IS TRAVEL TO KOSOVO PERMITTED FOR U.S. CITIZENS?
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.
HOW DO I GET A VISA TO ENTER KOSOVO?
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.
WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ON CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN KOSOVO?
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:
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
HOW DO I CONTACT A KOSOVO OFFICIAL?
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
Washington, D.C., 20007
Tel.: +1 202 380 3581
Fax.: +1 202 380 3628