Embassies and Consulates in North Macedonia

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NB: Prior to June 2018, the use of the name Macedonia was disputed between Greece and the then-Republic of Macedonia. The Prespa agreement of June 2018 saw the country change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia eight months later.

In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in North Macedonia, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in North Macedonia.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that North Macedonia does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in North Macedonia, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in North Macedonia

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The North Macedonian capital, Skopje hosts 32 embassies.

There are also 17 consulates and one other representations in North Macedonia (European Union Representation Office in Skopje).

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Skopje, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of North Macedonia and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in North Macedonia. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Skopje


Embassy of China in North Macedonia

Address:Lermontova 2, Skopje
Tel: (+389) 2 311 0390
E-Mail: chinaemb_mk@mfa.gov.cn
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/chinaembassynmk/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 09am to 05pm

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, notary certification and marriage registration.


French Embassy in North Macedonia

Address: Rue Todor Aleksandrov 165, 1000 Skopje
Tel: (+389) 2 324 4300
E-Mail: contact@ambafrance-mk.org
Social Media: https://twitter.com/FranceMacedoine and https://www.facebook.com/France.Skopje/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m

The French Embassy in North Macedonia provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Skopje, France has another honorary consulate in Bitola ((+389) 47 223 192).


Embassy of Germany in North Macedonia

Address: ul. Lerinska 59, 1000 Skopje
Tel: (+389) 2 309 39 00
E-Mail: info@skop.diplo.de
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/GermanEmbassySkopje/
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in North Macedonia provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.


Embassy of the Japan in North Macedonia

Address: Filip Vtori Makedonski 3, Soravia Center, floor 6, 1000 Skopje
Tel: (+389) 2 311 80 63
E-Mail: info@sk.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://twitter.com/MKembassyJapan and https://www.facebook.com/EMBJPMK/
Opening hours: Embassy: 08:30 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 17:00.
Consular service: 08:30 -12:30 and 13:30 -16:00

The Japanese consulate shares the same details as the embassy. They provide a range of services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.


Embassy of Russia in North Macedonia

Address: st. Pirinskaya, 44, 1000 Skopje
Tel: (+389) 2 311 7160 and (+389) 2 321-5349 for the Consular Section.
E-mail: skopje@mid.ru
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/RussianEmbMKD and https://twitter.com/Russian_Emb_MKD
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, from 8.30 to 13.00 and from 14.30 to 18.00

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, it is requested to visit the Consular Section upon appointment.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Skopje, Russia has another honorary consulates in Bitola (info@russconsulbt.org).

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in North Macedonia

Address: Todor Aleksandrov No.165, Skopje 1000
Tel: (+389) 2 329 9299
E-Mail: britishembassyskopje@fcdo.gov.uk
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/UKinNorthMacedonia/ and https://twitter.com/UKinRNMacedonia
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday, 8am to 4:30pm and Friday, 8am to 1pm.

Consular section works by appointments only. For enquiries and appointment requests please send an enquiry using the contact form.

The British Embassy in North Macedonia provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, visa services, etc.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in North Macedonia

Address: Str. "Samoilova" Nr.21, 1000 Skopje
Tel: (+389) 2 310 2000
E-Mail: consularskopje@state.gov  
Social Media: https://twitter.com/USEmbassySkopje and https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassySkopje
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 08:00-16:30

The US representation in North Macedonia provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in North Macedonia

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in North Macedonia, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Sofia, in Bulgaria or Belgrade, in Serbia for North Macedonia.

Honorary Consulates in Skopje

Honorary Consulates in Bitola

Honorary Consulates in Ohrid