Albania Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes Yes No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU 1 Yes No
USA Yes Yes No

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Passports

A valid passport or (1) ID card is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above to enter Albania.

Passport note

Passports should be valid for a minimum of 3 months from their date of entry into Albania.

Visas

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, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Georgia, Guatemala, 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.

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.

Validity

Short-term visa: up to 90 days within a 180-day period; long-term visa: more than 90 days within a 180-day period.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section of embassy).

Working days

Allow seven days for visa processing.

Embassies and tourist offices

U.S. Embassy in Albania
Telephone: +355 4 2247 285. Website: https://al.usembassy.gov/
Embassy of the Republic of Albania in the UK
Telephone: +44 207 828 8897. Website: http://www.ambasadat.gov.al/united-kingdom/en Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700. Consular services: Mon/Wed 0900-1400.
Embassy of the Republic of Albania in the USA
Telephone: +1 202 223 4942. Website: http://www.ambasadat.gov.al/usa/ Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1500 (embassy).
British Embassy in Albania
Telephone: +355 4 223 4973. Website: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-tirana Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0830-1300 and 1400-1700, Fri 0830-1430.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.