Embassy Pristina Announces New Tourist Visa Services for Applicants Age 60 and Older


The U.S. Embassy in Pristina is pleased to announce that beginning January 5, 2017, it will accept first-time B1/B2 visa applications from Kosovars aged 60 and older.  Previously, only B1/B2 applicants aged 80 and older, or those renewing visas, were eligible to apply in Pristina.  Because the U.S. Embassy in Pristina seeks to provide high levels of customer service to Kosovar visa applicants and recognizes the difficulty of traveling to Skopje, it has decided to expand the visa services offered in Pristina.

Prospective visa applicants must fill out the DS-160 visa application (found on the U.S. Embassy website:  https://xk.usembassy.gov/visas/) and list Pristina as their place of application.  Applicants can then make an appointment on the website.  On the day of their appointment, they will pay the required visa fee (dollars or euros only) at the Embassy and be interviewed by a consular official.  Please note that these procedures differ from the visa application procedures at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje.  All applicants must still demonstrate their qualifications for the visa at the time of the interview in order to receive a visa.  In most cases, approved visas may be picked up at the Embassy two working days after the interview.

The U.S. Embassy in Pristina looks forward to offering additional visa services in the coming year.  Please follow the Embassy on Facebook for news and updates.  Questions may be sent to PristinaVisas@state.gov.


  • Applicants should arrive no more than 15 minutes before the time of their interview.  Large bags or weapons are prohibited at the Embassy.  To facilitate security screening, applicants should consider leaving electronic devices at home.
  • Access to the Consular Section involves steps and uneven surfaces.  Because of space limitations, individuals who are not applying for visas may not enter the Embassy.  Visa applicants with limited mobility or who require the assistance of a family member should consider applying at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje.
  • Married couples may apply together as long as one member of the relationship is over the age of 60.  All other first-time B1/B2 visa applicants between the ages of 14 and 59 must apply at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje.
  • The Consular Section has limited appointment capacity.  Applicants should be patient if their desired application date is unavailable.  Visa applicants with urgent travel should consider applying at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje.