RNM 
  • Extract from the Register of Births 
  • Identity document issued by a competent authority of RNM or the country of residence 
  • Valid residence permit in the country of residence (only for persons without resolved citizenship status in the country of residence) 
  • Extract from the Registry of Births 
  • Identity document issued by a competent authority in RNM or the country of residence 
  • Valid residence permit for the country of residence (only for persons without resolved citizenship status in the country of residence) 

Regular replacement

  • Old expired travel document 
  • Valid residence permit for the country of residence (only for persons without resolved citizenship status in the country of residence) 

Duplicate travel document (due to loss, theft or misplacement)

  • Certificate of Citizenship of the Republic of North Macedonia  
  • Valid residence permit for the country of residence (only for persons without resolved citizenship status in the country of residence) 
  • Extract from the Registry of Births 
  • Identity document issued by the country of residence or the Republic of North Macedonia (ID card etc.) 
  • Police report (translated into Macedonian) about a stolen, lost or misplaced travel document 
  • Personal statement signed by the applicant regarding a lost/stolen/misplaced travel document
  • Publishing a notification of the lost/stolen/misplaced travel document in the Official Gazette of RNM (in person or by relatives living in the city covered by the regional unit of MOI which issued the passport) 

Early replacement (due to damage, coming of age, change of personal information etc.) 

Please submit the original travel document to the DCRs of the Republic of North Macedonia

  • Valid residence permit for the country of residence (only for persons without resolved citizenship status in the country of residence) 
  • The old valid travel document is retained and forwarded to MOI for inspection 
  • In case of applying for a new travel document more than a year ahead of the expiration of the old travel document on the date of submitting the application, the old valid passport is retained and forwarded to MOI for inspection
  • In case of applying for a new travel document due to a change of personal details, the application is not processed unless the change of personal details has been duly registered at the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of North Macedonia and unless the changes have been entered in the mobile unit system.

Applying for a travel document for a minor

  • When applying for a travel document for a minor, both parents must appear in person at the diplomatic-consular representation of the Republic of North Macedonia with the child’s extract from the Registry of Births as proof of identity of the parents. If a parent is unable to appear in person, a power of attorney certified by the diplomatic-consular representation of the Republic of North Macedonia authorising one parent to apply for a child travel document on behalf of the other parent should also be submitted. In case of applying for a travel document for a minor of divorced parents, the sole guardian of the child must submit a sole-custody ruling made by the local competent court.
  • In case when both the marriage and divorce were concluded and finalised abroad, the ruling must be translated into Macedonian and certified by a competent authority in the Republic of North Macedonia. 
  • In case of applying for a minor when one of the parents (father) is not listed in the extract from the Registry of Births, the supporting documents should only include the child’s extract from the Registry of Births.
  • A travel document for a citizen of the Republic of North Macedonia residing abroad may be issued at the following diplomatic-consular representations: Melbourne, Canberra, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Toronto, Berlin, Bonn, Munich, Stockholm, Copenhagen, the Hague, Brussels, Bern, London, Paris, Venice, Vienna and Ljubljana.  

The fee pursuant to LAF – Tariff No. 133 is 25 euros for persons under 4, 27 euros for persons aged 4-27 and 30 euros for persons over 27, while the fee for issuing a duplicate or replacement passport is 30 euros.

The mobile units issuing travel documents operate within these representations three times a year. Please follow the link for a schedule of the mobile units.

Last updated: 23 November 2020