North Macedonia

The IOM Mission in North Macedonia was established in 1999 and with the purpose to assist the country in the implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement, with particular emphasis on migration management. Since then, IOM Skopje activities have expanded to address a variety of pressing migration related issues including trafficking in human beings, technical cooperation and institutional capacity building in the field of migration, Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programmes, Economic stabilization programmes etc. IOM’s strategy takes into consideration the EU membership process and the need for progressive alignment with the EU migration acquis as one of the main driving element of its activities.

IOM’s primary objective in North Macedonia is to act in full partnership with the Government and national and international partners in order to work towards strengthened and harmonized standards in all key migration-related areas.

  • 2.1 million
  • USD 367 million
  • 58.3%
  • -0.5 migrants/1,000 population
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canada visa

VFS Global manages the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in the Republic of North Macedonia, operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Skopje. CVAC is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to accept applications in all temporary resident categories:

  • Visitor visas,
  • Study and work permits,
  • Travel document applications from Canada’s permanent residents in the Republic of North Macedonia.

The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC ).