Visa Process Upon Arrival
Visa Process Upon Arrival (through the Ministry of Interior in the Republic of North Macedonia)
VISA APPLICATION + TEMPORARY RESIDENCE PERMIT APPLICATION
– UPON ARRIVAL IN THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA
*This process is applicable to all students coming from countries that are allowed to enter the Republic of North Macedonia without visa for up to 90 days. Please check your country here: https://www.mfa.gov.mk/en/page/31/do-you-need-a-visa
If the status of your country indicates ‘NOT REQUIRED’ then you will be able to enter the country and apply for visa + residence permit upon your arrival. If your country indicates ‘REQUIRED’ then please follow the procedure for visa application through embassy/consulate here (hyperlink to the second window – Visa Process Through Embassies/Consulates).
All students will need to apply for a Long-Term Visa (‘D’ Type) since their stay will be longer than 90 days.
*DOCUMENTS FROM HOME COUNTRY*
– Passport Copy – valid for at least 16 (sixteen) months;
– Health Insurance – valid for the period of stay;
– Certificate that the student has not been convicted/ Certificate that the student does not have any ongoing criminal proceeding against him/her – not older than 6 months, taken from domestic court/ responsible institution;
** PLEASE NOTE: Upon arrival, these 3 documents must be translated in Macedonian language and notarized
in the Republic of North Macedonia. For assistance, our Legal Affairs Office, the International Relations Office and our Student Mentors will assist you with providing contacts for translation and notarization.
– Bank Card Copy – just front side of the card;
– 8 Portrait Photos – biometric, visa dimensions 3×3.5 cm with white background;
*DOCUMENTS TAKEN FROM THE REPUBLIC OF NORTH MACEDONIA*
POLICE STATION IN NORTH MACEDONIA
– In the moment that you arrive in North Macedonia you have 24 hours to go to the nearest police station and register your arrival in the country. If you are accommodated in a hotel/hostel/dormitory, you will be automatically registered and be able to take your “White Card” from the nearest police station. If you are accommodated in private housing you and the landlord have to go together and register in the police station so that you can take the “White Card”. This is the most important document you will need for your visa/permit application.
DORMITORY/ PRIVATE HOUSING
– Accommodation Agreement – from dormitory or private housing;
** PLEASE NOTE: This document must be in Macedonian language and notarized in the Republic of North
IBU INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OFFICE
– Student Certificate (in Macedonian language)
– Invitation Letter (in Macedonian language)
– Learning Agreement (in Macedonian language)
– Language Certificate (in Macedonian language)
IBU LEGAL AFFAIRS OFFICE
– Visa Application + Residence Permit Forms (IBU lawyer will prepare it for you upon arrival)
– Students can pay for their visa and permit application via bill for payment in the bank or by a debit/credit card on site in the moment of the application. The cost for the translation services and application expenses shall not exceed 150 EUR.