Note: Though formally launched in 2021, no citizenships have been granted under the EUR 200,000 donation option

North Macedonia

Citizenship by Investment Program

Since 2016, North Macedonia (then Macedonia) has, on a discretionary basis, naturalized individuals who invested at least EUR 400,000 in new business facilities. In 2021, however, the government began allowing standardized investor naturalization on the basis of a EUR 200,000 donation to an approved development fund, effectively converting the naturalization policy into a formal CBI program.

Citizens of North Macedonia may travel visa-free to 125 destinations, including – crucially – all countries in the European Schengen area.


Program at a glance

Program TypeDirect Citizenship Program
Time to citizenshipImmediately upon approval
Time to permanent residencyImmediately upon approval
Minimum investmentEUR 200,000
Physical presence requirementNone
Application processing time12 months or more
Grants visa-free travel to125 destinations, including Schengen countries
Contribution types availableDonation, Business Investment

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