Biometric Passports

General Information about Albanian Biometric Passport (in Albania)

General Information about Albanian Passport Application (in Albanian Embassy/Consulate)

 

General Information about Albanian Biometric Passport (in Albania)

  • Passport validity is 10 years for majors and 5 years for citizens under 16 years old. 
  • Joined Application of Passport & Electronic ID Card (citizen over 16 years) may be performed if no previous ID Card.
  • Passport application for Albanian Citizen under 16 years old need to perform the process of application and document retrieval in the presence of the parent, legal representative or authorised with special authorisation letter.
  • Prior to biometric passport application with normal process or by Fast Track the citizen needs to perform a Police Self Declaration Form at the respective Police Station/Commissariat where the local government it is registered and performs declaration for application. 
  • Applicant needs to be in person at the Application Process. 
  • General Note: Application and Distribution Process may be changed according to the current legislation. Please consult the legislation and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Albania for current processes. 

 

Biometric Passport steps (in Albania):

0. National Civil Registry (NCR) - Personal Data Check
1. Post Office - Voucher Purchase
2. Police Commissariat - Police Self Statement Form
3. National Civil Registry (NCR) - Personal Data Registration
4. Aleat Office (CSO Municipality/Administrative Unit) - Application
5. Aleat Office (Police Directorate) - Distribution

0. National Civil Registry (NCR) - Personal Data Check

  • Prior to application, citizen presents to Civil Status Office where he will apply for Passport and verifies the personal data correctness.

 

1. Albanian Post Office - Voucher Purchase

  • Voucher for Passport with value of 7 500 ALL (15 calendar days). 
  • Voucher for Passport with Fast Track application process is 18 000 ALL (2-3 calendar days).
     

2. Police Commissariat - Police Self Statement Form

  • Police Self Declaration Form is required for application for biometric passport for all Albanian Citizens.
     

In order to fill the Police Self Declaration Form, the citizen need to present at the Police Station/Commissariat the following documents: 

  • Voucher,
  • Identification Document with Photo (ID Card, Certificate with Photo for citizen under 16 years old, if existing for citizen above 16 years Certificate with Photo). 
  • Two photos with size 4 x 5 cm.

 

Note: Police Self Declaration Form is sent with formal letter by the Police Station/Commissariat to the Civil Status Office in which the citizen will apply for biometric passport. 
 

3. National Civil Registry (NCR) - Personal Data Registration/Check

  • Police Self Declaration Form (Step 2)
  • Identification Document (Birth Certificate; ID Card; Citizenship Certificate; etc).
     

4. Aleat Office (CSO Municipality/Administrative Unit) - Application

  • Passport application for Albanian Citizen under 16 years old need to perform the process of application and document retrieval in the presence of the parent, legal representative or authorised with special authorisation letter.
  • Application for Passport is performed at each Municipality/ Administrative Unit or Commune which has an application office where the citizen is registered. (Consult the Map)
  • Application for Passport with Fast Track Process is performed in the assigned offices which are: in the 15 offices of the regions, except for Tirana which offers in different municipalities Tirana Municipality offices at Tirana 3, 5, 6, 10. (Consult the Map) 

 

5. Aleat Office (Police Directorate) - Distribution

  • Distribution of Passport is performed at the Police Station/Commissariat office of the city in jurisdiction, by the applicant or with notarized authorisation. 
  • Passport production time in Albania is 15 calendar days and 2-3 calendar days for Fast Track Passport Application (National Holidays during working day excluded). Except when the data need clearance, the production time could be more long. 

Note: Only Steps 4 & 5 are managed by Aleat. Aleat is committed that both phases be operated on the best and most efficient way. 
 

Application process for Lost Passport (in Albania) and required documents in addition to the above steps:

  • Original Police Report for lost/stolen Passport with correct data of citizen/document.
     

Application process for Data change, damage, renewal of the Passport (in Albania) and required documents in addition to the above steps:

  • Original Passport.

 

General Information about Albanian Passport Application (in Albanian Embassy/Consulate)

  • Passport validity is 10 years for majors and 5 years for citizens under 16 years old. 
  • Applicant needs to be in person at the Application Process. 
  • Passport application for Albanian Citizen under 16 years old need to perform the process of application and document retrieval in the presence of the parent, legal representative or authorised with special authorisation letter.
  • Joined Application of Passport & Electronic ID Card (citizen over 16 years) may be performed if no previous ID Card/lost/damaged.
  • All process steps are performed in the Embassy/Consulate Office.
  • There is no application for passport with fast track process.
  • General Note: Application and Distribution Process may be changed according to the current legislation. Please consult the legislation and the Ministry of Internal Affairs/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania for current processes. 

 

Biometric Passport steps (not in Albania) at the delegated Consul:

  1. Personal Data Registration/Check - National Civil Registry (NCR)
  2. Voucher Purchase
  3. Application
  4. Distribution

 

1.Personal Data Registration/Check - National Civil Registry (NCR)

  • Prior to application, citizen presents to Consul Office where he will apply for Passport and verifies the personal data correctness. 
  • Identification Document (Birth Certificate; ID card; Citizenship Certificate; etc).
  • Passport application for Albanian Citizen under 16 years old need to perform the process of application and document retrieval in the presence of the parent, legal representative or authorised with special authorisation letter.

 

2.Voucher Purchase

  • Voucher for Biometric Passport with value of (Greece, Italy 130€),(Belgium, Switzerland 170€),(England 144£), (USA $240). 

 

3.Application

  • Application for Passport is performed at each Embassy/Consulate which has an application office where the citizen may apply. (Consult the Map)
  • Joined Application of Passport & Electronic ID Card (citizen over 16 years) may be performed if no previous ID Card/lost/damaged.

 

4.Distribution

  • Distribution of Passport is performed at the office of application, by the applicant or by authorisation document to retrieve passport.
  • Passport production time is 3-4 weeks depending on Embassy/Consulate logistics. Except when the data need clearance, the production time could be more long.

 

Reapplication process for Passport (not in Albania) and required documents:

  • Police Report for lost/stolen Passport translated and legalized according to the process of the country with apostle stamp, (while Greece, Brussels with Ministry of Foreign Affairs stamp).

 

Application process for Data change , damage, renewal of the Passport (not in Albania) and required documents:

  • Original Passport.