Within five years or by 2024 at the latest, the personal documents of the citizens will bear the new name "Republic of North Macedonia". The new amendments will include the ethnicity of the minority communities in the country.
New identity cards and passports will have to be purchased by the citizens, as well as new plates of the registration plates of their vehicles, within five years at the latest after the name agreement in the Greek Parliament has been ratified and after the Macedonian MPs pass the necessary constitutional changes sealed the new name of the state "Republic of North Macedonia".
The registration plates in the future will bear the abbreviation НМ or НМК, and the new name of the country will be inserted in the identity cards and passports. Within 5 years, all other documentation of the public administration for external use, but also for internal use, will have to be changed and their publication will start with the opening of each chapter of the relevant field in the negotiations with the EU. This means that each institution will change its name and documentation step by step.
It is still not known how the personal documents of the citizens will be changed, which will not expire within the given deadline, although this will not be their burden, at least according to the Government's announcements so far. In any case, by 2024, citizens will need to have an identity card or passport under the new state name.