The goal of our activities is to promote greater understanding between North Macedonia and the United States. The Public Affairs Office has two main functions. It acts as the Embassy press office, and it runs most U.S. Government-funded cultural, information, and educational exchange programs. The Press Office handles relations between the Embassy and all media in North Macedonia and abroad and coordinates inquiries, interviews, and other media events for mission officers.
Public Affairs also maintains the Information Resource Center (IRC) at the Embassy, which provides information support to North Macedonia Government Offices and Institutions, Embassy Officers, and General Public. The IRC has available current, comprehensive information about the United States, in electronic and/or print formats.
Public Affairs Office
Str. “Samoilova” Nr.21
1000 Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Tel: (389-2) 310 2000 ext 2379
Fax: (389-2) 310 2499
Email address for press queries: Press Office
Working Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. | Closed on American and North Macedonia Holidays
The Consular section provides a variety of services for U.S. Citizens’ as well as visa services.
Note: There is no parking available for visa applicants and visitors to the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy. Cars parked in private parking lots of businesses located near the Embassy may be towed.
U.S. Citizen Services
The U.S. Citizen Services Unit assists U.S. citizens with passport renewal, reports of birth for children of U.S. citizens born in North Macedonia, voter registration, notarial services, and emergency services to U.S. citizens.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00p.m. to 3:30p.m. by appointment, except on U.S. and North Macedonia holidays.
Tel: (02) 310 2000
Fax: (02) 310 2299
Federal Benefits Unit
The Federal Benefits Unit assists those with questions about benefits provided by U.S. federal government agencies such as the Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration.
Basic information is available over the Internet from all of the government agencies for which the Federal Benefits Unit provides service.
- Social Security Administration
- Veterans’ Administration
- Railroad Retirement Board
- U.S. Department of Labor
- Office of Personnel Management
- Medicare – The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare
These sites are designed primarily for use within the United States. The SSA and VA sites have special pages devoted to beneficiaries living overseas.
Immigrant Visa Unit
Public Inquiries about Immigrant Visas can be made to the Immigrant Visa Unit by e-mail at all times. Every effort will be made to respond to your initial inquiry within three working days. Inquiries may also be made by telephone between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. any weekday at the following number: ++389-2-310-2000.
Appointments: Immigrant Visa services other than general inquiries are provided by appointment only. Please send an inquiry in order to request a service or schedule an appointment.
Immigrant Visa Unit, Consular Section
U.S. Embassy, ul. Samoilova 21
1000 Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
Non immigrant Visa Unit
The Non Immigrant Visa Unit processes applications for temporary visas to the United States. These include tourist visas, business visas, student visas, and temporary work permits.
Visa applications are accepted by appointment only.
USAID North Macedonia
The American people, through USAID, have invested more than $640 million in North Macedonia since 1993. USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. For more information visit the USAID North Macedonia website: https://www.usaid.gov/north-macedonia and USAID’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/USAIDNorthMacedonia/
Peace Corps in North Macedonia
There are more than 120 Volunteers in North Macedonia, working with their communities on projects in education and community economic development. During their service, Volunteers learn to speak local languages. More than 685 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in the Country since the program was established in 1996.