Albania Immigration Services

Newland Chase offers full support with all aspects of corporate immigration to Albania. Please find an overview of the typical corporate immigration processes below. Every situation is unique, so please do get in touch, either through your usual Newland Chase contact or using the details on the right hand side of the page. Our immigration experts will be glad to discuss your needs in greater detail.

Immigration Summary

US nationals, Kosovan nationals and nationals of EU member states and other Schengen countries wishing to stay and work in Albania can enter visa-free at any time. They must obtain a Work Permit Exemption and, for stays beyond 90 days, a residence permit (US nationals can stay for up to one year without a residence permit).

Foreign nationals locally hired in Albania for more than 90 days in a 180-day period require a Work Permit (Local Hire), issued initially for one year and then renewable; a type D visa; and a residence permit.

Intra-Company Transferees (Managers and Specialists) assigned to work in Albania for more than 90 days in a 180-day period require a work permit (type T/N), valid for the length of the assignment up to five years; a type D visa; and a residence permit. They must have been employed by the group for at least six uninterrupted months immediately preceding the transfer.

A Work Registration Certificate (rather than a work permit) allows certain work activities for up to 60 days in one year, including audit and consultancy services and the installation and repair of machinery delivered by a foreign company and provision of training in its use. Intra-corporate transferees intending to work in Albania for up to 90 days in one year can also obtain a Work Registration Certificate.