Emigrate to the Republic of North Macedonia: A country full of beauty and opportunities

Emigrate to the Republic of North Macedonia: A country full of beauty and opportunities

The Republic of North Macedonia has a population of approximately 2.1 million people and an area of 25,713 km². The country is slightly smaller than Bavaria and is located in southeastern Europe. North Macedonia is a country with a diverse landscape, from the snow-capped mountains of the Bistra Mountains to the crystal-clear lakes of Lake Ohrid.

The country is rich in history and culture, with ancient ruins, Byzantine churches and Ottoman mosques. The capital, Skopje, is a modern city with a lively atmosphere.

Lake Ohrid, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe. The country is also home to a variety of national parks, including Galičica National Park and Pelister National Park.

Country taxes:
North Macedonia has a relatively simple tax system. Corporate tax is 10%, personal income tax is between 10% and 25%.

Cost of living:
The cost of living in North Macedonia is significantly lower than in Germany. Rent, food and transport are cheap compared to Western Europe.

Health care:
North Macedonia has a state healthcare system that is accessible to all residents. However, the quality of healthcare is not as high as in Germany.

The 3 most popular cities in North Macedonia and their special features

The capital Skopje is the largest city in North Macedonia and a melting pot of cultures. Here you will find a mix of Ottoman architecture, Byzantine churches and modern buildings. Visit the Old Bazaar, Skopje Fortress and the Mother Teresa Memorial House.

Special feature:

The Old Bazaar: The largest bazaar in the Balkans with over 2,000 shops and restaurants.
Skopje Fortress: A medieval fortress with breathtaking views of the city.
Mother Teresa Memorial House: A museum dedicated to the life and work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa.


Mother Teresa: From Skopje to Calcutta

Mother Teresa, the world-famous religious sister and Nobel Peace Prize winner, was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, now North Macedonia. At that time the city belonged to the Ottoman Empire and later Yugoslavia. Her family, who were ethnic Albanians, called her Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu.

Childhood and youth in Skopje:
Anjezë grew up in a Catholic family and was influenced by deep faith and compassion from an early age. She attended the Loreto Sisters’ school in Skopje and felt called to religious life at a young age.

Vocation and Mission:
At the age of 18, Anjezë entered the order of the Loreto Sisters and took the name Teresa. In 1929 she was sent to India, where she initially worked as a teacher in Darjeeling.

Founding of the Missionaries of Charity:
In 1950, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. The order was dedicated to helping the poorest of the poor, the sick, the dying and orphans. Mother Teresa herself lived in poverty and dedicated her life to charity.

Worldwide recognition:
Mother Teresa’s commitment to the poor and needy was recognized worldwide. In 1979 she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work. She founded missions in over 120 countries and inspired countless people to engage in charity.

Death and legacy:
Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997 in Calcutta. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003 and canonized in 2016. Her life and work are a lasting legacy of charity and compassion.

Albanian roots and national pride:
Although Mother Teresa spent most of her life in India, she never forgot her Albanian roots. She often spoke Albanian and maintained contact with her family and friends in Albania. In Albania itself she is considered a national hero and her work is recognized with great pride.


The city of Ohrid lies on the shores of Lake Ohrid, one of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe. The Old Town of Ohrid is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to many Byzantine churches and monasteries.

Special feature:
Lake Ohrid: A crystal clear lake with a diverse range of flora and fauna.
The Old Town of Ohrid: A picturesque old town with narrow streets and historic buildings.
Church of Saint John Kaneo: A 13th-century Byzantine church with a unique location on a lakeside cliff.

Bitola is the second largest city in North Macedonia and was once the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Macedonia. Visit the Heraclea Lyncestis, an ancient city with an amphitheater and a theater, and the Manaki Museum, which houses the oldest photographs in the Balkans.

Special feature:
Heraclea Lyncestis: An ancient city with impressive ruins.
Manaki Museum: A museum with a collection of photographs from the 19th and 20th centuries.
Shirok Sokak: The longest pedestrian street in Southeast Europe with numerous shops and cafes.


North Macedonia is a country with many beautiful cities, each with their own special charm. Skopje offers a diverse culture and history, Ohrid impresses with its location on the picturesque Lake Ohrid and Bitola invites you to stroll with its ancient ruins and long pedestrian zone.


Visa options and residence permit:

There are different ways to obtain a visa for North Macedonia. German citizens can stay in the country for up to 90 days without a visa with a valid passport. You need a visa for a longer stay or to work.

Options for a residence permit:

Employment: If you want to work in North Macedonia, you need a work permit and a residence permit.

Self-employment: If you want to become self-employed in North Macedonia, you need a business license and a residence permit.

Buying property: If you buy a property in North Macedonia, you are entitled to a residence permit.

Marriage: If you marry a Macedonian citizen, you are entitled to a residence permit.


The North Macedonia Citizenship by Investment Program

Located in Southeastern Europe, North Macedonia has a strategic geographic location — prospective investors are in a key position to benefit from the nation’s status as a major transportation route across Europe. For those who would like to become citizens of this growing European economy, the North Macedonia Citizenship by Investment Program is the most efficient way to acquire such status.

The government welcomes wealthy and talented foreign individuals who are able to make a significant, qualified investment into the country that would boost the economy through foreign direct investment. Under this program, individuals can become citizens of North Macedonia within five months.

The government is currently in the process of setting up the program.

Benefits of the North Macedonia Citizenship by Investment Program
• Visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to over 120 destinations
• Citizenship applicable to individuals aged 18 and older. Dependent children under 18 can apply for citizenship by descent once both or one of their parents has received citizenship
• Citizenship can be passed down to future generations
• Access to a strategically positioned trade market
• Citizenship of a European upper-middle income country with a friendly and hospitable culture and a favorable tax environment
• No minimum residence period or language requirement to obtain citizenship
• Citizenship of a country that recently acquired NATO membership and is an EU candidate
• Access to a highly qualified workforce and fast company registration systems

Requirements of North Macedonian citizenship by investment
The North Macedonian Citizenship by Investment Program requires that a foreign individual invests EUR 200,000 or EUR 400,000 under one of the following two investment options:

Option 1:
EUR 200,000 per adult applicant for a period of at least two years in a private investment fund established in accordance with the laws of the Republic of North Macedonia, to be eligible to apply for citizenship

Option 2:
EUR 400,000 per adult applicant as a direct investment in new facilities (except for those in hospitality meant for restaurants or shopping), employing at least ten people for an indefinite period of time in a period of at least one year

The following documents are required:

  • Police certificates of clearance
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Proof of financial standing
  • Procedures and time frame of the North Macedonia Citizenship by Investment ProgramApplications for North Macedonian citizenship must include completed application forms and should be accompanied by the appropriate fees and supporting documents. The required documents include birth and marriage certificates and a signed prospectus and share redemption documents of the government-approved fund. The program is under the direct and close monitoring of the Fund for Innovations and Technology Development of the Republic of North Macedonia.

If you like to get more Infos:

Citizenship Program North Macedonia


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With our department we are a global provider of Citizenship by Investment Programs, Honorary Citizenship, Residency Programs and Citizenship Solution over Economic Ministry. We are able to identify rare and exceptional opportunities for our clients around the globe, mainly combining sound investments with the benefits of permanent residence, passport and citizenship in this country

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Global Citizenship Investment (GCI) is a global provider of:

Citizenship programs
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