How to get Visas of Albania from Philippines


Facts about Albania

Albania is a magnificent vacation destination for tourists. It has a small surface area but it's an excellent holiday destination. You can explore the Albanian Alps if you are feeling adventurous, or sip a cold cocktail on one of the country’s beaches along the Adriatic or the Ionian Sea.

Tourism in Albania has been dubbed “Go Your Own Way”. The country is known for its beaches and mountainous landscape. Tourists in the country have the luxury of choosing from one of the country’s many destinations for hiking and skiing. The country also has many castles, museums and archeological sites where tourists can go to view artifacts and learn about their significance. Those who enjoy a vibrant nightlife can choose the Albanian Riviera as their destination. 
Albania is the 25th most visited country in Europe, with an average of 3.8 million foreign tourists yearly. Tourism in Albania is expected to skyrocket in the next few years with a number of renowned international hotel chains making their presence known in the country.
Avoid the usage, possession, and trafficking of drugs, the punishment for drug-related offenses are severe. Foreigners are not allowed entry or exit from the country with more than 1,000,000 Lek or its equivalent in any currency.

Basic Travel Requirements for Filipinos visiting Albania

  • Original Passport or Travel document with at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and have at least 2 visa pages clear of any markings.
  • Duly accomplished application form.
  • Proof of departure. A confirmed round-trip ticket.
  • Completed visa application form. 
  • A clear scan of the information pages of your signed, machine-readable passport. Provide the pages of your current passport showing your photo, personal details, and passport issue and expiry dates. It must be valid for six months beyond the expiry date of the visa.
  • Provide a previous passport if any.
  • Hotel Bookings. Hotel reservation(s) for the duration of your visit.
  • The embassy recommends not to purchase tickets until the visa is approved. Don’t risk your money, time and effort by buying actual tickets. Get hotel bookings for any city in the world within minutes for visa purposes.
  • Income tax returns
  • Flight reservations(s) for the country of your visit and return ticket
  • An Onward Ticket is a flight reservation made by a real travel agency that can be helpful for visa applications or if you want to enter a country without purchasing a return flight. Get verifiable one way, round trip, and multi-city flight bookings for visa purposes.
  • Covering letter mentioning the details of the applicant, travel, and details of the other members traveling with you.

Types of Albania Visa

Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Business Visa 15-30 days 90 days (extendable to 180 days)
Tourist Visa 15-30 days 90 days (extendable to 180 days)
Work Visa 15-30 days 90 (extendable to 180 days)

Visas of Albania Fees

Visa Type Sub Type Visa Fees
Business Visa 10.00 (ALL)
Tourist Visa 10.00 (ALL)
Work Visa 45.00 (ALL)

FAQs about Visas of Albania

Can Foreigners work in Albania ?

Yes, Foreign nationals who wish to work in Albania need to obtain a work permit. These are issued by the Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth and can be applied for via the Albanian embassy in your home country. You may be able to commence work in Albania during the application process.

Is the tap water safe to drink ?

Yes, Tap water is drinkable but it holds a high amount of chlorine, which affects the taste. Drinking too much tap water might cause stomach cramps, therefore filtered water is recommended. To protect the environment we recommend you to invest in a good water bottle

What is Albanian culture like ?

Albanians are a native Balkan people who live in Southern Europe. They call themselves Shqiptarë. Albanians live in ethnically compact settlements in large areas, primarily in Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia, but also in Montenegro and Greece. Albanian culture is unique and diverse.

Is English widely spoken in Albania ?

Yes, English is widely taught in schools across Albania. Thus, English is the most popularly spoken foreign language among the youth of Albania. About 65% of the children in the country can speak English.

is tourist visa free for the philippines passport? ?

Can Albanian national can sponsor a Philippines national to visit their country? ?

Hello, i just want to know if can i get work permit and visa to work in albania? I have a employer. Where can i get a visa? ?

3 Visas of Albania found

Business Visa from Philippines to Albania

This visa is issued to the Philippines traveling to Albania for some business-related purposes. Passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry in Albania, and at least 1 blank page.  Two colored passport photographs with a white background Completely signed visa application form by the applicant Travel health insurance for the entire stay duration.  Letter of invitation from the host company in Albania. Flight itinerary Payment of visa fees Documents to prove the legal status of the applicant’s company such as the certificate of registration.  Proof of sufficient funds such as bank statements, copy of passbook, etc. 

Category: Visas of Albania, Visa, Business visa

Tourist Visa from Philippines to Albania

This visa is issued to the Philippines traveling to Albania for tourism The application form for a visa must be completed online (after completion the applicant must print and sign the completed form). Two passport-sized photos no older than six months from the date of application. Photocopy of a valid travel document, (valid for at least three months more than the period of validity of the requested visa). Travel health insurance documents for the duration of the visa. For children under 18 years: A statement expressing the consent of a parent or legal guardian of the child for the trip, or the person responsible. An invitation from the host accompanied with a photocopy of their passport (if the host is a foreign citizen the invitation must also include their residence permit in the Republic of Albania issued by the relevant Albanian authority).  It is important to note that the host must deposit a copy of the invitation at the relevant regional Department for Border and Migration, where the host is living. Document of round-trip ticket booking. Hotel booking or documents with information regarding the accommodation for the duration of their stay. Proof that the foreign citizen has sufficient income (bank statements). Proof of sufficient evidence that you will return to their country of birth or country of residence after the expiration of the visa.

Category: Visas of Albania, Visa, Tourist visa

Work Visa from Philippines to Albania

This visa is issued to the Philippines traveling to Albania for work purposes Duly accomplished work visa application completed by the applicant A document that contains the applicant’s employment contract  The applicant identity card A valid passport valid for six months Five passport photographs with a white background Payment of visa fees Educational qualifications and certificate of experience Letter of employment form the organization in Albania Proof of a clean criminal record Medical insurance Curriculum vitae should be provided Flight itinerary

Category: Work visa, Visas of Albania, Visa