North Macedonia

Citizenship by Investment Program

Program Overview

North Macedonia introduced its Economic Citizenship Program in 2019, as detailed in the Law on Attracting Investment. This program offers international investors an opportunity to obtain North Macedonian citizenship by making significant financial investments.

Program Details

Time To Citizenship
2-5 months
Visa Free Travel
127 countries
Passport Rank
46rd In the world
Minimum Investment
€200,000 EUR
No Residency Requirements
Citizenship Program Established in 2019

Country Overview

North Macedonia is a captivating landlocked country situated in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe. The country is known for its diverse landscapes, from the rugged mountainous regions to the beautiful lakes of Ohrid and Prespa.
Often referred to as the “Pearl of the Balkans,” North Macedonia has received numerous international accolades for its rich historical heritage and unique cultural blend of Eastern and Western influences.
North Macedonia is an enchanting country, known for its ancient archaeological sites like the city of Stobi, bustling bazaars, traditional Balkan cuisine, and warm hospitality. It offers an array of attractions from the breathtaking views of Mount Korab to the vibrant local life in the old bazaar of Skopje.
Capital
Skopje
Population
2 million
Language
Macedonian, Albanian
Currency
Macedonian Denar (MKD)
Exchange Rate
1 USD = 56.55 MKD
Government Type
Parliamentary Republic

Investment Requirements

There are two options to obtain citizenship by investment in North Macedonia:

Option 1:

To qualify for citizenship, adult applicants must invest €200,000 EUR in a private investment fund operating under the Republic of North Macedonia’s laws for a minimum of two years.

Requirement 2:

Alternatively, adult applicants can make a direct investment of €400,000 EUR in new facilities (excluding restaurants or shopping establishments for hospitality) and employ a minimum of ten people indefinitely for a period of at least one year to be eligible for citizenship.

Visa Free Countries

125 Countries

* Visa on arrival
**eTA

Americas

Argentina
Bolivia *
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
El Salvador
French Guiana
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama
Peru
Suriname

Europe

Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Greenland
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Kosovo
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City

Asia

Bangladesh *
Cambodia *
Japan
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Kyrgyzstan
Laos *
Macao (SAR China) *
Malaysia
Maldives *
Nepal *
Singapore
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
Timor-Leste *

Oceania

Cook Islands
French Polynesia
Micronesia
New Caledonia
Niue
Palau Islands
Samoa
Tuvalu *

Africa

Burundi *
Cape Verde Islands *
Comoro Islands *
Djibouti *
Egypt *
Guinea-Bissau *
Madagascar *
Malawi
Mauritania *
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mozambique *
Reunion
Rwanda*
Seychelles *
Somalia *
Tanzania*
The Gambia
Togo *
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Caribbean

Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica
Dominican Republic
French West Indies
Haiti
Jamaica
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Maarten
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Middle East

Armenia *
Iran *
Israel
Jordan *
Lebanon*
Oman
Palestenian Territory
Qatar

E-visa

Sri Lanka
*The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government’s policy and so is access to this countries.

Organizations

30th member of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) since 2020
Member of the United Nations since 1993
Member of the World Health Organization (WHO)
32nd Member of the Council of Europe in 1995
Member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) since 1993
Member of the World Trade Organization since its inception in 2003

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