Tag: passport
Macedonia 19.07.21 | 19:01

Chaos reigns in the Interior Ministry as citizens wait for hours for passport procedures

Citizens trying to renew their passports or other Interior Ministry issued documents are sharing daily complaints about the long lines, the line skipping and overall chaos in the Skopje branch. Problems began months ago, when the Ministry began struggling with shortage of blank passports. The arrival...

Macedonia 13.07.21 | 10:10

Proposed law will put “North Macedonia” on the ID cards and allow back-door citizenship

A Parliament Committee will begin discussion today on a new law on identity cards, that would mandate the use of the imposed name “North Macedonia” in these documents. If adopted, the law would also mandate that all identity cards currently in use, with the name Republic of Macedonia, will expire...

Macedonia 02.07.21 | 23:20

I will be the first to apply for a passport with the country’s new name, says Zaev

During Friday’s interview with TV21, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said that the issuance of new passports with the name “Republic of North Macedonia” will begin on Monday, July 5. I will be the first to apply on Monday morning, I will get the first passport. These are prepared documents,...

Macedonia 30.06.21 | 16:04

Traveling with expired passport at people’s own risk, we do not take any responsibility, says the Foreign Ministry

The decision to extend the validity of expired travel documents is primarily intended for Macedonian citizens abroad, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, emphasizing that they will not take any responsibility for those who decide to travel with an expired passport. The aim of the decision is to enable...

Macedonia 19.06.21 | 11:05

New revelations of mafia bosses given fake Macedonian travel documents, while the ordinary citizens can’t get a passport

The latest international criminal who was given a Macedonian passport was identified yesterday by the MKD.mk news site as Alen Bunic, a Croatian drug lord. Bunic was issued a passport by the Zaev regime n 2019, under the fake identity of Atanas Kostadinov Vitanov. The Croatian citizen was wanted since...

Macedonia 15.06.21 | 10:59

Leading Serbian drug lord is hiding in Latin America using a Macedonian passport

Serbian media outlets are reporting that drug lord Radoje Zvicer is hiding between the Dominican Republic and Brazil, likely using a Macedonian passport issued under a false identity. Zvicer is one of hundreds of mobsters, hitmen and islamists who were revealed to have gotten a Macedonian passport, issued...

Macedonia 14.06.21 | 13:19

Notorious Albanian criminal was given a Macedonian passport in 2018

MKD.mk is reporting that in 2018 the Macedonian Interior Ministry issued a passport to a well known Albanian mobster. Admir Murataj received his passport in November 2018, under the assumed identity of Pajtim Muca. Murataj is best knows for his involvement in the 2019 armored van robbery of 10 million...

Macedonia 09.06.21 | 18:26

Kosovan Islamist who carried out a triple murder near Tetovo in 2008, bought a Macedonian passport in 2018

Ziadin Berisha, an ethnic Albanian Islamist, was issued a Macedonian passport in September 2018, it was revealed today. Berisha was given the false identity of Josif Stavre, a Macedonian who holds a dual American citizenship, despite the fact that he was sought for triple murder and was a known ISIS...

Macedonia 17.05.21 | 11:17

Mafia boss Radoje Zvicer was also using a Macedonian passport

Serbian press is reporting that mafia boss Radoje Zvicer, who is considered head of the powerful Montenegrin Kavachki clan, also had a fake Macedonian passport. Zvicer survived an assassination attempt in Odessa a year ago where at least one of the hitmen, coming from the rival Shkaljarski clan, also...

Macedonia 10.05.21 | 09:49

Fuat Jusuf, a fugitive sentenced to 15 years in prison for a 2008 robbery, among those who illegally obtained a passport

Among those who illegally obtained a passport with stolen personal data was Fuat Jusuf, a participant in the 2008 robbery of the money transfer of the Post, KOD reported. Although he is a fugitive with an international arrest warrant, sentenced to 15 years in prison, Jusuf managed to obtain a passport...

Macedonia 11.04.21 | 12:23

Top Albanian Islamist was given a Macedonian passport in 2018

Kosovo Albanian Islamist Fitim Dema was given a Macedonian passport in 2018, revealed today VMRO-DPMNE official Antonio Milososki. For days the party has been disclosing names from the list of over 200 criminals, mafia bosses and hitmen who were given Macedonian passports under assumed identities by...

Macedonia 09.04.21 | 15:28

Spanish drug trafficker sentenced last year had obtained a Macedonian citizenship

Another European narco trafficker was revealed to have obtained a Macedonian passport to advance his business. Spanish media reported last year the sentencing of Luis Volina to almost six years in prison for heroin trafficking. Media outlets in Pontevedra reported that the drug smuggler has Macedonian...

Macedonia 08.04.21 | 15:02

President Pendarovski claims he was only informed about the passport scandal after the arrests

President Stevo Pendarovski was asked about the growing scandal in which it was revealed that the Interior Ministry was giving passports to top mobsters from the region. In response to PressingTV, Pendarovski’s office said that the President was merely informed about the situation, after the police...

Macedonia 08.04.21 | 13:25

The Zaev regime issued a passport to a top money launderer of the Italian mafia

VMRO-DPMNE Vice President Vladimir Misajlovski today revealed another element of the major scandal in which the Zaev regime was exposed issuing passports to criminals from the wider region. Misajlovski revealed that Waleed Issa Khamays, a wanted money launderer for the Italian mafia, was given a Macedonian...

Macedonia 10.02.21 | 11:24

Parliament moves to have the imposed name “North Macedonia” printed on the passports starting in July

A Macedonian Parliament committee approved a draft bill that sets the date for issuing passports with the imposed name “North Macedonia” starting with July 2021. The move comes after several visits to Athens by officials of the Zaev regime, and demands from Greece that Macedonia steps up...

Macedonia 02.02.21 | 12:24

Tens of thousands of Macedonians from the diaspora may remain uncounted in the census because passport issuance procedure is too slow

Tens of thousands of Macedonians living abroad may remain uncounted in the census because the issuance of Macedonian travel documents is late. They have been appealing for half a year to be issued travel documents because they cannot properly extend their stay in the country, and also because they will...

Macedonia 20.12.20 | 21:29

SDSM withdraws proposal to allow holders of dual citizenship to be appointed as ambassadors

After VMRO-DPMNE announced that it will filibuster the draft law that would allow holders of dual citizenship to be appointed ambassadors, SDSM responded that it will withdraw the law. Milososki: VMRO will block the proposal to allow dual citizens to become ambassadors SDSM issued a statement saying...

Macedonia 27.11.20 | 20:14

Man from Struga gives up his Bulgarian citizenship in protest

Vasko Joleski from Struga, who says he obtained a Bulgarian passport in 2003 because he desperately needed to travel abroad and work, returned it today in protest against Bulgaria’s conditioning of Macedonia’s EU accession. Tens of thousands of Macedonians have obtained Bulgarian passports...

Macedonia 04.11.20 | 15:55

Court orders Lidija Dimova’s passports to be seized

A Skopje court ordered Lidija Dimova, recently deposed head of the agency that manages EU funded education programs in Macedonia, to hand over both her personal and official passport, to prevent her possible escape from the country as she is charged with abuse of office. Dimova is charged with a number...

Macedonia 27.02.20 | 16:19

Culev: New batch of passports expected to arrive in 7 to 10 days

Interim Interior Minister Nake Culev said that a shipment of blank passports may arrive in the next week to ten days, which could relieve the crisis that the country was thrown into when the previous administration failed to plan and provide sufficient number of passports. Culev pointed out to major...

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