Living in Greece

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Greek citizens permitted to visit FYROM with ID card

As of August 7, 2007, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia now allows Greek citizens to visit by showing a Greek national ID. No passport required.

There has been a 40 percent decrease in visits by Greek citizens to the country since January 2007, and this move hopes to boost tourism.
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  mourkas wrote @ July 14th, 2008 at 00:37

id cart

  Bob wrote @ September 8th, 2008 at 22:06

Are the Greek IDs ever going to become biometric?

  FMS wrote @ September 9th, 2008 at 00:01

Ha! Amusing, Bob. Under Schengen rules, ID cards cannot be valid for more than 10 years: Greeks aged 70+ are carrying around battered ID cards with pictures of themselves as teenagers….Nobody thinks this strange, and the state doesn’t bother to conform to the law….

Greece is just one landmass of illegality and corruption. Biometric? OK, the mafia will organise the cards for us!

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