At the beginning of this year, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia formally joined the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Homelanders, joining a group of 74 states that have committed themselves to taking action to eliminate this phenomenon on its territory. The Patriots are a group of citizens who have not regulated their citizenship status.
Many Roma in SR Macedonia have not yet been granted citizenship status because they do not have birth certificate and other personal documents.
According to the information, about 574 persons in the Republic of Macedonia are at risk of deaths, of which 298 do not have birth certificates or identification documents. Remained long-term citizens of Macedonia with indefinite citizenship. Of the total number of stateless people 77% are Roma.