Kosovo is a new country located in the Southeast Europe, which has declared its independence from Serbia in February of 2008 and thus became known as the Republic of Kosovo.
Visa requirements for Kosovo are administrative entry restrictions by the authorities of the state placed for the citizens of other countries.
Countries that need a visa to visit or transit Kosovo:
|Armenia||Ghana||Republic of Moldova|
|Bolivia (Plurinational State of)||India||Somalia|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Indonesia||South Sudan|
|Burkina Faso||Iran||Sri Lanka|
|Cabo Verde||Kazakhstan||Syrian Arab Republic|
|Cameroon||Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of)||Tanzania (United Kingdom of Tanzania)|
|Central African Republic||Kyrgyzstan||Thailand|
|Chad||Lao People’s Democratic Republic||Togo|
|China (except for diplomatic and service passport holders)||Lebanon||Tunisia|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Mali||Uzbekistan|
*Note: As a citizen of the countries listed above, you may enter Kosovo for 15 days without a visa if:
- You are a holder of a valid biometric residence permit issued by one of the Schengen member states or a valid multi-entry Schengen Visa
- You are a holder of a valid Laissez-Passer issued by the United Nations Organizations, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe or European Union
- You are a holder of a valid travel document issued by EU Member and Schengen States, United States of America, Canada, Australia, and Japan based on the 1951 Convention on Refugee Status or the 1954 Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons, as well as holders of valid travel documents for foreigners (for a maximum stay of 15 days)
You may visit or transit Kosovo without a visa for up to 90 days within a 6-month period with a valid travel document, identification card or a document confirming your identity and nationality:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Ireland||Portugal|
|Australia||Italy||Republic of Korea|
|Bahamas||Jordan||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Barbados||Kuwait||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Botswana||Liechtenstein||Sao Tome and Principe|
|Costa Rica||Maldives||Solomon Islands|
|Dominica||Micronesia (Federal State of Micronesia)||Switzerland|
|El Salvador||Monaco||Taiwan – Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) – you need to notify the diplomatic and consular posts of Kosovo prior to traveling (in same Kosovo embassies, either Tirana or Istanbul)|
|Finland||Nauru||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Greece||Nicaragua||United Arab Emirates|
|Grenada||Norway||United Kingdom (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)|
|Guatemala||Oman||United States of America|
|Hong Kong||Papua New Guinea||Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)|
Exemption from Visa Requirements applies to the following categories as well:
- Citizens of the countries that are required a visa, but hold a biometric valid residence permit issued by one of the Schengen Member States or a valid multi-entry Schengen Visa – will be exempt from a visa for entering, transit, or stay in the territory of the Republic of Kosovo for 15 days.
- Citizens of the EU and the Schengen Member States; Holy See; Principality of Andorra; Principality of Monaco; Republic of San Marino, Republic of Albania, Montenegro, and Republic of Serbia are allowed to enter, transit, and stay in Kosovo for up to 90 days over a 6-month period with a valid biometric identification card.
- Holders of diplomatic and service passports issued by the Russian Federation States, People’s Republic of China, Egypt, Indonesia, and Ukraine shall be allowed to enter, transit or stay up to 15 days in the territory of the Republic of Kosovo.
- Holders of valid travel documents issued by Special Administrative Regions of People’s Republic of China: Hong Kong and Macao are exempt from the visa obligations.
- Holders of travel documents issued by Taiwan shall be exempt from the visa obligation as long as they primarily notify the Diplomatic or Consular Mission of the Republic of Kosovo, at least 2 weeks in advance.
- Holders of travel documents issued by the EU Member States, Schengen Area States, United States of America, Canada, Australia, Japan based on the 1951 Convention on Refugee Status or the 1954 Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons. Also, holders of valid travel documents for foreigners are allowed to enter, pass through the territory (transit) and stay in the Republic of Kosovo for up to 15 days without a visa.
- Holders of Laissez-Passer, regardless of their nationality, issued by the United Nations Organizations, NATO, OSCE, Council of Europe and European Union, are also exempt from the visa requirement.