North Macedonia

The North Macedonia Citizenship by Investment Program underwent a relaunch in 2022. While some applicants have obtained pre-approvals, none of the investors have successfully concluded the investment process to acquire a passport. For risk averse investors, it may be advisable to explore alternative European programs, such as those offered by Greece or Portugal.

North Macedonia

North Macedonia citizenship by investment program offers investors a pathway to direct citizenship. Eligible investors and their dependents may potentially obtain a North Macedonian passport within 6 to 12 months from the time of application.

North Macedonia is not yet a full member of the EU. Although, it is a candidate country for accession to the EU and has strong backing from the EU members. It is already a NATO member country effective March 2020.

North Macedonia Citizenship by Investment


North Macedonia has launched a new citizenship by investment program where investors can obtain a North Macedonian passport by contributing to an approved government fund.

Bear in mind that this is a contribution or a donation. Investors do not get any financials returns from this investment.

The program is open to a limited quota of 1,000 applicants.

There is no minimum stay or language requirements and the passport can be obtained within 6 months from the time of the application.


EUR 200,000

Processing Time

6 to 12 months

Expected, but could be delayed due to administrative reasons

Key benefit

- Potential access to the EU upon North Macedonia’s accession
- No language test or residency requirements

Requirements of the Citizenship by Investment Program

  • Hold a valid passport
  • Provide KYC documents and proof of funds.
  • Make the required contribution to be among the 1,000 applicants
  • No criminal records or police clearance certificate for all adult applicants

 Benefits of the Citizenship by Investment Program

  • Right to live, work and study in North Macedonia.
  • Visa-free travel within EU Schengen area for up to 90 days. Visa free access to 120+ countries around the world.
  • E-2 treaty between US and North Macedonia allows citizens of North Macedonia to run a business in the US and reside in US
  • Imminent access to the EU in a few years. Ability to live, work & study in any EU member state once North Macedonia becomes full member.
  • One of the lowest personal and corporate tax rate of around 10%
  • No tax on non-resident
  • No language test or residency requirement before obtaining passport
  • Ability to include spouse and dependent children under the age of 18