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How to Apply for an Albanian Residence Permit?
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How to Apply for an Albanian Residence Permit?

TIRANA, February 3 If you’re a foreign citizen planning to live or work in Albania, you should know that the easiest way to start an application for an Albanian residence permit is online through e-Albania. The application goes directly to the State Police. The online service ‘Application for requiring a residence permit’ provides all international...

Albania to Lure Foreign Pensioners with New Tax Regime
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Albania to Lure Foreign Pensioners with New Tax Regime

TIRANA, January 27 Albanian authorities plan to adopt an amendment to the tax regime for foreign pensioners. The goal is to attract all those retired foreigners, who are eying for sunny places and friendlier tax regimes. According to Top Channel, the draft initiated by the office of the Minister of State for Diaspora was submitted...

How Many Italians Lived in Albania in 2019?
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How Many Italians Lived in Albania in 2019?

TIRANA, January 7 The number of Italian citizens living and working in Albania in 2019 was estimated at 1,680, Monitor magazine reported on Tuesdayreferring to the Registry of Italian Residents Abroad (AIRE). The data collected by AIRE on Italian citizens living abroad provides important insights into the reasons why they are residing in another country...

Europeans Make Up 60% of Foreign Residents in Albania
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Europeans Make Up 60% of Foreign Residents in Albania

TIRANA, August 23 In 2018, there were more than 14.000 foreigners who have chosen to live and work in Albania. According to the official data, published on Thursday, 22 August 2019 by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), titled ‘Foreigners and asylum seekers in Albania‘ regarding last year,  14.162 foreigners had the authorization to stay and...

EU Gave Residence Permits to Almost 52.000 Albanians in 2017
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EU Gave Residence Permits to Almost 52.000 Albanians in 2017

TIRANA, July 16 The European Statistical Office (Eurostat) has published yesterday, July 15 a report titled ‘Residence permits granted in the EU‘ about the total residence permits granted to non-EU member countries in 2017. According to the report, the countries of the EU have given residence permits to 51.172 Albanians. From these, the top three...

Law on Residence Permit for Businessmen Gets Parliament’s OK
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Law on Residence Permit for Businessmen Gets Parliament’s OK

TIRANA, July 15 The new draft law on residence permit criteria for foreigners was adopted by the Albanian Parliament during Thursday’s session. The draft law that consists of tough criteria for obtaining a temporary residence permit for foreign businessmen that invest in Albania passed in a 74-0 vote. According to the draft-law, a foreign businessman...