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Albania Visa Guide: Everything Travelers Need to Know for Seamless Entry [MAY 2024]

From Application to Adventure: Navigating Albania’s Visa Maze with Confidence

Albania Visa Regime
Albania Visa Regime

With its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, Albania stands as a treasure trove for adventurers. Yet, embarking on a journey to this Balkan jewel requires navigating through the intricacies of its visa regime.

In this insightful guide, we unravel the essential elements of Albania’s visa requirements, providing clarity and guidance for travelers eager to explore its wonders. Whether you’re drawn to the azure waters of the Adriatic coast or the ancient charm of its historic towns, understanding Albania’s visa process is the first step toward unlocking a world of unforgettable experiences.

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Visa regime for foreign citizens

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

* Citizens from Saudi Arabia, Bahrein, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar and Thailand can enter without a visa for the period 6 Mars 2024 until 31 December 2024 with the document passport

* Holders of documents for travel by EU member states as follows:

– Alien’s travel document,

– Travel document (Refugees, Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951

– Travel document (Stateless persons, NY Convention of 28 September 1954)

– Travel document for person enjoying subsidiary protection

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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

Kruja Bazaar by Yu Thandar Tin
Kruja Bazaar by Yu Thandar Tin

AS ATTACHED PLEASE FIND THE VISA REGULATION TABLE FOR FOREIGNERS:

Visa regime for foreign citizens (click here)

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:

https://e-visa.al/