Visas for foreign citizens
Starting July 01, 2013 the Republic of Kosovo will be applying visa regime for citizens of these states.
11. Burkina Faso
15. Cape Verde
16. Central African Republic
21. Democratic Republic of Congo
22. Democratic Republic of Congo
24. Dominican Republic
27. Equatorial Guinea
35. Guinea Bissau
41. Ivory Coast
45. Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic of
50. Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
68. Sierra Leone
70. South Sudan
71. Sri Lanka
Until visa regime application, the foreign citizens, subject to such visa regime, shall be required the entry permits to the Republic of Kosovo.
An entry permit is obtained at the Department for Citizenship, Asylum and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, by presenting 10 days prior the planned day to enter Kosovo the following documents:
- Copy of valid travel document,
- Proof of ability to cover expenses of existence during the period of stay,
- Copy of return ticket (for short stay),
- Hotel reservation,
- Reason for visit to Kosovo. (Depending on the reason for visit to Kosovo other documents may be requested).
In cases when Kosovo citizens invite foreign citizens to Kosovo, then the Kosovar citizen must present, 10 days prior to the arrival of the guest, a guarantee letter to the Department for Citizenship, Asylum and Migration at the MIA, which is stamped by the competent District Court.
In cases of business visits, the guaranteeing person must present MIA documentation relating to the business that the foreign citizen will develop in Kosovo, and when necessary a copy of the business certificate of the domestic company sending the invitation.
The Foreign citizen has the right to stay in Kosovo for 90 days only. After 90 days he/she must report to the Directorate for Foreigners at the Kosovo Police, otherwise his/her stay will be treated as illegal.
Foreign citizens, subject to visa regime application, but bearers of valid multiple entry Schengen visa may enter the Republic of Kosovo and stay up to 15 days without having to obtain a Kosovos visa.
Starting May 08, 2013, citizens of the EU member states, except with a valid travel document, may enter, transit or stay for 90 days and leave the Republic of Kosovo even with a valid Identification Card.
The Border Police are responsible for returning citizens in case of reasonable suspicion regarding their documentation or reason for entering Kosovo.