Visa policy of Albania
Entering with a passport is required. Citizens from certain countries or territories, however, are eligible for visa-free travel with only their ID cards in lieu of their passports. Passports must be valid for at least 3 months from the date of arrival.
Visa policy of Albania is based on the by Law Nr. 108/2013 “On foreign citizens”, amended and the Decision of the Council of Ministers Nr. 513/2013 “On criteria and procedures for entry, stay and treatment of foreign citizens”, amended.
1 - may enter using the national ID card.
2 - citizens of these countries or territories staying for more than 90 days within the period of six months are required to obtain a type "D" visa.
3 - countries whose citizens can enter without visas due to the "visa liberalization with the Schengen area".
4 - allowed to stay for 1 year without a visa.
Temporary visa waiver
Nationals of the following countries are temporarily exempt from 15 May to 1 November 2017 (unless otherwise noted):
Any visitor who holds a valid, multiple entry and previously used visa issued by a Schengen area country, United States, or the United Kingdom can enter Albania without a visa for 90 days. Visa must have been used at least once before arrival to Albania. The visa exemption also applies to valid Green Card holders, holders of resident permits issued by a Schengen country, or holders of refugee and stateless travel documents issued by an EU or EFTA member state.
Visitors of Albanian ethnicity do not require visa to enter Albania for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days.
Citizens of the countries requiring visas should apply at the following diplomatic missions of Albania (citizens of countries without an assigned embassy should contact the geographically nearest diplomatic mission):
- Abu Dhabi: Oman, Yemen
- Ankara: Afghanistan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
- Beijing: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam
- Brasilia: Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Peru, Suriname
- Bucharest: Liberia, Morocco, Palestine
- Cairo: Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- Doha: Bahrain, Qatar
- Istanbul: Afghanistan, Congo, Georgia, Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia, Zimbabwe
- London: Belize, Fiji, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Maldives, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago
- Madrid: Gibraltar, Peru
- Moscow: Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
- New York City: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica
- Paris: Algeria, Benin, Botswana, Morocco, Senegal
- Riyadh: Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen
- Rome: Angola, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Guyana, Mali, South Africa
- Sofia: Cuba, North Korea
- Tokyo: Fiji
- Warsaw: Belarus
- "Visa Information – Albania". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA). Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- US Department of State - Country Information for Albania - Entry Requirements
- "Citizens of whom countries enter at the Republic of Albania without a visa and documents they should travel" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Albania). Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- Who can enter Albania without a Visa
- Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.