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Visa policy of Albania

Visa policy of Albania

Visitors to Albania must obtain a visa from one of the Albanian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or are qualified for a visa-free entry.[1][2]

A passport is required. However, a subset of citizens eligible for visa-free travel can enter the country with only their ID cards in lieu of their passports.[3]


  • Visa-free access 1
    • Substitute visas 1.1
  • External links 2
  • References 3

Visa-free access

Holders of passports of the following 76 jurisdictions can enter Albania without a visa:[4]

1 - may enter using the ID card. Except Liechtenstein for EFTA.
2 - citizens of these countries staying for more than 90 days within the period of six months, need to obtain visa type D.
3 - states, whose citizens enter without visas due to their visa liberalization with the Schengen area.

Substitute visas

Additionally, all foreigners, regardless of nationality, who are holding a valid multiple entries Schengen visa, that such visa is previously used in one of the countries of Schengen Area, or have a valid stay permission in one of the countries of Schengen area or who are holding a valid multiple entries visa of the United States or the United Kingdom, that such visa is previously used in these respective countries, or have valid stay permission in those countries. Visitors of Albanian ethnicity do not require visa to enter Albania for a maximum stay of 90 days within 180 days.

External links

  • Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Albanian Embassy in Washington, DC, USA - Consular Services


  1. ^ "Visa Information".  
  2. ^ US Department of State - Country Information for Albania - Entry Requirements
  3. ^ "Citizens of whom countries enter at the Republic of Albania without a visa and documents they should travel".  
  4. ^ Who can enter Albania without a Visa
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