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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Macedonia

Macedonia
Macedonia

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months A
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months A
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 60 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 60 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 60 Months A
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months A
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months A
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months A
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-7 N/A N/A N/A
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 120 Months
V-2 None Multiple 120 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 120 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

All documents need to be requested personally. Requests by a third party with a Power of attorney are accepted in lieu of personal requests.

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: 100 MKD

Document Name: Extract from the Register of Births (Birth Certificate)

Issuing Authority: Local Office for Management of Registers of births, marriages and deaths having jurisdiction over the locality where the event occurred.

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
OFFICE FOR MANAGEMENT OF REGISTERS OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS
Bul. Ss. Cyril and Methodius 54
1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia
E-mail: contact@uvmk.gov.mk
Phone: +389 2 3223-787
Fax: +389 2 3215-406

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Wet round seal and signature of the registrar

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Civil Registrar

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Must present valid identification document when requesting the certificate. Requests for minors are submitted by parents who present valid identification documents. All information is provided online: uvmk.gov

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: International Certificate is available per request.

 

Death/Burial Certificates

Available

Fees: 100 MKD

Document Name: Extract from the Register of Births (Death Certificate/Decree)

Issuing Authority Issuing Authority: The local office of the Office for Management of Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths which has jurisdiction over the locality where the event occurred.

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
OFFICE FOR MANAGEMENT OF REGISTERS OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS
Bul. Ss. Cyril and Methodius 54
1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia
E-mail: contact@uvmk.gov.mk
Phone: +389 2 3223-787
Fax: +389 2 3215-406

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Wet round seal and signature of the registrar

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Civil Registrar

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Must present valid document (death certificate/decree) when requesting the certificate. All information is provided on their web page uvmk.gov

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: An International Certificate is available on request.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: 100 MKD

Document Name: Extract from the Register of Marriages (Marriage Certificate).

Issuing Authority: The local office of the Office for Management of Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths which has jurisdiction over the locality where the event occurred.

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
OFFICE FOR MANAGEMENT OF REGISTERS OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS
Bul. Ss. Cyril and Methodius 54
1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia
E-mail: contact@uvmk.gov.mk
Phone: +389 2 3223-787
Fax: +389 2 3215-406

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Wet round seal and signature of the registrar

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Civil Registrar

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Must present valid identification document when requesting the certificate. All information is provided on their web page: uvmk.gov

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments:

An International Certificate is available on request. This certificate does not need to be translated.

A marriage which took place by proxy is not usually evident from the marriage certificate.

The Orthodox Church issues birth and marriage certificates, but these are purely ceremonial documents and are based upon the record from the civil registry.

Same sex marriages: The government of Macedonia defines a marriage as a union between a man and a woman and therefore will not register same-sex marriages. Additionally, a same-sex marriage registered in a country that legally allows same-sex marriage is not considered to be a legal marriage in the Republic of Macedonia.

 

Statement of Unmarried Status

Available

Fees: 150MKD total (50MKD + 100MKD)

Document Name: Certificate of Civil Status

Issuing Authority: Local office of the Office for Management of Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths:

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
OFFICE FOR MANAGEMENT OF REGISTERS OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS
Bul. Ss. Cyril and Methodius 54
1000 Skopje, R. Macedonia
E-mail: contact@uvmk.gov.mk
Phone: +389 2 3223-787
Fax: +389 2 3215-406

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Wet ink seals from the court, signatures from the official(s).

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Local office of the Office for Management of Registers of births, marriages and deaths

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Must request the document with a valid ID and a birth certificate issued within 6 months of the request. All information is provided on their web page uvmk.gov

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: There may be a fee to obtain this document.

Document Name: Divorce Certificate

Issuing Authority: The basic court that processed the divorce.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Typewritten and headed "In the name of the citizens of the Republic of Macedonia," contains wet ink seals from the court, signatures from the official(s).

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Presiding Judge of the Basic Court

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Contact the court that processed the case.

Certified Copies Available: Yes, the court provides court-certified copies.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Since May 10, 1946, only divorces obtained through the civil courts have been legal. Prior to this date, divorces granted by church authorities were also recognized.

Adoption Certificates

The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy must be contacted regarding all inquiries mtsp.gov

Identity Card

Available

Fees: 190 MKD

Document Name: ID card

Issuing Authority: Ministry of Internal Affairs

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: All valid ID cards are biometric. The cards display a photograph, date and place of birth, unique ID number, and the home address of the bearer.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Macedonia.

Registration Criteria: Must be citizen of Republic of Macedonia

Procedure for Obtaining: Application must be made in person at the local police station

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Records

Unavailable: No longer available after 31 December 2014. As of 1 January 2015, the Penal Record covers the information previously provided by the Police Certificate.

 

Court Records

Available:

  • There are two separate certificates available:
    • For pending investigations/trials and sentences that have not yet come into effect and are eligible for appeal - Court Certificate
    • For issued sentences that are fully in effect - Penal Records

Fees: There may be a fee to obtain this document.

Document Name:

  • Court Certificate (Certificate of Criminal Records or Certificate of Non-Conviction)
  • Certificate of Penal Records

Issuing Authority: Basic Court in the area where the applicant was born

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Round ink seal and signature of the official authority

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Presiding Judge of the Basic Court issuing the document

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Requests must be submitted in person to the Basic Court in the region where the applicant was born. Applicants should request form SD-110 (Article 288) and form SD-111 (Article 295). A third party may request the court certificate on behalf of the applicant with a power of attorney. The request must include a statement of the purpose for the request. Both must be requested in order to obtain a complete criminal record history. If an applicant was not born in the Republic of Macedonia, but resided in the country as a Macedonian citizen, his/her records are kept in the Basic Court of the place of residence. For applicants who are not citizens of Republic of Macedonia, the records are kept in the Basic Court in the municipality where the applicant was registered as a temporary or permanent resident. The database contains records for misdemeanors and alternative sentence such as fines, bans, or deportations.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Certificates should be issued on document templates and should be all same, apart from the name of the city and the presiding judge. However, from our experience some courts do not use the template and issue their own document to provide the requested information. Post accepts these documents as long as they provide the requested information on separate certificates – one to show records for pending investigations/trials and sentences that have not yet come into effect and the other to show sentences that have taken effect. Additionally, the translated titles of the certificates may vary with vocabulary choice of the certified translator.

 

Prison Records

Available

Fees: There may be a fee to obtain this document.

Document Name: Certificate

Issuing Authority: Administration for implementation of sanctions

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Round ink seal and signature of the official authority

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel title.

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: Requests must be submitted in person or by a third party with a Power of Attorney.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Applicants are able to provide certificates for sentences served; however there is almost no information from open sources on how to obtain this document. The Administration for implementation of sanctions is part of the Ministry of Justice. There is no information on open sources how to obtain this document. It is possible that the requests are made to the Administration directly. However there is no guidance of information how to do this.

Military Records

Available

Fees: There may be a fee to obtain this document.

Document Name: Military Card

Issuing Authority: Ministry of Defense of Republic of Macedonia

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There are no special seals, colors, or formats.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel title.

Registration Criteria: There are no registration criteria.

Procedure for Obtaining: There is no specific procedure for obtaining this document.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Available if applicant fulfilled the universal military service requirement (until 2005). Obligatory military service in Macedonia was discontinued in 2005. A military card was issued to all persons who have served in the former Yugoslav National Army (until 1991) or in the Macedonian armed forces. Records may also be obtained from the district branch office of the Ministry of Defense having jurisdiction over the individual at the time of service.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Available

Fees: 1800 MKD (1500 + 300)

Document Name: Passport/Travel document

Issuing Authority: Ministry of Internal Affairs

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: All passports are biometric as of April 2012.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Ministry of Interior

Registration Criteria: Must be citizen of Republic of Macedonia

Procedure for Obtaining: Application must be made in person at the passport processing office in the local police station or in a Macedonian consular office.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Other Records

There are no other records available

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: Embassy

Street Address:
Samoilova 21
1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Mailing Address:
U.S. Embassy - Skopje
Department of State
Washington, DC 20521-7120

Phone Number:
Tel: (389) (2) 310 2000

Mail: consularskopje@state.gov

Comments / Additional Information: None

Visa Services

All visa categories for all of Macedonia.