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Types of Albania Visas

Tourist Visa (Visa Type “C” - Short stay Visa )
  • Processing time: 10 to 15 days
  • Stay period : Upto 30 days
  • Validity : 6 months
  • Entry: One/Two/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 4,399/-
Business Visa (Visa Type “C” - Short stay Visa
  • Processing time: 10 to 15 days
  • Stay period : Upto 30 days
  • Validity : 6 months
  • Entry: One/Two/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 4,399/-
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Documents required for Albania Visa

  • Must have Documents for Albania Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

      Documents required for Albania Visa

      • Must have Documents for Albania Visa:
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        • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
        • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
        • Visa Application forms: completed and signed
        • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
        • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
        • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
        • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
      • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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        1. If Employed:

        • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
        • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

        2.If Self Employed:

        • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
        • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
        • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

        3. If Retired:

        • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

        4. If Student

        • ID Card: from school, college or institute

        5. If Minor

        • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
        • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
        • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
        • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
        • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
        • ID Proof: of parents

        6. If Visiting friend or relative

        • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
        • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
        • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

        7. If Sponsored

        • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
        • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
        • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
        • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

        8. For Business Visa

          Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

        • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
        • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
        • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
        • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

        • Income tax documents of the last three years;
        • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
        • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
        • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
        • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Albania Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need visa for Albania from India?

    Yes. Indian citizens require a visa prior to enter the Republic of Albania. Albania visas must be obtained from the Embassy of Albania in India. The type of visa to enter Albania will depend on several factors such as purpose of your planned visit and duration.

  • add Is there any visa exemption for Indians?

    Indian nationals can enter and stay in the Republic of Albania for up to 90 days to 180 days without a an Albania visa if:
    1.They have a valid multiple entry Schengen visa, with the condition that the visa issued must have been used previously in one of the countries of the Schengen area or persons have a valid residence permit in one of the countries of the Schengen area;
    2. They have a valid multiple entry visa or a valid residence permit issued by the United States of America, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, with the condition that visa issued must have been used previously in the country issued;
    3. Who can enter and stay in the Schengen states without a visa.

  • add What is the validity of an Albania visa for Indians?

    Short stay visa is issued to foreign nationals that wish to enter the Republic of Albania, are entitled to stay for a maximum period of 90 days out of a 180-day period, from their date of first entry. This visa type is issued with one, two or multiple entries.

  • add How early can I apply for an Albania visa online?

  • add What are the types of Albaniavisa for Indians?

    Albania Tourist Visa: It is a visa which is issued to persons intending to enter Albania for tourism, sightseeing, leisure or visiting relatives and friends.
    Albania Business Visa: This visa is issued for a short visit to conduct conferences, trainings, discussions, seminars, negotiations, and/or any other commercial activities, but not to take up employment.>
    Albania Transit Visa: Transit visa allows a visitors to travel across or through Albania on way to another country. The visa is issued for a limited period and the applicant of this visa must provide proof of a Visa of the destination country and/or onward ticket.
    Albania Student Visa: Student visa is granted to Indian nationals who are enrolled at qualified educational institutions. This Visa may be issued for a specific period of time.

  • add How long does it take to get an Albania visa for Indians?

    Albania Visa application is normally processed within 15 working days and in exceptional cases may take up to 30 days.

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for an Albania visa application?

    To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state:

    • why are you visiting Albania
    • How long you intend to stay in Albania
    • How will you support yourself during your time in Albania
    • What is the purpose of your visit to Albania
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to Albania
    • If you have a permit to enter the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Albania

  • add How can I apply for an Albania visa online?

    It is a straightforward and effortless process to apply for an Albania visa online through Akbar Travels:

    • Choose your preferred type of Albania visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online &submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • We verify, process and submit your documents online to the Consul/Embassy
    • After acceptance of online application, personally visit the Embassy of Albania for submission of physical documents
    • Receive your Albania visa once approved

  • add Do I need to visit the Embassy for submission of Albania Visa application?

    Yes, applicants are required to personally visit the Embassy. The application process is carried out online. The initial application process will be carried out by our Visa Experts, which includes verifying the documents, filling the application form, attaching all documents, and submitting it online.If the application meets all the requirements, our Visa Experts will then pay the visa fee. If the visa application is approved, the Consul requests the presence of the applicant. Applications by mail will not be accepted nor are travel agents authorized to submit applications on behalf of the applicant.
    (Please Note: You must make sure that you bring your passport, all original documents uploaded for the application, the printed and signed application form and the original invoice of payment)

  • add Which are the necessary documents required to be presented on arrival in Albania?

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry.
    • Valid Albania visa
    • Boarding Pas
    • Return ticket to your country or next destination
    • Accommodation proof or invitation letter for family visits
    • Sufficient funds to cover your stay in Albania (cash, debit/credit card etc)
    • Detailed itinerary of your trip
    • Documents relating to business trip (invitation letter, business card etc)
    Note: It should be noted that the possession of Visa is not a final authority to enter the Republic of Albania. The Immigration Officer at the Entry point may refuse a holder of visa to enter, if he is satisfied that the holder is unable to fulfil Immigration entry requirements or if the presence of such person or visitors in the Republic of Albania would be contrary to the National Interests.

  • add What is the Albania visa photo size requirement?

    The Albania visa photo must meet the requirements described below. If not, the application will be delayed until you provide correct photos.

    • Photo must be 45 mm X 35 mm in size
    • The face should cover 80% of the photo
    • In colour. White and black photo won’t be accepted
    • Taken against a plain white background
    • Taken within the last 3 months
    • Your head should face the camera directly. It should not be tilted or turned, even slightly
    • The head must be centred in the image. You must look directly at the camera and show your full face
    • Do not wear sunglasses or tinted/coloured glasses. If you normally wear glasses, your eyes must be clearly visible in the photo
    • The photo must be different from the passport photo.

  • add What is the relationship between the validity of an Albania Visa, number of entries and duration of stay?

    • Validity of an Albania Visa refers to the period within which the visa holder is allowed to enter Albania.
    • The number of entries refers to the number of times the visa holder is permitted to enter Albania within the visa’s validity. One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Albania only once. Whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave more than once within the visa validity.
    • Duration of stay refers to the longest period the visa holder is allowed to stay in Albania on each visit, and this is counted from the day following entry into Albania.
    • When all the permitted entries are used up, the visa will no longer be valid. Even if there are unused entries, the visa will no longer be valid if the validity has already expired. In either case, the visa holder should apply for a new visa if another visit to Albania is planned.
    • The holder of a visa is eligible to enter Albania at any time prior to the expiry of its validity provided that permitted entries on the visa have not been used up; the holder’s planned duration of stay in Albania must not exceed the duration stated on the visa.

  • add Are there any chances of my Albania visa application getting rejected?

    Yes. Like other country visas, your visa application for Albania can be rejected for a number of reasons. The most common Albania visa rejection reasons are:

    • Invalid and damaged Passport
    • Incomplete Visa Application form
    • Applied Wrong visa category
    • Current Albania visa still valid
    • Incomplete documents submitted
    • Intention of returning to home country not clear
    • Purpose of travel not clear
    • Insufficient bank balance
    • Criminal history
    • After refusal of a visa, the applicant has the right to reapply only after the appeal’s procedure has ended or after three months from the date of receiving the decision.

  • add How can I avoid anAlbania Visa Rejection?

    While there may be many more reasons for anAlbania visa refusal, the most common reasons are mentioned above.
    If you hope of getting that refusal overturned, or a second application approved or above all just get the Albania Tourist/Business visa successfully in the first attempt itself, here are some of the things that you can do to avoid a Albania visa rejection:

    • Make sure your passport meets the standard requirements for applying for Albania visa online
    • It is really important that you provide all the documents required for your application. Different visa categories require several supporting documents, so it is important to make sure your application is specific to you, and that nothing is missed out.
    • Be clear on your purpose of visit. If travelling for tourist purpose; specify that and submit documents supporting your Albania tourist visa application. Similarly, vice-versa for Albania business visa.
    • Apply for the correct visa category.
    • Make sure that your previous visa is not valid before applying for a new Albania visa.
    • Submit confirmed return tickets as an assurance that you will return back to your home country & your purpose of travel is temporary.
    • Seek assistance from a reliable travel agent to process your application smoothly without any hiccups. They are professionals who have the right training and knowledge to guide you correctly.

  • add What happens if I overstay the Albania Visa?

    You will be liable to pay a heavy penalty for overstaying the Albania visa. Applicants must take careful note of the validity of their visa and make sure not to overstay, as anyone in breach of the immigration act may be prosecuted and subject to a term of imprisonment or fine or both and also face a ban from entering Albania

  • add Can I get the best Albania Visa offers and discounts from Akbar Travels?

    Yes. Save money, time and energy with our attractive discounts, offers and deals on Albania visas.

  • add Do I need travel or medical insurance plan?

    Travel medical insurance with minimum coverage of 30,000 EUR is one of the mandatoryAlbania visa requirements. The insurance should cover all the Schengen countries as well.Akbar Travels can also assist you in choosing the perfect travel or medical insurance policy to protect you against unforeseen medical or travel emergencies

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Albania Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Albania Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.
    Important Notice: The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Albania Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Albania Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Albania visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Albania visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Albania Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: : Pay your Albania visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, process and submit your application to the Embassy.
Step 4: Youpersonally visit the Embassy of Albania in New Delhi to submit physical documents as part of the Albania visa process
Step 5: Receive your AlbaniaVisa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Albania

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Albania Visa;
  • • Have sufficient funds to support yourself and all family members during your entire trip. Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
  • Be in good health
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Albania Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Albania?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
    Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Albania
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Albania travel guide

Albania boasts of stunning mountainous terrain, breathtaking rustic castles and dreamy beaches rivaling any Mediterranean country. Some of the must-see places would be
Albanians greatest asset is Albanian Riviera, it would be dangerous to call it undiscovered, and the beaches here have drawn significant. Sunbathing crowds have seen during July and August. Read more

Llogara pass: A drive from Vlora through Llogara pass towards Saranda is one of the most spectacular trips people ever experience.
Berat: A city of thousand windows is called Berat, its ottoman stone houses with endless windows looking down over the rest of the town seems fantastic.
Korca: It’s an exciting city having lakes and national parks, local agro-tourism farms for making out trips.

What to see in Albania?

Albania houses the world famous Museums Burkart 1 and Burkart 2.

Monuments and statues such as Skanderbeg statue, Muradie Mosque, friendship monument.

Hike to Valona

Visit Rozafa castle in Shkoder

Drink a bear in a rotating bar in Tirana.

Visit a museum in an Abandoned Bunker

Take a table to see the best views of Tirana

Wild camp on Albania's most beautiful beaches

Visit beaches you can alone walk to

Visit Berat, the city of a thousand windows.

See the flat stone roofs of the Gijrokaster old town

Soak in the Benja hot springs

Experiencing views of small villages while driving through the country.

Snuff on burek in breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Swim in crystal clear waters

Grab some delicious fresh seafood at meagre prices

Visit the first school in the city of Korce.

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Albania Facts and Figures

Region
South East Europe
Capital:
Tirana
Time in Albania
GMT + 2 Read more
Major Cities
Tirana, Durres. Vlore, Gjirokaster, Berat
Language:
: Albanian
Area:
: 28,748 km
Currency:
Albanian lek
Main Airline:
Air Albania
Indepedence Day
28 September
International Airports:
: Tirana International Airport NënëTereza, Kukes Airport, AerolimenasKerkirasIoannisKapodistria
Best time to visit :
April to June & September to October
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Other Albania Visa types

Akbar Travels currently only processes Tourist and Business visas. To apply for other types of Albanian visas listed below, please contact the Embassy of Albania:
  • Transit Visa:

    Albania visa information is not essential to transit through Albania. The traveler must have a passport valid for six months beyond stay and a round trip or onward ticket.
  • Work Visa:

    People, who intend to work in Albania and directors of companies registered in Albania, must obtain a work permit to be able to work legally in Albania. People are free to apply for a work permit or work registration certificate.
  • Student Visa:

    International students planning to study abroad in Albania may or may not require a visa for Albania. They are free to apply for the visa at Albanian embassy in their place of residence.