Visa Information for the year 2023:
Visitors from the USA, Canada, UK, EU, and Balkan Countries do not need visas to visit Albania.
The information below is solely for general-purpose information. It is the visitors' responsibility to verify independently the specific requirement for a visa to visit Albania. The Foreign Ministry of Albania can change these rules without any prior notice, therefore it is highly advisable to double-check before booking your vacation to Albania.
The visa regime for foreign citizens in the Republic of Albania is provided by Law No. 79/2021 “On foreigners” and by the Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 858, dated 29.12.2021, “On the definition of the criteria of procedures and documentation for entry, stay and treatment of foreigners in the Republic of Albania”.
CAN ENTER ALBANIA WITHOUT A VISA:
• Foreign citizens who have a valid, multiple-entry Schengen visa, which has been previously used in one of the Schengen states, or foreign citizens who have a valid permit of stay in one of the Schengen states;
• Foreign citizens who have a valid, multiple-entry US or UK visa, which has been previously used in the respective country of issuance, or have valid permit of stay in the US or UK.
• Foreign citizens who have a 10 year residence permit, issued by the competent authority of the United Arab Emirates, valid not less than one year from the moment of entry.
• Foreign citizens who enter and stay without visa in the Schengen area
TYPE “C” VISA gives to the holder the right to enter and stay in the Republic of Albania for 90 days within 180 days starting from the date of first entry. 2. Type “C” visa may be single, two or multiple entry visa. The period of validity may not exceed 5 years
TYPE “D” VISA is issued to an alien intending to reside in the Republic of Albania more than 90 days within 180 days and if visa is required for these aliens in order for them to be provided with residence permit. Type “D” visa is valid for one year, with a validity period of stay of 90 days, for single, two or multiple entries entitling the holder to apply for residence permit after entry into the Republic of Albania
AS ATTACHED PLEASE FIND THE VISA REGULATION TABLE FOR FOREIGNERS:
Visa regime for foreign Citizens (updated on 09.01.2023)
All foreign citizens from countries that are not included in the table are required to have a visa before travelling to Albania. They can apply for a visa in the Albanian embassy that is geographically closest to their country of origin or residency
FOR THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND THE ONLINE APPLICATION PLEASE CHECK THE LINK BELOW:
VISA REGIME FOR ALBANIAN CITIZENS
Please open the link below for the Ambasada Ime official link, the competent authority for visa information in Albania. In the Ambasada Ime page you'll find a link with the list of countries where Albanians can travel with and without a visa.