General Information

Macedonian (also called Slavomacedonian) is part of the South Slavic dialect continuum, which stretches from Slovenian and Croatian in the west, through Serbian in the north to Bulgarian in the eastern Balkans. These South Slavic languages are generally very similar to each other and speakers of each language can usually communicate with each other quite well. Of course, this does not always go smoothly. Much like Scots and Australians, they can generally understand each other but may still encounter communication difficulties. However, there is no overarching standard language like Standard German in Germany, but a multitude of national standard languages like Standard Macedonian.

Macedonian has the most similarities with Bulgarian, which is why it is often considered a Bulgarian dialect in Bulgaria. However, especially in the written language, which is written in Cyrillic script, the differences are more obvious than in colloquial language. Although Macedonian has only about 2 million speakers, there are nevertheless a number of smaller local dialects, which are mainly divided into eastern and western dialects. With the 2018 Prespa Agreement between North Macedonia and Greece, the name “Macedonian” has also been recognized as an official name in the United Nations. There, for a long time, it was referred to only as “Slavomacedonian”.

Most speakers can be found in North Macedonia, where it is an official language alongside Albanian. However, it is also spoken in southern Bulgaria and Serbia, northern Greece and Albania. There are numerous loanwords, particularly from Serbian, but due to time spent in the Ottoman Empire, many Macedonian words originate from Turkish. However, anglicisms are also becoming increasingly important.

We offer the following services for Macedonian:

Certified translation of North Macedonian documents

You grew up in North Macedonia and now you want to live and work in Germany or vice versa? For occasions such as marriage, naturalization, application for parental allowance, studies, pension and many others, the authorities request a certified translation of your documents.

We will help you with the translation!

  • Originals are usually not required for the issuance of a certified translation, but you must be able to present them to authorities upon request.
  • Translations of documents are provided including certification by a translator sworn-in by a court in Germany.
  • Our translations for Macedonian are recognized by all German authorities and offices.
  • We will send your translation by mail to the address of your choice in Germany.
  • Commission us online to translate your North Macedonian documents and process your orders electronically.
  • We can provide you with a digital copy in advance upon request.

A Statement of Comparability is an official document issued by the Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen – ZAB). It assesses international higher education qualifications and ascertains the professional and academic legitimacy of candidates. This is intended to facilitate access to the German labor market and enable students to continue their studies in Germany. It is a comparative classification, but not a recognition.

For further details on the process of recognizing equivalency and the evaluation of your diplomas, please visit the official website of the Central Office for Foreign Education (Zentralstelle für ausländisches Bildungswesen) of the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany (Kultusministerkonferenz – KMK).

You can check the evaluation of your certificates and degrees in advance in the Anabin database.

You can also check the value of your foreign university qualification and research further information.

Information about degrees with university admission can also be found in Anabin. You can check under which conditions you can take up an undergraduate course of study in Germany with a foreign secondary qualification.

Depending on the federal state, other recognition and advisory offices are responsible for recognizing the equivalence of your degrees, certificates or diplomas from North Macedonia. On Anabin you can find information not only about relevant authorities, but also about advisory bodies without direct recognition competence. They can provide you with information on numerous issues relating to recognition in Germany.

An apostille (“апостил”) is an additional confirmation of authenticity of a foreign document and is defined by the Hague Apostille Convention. Here, an apostille confirms the authenticity of the signature and, if applicable, the seal of the signatory, as well as their authority to issue the document. The Apostille Agreement has been in effect between North Macedonia and Germany since 1991.

The authorities of the country in which the document was issued are responsible for issuing them, i.e. German authorities for German documents and North Macedonian authorities for North Macedonian documents. An apostille consists of a fixed text and is affixed to the document itself or to a sheet attached to it. The Hague Convention does not apply to documents issued by diplomatic or consular representatives, nor to documents relating directly to commercial transactions or customs procedures.

International birth, marriage and death certificates according to the CIEC model do officially not require legalization or apostille. National marriage and death certificates as well as certificates of inheritance, on the other hand, require an apostille. For the issuance of North Macedonian apostilles, the relevant district courts (“Основен суд” – “Osnoven sud”) are responsible for issuing apostilles, but in Germany this is not regulated uniformly. For more information, please contact the German Embassy in Skopje.

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Our translators and interpreters for Macedonian work for our customers on a daily basis throughout Germany. Whether you need a face-to-face interpreter on-site or during a meeting digitally or via telephone, we are here for you!

Our interpreters regularly work at public authorities, schools, lawyers and doctors, including the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt (Main), Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Dortmund, Essen, Bremen, Dresden, Hanover, Nuremberg, Duisburg, Bochum, Wuppertal, Bielefeld, Bonn, Münster, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Augsburg, Wiesbaden, Mönchengladbach, Gelsenkirchen, Braunschweig, Aachen, Kiel, Chemnitz, Halle (Saale), Magdeburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Krefeld, Mainz, Lübeck, Erfurt, Oberhausen, Rostock, Kassel, Hagen, Saarbrücken, Potsdam, Hamm, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Oldenburg, Osnabrück, Leverkusen, Heidelberg, Solingen, Darmstadt, Herne, Neuss, Regensburg, Paderborn, Ingolstadt, Offenbach am Main, Fürth, Würzburg, Ulm, Heilbronn, Pforzheim, Wolfsburg, Göttingen, Bottrop, Reutlingen, Koblenz, Bremerhaven, Erlangen, Bergisch Gladbach, Trier, Recklinghausen, Jena, Remscheid, Salzgitter, Moers, Siegen, Hildesheim, Gütersloh, Kaiserslautern, Cottbus, Witten, Hanau, Schwerin, Esslingen am Neckar, Ludwigsburg, Gera, Iserlohn, Tübingen, Düren, Flensburg, Zwickau, Gießen, Ratingen, Lünen, Villingen-Schwenningen, Konstanz, Marl, Worms, Velbert, Minden, Neumünster, Dessau-Roßlau, Norderstedt, Delmenhorst, Bamberg, Viersen, Marburg, Rheine, Wilhelmshaven, Lüneburg, Gladbeck, Troisdorf, Bayreuth, Dorsten, Detmold, Arnsberg, Landshut, Castrop-Rauxel, Lüdenscheid, Brandenburg an der Havel, Bocholt, Aschaffenburg, Celle, Kempten (Allgäu), Fulda, Aalen, Lippstadt, Dinslaken, Kerpen, Herford, Rüsselsheim am Main, Weimar, Sindelfingen, Neuwied, Plauen, Dormagen, Neubrandenburg, Grevenbroich, Rosenheim, Herten, Bergheim, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Garbsen, Friedrichshafen, Wesel, Offenburg, Hürth, Stralsund, Greifswald, Langenfeld (Rhineland), Neu-Ulm, Unna, Euskirchen, Göppingen, Frankfurt (Oder), Hameln, Eschweiler, Stolberg (Rhineland), Meerbusch, Görlitz, Sankt Augustin, Hilden, Waiblingen, Baden-Baden, Lingen (Ems), Langenhagen, Hattingen, Bad Homburg vor 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