How to Get Albania Tourist Visit Visa From London
Albania has spectacular views, magnificent landscapes amazing places like Butrint, Applonia, National History Museum, Ethnographic Museum, Rozafa Castle, Skenderbej Sq. Velipoja beach and Fortress of Gijrokaster. The culturally rich country in Southern Europe, Albania is among must see places for tourists. If you are in British capital and want to travel to Albania for tourism purposes, you can apply to the Albanian Embassy in London for visa. However, you need to fulfil the requirements that have been set by the Embassy for the applicants. Both UK passport holders and Nationals of other countries living in London have to follow the procedure that is given in this step by step guide to get a tourist visit visa from Albania.
Visit: Embassy of Republic of Albania
Visa Exempted Countries
The residents of some countries need not to get visa to visit Albania. Below is given the link of the visa exempted countries.
If you are not the National of any of the above mentioned countries, you need to get a visa to enter Albania from London. British passport holders also need to have a visa before they can travel to Albania. Below given procedure is for those who need to have a visa before entering into Albania.
You can download visa Application form available on the official website of the Albanian Embassy in London. Alternatively, you can download visa application from the link given below.
Click to Download Application Form.
After filling your application form, you should attach the following documents:
(a) Completed Application form duly signed by the applicant.
(b) Passport valid for at least six months 3 months after the term of the requested visa.
(c) Copy of the pages of the passport that have your personal information.
(d) Two recent passport size photographs in light colour background.
(e) Health Insurance cover policy may also be required in some cases.
(f) Financial statement clearly showing that you can bear the expenses of your visit to Albania.
(g) Document proving that you have stable employment in the country of origin. You need to submit employment certificate on the letter head of the company and signed by the employer. Following data should be written on the employment certificate:
i. Personal information of Visa applicant and passport number
ii. Duties performed by the employee
iii. Employment date
iv. Period of leave
v. Monthly salary
vi. Accurate and complete address of the company
(h) In case you will stay in hotel, you need to attach hotel booking receipts.
(i) If you are accompanied by the group, you will need to submit the copies of the passports of all members. Certified copy of the Albanian tourism agency that is arranging tour for the group.
(j) Letter of guarantee for the tourist group.
The requirements are subject to change. You should consult the official website of the Albanian Embassy in London to see the updated version.
Visa Fee for the single entry visa valid for three months is 21 GBP for the British passport holders. However, the fee for the other Nationals might be different. You can check the fee for your country b making a visit to below given link.
Click to see Fee for other Nationals.
Submission of Application
Applications should be submitted in person making a visit to the Albanian Embassy in London. You should visit the Embassy between 9:00 to 13:30 from Monday to Friday to submit your application.
Standard processing time for the applications is 3 to 5 working days. However, there might be change in time duration depending upon the requirements for the specific application.
You need to visit the Albanian Embassy in London to get your visit visa. You can collect your visa between working hours from Monday to Friday after the specified time.