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Informations on consular services for the diaspora






1.    Is it possible to apply for personal documents (ID and Passport) at Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo?

Yes, it is possible to apply for personal documents (ID and passport) at Diplomatic/Consular Missions from May 1, 2011.


2.    Is it possible to apply for personal documents at Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo by post? 

No, it is not possible to apply by post because of the requirement for photographs and electronic signatures.


3.    Is it possible to register births or marriages in the respective municipality in Kosovo through Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo?

Yes, it is possible to register births, marriages or deaths, at Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo.  All documents that must be attached are listed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  www.mfa-ks.net.


4.     Is it possible to apply to renounce or acquire Kosovo citizenship through Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo?

Yes, it is possible to apply to renounce or acquire Kosovo citizenship through Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo. All documents that must be attached are listed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.    www.mfa-ks.net.


5.    Is it possible to apply to renounce or acquire Kosovo citizenship for children through Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo?

Yes, it is possible for parents to apply on behalf of their children to renounce or acquire citizenship of Kosovo through Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo. All documents that must be attached are listed on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. www.mfa-ks.net.


6.    Can Kosovo citizens seek assistance at the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry if arrested in a receiving state?

Yes, if a Kosovo citizen is arrested or detained, they can appeal to the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry for more details regarding their arrest or detention. After the information in the appeal has been verified by the Ministry of the Interior, Diplomatic/Consular Missions will present it to the respective state.


7.    Can driver licenses be authorized through Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo? 

Yes, driver licenses can be authorized through Diplomatic/Consular Missions in the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry.


8.    Is it possible to receive a Travel Document for return (waybill) from Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo? 

Yes, Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo can issue Travel Documents for return (waybill) in the event of a passport being lost or stolen, or in other urgent cases – always in consultation with the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry.



9.    Is it possible to receive a Travel Document for return (waybill) in/from the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry? 

No, the Consular Department of the Foreign Ministry has no legal competences to issue a Travel Document for Return (Waybill) in the event that a passport is lost or stolen, or in other urgent cases. This document can be issued only by Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo.



10.    Can assistance be requested from Diplomatic/Consular Missions of the Republic of Kosovo for Kosovo citizens who have died in a receiving state? 

Yes, Diplomatic/Consular Missions can offer assistance to Kosovo citizens who have died in a receiving state and will assist in repatriating the remains.


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