Travel Information

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Kosovo enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.

Visit Travel.State.Gov for up-to-date information regarding international travel, adoptions, child abduction prevention, overseas absentee votingsending money overseas to a U.S. citizen in an emergency, scam warnings, and other American Citizen Services topics. There you can read the Country Specific Information for Kosovo and the Traveler’s Checklist for having a safe trip abroad.  We encourage you to explore the wealth of resources on this page to make your trip overseas as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Travel Requirements

U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter Kosovo and may be asked to provide documentation stating the purpose of their visit.

  • 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. Prior to your arrival in Kosovo, contact Pristina’s Pristina’s Division for Foreigners, Visa and Residence Permit  by phone (+383 38-200-190-26/27/17) or email.
  • 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.

Kosovo law requires U.S. citizens to present photo identification (driver’s license or passport copy) to prove identity when asked by an authorized official.  For more information, please click here.

Attention Athletes:

Many U.S. citizens travel to Kosovo and other countries every year with sports-related contracts and have enjoyable, professional experiences.  The U.S. Embassy is aware, however, that a growing number of individuals have entered into contracts with local sports clubs in Kosovo, contracts which were allegedly not honored by those clubs.

Prior to entering into any foreign contract or relocating overseas, we strongly suggest you ensure you are able to financially support your trip and return home to the United States should the contract not be honored.