FAQs

Yes, American citizens may travel to Kosovo. While there is no direct flight between the U.S. and Pristina, travelers can transit through various cities in Europe.

U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter Kosovo and can stay for up to 90 days within six months without applying for a temporary residency permit. They may be asked to provide documentation stating the purpose of their visit. For trips of more than 90 days within six months, please read the next section about temporary residency permits.

All U.S. travelers are highly encouraged to read Kosovo’s country-specific travel information from Travel.State.Gov and to visit Embassy Pristina’s website for U.S. Citizen Services.

For U.S. citizens, no visa is required for tourist trips of up to 90 days within six months.

  • For work, study, or visits longer than 90 days within six months, you must apply for a temporary residence permit. Contact Pristina’s Directorate for Migration and Foreigners  by phone (+381 38-200-190-26/27/17) or email for information prior to arrival in Kosovo.
  • To apply for a temporary residence permit, you will need to provide proof of local health insurance and an official police background check report.  The U.S. Embassy cannot assist you in obtaining background checks, certificates of conduct, or fingerprints.

The U.S. Embassy is not able to assist with obtaining a residency permit, extending a stay, or granting of entry into Kosovo.

All U.S. travelers are highly encouraged to read Kosovo’s country-specific travel information from Travel.State.Gov and to visit Embassy Pristina’s website for U.S. Citizen Services.

The Kosovo Government Portal maintains information on conducting business and investment opportunities in Kosovo.

You can also contact the Economic and Commercial Assistant at Economic Section at the U.S. Embassy in Pristina for further information:

Embassy Phone: +381 38 5959 3000
Embassy Fax: +381 38 549 890
E-mail: PristinaCommercial@state.gov

Alternatively, you may contact the Kosovo Desk Officer in the Office of South Central European Affairs at the Department of State in Washington at 202-647-0608

Please direct requests to contact Kosovo officials to the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo to the United States. Their contact information is:
1101 30th Street, NW
Suite 330/340
Washington, D.C., 20007
Tel.: +1 202 380 3581
Fax.: +1 202 380 3628
E-mail: embassy.usa@rks-gov.net
Web: http://ambasada-ks.net/us/