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Visa Information

Visa Information:

Visitors from the USA, Canada, UK, EU, and Balkan Countries can enter Albania without a visa. 

*Disclaimer:

The information below is solely for general-purpose information. It is the visitors' responsibility to verify independently the specific requirement for a visa to visit Albania. The Foreign Ministry of Albania can change these rules without any prior notice, therefore it is highly advisable to double-check before booking your vacation to Albania.


VISA REGIME FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS

Visa regulations

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 visa:

a) 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;

b) 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.

c) Foreign citizens from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, India, Qatar, Oman, Thailand, can enter in Albania without visa, for short term stay, with the passport document, from 20 April until 31 December;

ç) Foreign citizens from Egypt and Russia, can enter in Albania without visa, for short term stay, with the passport document, from 01 May until 30 September.

d) 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.

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

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/


Albanian Foreign Ministry official link with the list of countries showing Visa Regime for Foreign Visitors: https://punetejashtme.gov.al/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/3-VISA-REGIME-FOR-FOREIGN-CITIZNES-21.04.2022.pdf

General Information about visa in Albania  https://www.punetejashtme.gov.al/en/info-per-te-huajt/


INVITATION LETTERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF VISA WAIVER YEAR 2022

Legal Basis

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”.

Defined by law the Guarantor means an (Albanian Entity or A Foreign Entity with Legal Residence in Albania) sponsor that is responsible by law for each person it issues an invitation, and liable to fines of 300.000 - 400.000 LEK (about 3.5K Euro) per each person, that does not leave Albania within the stated period of the booking voucher. 

In complience with te law, We (Albanian Eagle Tours) can send limited invitations, defined by arrival and departure dates only.

As indicated by law No. 858, dated 29.12.2021, - We will send invitations to visitors that have fully prepaid booking after fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Valid EU, US, UK, CANADA, AUSTRALIA visas or residence
  • At least one family member must have these) Family members are considered spouse, children, parents only! Anyone else that does not fit the family criteria has to provide their own documents independently. 
  • This group of visitors needs to send us via email all the following documents: 1) Copy of passport, 2) Copy of valid Visa, 3) Copies of previews entry and exit stamps to support the travel history. 

Or

  • Visitors that have 10 year residence permit in one of the UAE countries. 
  • At least one family member must have these) Family members are considered spouse, children, parents only! Anyone else that does not fit the family criteria has to provide their own documents independently. 
  • This group of visitors must send us via email all the following documents: 1) Photo of UAE residence permit, 2) Photos of passports for each family member that is traveling together.

Or

  • Visitors that can send us proof of stable employment or established business owners - with bank statements for the last 6 months with funds that justify the travel. 
  • At least one family member must have these) Family members are considered spouse, children, parents only! Anyone else that does not fit the family criteria has to provide their own documents independently. 
  • This group of visitors must send us via email all the following documents: 1) Photos of passports of all family members that will travel together. 2) Copy of family certificate translated & noterized in English. 3) Copy of Employment letter issued by Employer translated and noterized in English. 4) Copy of bank statement of last 6 months that shows sufficient funds to afford the trip as specified by law No. 858, dated 29.12.2021 (minimum 50 euro per person per day), 

*Groups of friends that only partially meet the above criteria, we can not sponsor.

The above conditions are inline with the law. Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 858, dated 29.12.2021

For any additional information we urge you to contact the respective Albanian Embassies in your country.

Looking forward to seeing you visit Albania.