Passport Services

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen.
Customers applying with the DS-11 form at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad pay two separate fees: an application fee to the U.S. Department of State and the execution fee to the Passport Acceptance Facility (such as a post office in the United States or a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad).  Accordingly, the total passport fee for such applicants will increase by $10 in total.
The $10 fee increase does not apply to adults eligible to renew their passport using the DS-82 form. The Department of State published a Final Rule confirming this fee change on January 31, 2018.
For questions, please contact us at consularskopje@state.gov.

 

General Information

U.S. citizens residing or traveling abroad who require issuance of a U.S. passport will be issued the latest, state-of-the-art passport incorporating a photo-digitized image and other enhanced security features. U.S. Embassies and Consulates achieve this goal by transferring the passport issuance function to a domestic U.S. passport facility.

The average time for processing a new passport is approximately one week to ten days from the time of the application. However, U.S. citizens are encouraged to apply early for renewal of their expiring passports.

U.S. Embassies and Consulates will continue to issue passports in emergency cases. Such passports will be limited in validity, and cannot be extended.

U.S. citizens, including minors, in need of passport services must appear in person at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje. We are open for U.S. customers Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 14:00 to 15:30, by appointment only.

All consular fees may be paid either in cash, US dollars, Macedonian denars or by credit card (accepted credit cards are: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and Diner’s).

We do not accept Euros or checks.

The passport application form should not be signed until instructed to do so by a Consular Officer.

Applicants should be aware that the Embassy will reject any photographs that do not conform to U.S. Passport standards, (i.e., photo too small, headsize too small, not identical, out of focus, dark background).

Note:  Vending machine photographs are not acceptable.

Please check the Guidelines for Producing High Quality Photographs for U.S. Travel Documents.

Steps to take to schedule your appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje.

1. Review our website to determine the specific service you need.

2. Ensure that all applications, forms, and additional documents are completed correctly before you come to your appointment. For passport services, we strongly encourage you to complete passport and additional page forms online.

3. Schedule your appointment: CLICK HERE

4. Print your appointment confirmation letter and bring it with you to your appointment.

  • Schedule one appointment per applicant per service. For example if you have two children where each requires a passport renewal, each child must have his or her own appointment. If you have questions about what type of appointment you require, email consularskopje@state.gov for additional assistance. Duplicate appointments for the same service will be deleted in the system without notice.
  • Cancel your original appointment in the system if you need to change the date. In order to cancel your appointment you will need a password which you can find on your appointment confirmation letter. Please email consularskopje@state.gov for assistance.
  • Arrive on time for your appointment. If you are late to your appointment you may be asked to reschedule your appointment. When you arrive at the Embassy, please inform one of the guards that you are a U.S. citizen with an appointment and go directly to the Consular Section.

American citizens in Macedonia can visit the Consular Section for passport services, including applying for new passports and adding extra pages. New passports take approximately two weeks to arrive. You may keep your existing passport until the new one arrives.

Once your new passport arrives, you will be asked to submit your old passport for cancellation. Any current visas in your old passport will not be cancelled and the cancelled passport will be returned to you with your new passport.

Note: All passport issuance for children under the age of 14 require the signatures of both parents. Further information about passport applications can be found at Passport Services.

Application forms for passports can be accessed below or from the travel.state.gov website.

Use this form if:

  1. you have never had U.S. passport,
  2. you are under age 16,
  3. your most recent passport was issued more than 15 years ago, or
  4. your most recent passport was lost or stolen.

Please note that when applying outside the U.S., this form MUST be signed in front of a consular officer.

Use this form if:

  1. you can show your most recent passport, and
  2. you were at least 16 years old when your most recent passport was issued, and
  3. your most recent passport was issued in the last 15 years, and
  4. you use the same name as on your most recent passport.

Please note that when applying outside the U.S., this form MUST be signed in front of a consular officer.

Please do not sign the application forms, you will be asked to do it in front of a Consular Officer.

Provide proof of U.S. Citizenship:

  • Certified Birth Record or
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or
  • Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship, or
  • Previous U.S. passport

Provide proof of identity: Drivers’ license or State or other photo ID card.

Important: Please provide a local report filed with the Police in the area where the theft/loss occurred.

Photo: Your photo must be:

  • In color
  • 2 x 2 inches in size
  • Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance
  • Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background
  • Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
  • Taken in normal street attire:
    • Uniforms should not be worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily
    • Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline
    • If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture
    • Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required)

Fee: $145.00. The fee may be paid either in cash, in U.S. dollars or Macedonian Denars or by credit card (accepted credit cards are: Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express and Diner’s). Payment in Euros or with check cannot be accepted.

To Make an Appointment, Please go to Appointment System

 

Use this form if:

  1. you can show your most recent passport, and
  2. you were at least 16 years old when your most recent passport was issued, and
  3. your most recent passport was issued in the last 15 years, and
  4. you use the same name as on your most recent passport.

Please note that when applying outside the U.S., this form MUST be signed in front of a consular officer.

U.S. Passport Card

The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The passport card cannot be used for international travel by air.

Learn more about U.S. Passport Card