AmCham Macedonia Summer 2013 (issue 38) - Page 22

ANALYSIS Finally, once the employee receives their approved visa and temporary residence permit application, the employee can travel to Macedonia but must again submit 7 documents to complete the temporary residence permit issuance process within 5 days of their arrival. These documents include official certification that the applicant has not been convicted of a crime issued by their national court system as well as official certification that the applicant is not under criminal investigation in his/her home country issued by a national police authority. The employee should receive a National Temporary Residence Identity Card within 25 days of application. Renewals Initial work permits usually last just 6 months and can be extended for up to one year, then renewed on an annual basis. Companies must apply for their renewal at least 60 days prior their expiration (i.e., just a few months after obtaining the initial permit). The foreign employee must also be careful to apply for renewal of their temporary residence permit at least 30 days prior to its expiration. If this deadline is missed, the renewal application will be rejected and the foreign employee will be required to return to their home country to start the entire process from the beginning. This outcome is particularly disruptive to one’s work, thus great care should be taken to avoid this scenario. Did you know? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the United States has run a trade deficit with Macedonia for at least the past 20 years. Here is a look at the last 10 years: Year 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 U.S. Exports to Macedonia 21.1 29.4 33.3 34.8 36.1 33.6 22.4 31.6 21.2 26.1 18.7 U.S. Imports from Macedonia 86.8 52.5 37.0 €ÐѝÜܸ܀Üȸ؀ÐȸȀÐà¸Ä€Üà¸È€ØÀ¸à€Ü̸ȁT¹L¸QɅ‘” …±…¹”€´ØԸ؀´È̸Ā´Ì¸Ü€´ä¸Ô€´Ðĸ؀´Ìä¸Ä€´Ää¸à€´Äظ؀´ÔܸÀ€´Ìи܀´ÔиÔ()=Ñ¡•ÈM•¹…É¥½Ì)%¸…͕́ݡ•É”Ñ¡”½µÁ…¹ä‰…Í•¥¸5…•‘½¹¥„Ý…¹Ñ́Ѽ¡¥É”„¹•Ü•µÁ±½å•”Ý¡¼¡…ÁÁ•¹ÌÑ¼‰”„™½É•¥¹•È°Ñ¡•äµÕÍЁ™¥ÉÍЁɕÅՕÍЁ…ÁÁɽم°™É½´Ñ¡”µÁ±½åµ•¹ÐM•ÉÙ¥•Ì•¹ä€¡M¤°Ñ¡•¸…ÁÁ±ä™½È„•ÉÑ¥™¥•Ý½É¬Á•Éµ¥Ð°•ÑŒ¸Q¡”M…ÁÁɽم°Í¡½Õ±…‘¹¼µ½É”Ñ¡…¸€Äԁ‘…ǻѼÑ¡”½Ù•É…±°Áɽ•Í̸Q¡ÕÌ°Ý”•ÍÑ¥µ…Ñ”Ñ¡…Ёѡ¥ÌÁɽ•Í́х­•Ì€ÄÄԁ½Èµ½É”Áɽ•ÍÍ¥¹œ‘…ǻ¥¸Ñ½Ñ…°¸e½Ô…¸±•…ɸµ½É”…‰½ÕЁ͡½ÉЁѕɴÉ•Í¥‘•¹”Ù¥Í…Ì°Ù¥Í…́…¹Ñ•µÁ½É…ÉäÉ•Í¥‘•¹”Á•Éµ¥Ñ́™½È…½µÁ…¹å¥¹œ™…µ¥±äµ•µ‰•ÉÌ°Ý½É¬Á•Éµ¥Ñ́™½È™½É•¥¹•É́ݽɭ¥¹œ¥¸‰É…¹ ½™™¥•Ì½˜™½É•¥¸½µÁ…¹¥•Ì°Ý½É¬Á•Éµ¥Ñ́™½È½¹Íձх¹Ñ́…¹Á•Éͽ¹…°Ý½É¬Á•Éµ¥Ñ́¥¸µ ¡…´5…•‘½¹¥‡ŠéY¥Í„…¹]½É¬A•Éµ¥ÐÕ¥‘”™½È½É•¥¸9…Ñ¥½¹…±Ì]½É­¥¹œ¥¸5…•‘½¹¥„°…Ù…¥±…‰±”½¸½Õȁݕ‰Í¥Ñ”èÝÝܸ…µ¡…´¹½´¹µ¬¸()9½Ñ”聅±°™¥Õɕ́Íхѕ¥¸µ¥±±¥½¹Ì½˜UMM½Õɍ”聡ÑÑÀè¼½ÝÝܹ•¹ÍÕ̹½Ø½™½É•¥¸µÑɅ‘”½‰…±…¹”½ŒÐÜäй¡Ñµ°((ÈÈ()µ•É¥¹œ5…•‘½¹¥„MÕµµ•È€ÈÀÄ́%ÍÍՔ€Ìà((