VISA REGIME FOR FOREIGNERS

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 20 April 2023 until 31 December 2023 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

 

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 (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

 

INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT VISA PAYMENT

 

FOR THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND THE ONLINE APPLICATION PLEASE CHECK THE LINK BELOW:

 

https://e-visa.al/

Postal Address

Embasy of Albania
119049, Ulica Mytnaja, dom 3,
kvartira 8 Moskva, Russia

Tel / Fax

Tel.: +7 495 982 38 52 (3)
Fax.:+7 495 982 38 54
Emergency number +7 929 968 05 38 (Only for Albanian Citizens)

E-MAIL

embassy.moscow@mfa.gov.al

OPENING TIMES

Monday to Friday
11:00 - 14:00