Albania to Launch e-Visa Service Starting February 1st

Albania to Launch e-Visa Service Starting February 1st

TIRANA, January 29

Starting next Monday, February 1st, foreign citizens who need a visa to enter Albania can start an online application through the e-visa system. The announcement was made on Friday by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. The e-visa system will phase out any manual processes in the visa system. So far citizens around the world who have been granted a visa to travel to Albania had to retrieve the visa at the Embassy or consulate. In many cases, they needed to travel to a nearby country to make a visa application to the nearest Albanian embassy.

“The e-visa system will allow foreign citizens who want to apply for a visa, to just print the approved visa without the need to head to the diplomatic mission,” the announcement says.

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The electronic visa system is expected to encourage tourism and business visits to Albania.
Albanian authorities started the process for the implementation of the e-visa option in September 2019.

The e-visa application will:
Reduce the waiting time for the visa to be processed
Ease the application process for international citizens
Cut the visa label/sticker costs
Have a positive impact on the number of international visitors and tourists

The process is expected to be carried out through e-Albania. More details to follow.

Read also: Visa and Residence Permits for Foreigners in Albania

Source: MEFA

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