North Macedonia

Citizenship by Investment programs / North Macedonia

Invest in your North Macedonian Citizenship

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Travel required

12 weeks average processing time

Minimum contribution of €200,000

North Macedonia

Citizenship by Investment programs / North Macedonia

Invest in your North Macedonian Citizenship

CitizenX is the most trusted platform to invest in citizenship in a safe and simple way. Unlock untapped real estate opportunities in Europe with your North Macedonian passport.

Travel required

12 weeks average processing time

Minimum contribution of €200,000

Name: Republic of North Macedonia

Name: Republic of North Macedonia

Capital: Skopje

Capital: Skopje

Population: 2,082,900

Population: 2,082,900

Language: Macedonian, Albanian

Language: Macedonian, Albanian

Flag: 🇲🇰

Flag: 🇲🇰

Timezone: GMT+1 (CET)

Timezone: GMT+1 (CET)

Coordinates: 41.61°N 21.34°W

Coordinates: 41.61°N 21.34°W

Currency: Macedonian Denar (MKD)

Currency: Macedonian Denar (MKD)

North Macedonia passport
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The North Macedonian passport ranks top 50 in the 2024 CitizenX Passport Index Ranking.

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North Macedonia Passport Index

The North Macedonian passport ranks top 50 in the 2024 CitizenX Passport Index Ranking.

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North Macedonia Passport Index

The North Macedonian passport ranks top 50 in the 2024 CitizenX Passport Index Ranking.

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free access

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Visa-free travel destinations

Travel without visa or receive a visa on arrival (VOA) or electronic travel authority (ETA).

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free access

127

Visa-free travel destinations

Travel without visa or receive a visa on arrival (VOA) or electronic travel authority (ETA).

Saint Kitts and Nevis visa-free access

127

Visa-free travel destinations

Travel without visa or receive a visa on arrival (VOA) or electronic travel authority (ETA).

North Macedonia CBI

100%

Schengen Area reach

Enhance your mobility options with visa-free access to Europe’s Schengen Area.

North Macedonia CBI

100%

Schengen Area reach

Enhance your mobility options with visa-free access to Europe’s Schengen Area.

North Macedonia CBI

100%

Schengen Area reach

Enhance your mobility options with visa-free access to Europe’s Schengen Area.

North Macedonia is your pathway to freedom with a European passport.

Live and work in Europe and enjoy visa-free travel to 127 destinations worldwide, including Europe's Schengen Area, Hong Kong, Japan, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro, Singapore, and Türkiye.

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North Macedonia passport
North Macedonia passport
North Macedonia passport

A soon-to-be EU sovereign that is a member of NATO.

North Macedonia became a member of the NATO Alliance in 2020 and is an official candidate country for European Union membership.

Becoming a North Macedonian citizen now is a future investment if the country's European Union application were to be accepted.

North Macedonia became a member of the NATO Alliance in 2020 and is an official candidate country for European Union membership.

Becoming a North Macedonian citizen now is a future investment if the country's European Union application were to be accepted.

Get a North Macedonian passport blazingly fast with the citizenship by investment program.

North Macedonia has one of the world's most flexible routes to economic citizenship, with:

  • No residency requirement.

  • No language requirement.

  • 100% remote application process.

North Macedonia has one of the world's most flexible routes to economic citizenship, with:

  • No residency requirement.

  • No language requirement.

  • 100% remote application process.

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A business and tax-friendly jurisdiction in the Balkans.

North Macedonia is strategically positioned to access trade and business markets in Southeast Europe, with a growing economy and a well-developed health system.

Additionally, the country has favorable tax rates for entrepreneurs with a 10% corporate and income tax rate when obtaining permanent residency and efficient company registration systems.

North Macedonia is strategically positioned to access trade and business markets in Southeast Europe, with a growing economy and a well-developed health system.

Additionally, the country has favorable tax rates for entrepreneurs with a 10% corporate and income tax rate when obtaining permanent residency and efficient company registration systems.

North Macedonia allows dual citizenship for you and your family. No restrictions.

North Macedonia allows dual citizenship without restrictions, meaning foreign investors can keep any other second passport.

Citizenship can be passed down to future generations, turning North Macedonian citizenship into a generational asset for your family.

North Macedonia allows dual citizenship without restrictions, meaning foreign investors can keep any other second passport.

Citizenship can be passed down to future generations, turning North Macedonian citizenship into a generational asset for your family.

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Requirements and eligibility under the North Macedonia Citizenship by Investment program

Being > 18 years old.

Being > 18 years old.

Having a 100% clean criminal record.

Having a 100% clean criminal record.

Not having entered or stayed illegally in North Macedonia

Submitting a detailed curriculum vitae (CV)

Showing proof of sound financial standing and necessary funds for investment

Only adults can get North Macedonian citizenship by investment. Dependent children under 18 years old will be elegible for citizenship by descent once both or one of their parents have received citizenship by investment.

Only adults can get North Macedonian citizenship by investment. Dependent children under 18 years old will be elegible for citizenship by descent once both or one of their parents have received citizenship by investment.

Investment Options to Acquire North Macedonian Citizenship

€200,000 Private investment fund

Invest at least EUR 200,000 per adult applicant for at least 2 years in a government-approved fund established in accordance with the laws of the Republic of North Macedonia.

€200,000 Private investment fund

Invest at least EUR 200,000 per adult applicant for at least 2 years in a government-approved fund established in accordance with the laws of the Republic of North Macedonia.

€400,000 Direct investment

A minimum investment of EUR 400,000 in new facilities employing permanently at least 10 people in at least 1 year. Facilities in hospitality for restaurants or shopping are not elegible.

€400,000 Direct investment

A minimum investment of EUR 400,000 in new facilities employing permanently at least 10 people in at least 1 year. Facilities in hospitality for restaurants or shopping are not elegible.

5 Steps in the North Macedonia Citizenship by Investment program

The North Macedonia Citizenship by Investment Program involves the following 5 key steps

The North Macedonia Citizenship by Investment Program involves the following 5 key steps

1

Preparation of necessary documents


Applicants' documents are carefully filled out, prepared, and translated if necessary via the CitizenX platform.

Preparation of necessary documents


Applicants' documents are carefully filled out, prepared, and translated if necessary via the CitizenX platform.

2

Submission of documents


Main applicants submit all required documents to the government, including birth certificate and marriage certificates, a signed prospectus, police certificates of clearance, a resume/CV, and evidence of the funding source.

Submission of documents


Main applicants submit all required documents to the government, including birth certificate and marriage certificates, a signed prospectus, police certificates of clearance, a resume/CV, and evidence of the funding source.

3

Payment of the investment amount


The designated investment amount of either 200,000 EUR (into a private investment fund) or 400,000 EUR (as a direct investment creating at least 10 jobs) is paid by the investor.

Payment of the investment amount


The designated investment amount of either 200,000 EUR (into a private investment fund) or 400,000 EUR (as a direct investment creating at least 10 jobs) is paid by the investor.

4

Due diligence checks


Once the documents are submitted, the government of North Macedonia conducts the due diligence and background checks. Additional documents may be requested during this verification process.

Due diligence checks


Once the documents are submitted, the government of North Macedonia conducts the due diligence and background checks. Additional documents may be requested during this verification process.

5

Grant of citizenship and issuance of passport


Upon approval of the application, the applicant acquires North Macedonian citizenship and their passport is issued, usually within 3-6 months of starting the process.

Grant of citizenship and issuance of passport


Upon approval of the application, the applicant acquires North Macedonian citizenship and their passport is issued, usually within 3-6 months of starting the process.

North Macedonia Passport Renewal process

The passport renewal process for North Macedonia involves several steps and requirements.


First, you need to obtain the passport application form from the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) or download it from their website. You will need a valid state-issued ID, which is necessary for citizens residing abroad to prove their identity. If applicable, submit the old passport, regardless of its expiration date. You will need to pay the 300 MKD administrative stamp fee (100 MKD for children under 4 years old and 200 MKD for those between 4 and 27 years old) and the 2000 MKD processing fee (6100 MKD for expedited processing, which usually takes 48 hours).

The passport renewal process for North Macedonia involves several steps and requirements.


First, you need to obtain the passport application form from the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) or download it from their website. You will need a valid state-issued ID, which is necessary for citizens residing abroad to prove their identity. If applicable, submit the old passport, regardless of its expiration date. You will need to pay the 300 MKD administrative stamp fee (100 MKD for children under 4 years old and 200 MKD for those between 4 and 27 years old) and the 2000 MKD processing fee (6100 MKD for expedited processing, which usually takes 48 hours).

1

Submission


Submit the application form and required documents at the passport processing office or a consular office of North Macedonia.

Submission


Submit the application form and required documents at the passport processing office or a consular office of North Macedonia.

2

Biometric Data


Provide biometric data, including fingerprints, at the Passport Application Centre(s). Minors under 12 years old are exempt from fingerprint collection.

Biometric Data


Provide biometric data, including fingerprints, at the Passport Application Centre(s). Minors under 12 years old are exempt from fingerprint collection.

3

Issuance


The passport will be issued with a validity period of 5 years for those between 4 and 27 years old, 10 years for those 27 years old and older, and 2 years for children under 4 years old.

Issuance


The passport will be issued with a validity period of 5 years for those between 4 and 27 years old, 10 years for those 27 years old and older, and 2 years for children under 4 years old.

As of February 13, 2024, only passports with the name "Republic of North Macedonia" are valid for international travel as per the Prespa Agreement. Previous passports with the name "Republic of Macedonia" may still be used to show travel history or visas that are still valid.


Regular passports are valid for 2, 5, or 10 years depending on the age of the applicant, and diplomatic and official passports for 5 years. Temporary passports are also available for 30 days or until the return trip is completed.

As of February 13, 2024, only passports with the name "Republic of North Macedonia" are valid for international travel as per the Prespa Agreement. Previous passports with the name "Republic of Macedonia" may still be used to show travel history or visas that are still valid.


Regular passports are valid for 2, 5, or 10 years depending on the age of the applicant, and diplomatic and official passports for 5 years. Temporary passports are also available for 30 days or until the return trip is completed.

Pros and Cons of Getting North Macedonian Citizenship By Investment

Benefits

Drawbacks and risks

Visa-free travel: A North Macedonian passport allows visa-free travel to over 120 countries, including the Schengen Area, Japan, and Singapore.

Uncertainty about the €200,000 option: The most affordable investment option, a €200,000 donation, has not resulted in any successful applications despite being introduced over two years ago.

Favourable tax regime: Individuals pay a 10% income tax rate, and non-tax residents do not pay taxes on income from outside North Macedonia.

EU candidacy uncertainty: There is no certainty or guarantee on when or whether North Macedonia will join the European Union.

No minimum residency requirement: Foreigners obtaining citizenship by investment are not required to live or visit the country regularly.

Infrastructure challenges: The country faces underdeveloped transport systems, weak labor market institutions, and poor digitalization of governmental services

EU candidate country: North Macedonia is a candidate for the European Union, which could provide benefits such as free residence and work in any EU country, access to education and healthcare, and more.

Multiple citizenship allowed: New citizens of North Macedonia do not have to renounce their first citizenship unless their country of origin requests it

North Macedonia CBI vs Caribbean CBI programs

North Macedonia's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program and Caribbean CBI programs have several key differences. Here are some of the main points to consider:

North Macedonia's Citizenship by Investment (CBI) program and Caribbean CBI programs have several key differences. Here are some of the main points to consider:

Caribbean

North Macedonia

Minimum investment

The minimum investment amount varies by country, but it is generally lower than North Macedonia's. For example, Antigua and Barbuda or Dominica require a minimum investment of USD 100,000

The minimum investment amount is €200,000 in a private investment fund for at least two years.

Travel freedom

Caribbean passports also offer visa-free access to many countries, but the number of countries varies by program. For example, Antigua and Barbuda offers visa-free access to 154 countries

The North Macedonian passport allows visa-free access to 130 countries, including the Schengen Area.

Timeframe to citizenship

Caribbean programs generally take less time, with some offering fast-track options that can process applications in as little as 40 to 60 days

The North Macedonian CBI process takes around 3 to 4 months.

Business opportunities

Caribbean programs often focus on real estate and business investments, which can provide additional opportunities for investors.

North Macedonia offers a favorable tax regime, with a flat 10% corporate tax rate, and is an EU candidate member state, providing access to a strategically positioned trade market and business investment opportunities.

Investment options

Caribbean programs often offer multiple investment options, such as real estate, business, or non-refundable contributions to a government fund. For example, Antigua and Barbuda offers four options

North Macedonia offers two investment options: investing in a private local investment fund or in an eligible new company that creates at least 10 full-time jobs.

Cost

The total cost for a single applicant in Caribbean programs is generally lower, with some countries offering options for as low as USD 100,000

The total cost for a single applicant under the North Macedonian CBI program is €250,000, including the investment and processing fees.

Overall, while both North Macedonia and Caribbean CBI programs offer citizenship and travel benefits, the key differences lie in the investment amounts, options, and timeframe.

North Macedonia's program is more expensive but offers a more established and stable economy, while Caribbean programs are generally less expensive but may have fewer business opportunities.

Overall, while both North Macedonia and Caribbean CBI programs offer citizenship and travel benefits, the key differences lie in the investment amounts, options, and timeframe.

North Macedonia's program is more expensive but offers a more established and stable economy, while Caribbean programs are generally less expensive but may have fewer business opportunities.

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Become a citizen of North Macedonia.

The North Macedonia citizenship by investment program is under the Fund for Innovations and Technology Development of the Republic of North Macedonia.

Saint Kitts and Nevis passport by investment
Saint Kitts and Nevis passport by investment

Become a citizen of North Macedonia.

The North Macedonia citizenship by investment program is under the Fund for Innovations and Technology Development of the Republic of North Macedonia.

Saint Kitts and Nevis passport by investment
Saint Kitts and Nevis passport by investment

Become a citizen of North Macedonia.

The North Macedonia citizenship by investment program is under the Fund for Innovations and Technology Development of the Republic of North Macedonia.

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CitizenX is a technology service providing legal information and access to self-service tools. We are not a law firm and do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have unique considerations, please talk with a lawyer in your jurisdiction before proceeding.

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6300 Zug, Switzerland

CitizenX is a technology service providing legal information and access to self-service tools. We are not a law firm and do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have unique considerations, please talk with a lawyer in your jurisdiction before proceeding.

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