Albania Entry Requirements

Albania Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Turkey Yes no Yes
Other EU countries No/1 no Yes
Switzerland No/1 no Yes
Austria No/1 no Yes
Germany No/1 no Yes

ID cards/identity cards

[1] Citizens of EU member states and Switzerland may also enter Germany for stays of up to 90 days with an identity card/identity card, but a passport is preferable in any case. The identity card / identity card should be valid for at least 3 months upon entry.

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 3 months upon entry or after the visa has expired.

Visa information

Visa generally required, except for a tourist stay of up to 90 days within a period of 180 days (possibility of extension on site at the immigration office of the local police station may be possible) are nationals of the following countries listed in the table above: EU -Countries, Switzerland and Turkey.

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Varies depending on the nationality of the applicant.

Visa types and costs

Business, tourist, single, double and multiple entry visas.


Visa-free stay of max. 90 days within 180 days.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa, who fly on the same day, have valid papers for the onward journey and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. Personally. The visaed passport must also be collected in person.

Application required

(a) 1 application form to be completed online and then printed out. (b) Original passport (and copy), which is still valid for at least 3 months when you leave the country or when your visa expires (present when picking up your visa). (c) 1 recent passport photo. (d) Notarized letter from the company or relatives or friends stating the name, address and passport number of the traveler and confirming that the traveler will be held liable during their stay. (e) other documents and records as evidence of the purpose of travel (e.g. hotel bookings for tourist visas; bank statements to demonstrate sufficient funds; proof of employment). (f) If applicable, valid residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (g) Valid Proof of Health Insurance. (h) Return or Onward Ticket. The application should be submitted one to two months before departure.

Temporary Residence

For planned stays of more than 90 days, a residence permit must be applied for at the immigration office of the local police station (border and migration directorate) within the first 30 days of arrival. This requires, among other things, an apostilled certificate of good conduct from the competent authority. The document does not need to be legalized in advance by an Albanian diplomatic mission.

Processing time

About 3 weeks.

Proof of sufficient funds

Foreigners must have sufficient funds during their stay.

Entry with children

German: Children’s passport or identity card or your own passport (recommended). Austrians: identity card or own passport (recommended). Swiss: Identity card or own passport (recommended). Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Minors traveling alone require an apostilled travel permit from the parents/guardians not traveling with them. The document does not need to be legalized in advance by an Albanian diplomatic mission. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU).

Albania Entry Requirements