Albania Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for a minimum of 3 months from their date of entry is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter Albania except for British and EU-nationals who can travel to Albania with their (1) ID card, which is valid for a minimum of 3 months from their date of entry.
Passports should be valid for a minimum of 3 months from the date of entry into Albania for visa free stays and passports should be valid for a minimum of 3 months after the expiration date of the visa.
Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above for stays in Albania of up to 90 days within a 6-month period. United States citizens may stay in Albania without a visa for up to a year.
Citizens of the following countries also do not need a visa to enter Albania: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus (for a stay of 30 days), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vatican City and Venezuela.
Citizens of the Following countries do not need a visa to enter Albania between 20 April and 31 December 2023: Bahrein, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Thailand.
Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements.
Types and Cost
For visitors who do require a visa, short- and long-term visas are available. Costs vary according to the applicant's nationality; contact the consulate or embassy for details.
Short-term visa: up to 90 days within a 180-day period; long-term visa: more than 90 days within a 180-day period.
Consulate (or consular section of embassy).
Allow seven days for visa processing.
This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.
Embassies and tourist offices
U.S. Embassy in Albania
Telephone: +355 4 2247 285.
Address: , Rruga Stavro Vinjau, 14, Tirana, ,
Embassy of the Republic of Albania in the UK
Telephone: +44 207 828 8897.
Address: , 33 St George's Drive, London, SW1V 4DG,
Mon-Fri 0900-1700. Consular services: Mon/Wed 0900-1400.
Embassy of the Republic of Albania in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 223 4942.
Address: NW, 2100 S Street, Washington, DC, 20008,
Mon-Fri 0900-1500 (embassy).
British Embassy in Albania
Telephone: +355 4 223 4973.
Address: , Rruga Skenderbeg 12, Tirana, ,
Mon-Thurs 0830-1300 and 1400-1700, Fri 0830-1430.