The IOM Mission in Skopje was established in 1999 and with the purpose to assist the country in the implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement, with particular emphasis on migration management. Since then, IOM Skopje activities have expanded to address a variety of pressing migration related issues including trafficking in human beings, technical cooperation and institutional capacity building in the field of migration, Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programmes, Economic stabilization programmes etc. IOM’s strategy takes into consideration the EU membership process and the need for progressive alignment with the EU migration acquis as one of the main driving element of its activities.
The Steering Board of the project “Enhancing capacities and mechanisms to identify and protect vulnerable Migrants in the Western Balkans – Phase III”, funded by the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration held its first meeting. Representatives of migration management and law enforcement institutions from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo * took part in the event.
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Canada Visa Application Centre
VFS Global manages the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Skopje. CVAC is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to accept applications in all temporary resident categories:
- Visitor visas,
- Study and work permits,
- Travel document applications from Canada’s permanent residents in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC ).
Report Human Trafficking
Informative video that is part of the Campaign aimed to raise the awareness of the vulnerable populations on the dangers associated to trafficking in human beings,which is being implemented within the framework of the project “Strengthening national capacities in the area of asylum, migration and human trafficking” funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Organization for Migration – IOM in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and the Ministry for Labor and Social Policy.
Partners & Donors
Being a member of the IOM team requires the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. As an international organization with a global mandate, IOM also aims to maintain an equitable geographical balance among its staff. As such, its recruitment efforts target, but are not necessarily limited to, nationals of its Member States. IOM is an equal opportunity employer and seeks committed professionals with a wide variety of skills in the field of migration. IOM staff work in multi-cultural environments, in which diversity and cultural sensitivity are valued.