provides a complete range of immigration services to foreign individuals and entrepreneurs, who wish to visit, live, retire, study and work in Albania. We assist foreign entrepreneurs and employees of foreign companies with work visas, work permits and residence permits applications, ongoing compliance and renewals. We are experts in the field of Albanian immigration processes with a very high success rate. We act as your representatives and do all your paper work on your behalf.

Foreign entrepreneurs can incorporate and manage an Albanian company without relocating to Albania and are free to visit Albania to look after company matters when required. Foreign Directors are considered employees of the Albanian company, and also will need to plan visiting Albania after registration in order to open company bank accounts. Another option is to identify a local resident director or consider the services of a nominee local director.

The Parliament of Albania passed the “Law on Foreigners” on 28 March 2013, which regulates the entry, stay, and employment of foreigners in the territory of the Republic of Albania, and is aligned with EU legislation and best practices.


Entering Albania

Albania is an entrepreneur friendly country and relatively easy to visit. Although foreign nationals normally need a visa before visiting Albania, visitors from over 79 countries/territories enjoy visa-free entry into Albania, usually limited to up 90 days within a 180 day period.

US citizens may stay in Albania for up to one year without a residence permit. In addition, citizens who are holding a valid multiple entries Schengen/US/UK visa or residence permit, already used in these respective countries, can enter Albania and stay for up to 90 days within 180 days.

Visitors who do not qualify for visa-free entry into Albania must obtain a visa from one of the Albanian diplomatic missions.


Work Permit

Foreigners who intend to work in Albania and directors of companies registered in Albania must obtain a Work Permits in order to be able to work legally in Albania. Foreigners must apply for either a work permit or a work registration certificate.

Citizens of the USA and EU/Schengen area are exempt from the obligation to apply for a work permit or a work registration certificate and will be equipped with an exemption certificate from the Labor and Social Issues Ministry.

Residence Permit

If you plan to move to Albania to be actively in your company operations, you need to apply for a Residence Permit. Note that approval of a Residence Permit is subject to review and approval by government authorities. Each application is considered based on its own merits.

Individuals who are planning to stay in Albania for more than 90 days within a 180-day period and who plan to apply for a residence permit must obtain type D visa.

The foreigner you must appear in person at the office of the Regional Directorate of Border and Migration having jurisdiction over your place of residence and submit an application for a residency permit or its renewal.

Albanian Immigration has an experienced team of professionals to assist your immigration requirements, as well as with Albania Company Formation, Tax, Accounting and Legal Services.

Sample residency permit



If you decide to work with us, here is a sample text that you need to make in order to authorize us to be your representative in Albania, for your legal immigration procedures:

The Principal

YOUR Name Surname date of birth ________, Nationality _______, Resident _____, Holder of ID ____, adult and full legal capacity to act, with identification document passport No. ______.

We declare under our legal and personal responsibility that __________, lawyer and legal representative, _______: is given by us full power and competence to act in our name and our business, with all the powers that the law recognizes.

He / She will represent us in all state institutions of Albania including: ________ where she will register our company and other legal and commercial matters. She will represent us at every other institution with regard to any action required on our behalf and our businesses in Albania. We authorize her to represent us at ___________, at _____________, to Banks and any state or private institutions in Albania. She has our consent to follow any procedure, sign any request, complaint, withdrawal or submission of documentations in our name.

The above power of attorney was drafted and edited according to the will of the principal applicants. It was read in the presence of the interpreter and we understood the content and agreed with the contents of the power of attorney and signed beneath.



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