Notarial and documentary services guide for Macedonia
Documents, certificates, letters and notes available in Macedonia by local notaries or lawyers.
Information on how to obtain notarial and documentary services for British nationals in Macedonia.
If there is no specific formal requirement for a notarial service or certificate to be provided by the British Embassy, local notaries or lawyers can usually provide these services more conveniently, quickly and cheaply. Check with the relevant authority (eg town hall, registry office, tax authorities, foreigners office etc) either in the UK, Macedonia or a third country, that our consular certificate or service will be accepted.
Your local British Embassy cannot confirm this information, only the relevant authority can provide this confirmation.
Refunds of consular fees are not given for certificates or notarial services that are not accepted by the requesting authority. Fees for consular certificates and documents are paid at the Embassy on the day of your visit and can be paid by credit card, debit card or in cash.
Services available for British nationals in Macedonia. These services are provided by the British Embassy Sofia.
- preparing any single certificate, declaration or document not listed elsewhere in this schedule in English and in any other language
- administering an Oath or attesting the signature on a declaration or affirmation
- witnessing a signature (for each witness)
- making or verifying a copy of a document (including certifying when necessary)
- uniting documents
If you cannot find what you are looking for in the above list, please refer to the list of services which may be provided elsewhere.
Please also see our additional information on marriage.
Book an appointment for a notarial act or certificate
All notarial services are provided by the British Embassy in Sofia. To book the appointment for notarial service please:
Write to the email address Consular.Skopje@fco.gov.uk
List the service you require together with your name and contact telephone number. If possible, scan and attach the document to your email.
The consular team at the British Embassy in Sofia will confirm whether or not they can provide the service or services requested. If they can provide the service the address for the documents to be sent to will be provided. Payment for all notarial and documentary services must be made by credit or debit card.
4.We provide a computer and telephone at the British Embassy Skopje for British nationals to book services or speak to a consular officer.
Proof of address and identity
A person is identified by submitting a valid passport and the address is stated on the local ID card for foreigners who are residents in Macedonia.
These Informative Notes may be required for a variety of procedures in Macedonia.
You may like to print out a copy of the Informative Note from our website and ask the Macedonian authorities whether the website copy is acceptable. Otherwise if you require an officially stamped and signed version, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PDF, 160KB, 2 pages
PDF, 230KB, 3 pages
PDF, 201KB, 2 pages
Services provided by other authorities
We do not issue documents to prove that a British National has no criminal record in the UK. Customers should contact the relevant UK authorities.
Local authorities will sometimes ask for certified copies of documents issued by Educational Institutions in the UK (such as diplomas, degrees etc). We are not able to provide this service, but the British Council in Skopje might be able to provide further assistance.
Witnessing declarations of existence - please check for details who can sign these documents here.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office holds and uses data for purposes notified to the Information Commissioner under the Data Protection Act 1998 (which may be viewed at www.ico.gov.uk). Such personal data may be disclosed to other UK government departments and public authorities.
This information is provided as a general guide and is based upon information provided to the embassy by the relevant local authorities and may be subject to change at any time with little or no notice. Accordingly the FCO and the British Embassy will not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information. British nationals wishing to obtain any further information must contact the relevant local authority.
Published: 5 April 2013
Updated: 7 October 2015
- Informative notes added
- Services no longer provided by the Embassy in Skopje have been removed
- Update of consular services for British nationals in Macedonia.
- First published.