Embassy Services

 

THE CONSULAR SERVICES OF THE EMBASSY

The Embassy of the Republic of Albania in Warsaw performs consular services for Ukrainian citizens (visa type D), and for Albanian citizens in these countries:

1. The Republic of Estonia;

2. The Republic of Latvia;

3. The Republic of Lithuania;

4. Ukraine.

 

Note: Full information on Consular Services is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania:

 
 

 

INFORMATION ON VISA REGIME AND APPLICATION

 

Visa regime for Albanian citizens:

1) The information provided in the attached table, according to the most recent MFA available data, is for orientation purposes only. Before traveling, Albanian citizens should contact the nearest diplomatic mission of the destination country, to request information about the entry and exit conditions.MFA is not responsible for changes or inaccuracies in the information provided.

2) In countries where citizens do not need short-term visas (see “Short-term Visa” column), the “Where to Apply” column refers to those cases when a stay permit visa (similar to D-Type visa) is required

Attached, please find the table of the Visa Regime for Albanian Citizens

 

Visa regime for foreign citizens

Visa regulations

The visa regime for foreign citizens in the Republic of Albania is provided for by Law No. 108/13 “On foreigners” and by the Decision of the Council of Ministers No. 513/13 “On the treatment of foreigners”, amended.

1)  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.

2) Citizens from Saudi Arabia, Belarus, Georgia, Qatar, Oman and Russia, can enter the Republic of Albania without the requirement of type “C ” visa (short term stay), for tourism reasons during the official summer season, period 31 May - 15 November 2017. 

3) Long term visa (Type D) is required for all foreign citizens that will stay in Albania for more than 90 days during a six month period (90/180 days) and will apply for a residency permit from the migration office;

4) As attached please find the visa regulation table for foreigners: Visa regime for foreign citizens

5) 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;

As attached please find the Visa procedures:

1) Issuing of transit and short-term visas (type C);

2)Issuing long term visas (type D);  

3) Issuing of aeroportual transit visas (type A);

4) Visa application form;   

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ACQUIRING THE ALBANIAN CITIZENSHIP 

A foreigner, who has filed an application for acquiring the Albanian citizenship through naturalization, acquires it subject to the following conditions:

1. Be at least 18 years old;

2. Have lawfully resided in the territory of the Republic of Albania, for at least 5 years;

3. Have accommodation and sufficient financial means;

4. Hasn’t been penally prosecuted in his own country or in the Republic of Albania for penal crimes charged with more than 3 years of imprisonment (not for political reasons); 

5. Have at least basic knowledge of the Albanian language;

6. Granting of Albanian citizenship does not hinder the security and defense of the Republic of Albania.

Facilitated requirements

Facilitated requirements are applied to the foreigners who are married with Albanian citizens, who could prove their Albanian origin or for those that the country has special interest (scientific, economic, cultural or national interest);

If both parent are granted the Albanian citizenship by naturalization, the child under 18 years of age, when he lives with the parents, can also become an Albanian citizen by request of both parents and the consent of the child (between 14-18 years of age).

If both parents of Albanian nationality adopt a child having another citizenship, the child is granted the Albanian citizenship.

Dual citizenship

Albania allows the dual citizenship. The Albanian citizens freely can apply the acquiring of another citizenship without losing the Albanian one. Foreigners also are not hindered to apply for the Albanian citizenship, without renouncing that of the country they originate.

Renouncement of the citizenship

This information is available only at the Albanian section of this website.

 

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

All payments for consular services must be made in advance at the embassy's bank account:

EUR account: 85114010100000420632001002

Bank address:

mBank S.A.

Pocztowa Skrytka 2108

90-959 Łódź 2

SWIFT Code: PL PW MBK BREX

IBAN number: Account in EUR: PL85114010100000420632001002

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

Address: 

ul. Altowa 1,

02-386, Warszawa

Email: embassy.warsaw@mfa.gov.al

Tel.: +48 22 824 14 27 | Fax: +48 22 824 14 26

 

OPENING HOURS OF THE CONSULAR SECTION: 

Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 - 14:00 hrs

The Embassy is closed on weekends and public holidays:

  • 01- 02 January  - New Year's Day

  • 14 March - Summer Day

  • 22 March - Nevruz Day

  • 16 April - Catholic Easter & Orthodox Easter 

  • 17 April - CatholicEaster Monday & Orthodox Easter Monday

  • 01 May  - International Worker’s Day

  • 25 June - Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)

  • 26 June - Eid al-Fitr Monday

  • 01 September - Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice)

  • 19 October - Mother Teresa Beatification Day

  • 28 November - Flag and Independence Day

  • 29 November - Liberation Day

  • 08 December - National Youth Day

  • 25 December - Christmas Day

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*Holidays falling on Saturday or Sunday shall be observed on Monday.

**Note: The Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha holidays may be subject to change according to the lunar calendar. In case of eventual changes, you will be notified accordingly. 

 

LIST OF NECESSARY DOCUMENTS: 

Postal Address

Embasy of Albania
Ul. .Altowa 1, 02-386
Warszawa,Poland

Tel / Fax

Tel.: +48 22 824 14 27
Fax.:+48 22 824 14 26
Raste urgjente: +48 501194910

E-MAIL


ambasada@albania.waw.pl
embassy.warsaw@mfa.gov.al

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OPENING TIMES

Monday to Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 14:30