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Albania Visa Information

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Who requires a visa?
No visa is required for citizens of the United States, member countries of the European Union, New Zealand and Australia and EFTA member countries. Citizens of other countries must obtain a visa at the nearest Albanian embassy before departing for the country.

How long can you stay in Albania?
The foreigners that enter without a visa have the right to stay in Albania only 30 days for an entry and they may stay up to 90 days within the calendar year.

What documents will be required?
Business and Tourist Travel Requirements:
• Passport Requirements: Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s).
• Proof Of Departure: Confirmed round-trip or onward airline ticket.

Transit Travel Requirements:
• Passport Requirements: Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page available for stamp(s).
• Proof Of Departure: Confirmed onward airline ticket.
• Other Requirements: Valid onward destination visas (if applicable).

Diplomat/Official Travel Requirements:
• Passport Requirements: Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s).
• Other Forms: Official Letter of Support from the US Department of State.
• Proof Of Departure: Confirmed round-trip airline ticket.
• Special Instructions: If the diplomat is staying over 30 days, they must register at the local police department for an extension of 60 days or less.

What is the cost of a visa?
The citizens of the following countries may obtain a visa at any entry point by payment:
FYR Macedonia (10 Euro; at the Embassy 5 Euro), Montenegro (free of charge), Israel (30 Euro).
The citizens of other countries are required to obtain visas at the missions of the Republic of Albania that cover the country of residence.
An entry tax must be payed upon entry to the country, by air, sea or land. The amount varies for different nationalities. The amount for North American and EU citizens is US$5. An exit tax is required at Rinas Airport, which is US$10.

Other information:
Can I work in Albania?
In Albania, the first step to obtaining a work permit for a foreign employee is the issuing of a visa. Once a visa is issued, a temporary residence permit is required in order to apply for a residence permit.
The application for a working permit is submitted along with the following documentation:

• A decision for the registration of the legal entity of the employer where foreigner is to be employed
• The original copy of the individual employment contract (to be translated into Albanian, and certified by a public notary)
• Passport copy, certified by public notary
• Special power of attorney for the company engaged in providing such service
• Five photos
• The foreign individual requesting a work permit for the first time is obliged to pay the fee of 6000 All or approx 45 Euro

The work permit application is submitted at the diplomatic representative office of the Albanian Republic in the foreigner's country of residence. The procedure last approximately 30 days and the foreigner can perform work during the procedure is in progress with the proof of having applied for a permit.
Residence permits can be issued for a period of 3, 6 or 12 months, with the possibility to renew in no more than 5 consequent times; or with validity of 2 years, renewed not more than once. A permanent residence permit can be issued if the foreigner has lived in Albania for 5 years and is deemed to have substantial ties and activities in the country.
A request for renewal of a work permit is submitted 15 days prior to the day of expiry of the initial working permit and the procedure lasts 30 days. The work permit is renewed if a valid employment agreement is presented and the foreigner is a legal resident on the territory of Albanian Republic. A request for issuance/renewal of residence permit is submitted 30 days prior to expiry. The procedure requires 30 days to be completed.
All personal items, new or old may be taken into Albania without incurring custom duties. A reasonable amount of tobacco, beverages and perfumes for personal use is allowed.

Prohibited items include firearms, ammunition, narcotics, drugs and goods jeopardizing the observance of public order and social security. Special export permits are required for precious metals, ancient coins and scroll, antiques, books and works of art, which are considered to be part of national culture and heritage.

Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Albanian embassy for information on what documentation you may require to enter Albania. Albanian Embassies Worldwide.

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- Albanian Foreign Affairs

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