General Information on Adoptions
The U.S. Embassy in Skopje
processes immigrant visas for children adopted in Macedonia and Kosovo.
There are immigrant visa procedures for children adopted in each of
these regions that must be completed before you travel to Skopje to
apply for a U.S. immigrant visa for your adopted child or children. If
you do not complete all the procedures required by the source country
before arriving in Skopje, the Embassy cannot process your child's
immigrant visa and you will have to return to the source country to
finish these requirements.
Before considering "Direct" or "Private" Adoptions in any country, please contact the Office of Children's Issues, Department of State (CA/OCS/CI), Washington, D.C. 20520-4818. Tel. 202/312-9700, fax 202/312-9741, hotline 1-888-407-4747 or this Embassy.