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Travel Advisory July 26, 2023

Kosovo - level 2: exercise increased caution.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

Exercise increased caution due to  terrorism .   Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

Reconsider Travel To:

  • North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan due to  the potential for civil unrest due to ethnic tensions.

Country Summary:  Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in the Balkans region, including Kosovo. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas.

Read the  country information page for additional information on travel to Kosovo.

If you decide to travel to Kosovo:

  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by Westerners.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
  • Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter .
  • Review the  Country Security Report  for Kosovo.
  • Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the  Traveler’s Checklist .

North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan – Level 3: Reconsider Travel

Tensions within and between communities in the north of Kosovo remain a source of potential unrest in North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan.

Although recent unrest has been politically-related and does not involve tourists or members of the international community, bystanders can be affected.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in the north of Kosovo as U.S. government employee travel to North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan is restricted.

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U.S. Embassy Pristina Rr. “4 Korriku” Nr. 25 10000 Pristina, Kosovo Telephone: +(383) (38) 5959-3000 Emergency After-Hours Telephone:  +(383) (38) 5959-3000 Email:   [email protected]

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Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter Kosovo and may be asked to provide documentation stating the purpose of their visit.

§  No visa is required for tourist trips of up to 90 days within six months.

§  For work, study, or visits longer than 90 days within six months, you must apply for a temporary residence permit once in Kosovo at Pristina’s Division for Foreigners, Visa and Residence Permit. Please contact this office for additional information prior to arrival in Kosovo.

§  To apply for a temporary residence permit , you will need to provide proof of local health insurance and an official police background check report. See our Criminal Records checks page on our website. The U.S. Embassy cannot assist you in obtaining background checks, certificates of conduct, or fingerprints.

The U.S. Embassy cannot intervene on your behalf, obtain a background check report for you at the airport when applying for a visa, or assist if you are denied entry into Kosovo.

Kosovo law requires U.S. citizens to present photo identification (original ID, driver’s license or a passport) to prove identity when asked by an authorized official.

Additional Entry/Exit Requirements for Minors: Kosovo law requires unaccompanied children under 14, regardless of nationality, to have written, notarized permission from either both parents or legal guardians to depart Kosovo. Please review our website for more information on children’s issues.

Special note on travel to Serbia: If you wish to travel to Serbia after visiting Kosovo, you must have initially entered Kosovo through Serbia and have a valid, recent Serbian entry stamp . U.S. citizens entering Kosovo from a country other than Serbia, including from any other country via Pristina’s airport, will be barred from entering Serbia by Serbian border officials.

Visit the Embassy of Kosovo website for the most current visa information.

The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Kosovo.

Find information on dual nationality , prevention of international child abduction and customs regulations on our websites.

Safety and Security

For most visitors, Kosovo remains a safe country. Petty street crime is the most common safety concern for U.S. citizens. The Kosovo Police, assisted by the EU Rule of Law mission (EULEX) and the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR), are responsible for safety and security in Kosovo. The U.S. Embassy has no law enforcement authority.

Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Europe. European governments are taking action to guard against terrorist attacks; however, all European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations.  Exercise caution at festivals and other public events. If you are in a crowd and the security situation begins to deteriorate, leave the area immediately. Remain aware of your surroundings and have a plan for escape should an emergency arise. Monitor instructions from the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  • Travel by U.S. Embassy personnel to North Mitrovica, Leposavic, Zubin Potok, and Zvecan is restricted due to incidents of violence and high tensions in these areas. The U.S. government strongly advises private U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to these regions as well. The U.S. Embassy has limited ability to assist U.S. citizens who encounter difficulties in these areas.
  • Organized crime is present in Kosovo, occasionally resulting in violent confrontations between rival organizations. Most incidents are politically motivated and are not directed at tourists or foreigners.
  • Sporting events may also trigger violence or protests.
  • Celebratory gunfire and the use of low-quality fireworks are common during holidays and celebrations. Serious injuries and death have occurred as a result of stray bullets and accidents evolving fireworks. It is strongly advised to remain indoors when viewing fireworks displays.

U.S. citizens should avoid demonstrations , events involving political/ethnic/religious/social causes, or any other large groups. Demonstrations occur frequently, particularly in Pristina, often with little or no notice. Demonstrations can cause serious traffic disruptions or violent incidents. For more information, visit U.S. Embassy Kosovo’s alert and messages page .

Crime : Although violent crime against U.S. citizens is rare, remain cognizant of your profile in public and avoid drawing attention to yourself as a U.S. citizen. Theft and other petty street crimes do occur, particularly in areas where tourists and foreigners congregate.

  • Do not leave anything of value in plain view in unattended vehicles. Park your vehicles in a secure, off-street location.
  • Street crime and home invasion occur with some frequency. Criminals target those appearing vulnerable and/or wealthy and use periods of reduced police availability (e.g., holidays, unrest, and major events such as elections) to commit crimes of opportunity. Securely lock the windows and doors of your residence when not home and set your home alarm, if you have one.
  • Robberies , thefts , and burglaries often increase dramatically around the year-end holidays as criminals tend to target shoppers carrying cash and gifts and storing these items in their vehicles. If possible, avoid carrying and/or displaying large amounts of cash or packages.
  • To avoid the risk of sexual assault , anyone traveling alone in taxis or mini-buses should exercise caution, especially after dark. Avoid being alone in isolated areas with unfamiliar people. Do not leave drinks unattended in bars and nightclubs.

See the  Department of State  and the  FBI pages for information on scams.

Victims of Crime:

Victims of crime and sexual assault should go to a safe location, call the local police to report the incident, and then contact the U.S. Embassy.

Report crimes to the local police by dialing 192 and contact the U.S. Embassy at +383 (38) 5959-3000 (available 24/7 for emergencies). Police responsiveness to criminal reports varies greatly. Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime.

Kosovo’s Victims’ Advocacy and Assistance Office (VAO) has a 24-hour, toll-free, operational help line available at 0800 11 112. The VAO provides information and guidance, can help refer cases to appropriate institutions, and allows the general public/victims to report crimes. The VAO may also assist with medical exams, obtaining protection orders, or case status updates.

Additional in-depth information regarding safety and security in Kosovo can be found at: Kosovo 2019 Crime and Safety Report - OSAC .

See our webpage on  help for U.S. victims of crime overseas . See Embassy Pristina’s Victims of Crime page .

  • Help you find appropriate medical care
  • Assist you in reporting a crime to the police
  • Contact relatives or friends with your written consent
  • Explain the local criminal justice process in general terms
  • Provide a list of local attorneys
  • Provide information on  victim compensation programs in the U.S. and in Kosovo
  • Provide an emergency loan for repatriation to the United States and/or limited medical support in cases of destitution
  • Help you find accommodation and arrange flights home
  • Replace a stolen or lost U.S. passport

Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the embassy for assistance.

Tourism:  The tourism industry is unevenly regulated, and safety inspections for equipment and facilities do not commonly occur.  Hazardous areas/activities are not always identified with appropriate signage, and staff may not be trained or certified either by the host government or by recognized authorities in the field.  In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is typically available only in/near major cities.  First responders are generally unable to access areas outside of major cities and to provide urgent medical treatment.  U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance.  See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.

Local Laws & Special Circumstances

Criminal Penalties:  You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.

Furthermore, some laws are also prosecutable in the United States, regardless of local law. For examples, see our website on crimes against minors abroad and the Department of Justice website.

Arrest Notification:  If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See our  webpage  for further information.

The Kosovo criminal justice system does not function at a level consistent with Western standards. Lengthy detentions are common before and during judicial proceedings. The U.S. Embassy cannot expedite legal/court proceedings, secure releases, nor facilitate preferential conditions for detained U.S. citizens.

Special Circumstances:

  • Power outages, which can occur throughout Kosovo, may also disrupt other public utilities, including water service, and interfere with traffic lights, normal business activity, and public services.
  • Kosovo is a cash economy based on the euro, although credit card use is increasingly prevalent. ATMs are readily available throughout Kosovo, and users should take normal precautions when using ATMs to safeguard their PIN.
  • Be aware when using public Internet cafes and open WiFi connections, as your sensitive personal information, account passwords, etc. can be stolen.
  • Travelers must complete a customs declaration at their port of entry when bringing in or taking out cash in amount of 10,000 euros or more. Failure to comply may result in the confiscation of a percentage of the funds.

Potential for Natural Disasters: Kosovo is located in a seismically active area of the world making it susceptible to earthquakes. The best way to cope with an earthquake is to make preparations in advance. For information on what to do before and during a natural disaster, see:

  • U.S. Embassy Kosovo website .
  • U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides general information about natural disaster preparedness.
  • U.S. Geological Survey provides updates on recent seismic and volcanic activity. 

Explosive devices: While de-mining programs have proven effective, unexploded ordnance and mines remain in some areas. Seek additional information for marked and unmarked contaminated areas with leftover mines and unexploded ordnances. Further, improvised explosive devices (IED) and Molotov cocktails have been used in Kosovo. Any suspicious item should be reported to the local authorities.

Climbing and Hiking: For outdoor activities, you should seek a local guide’s informed advice, maintain communication with your family and friends, and provide route and contact details to someone not travelling with you.

  • The weather in Kosovo can change quickly, even in the summer months.
  • Temperatures can drop overnight and snow can fall unexpectedly.
  • If in trouble, call the local emergency number at 112. Local authorities will help to the best of their ability.

Athletes: We have received reports that some Kosovo sports clubs have allegedly not honored contracts for foreigners. Before signing a contract or relocating, ensure you are able to financially support your trip and return home to the United States, should problems arise.

Property and Other Private or Commercial Disputes: The Government of the United States does not have jurisdiction over property or private disputes in Kosovo.

  • The U.S. Embassy cannot protect personal property and cannot take sides in legal disputes.
  • Information about the legal system in Kosovo is available on the Government of Kosovo Judicial Council (KJC) website.

Faith-Based Travelers: See our following webpages for details:

  • Faith-Based Travel Information
  • International Religious Freedom Report – see country report 
  • Human Rights Report – see country report
  • Best Practices for Volunteering Abroad

LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Kosovo. LGBTI individuals are protected by anti-discrimination laws, and there are no legal impediments to organizing LGBTI events. In practice, however, LGBTI persons face discrimination.

  • LGBTI travelers should exercise caution when visiting Kosovo, especially with regard to expressing affection in public.
  • Despite existing legal protections, LGBTI travelers may find that individual police officers are unfamiliar, or have limited experience, with the needs or concerns of the LGTBI community.

See our  LGBTI Travel Information  page and section 6 of our Human Rights report for further details.

Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance . Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different from in the United States. The Kosovo Constitution and legislation prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities in employment, education, access to health care, and in the provision of other state services.

  • Only limited measures exist to support disabled persons.
  • Law mandates access for disabled persons to official buildings; however, it is not enforced, and such access is rarely available.
  • Most public buildings and many residential or commercial facilities remain inaccessible.
  • Public transportation for persons with disabilities is very limited.

Students: See our Students Abroad page and FBI travel tips .

Women Travelers: See our travel tips for Women Travelers .

Medical facilities in Kosovo consist of the government-sponsored University Clinical Center and private medical clinics. Medical facilities outside Pristina have limited capabilities . Quality controls are lacking, services are very basic, hygiene may be insufficient, and medical care is below U.S. or Western European standards.

  • United States or Western European-licensed physicians and specialists are not available in Kosovo. If you encounter corruption while obtaining medical care, please report it to the local authorities.
  • Kosovo has few ambulances. Ambulances will take you to the public hospital. Injured or seriously ill U.S. citizens may be required to take taxis or other immediately available vehicles to the nearest major hospital rather than waiting for ambulances to arrive.

We do not pay medical bills. Be aware that U.S. Medicare does not apply overseas.

Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage .

We strongly recommend supplemental insurance to cover medical evacuation.

If traveling with prescription medication, check with the Government of Kosovo to ensure the medication is legal in Kosovo. Always, carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.

  • Some prescription medication may not be available locally.
  • Tap water is not potable or safe to drink. Take care that food is cooked thoroughly to reduce the risk of food-borne illness.
  • Air pollution is a severe problem in the greater Pristina area, particularly during the winter. Travelers with upper respiratory ailments or asthma-like symptoms should consult their doctor prior to travel.

Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The following CDC-recommended vaccines for children are not available in Kosovo : Hib, Rotavirus, Inactivated Polio, Pneumococcal, and Varicella.

If you are planning on traveling from Kosovo to  Mecca  please be aware of the  MERS Corona Virus Advisory . For more information please see our  Hajj Fact Sheet and the Saudi Ministry of Health website .

Further health information:

  • World Health Organization
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Travel and Transportation

Road Conditions and Safety: Road conditions in Kosovo are hazardous. Although some modern highways exist, most roads remain narrow and crowded and are used by a variety of vehicles, from NATO-KFOR armored personnel carriers to horse-drawn carts. Mountain roads can be narrow and poorly marked, lack guardrails, and quickly become dangerous in inclement weather. Dense fog can obscure visibility while driving.

  • Driving in Kosovo is difficult for many reasons: unfamiliar traffic patterns, largely unobserved traffic laws (e.g., illegal left turns from the far right lane, passing on blind curves, driving into oncoming lanes of traffic without yielding), oddly-shaped road signs in a foreign language, stray livestock, horse-drawn carts, infrastructure problems and the construction projects implemented to fix them.
  • Roads frequently flood and are impassible during rainy months. Mud and road slides occasionally shut down main throughways.
  • Pedestrians should exercise extreme caution, whether on the sidewalk or crossing the street, even when using crosswalks. Drivers generally do not slow down or stop for pedestrians. For situational awareness, pedestrians are strongly advised not to use headphones.
  • Local residents often walk in the roadway and wear dark clothing, making it difficult to see them at night. Additionally, stray dogs often lay or run in the roadway and are often difficult to see when driving.
  • The U.S. Embassy recommends that you travel during daylight hours. Leave a travel itinerary and contact telephone numbers with someone before you go.

Traffic Laws: Drivers with a blood alcohol level higher than 0.05 percent are considered intoxicated and will be arrested and prosecuted.

  • The use of seat belts and headlights is mandatory at all times.
  • It is illegal to use a cell phone while driving unless it is hands-free.
  • It is the law that all accidents, including minor fender-benders, be reported to police. If you are involved in any type of accident, it is recommended that you not move your vehicle until police arrive to take a full report.
  • When police impose a fine or penalty, they may legally confiscate your driver’s license and vehicle documents until the penalty is paid. The U.S. Embassy is not able to retrieve these documents.
  • Review Kosovo traffic safety laws for complete information on driver’s licenses and imported or foreign-tagged vehicle registration requirements.
  • Drivers of motor vehicles registered outside of Kosovo may need to purchase liability insurance at the border. Kosovo is not a member of the European motor vehicle third party liability (“green card”) system.

Public Transportation: Taxis are generally an inexpensive, safe, and reliable means of transportation. It is recommended to use established taxi companies instead of a personally-owned vehicle converted to a taxi. Make sure the taxi has a meter and that the driver activates it upon departure.

  • Rail transportation is very limited and unreliable, and safety equipment is often lacking or outdated.
  • There has been some improvement with new buses introduced in Pristina, but generally buses can often become overcrowded 

See our  Road Safety  page for more information.

Aviation Safety and Oversight: Pristina has a modern airport terminal and control tower. International airlines fly to Pristina on a regular basis. Flights can experience significant delays and/or cancellations due to weather conditions, especially during the winter. When heavy fog or smog is present, flights may be diverted to Skopje, North Macedonia or Tirana, Albania. Airlines typically bus passengers to the Pristina airport, which takes approximately 2 hours.

As there is no direct commercial air service to the United States by carriers registered in Kosovo, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not assessed the Government of Kosovo’s Civil Aviation Authority for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards. Kosovo is not a member of ICAO.  Flights are frequently delayed or cancelled due to poor visibility as a result of heavy fog. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page .

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Kosovo is a new country located in the Southeast Europe, which has declared its independence from Serbia in February of 2008 and thus became known as the Republic of Kosovo. Visa requirements for Kosovo are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of the state placed for the citizens of other countries.

Countries that need a visa to visit or transit Kosovo:

*Note: As a citizen of the countries listed above, you may enter Kosovo for 15 days without a visa if:

  • You are a holder of a valid biometric residence permit issued by one of the Schengen member states or a valid multi-entry Schengen Visa
  • You are a holder of a valid Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations Organizations, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe or European Union
  • You are a holder of a valid travel document issued by EU Member and Schengen States, United States of America, Canada, Australia, and Japan based on the 1951 Convention on Refugee Status or the 1954 Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons, as well as holders of valid travel documents for foreigners (for a maximum stay of 15 days)

You may visit or transit Kosovo without a visa for up to 90 days within a 6-month period with a valid travel document, identification card or a document confirming your identity and nationality:

  • Citizens of the countries that are required a visa, but hold a biometric valid residence permit issued by one of the Schengen Member States or a valid multi-entry Schengen Visa – will be exempt from a visa for entering, transit, or stay in the territory of the Republic of Kosovo for 15 days.
  • Citizens of the EU and the Schengen Member States; Holy See; Principality of Andorra; Principality of Monaco; Republic of San Marino, Republic of Albania, Montenegro, and Republic of Serbia are allowed to enter, transit, and stay in Kosovo for up to 90 days over a 6-month period with a valid biometric identification card.
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports issued by the Russian Federation States, People’s Republic of China, Egypt, Indonesia, and Ukraine shall be allowed to enter, transit or stay up to 15 days in the territory of the Republic of Kosovo.
  • Holders of valid travel documents issued by Special Administrative Regions of People’s Republic of China: Hong Kong and Macao are exempt from the visa obligations.
  • Holders of travel documents issued by Taiwan shall be exempt from the visa obligation as long as they primarily notify the Diplomatic or Consular Mission of the Republic of Kosovo, at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Holders of travel documents issued by the EU Member States, Schengen Area States, United States of America, Canada, Australia, Japan based on the 1951 Convention on Refugee Status or the 1954 Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons. Also, holders of valid travel documents for foreigners are allowed to enter, pass through the territory (transit) and stay in the Republic of Kosovo for up to 15 days without a visa.
  • Holders of Laissez-Passer, regardless of their nationality, issued by the United Nations Organizations, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe and European Union, are also exempt from the visa requirement.

If you are not a citizen of any of the countries that do need a visa or a part of the exempt category – wishing to enter, visit, or transit through the territory of the Republic of Kosovo comes with the requirement to apply for a Kosovo visa.

Applications should be lodged in person maximum 3 months before the intended visit!

Document Requirements

  • A completed and signed application form . Persons included in the applicant’s travel document should apply on separate application forms. Minors must submit an application form signed by a legal guardian or a person that holds permanent or temporary parental authority
  • A recent photograph, not older than 1 month, in accordance with the international standards as set out in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) document 9303 Part 1, 6 th edition
  • A copy of your travel document. The validity of this travel document should extend at least 3 (three) months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Republic of Kosovo, and it should contain a minimum of two blank pages
  • Documents indicating the purpose of your travel to the Republic of Kosovo
  • Documents indicating your accommodation, and a proof of sufficient means to cover for your accommodation
  • Documents indicating the possession of sufficient means to support the duration of the intended stay and return to country of origin or residence. If you are a transit to a third country, where you are certainly admitted – you should still bring the document indicating your sufficient means to support your intended transit or a proof that you are in a position to lawfully acquire such means
  • Information enabling an assessment of your intention to leave the territory of the Republic of Kosovo before the expiry of the visa you have applied for
  • Travel medical insurance valid throughout the territory of the Republic of Kosovo, covering for the entire period of your intended stay or transit
  • Proof of your visa fee payment of 40€, unless you are a holder of a diplomatic and official passport; or children under six (6) years old; school children, students and teachers accompanying and visiting for training or study purposes

*For bank details, check with the Diplomatic of Consular Mission.

  • The Consular officer may request additional supporting documents from the applicant
  • All supporting documents must be translated into one of Kosovo’s official languages: Albanian, Serbian or English
  • All documents must be submitted in two copies
  • Holders of diplomatic and official passports are exempted from the visa fee and do not need to apply in person
  • The applicant whose visa is refused can file a complaint within 8 calendar days to the respective Consular Mission, where initially applied
  • Possessing only a valid visa does not automatically guarantee entry in the territory of the Republic of Kosovo

Payment for all consular services should be made through the bank. Fees for specific services must be paid to the Consulate General of the Republic of Kosovo in the specific account, by depositing the specific amount of money to the relevant bank. In the US, payment must be made in dollars, equivalent to the amount in Euros, as exchanged by the US banks.

Consular Fees

List of consular service fees:

  • Fees for identification card – 40€
  • Travel document for return – 30€
  • Travel pass for deceased – 20€
  • Passport for first time over 18 years of age – 100€
  • Lost/damaged/renewed passport – 85€
  • Passport for children up to 3 years – 60€
  • Passport for children from 3-18 years – 70€

Fees for civil registry services:

  • Registration of birth – 20€
  • Registration of marriage – 20€
  • Registration of death – 20€
  • Conclusion of Marriage – 120€

Fees for citizenship:

  • Application for acquisition/renunciation of citizenship – 50€
  • Decision on the acquisition of citizenship – 180€
  • Decision on the acquisition of citizenship for minors 80€
  • Decision on the renunciation of citizenship with a release – 180€
  • Decision on the renunciation of citizenship with a release for minors – 80€
  • Certificate of any kind – 20€

You can apply at either one of the following:

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Tirana Address: Rr. Donika Kastioti, Vila No. 6, Tiranë, Albania e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/al

General Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo in Istanbul Address: Vali Konağı Cad. No.: 74 D 3 Nişantaşı, İstanbul, Turkey e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/tr

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Skopje Address: Samoilova 136, Skopje, Macedonia e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/mk

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Vienna Address: Goldeggasse 2/13, 1040 Wien, Austria e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/at

General Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo in New York Address: 801 Second Avenue, Suite 405 New York, NY 10017, United States of America e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/us

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Riyadh Address: Diplomatic Quarter, Block2, Public Pension Agency Al fazare Plaza, Floor 1, Office No.: B07 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/sa

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Sofia Address: 26-30 Bacho Kiro Str. 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/bg

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Budapest Address: Bank Center 1054 Budapest, Szabadsag Ter 7. 1054 Budapest, Hungary e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/hu

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Tokyo Address: MG Atago Bldg. 10 F 3-13-7, Nishishinbashi, Minato-ku, Japan e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/jp

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Brussels Address: Rond Point Schuman 6, Box 5 1040 Brussels, Belgium e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/be

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Berlin Address: Wall Str. 65 D-10179 Berlin, GER e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/de

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Paris Address: 61 Avenue de la Grande Armée, 75116 Paris, France e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/fr

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in Croatia Address: Trg Kralja Tomislava 8 10000 Zagreb, Croatia e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/hr

Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo in London Address: Rr. John 8 London WC1N 2ES UK e-mail: [email protected] http://www.ambasada-ks.net/gb

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Tourists and travelers all over the world are passionate about exploring even the smallest part of it. Kosovo is a place most tourists should be informed about and also how to get your Kosovo Visa.

Kosovo, officially called the Republic of Kosovo (Republika e Kosovës), is an independent state. She is the second youngest Country in the world and the youngest Country in Europe. Kosovo gained her independence unilaterally from Serbia on 17th February 2008, making it a partly identified state.

Being a small country, many people have no idea where it is or how to get there. That should not be a problem here is some information about its location.

Amongst the seven continents in the world is Europe. Europe is the sixth-largest continent, and it is where the Country, Kosovo, is located in the southern region.

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Kosovo is a small country that covers a land area of about ten thousand, eight hundred and eighty-seven kilometres square (10, 887 Km2).

The Republic of Kosovo is densely populated, with about 1. 8 million people (2020 statistics). Most of the people of Kosovo are young.

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The capital of Kosovo is Priština, the largest city in Kosovo. Priština has lots of tourist attractions and heritage sites. This alone brings so many people to Kosovo.

  • Ethnicity and Race

Citizens of Kosovo are called Kosovars. The Republic has several ethnic groups as many people from places around come there for settlement. The ethnic groups include Albania, which is recognized as the largest, Serbs Bosniak, Ashkali, Egyptians, Gorani, Romani, and Turks.

  • International Borders

Kosovo is found at the centre of four surrounding countries. The countries that border Kosovo are Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, and Montenegro.

It is really important as a tourist to know your intended travel destination’s currency as this may affect your travel budget. Although the state is not part of the European Union, she still uses Euro as her currency.

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Communication is key wherever you find yourself as a tourist. It would be best if you gave thought to the language used for communication wherever you intend to visit. This will aid in organizing your trip better.

The languages used by Kosovars include the Albanian (widely spoken across the state), Turkish, Bosnian, and Serbian language amongst other minor languages.

Nevertheless, translators are available for your benefit if you do not speak any of those languages, translators in human form, and otherwise.

Another factor that tourists often overlook is the climatic condition of the designated Country of their visit. This factor will ascertain the kind of outfits that will make your suitcase. The climatic condition in Kosovo is highly continental. Therefore, experiencing warm summers and cold winters dependent on the time of the year and the part of the Country.

  • Why you need to obtain a Kosovo Visa

Though the Country is small, it should never be underestimated. Kosovo is a very beautiful place. It has a great percentage of land and is also landlocked, with magnificent scenarios, unique culture, homely people, lavish foods, and the Country is very affordable for one to live in. To access the goodness of Kosovo, you need Visa. How do you go about acquiring one? It is easy! Just go through the requirements and processes below:

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  • Eligibility for a Kosovo Visa

Many countries have different conditions and requirements that have to be met before obtaining a visa , as their visa policies vary. Here’s what you need to know about visa eligibility in the Kosovo Republic.

In Kosovo, you do not need a visa if you are there for a tourist trip that will last for 90 days. If you are traveling to Kosovo for work, the education you have to apply for a temporary residence permit if your period of stay will pass 90 days. If you are from the United States of America, you have to present your valid passport and some other documents.

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Types of the Kosovo Visa

To make your travel less hectic, it is essential to know the types of visas a country offers so you will not apply for the wrong type. Kosovo visa is categorized into four types :

  • The Single-Entry Visa

This kind of Visa is offered just one time.

Durability: 90 days in any 180 day period.

  • The Double-Entry Visa

Offered for entrance into Kosovo twice.

Durability: 90 days in any 180-day period.

  • The Multiple-Entry Visa

Offered to a tourist who plans entry into the successive Country number of times

Durability: 5 years only

  • The Airport Transit Visa

Offered to tourists who want to travel when exchanging flights from the international airport zone are in progress.

It is important to be certain on your duration of stay as you will be certain of Visa’s type to acquire.

  • Tourism and Business Visa Applications Prerequisite for Kosovo Visa

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The prerequisite to obtaining a tourism or business visa is alike but differs with your travel purpose. The prerequisites are;

  • Passport with six months validity after departing from your Country with an empty visa page
  • Proof of flight (onward and returning)
  • All the necessary documents that you need for your intended travel destination
  • All documents that carry evidence of the purpose of your travel (tourism, business)
  • Evidence of financial support
  • A visa-exempt approval or confirmation with your airline

NOTE : Kosovo Visa exemption is granted to all individuals who are traveling for tourism.

After your application form is completed and signed, attach the following items;

  • A passport photograph, most preferably with a white background and a clear image of you
  • Travel insurance
  • Letter of invitation (if any)
  • Letter of acceptance of responsibility (if any)
  • Letter of consent from parents or guardians (for children)
  • Copies of hotel reservation statement.

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Questions often asked by people concerning Kosovo

  • What are the reasons for a visa rejection?

The following are the seven top reasons why your Visa may be declined:

  • Being unprepared
  • Applying for the wrong Visa
  • Providing incorrect or insufficient information
  • Being too confident during the interview
  • Giving too much information
  • Being disrespectful to an interviewer
  • Ineffective communication
  • Use of invalid or forged documents.

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  • What can be done to secure smooth processing of my Visa?

Endeavor to fill in the right and necessary information accompanying your form with the documents needed to process your Visa. Go through it again to ensure that nothing is missing to avoid visa denial or rejection.

  • What is the average time for processing a Kosovo Visa?

A Kosovo visa does not take so much time to process. The average processing time of the Kosovo visa is 10 days. It may likely take less or more days but on rare occasions.

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  • How friendly are the people of Kosovo?

Kosovars are very friendly and hospitable people. They care so much about the welfare of the visitors there, and Kosovo is a place for kids. Also, they have lavish delicacies, so they don’t only ensure your body’s comfort and company but also that of the stomach. The rate of crime in the Country is very low.

  • Is it expensive to live in the Republic of Kosovo?

No, it is not expensive to live in Kosovo. Kosovo is rather very affordable to live in; the accommodation cost is not high, their meals and products are equally very affordable. It is a preferred place for a vacation or holiday as you do not only have a fun-filled experience there, but you also get to save a lot!

  • What religion is practiced in Kosovo?

The people of Kosovo have different backgrounds. Some people are Muslims, some are Christians, and others have different religions practiced in a mild form. So, there is a right to freedom of worship in all parts of Kosovo. As a tourist, feel free to practice whatever religious beliefs you hold as long as you do not disrupt other citizens’ peace.

  • How flexible is it to go around Kosovo?

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Owing to the small population of the Country it is a hundred percent flexible to go around. Traffic jam happens on very rare cases. Drivers are calm and peaceful on the roads of Kosovo.

  • Are there tourist sites in Kosovo?

Do not be fooled by the small size of the Country. Kosovo has surfeit tourist attractions, which include;

  • Visiko Dečani Monastery
  • Peć Patriarchate Monastery
  • Ski Slopes in Śar Mountains
  • Rugova Canyon
  • Marble Cave
  • Batlava Lake
  • Bill Clinton Statue
  • Bear Sanctuary

These are very exciting places and a must-see during your trip to Kosovo.

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Kosovo Tourist Visa: Application, Eligibility and Duration

Getting a Kosovo Tourist Visa is a good idea for many reasons. One of the primary reasons is that Kosovo is a budget-friendly place in Europe to take a vacation and get away from everything. But do you even need a Kosovo visa? How can you get one, and what other benefits are there?

Kosovo is relatively young; it gained independence from Serbia only in 2008. Therefore, you may haven’t heard about this young, brewing gem of a European country. The country is located in South-Eastern Europe, in the Balkan Peninsula. Kosovo’s realistic outlook and picturesque setting help make it one of the most underrated tourist centers in Europe. 

Kosovo doesn’t belong to the European Union or the Schengen Area. Hence, its travel and visa policies are slightly different from their much more standardized ones. In this article, we explore those differences and give you a detailed guideline on how to get your Kosovo tourist visa.

About Kosovo Tourist Visa

A Kosovo visa is an authorization by Kosovan authorities for foreign nationals to enter the country for a specified reason legally. The cause for entry is usually determined by the visa you applied for. This visa type determines how long you can stay in Kosovo and what you’re free to do in the country.

The Kosovo tourist visa is a short-stay visa; it only permits foreigners to stay in the country for a maximum of 90 days out of every 180. It permits foreign nationals to come in for all kinds of tourism, from academic and mere sightseeing to group tourism. This is, unsurprisingly, the most issued of all Kosovo visas and is arguably the easiest visa to get.

Who Needs a Kosovo Tourist Visa?

Whoever wants to travel to Kosovo for sightseeing, vacation, or other tourist-themed reasons, will need a tourist visa. Unless such a trip is scheduled to last beyond 90 days, then such a person will need to get a long-stay visa. 

However, there are a few exceptions to this visa, the most prominent of which are the EU and Schengen member countries. Even though Kosovo is not part of the EU, they hold a standing visa-free travel agreement.

Kosovo Tourist Visa Exemptions

Here is a list of exceptions to the Kosovo tourist visa and the conditions that come with them;

  • EU and  Schengen member states  and those with a free-travel agreement with Schengen, in addition to Albania, Andorra, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Monaco, Montenegro, San Marino, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Vatican, etc., can enter Kosovo for a full 90 days of every 180 without a visa.
  • Foreigners with a Schengen residence permit, multiple-entry visa, and refugees with Schengen travel documents can enter Kosovo for 15 days. This also applies to refugees with Australia, Canada, Japan, or United States travel document.
  • Diplomatic passport holders from China, Egypt, Russian Federation states, Indonesia, and Ukraine are also welcome to Kosovo visa-free for up to 15 days.
  • Taiwan passport holders are also visa exempt, but only on the condition that they notify the Consulate of Kosovo in Taiwan two weeks before the planned trip.
  • Finally, those who the Council of Europe has granted a Laissez Passer document, the EU, OSCE, NATO, or the United Nations Organization, are free to enter Kosovo without a visa, regardless of their nationality.

If your country falls into any of the categories above, you can enter Kosovo without a visa, provided you meet the condition. However, judging from the list above, only the first group can stay the full length of a Kosovo tourist visa validity. So, you must either plan your trip to suit your conditions or get a Kosovo tourist visa.

On the flip side, if your country doesn’t fall into any categories, you will need a Kosovo tourist visa to enjoy tourist benefits.

How to Apply for Kosovo Tourist Visa

While applying for a Kosovo tourist visa could be a bit of a hassle, we have broken it down into a few steps, 

  • Gather the Documents Required for Kosovo Tourist Visa
  • Contact the Kosovan Embassy or Consulate
  • Pay the Visa Fee
  • Attend Your Interview
  • Prepare Yourself

#1. Gather the Documents Required for Kosovo Tourist Visa

When you apply for a visa, certain documents are required of you. These documents help the right authorities determine how genuine your purpose is and deem you fit (or not) to enter the country. The same rings true for the Kosovo tourist visa. When visiting the country, the Kosovan authorities need to know that you will not constitute a nuisance or threaten national security.

Note that for the embassy to accept your documents; they must be in one of 3 languages; Albanian, Serbian, or English. Hence, if they aren’t in any of those languages, you should get a professional translator to make the change. Finally, submit each document with a photocopy.

That said, these are the documents you need to apply for a Kosovan tourist visa;

Application Form

The first thing you do is to download and fill out your Kosovo tourist visa  application form . Please provide all information the form requires and sign it at the end. If you’re a minor, get your parent or legal guardian to sign it; they will also accompany you to apply at the embassy.

National Passport

Your national passport is an identity document a country issues to its citizens. This document identifies you in Kosova as a citizen of your country. More importantly, it will carry the sticker/stamp that shows visa approval. For the Kosovan embassy to accept your national passport, it must have at least two blank pages and remain valid for up to 3 months beyond your intended departure date.

Passport-Sized Photograph

It would help to have a passport photograph when applying for a Kosovo tourist visa. This passport must comply with the necessary Kosovan passport photo specifications in dimensions, background color, picture color, etc.

Proof of Accommodation

Next, you’ll need to prove that you will have a roof over your head in Kosovo. It could be a hotel booking, or a letter from a Kosovan citizen/resident, accepting the responsibility of hosting you during your stay.

Proof of Funds

To be allowed into Kosova, you must prove that you have sufficient means to cover your travel and tourist expenses. While tourism in Kosova isn’t precisely cut-throat, those on vacation are still known to spend considerably. Hence, you will provide a bank statement (yours or that of whoever will sponsor your trip) showing you have access to sufficient funds for your trip.

Your itinerary will specify what you want to do in the country and for how long. In addition, you will indicate whether you will be moving between cities or not. Finally, you will show substantial proof that you intend to return to your country before the Kosova tourist visa expires; the most common example is a round-trip flight ticket.

Travel Health Insurance

When you travel, accidents might happen, you may fall sick trying to adjust to your new environment, and the authorities need to know that you won’t be left stranded. Hence, you’ll need to purchase a Kosovan medical insurance plan that will remain valid for the entirety of your stay in the country.

#2. Contact the Kosovan Embassy or Consulate

Call the telephone line of the Kosovan Embassy in your country (or closest to it). Some countries have specific requirements, so consult with the consular officer to be sure you don’t need to bring anything else. Once this is confirmed, agree on an interview date and collect the embassy’s account details for the visa fee.

#3. Pay the Visa Fee

After getting the bank details from the embassy, make the payment and keep the invoice/receipt with you. Then, add it to the documents you’ll take to the embassy. The Kosovo tourist visa costs €40; however, the visa is free for children under the age of six (6).

#4. Attend Your Interview

Prepare for your interview; dress appropriately and ensure that you are punctual on the interview date. Answer all questions clearly and leave a good impression on the consular officer. Submit your application form and all accompanying documents as well.

#5. Prepare Yourself

After the interview, brace yourself for the outcome. If it comes out positive, you can travel on your proposed date. You can either accept the visa rejection and reapply or appeal the decision. If your visa is rejected, you have eight days to make your appeal.

Frequently Asked Questions

#1. how long before i become a kosovo citizen.

To become a Kosovo citizen, you must have lived there for at least ten years. The first five would be on a temporary residence permit since you need that number of years to become a permanent resident. The other five would be on permanent residence. 

#2. How long is the visa processing time for a Kosovo tourist visa?

Kosovo visa processing time is between 5 days to 30 days. Therefore, you are advised to make your applications on time to account for delays. However, note that you cannot apply more than three (3) months before your intended travel date.

#3. Do they speak English in Kosovo?

Yes, they do. English is one of the most popular foreign languages in the country, as even a lot of schools use it as their language of instruction. So if English is your first or second language, you should fit right in here.

#4. What are some of the biggest tourist attractions in Kosovo?

Some of the biggest tourist attractions in Kosovo include; Germia Park, Batlava Lake, the Kosovo Museum, the Marble Cave, and the Mother Teresa Cathedral.

#5. Can I work in Kosovo with a tourist visa?

No, you can’t. If you want to work in Kosovo, you have to obtain a  Kosovo work visa  and a temporary residence permit after gaining employment. 

Kosovo is a beautiful country and an incredible tourist attraction too. It has all the essential elements for a budget-friendly vacation/tourist trip. If you’re looking for a temporary change of scenery without breaking the bank, the Kosovo tourist visa is only a phone call and a few documents away.

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As a general rule, a decision is taken by the Consulate within 15 days. This period may, in individual cases, be extended.

Some Schengen States require that they be consulted on visa applications submitted to other Schengen States by citizens of certain countries. The consultation process may take up to 14 calendar days. Such consultation is currently required for nationals of the countries listed here:

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It is therefore recommended to submit the visa application early, at the earliest 6 months before the planned journey.  

The reasons for refusal are notified to the applicant using a standard form.

You have the right to appeal within 30 days of receipt of the refusal. For information on appeal procedures, please refer to the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration.

Biometric data (fingerprints) are generally collected every 59 months from the age of 12 years from the first recording.  

If you are a family member of a Swiss, European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) citizen, you are entitled to submit your application directly at the responsible Embassy or Consulate of Switzerland. An appointment is mandatory and must be booked in advance.

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    For retired persons. Pension statements over the last 6 months. Proof of the Accident/health/travel insurance valid for the entire stay and accepted in the whole Schengen space. The insurance must cover the minimum amount of EUR 30'000.00. Terms and conditions of the insurance must be attached. Payment of the Visa fee in cash (80€ for ...

  17. Official U.S. Department of State Visa Appointment Service

    There will be no extensions of fee validity. Applicants must have scheduled an appointment or submitted an interview waiver application before September 30, 2023 to avoid paying a new fee. If you paid the MRV fee on or after October 1, 2022, you must have scheduled the appointment within one year of your MRV payment date.

  18. Download Schengen Visa Application Form 2024

    Click here to download the New Harmonised Schengen Visa Application Form. It is valid for all Schengen member countries. This is the only form to be used starting from 02.02.2020. The short-stay visa application form bears the reference "cerfa No. -14076*02" (do not use outdated forms bearing the reference "cerfa No. -12160*01");

  19. PDF Pristina, Kosovo

    Note: The application material should be placed in the following order Required documents Yes No Remarks 1. Completed, dated and signed Schengen Visa application form 2. Hotel reservation or other proof of accommodation, for the entire visit 3. Civil status certificates (max. 6 months old) Birth certificate

  20. PDF TLSCONTACT CENTER apply for a visa

    National passport valid at least 3 months after the expiry of the requested visa, with at least two blank pages for visas (Page does not have to be consecutive). ☐ Passport (copy) A copy of the passport including pages with photo, personal data and the parties to the Schengen visa, if applicable. ☐ The certificate of civil status (original)

  21. Application for Schengen visa and procedure

    Visa application form. Documentation to submit with a Schengen visa application. Information for hosts in Switzerland. Photograph quality. Processing time of a visa application. Refusal of a visa and appeal. Biometric data acquisition. Family members of CH, EU or EFTA nationals. Complaints procedure.

  22. PDF TLSCONTACT CENTER apply for a visa

    completed request does not guarantee a visa. ☐ The application form for Schengen visa (original) Duly completed, dated and signed by the candidate. It must be filled out online and printed in pdf format. In the case of minors (persons under 18 years of age): If you are traveling unaccompanied or with only one parent, must

  23. Application Form

    Applicants who wish to use this service can have their Schengen application form completed at the VisaMetric branch for 20 euros per application. An employee of the Visa Application Centre will enter the data provided by the applicant in the electronic form on the Internet and attach a printout of this form to the application documents.