European Union Office in Kosovo
European Union Special Representative in Kosovo

Travel to the EU from Kosovo

What are the categories of Schengen visa?

The Short-stay visa (Type "C"). This visa is issued for one, two or several visits. Its period of validity varies. It allows stays which do not exceed three months in any six-month period.

Airport transit visas (Type "A"). This visa is required for nationals of certain third countries who are flying to another third country but making a stopover or transfer in an airport of a Schengen State. During this transfer or stopover, the persons concerned must remain in the international transit area of the airport without entering the territory of the Schengen State in question.

Where can I apply?

If you intend to travel to one Schengen State, that State's consulate must deal with your application.

If you intend to travel to more than one Schengen State, the application must be dealt with by the Consulate of the main destination. The main destination is understood to be the destination where you intend to spend the longest time or where the main purpose of your intended journey is carried out.

Practical examples:

If you wish to travel around Schengen States for three weeks, spending two weeks in Germany and one in France, you should apply for the Schengen visa at the German consulate.

If it is not possible to define a "main destination" of your travel, you should apply for a visa at the Embassy/Consulate of the Schengen country which you will enter first during your trip.

The following Schengen States collect applications and issue visa in Pristina:

Austria and France (through the Embassy of Switzerland), Belgium, Denmark (through the Embassy of Norway), Estonia (through the Italian Visa Application Office), Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia (through the Embassy of Slovenia), Luxemburg and Netherlands (through the Embassy of Belgium), Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland.

If your country of destination is not in the list above, please refer to the section Contact details of Schengen States' consular representatives.

Where can I travel to with a visa issued by Schengen States?

Short stay visas issued by the following Schengen States in Kosovo passports allow you to travel to all Schengen States except Spain, Slovakia and Greece:
Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.

The short stay visas issued by Spain, Slovakia and Greece are territorially limited to Spain, Slovakia and Greece respectively.

How much will I be charged for the visa fee?

All Schengen States charge €35 visa fee for short-stay visas, except: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. The visa fee charged by these countries is €60.

Generally the visa fee is not refundable irrespective of the final decision on the visa application.

How should I apply for a visa?

You should try to lodge the application well in advance of the intended trip, if possible, but no more than three months before the start of the intended visit.

Applicants may be required to obtain an appointment for the lodging of an application. The appointment shall, as a rule, take place within a period of two weeks from the date when the appointment was requested.

When lodging the application, you should:

1-present an application form. Please find here [79 KB] the common application form States available in three languages (Albanian, Serbian and English).
2-present a valid travel document
3-present a recent (not older than 6 months), biometric-suitable, passport-size colour photograph
4-allow the collection of fingerprints where applicable
5-pay the visa fee
6-provide supporting documents
7-produce proof of possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance

You may refer to the Schengen State of destination (see section Contact details of Schengen States' consular representatives) to get more information about the application process.

How long is the decision making procedure?

In principle, the decision should be taken within 15 calendar days after the application has been considered admissible. In individual case, the deadline may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days.

You may refer to the Schengen State of destination (see section Contact details of Schengen States' consular representatives) to get more information about the issuance process.

How will the visa refusal be notified to me?

The refusal of the visa as well as the reasons on which the decision is based shall be notified by means of a 

/file/annexvivisarefusalformenpdf_enstandard form

[24 KB]. You have the right to appeal the negative decision in accordance with the national law of the Schengen State that refused your application. The Schengen State concerned must indicate to you the specific procedures for appealing.

Austria

Embassy of Austria in Pristina:

Ahmet Krasniqi 22, Dragodan I, 10000 Pristina

Tel: +381 38 24 9284

Fax: +381 38 249 285

Email: pristina-ob@bmeia.gv.at

Visa applications for Austria are handled by the Embassy of Switzerland in Pristina.

 

Belgium

Belgian Office to Pristina:

Taslixhe I, 23 A, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo

Tel: + 381 038 518 918

Fax: +381 38 518 338

Email: pristina@diplobel.fed.be

Visa issues: visa.pristina@diplobel.fed.be

Call centre:

For all information regarding visa for Belgium call 0900 10 111 (8:00-12:00; 13:00-16:00).

Consular services: Monday-Friday: 10:00 - 12:00; 14:00 – 16:00, July-August: Monday-Friday: 9:00 - 12:00 (afternoon closed)

Immigration service:

Chaussée d'Anvers 59B Antwerpsesteenweg, B-1000 Brussels,

Tel: +32 (0)2 793 80 00

Fax: +32 (0)2 274 66 91

Email: helpdesk.dvzoe@dofi.fgov.be

 

Czech Republic

Consular section of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Skopje:

Kozle 20a, 1000 Skopje, fYRoM.

Tel: +389/2/3081200, +389/2/3081102

Fax: +389/2/3081100

Email: Consulate_Skopje@mzv.cz

Office hours:Monday-Thursday 7:30-16:15, Friday: 7:30-15:00

Office hours for Schengen visa applications: Monday-Wednesday 9:00-12:00, after booking an appointment by phone (Monday-Thursday 13:00 – 16:00)

 

Denmark

Consulate of Denmark in Skopje:

Alkaloid A.D. Bul. A. Makedonski 12, 1000 Skopje, fYROM.

Tel: +389 2 310 4067

Fax: +389 2 310 4064

Email: dan.cons@alkaloid.com.mk

Opening hours: Monday – Friday 09.00 - 11.00

Visa applications for Denmark are handled by the Embassy of Norway in Pristina.

 

Estonia

Embassy of Estonia in Sofia:

26/30 Bacho Kiro, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria.

Tel.: +359 2 937 9900

Fax: +359 2 937 9909

Email: Embassy.Sofia@mfa.ee

Visa applications for Estonia are handled by the Italian Visa Application Office in Pristina.

 

Finland

Embassy of Finland in Kosovo:

Str. Perandori Justinian No.19, Pejton, 10000

Pristina, Kosovo.

Tel: +386 43 737 000

Fax: +386 43 732 863

Visa inquiries: +386 43 723 723

E-mail: sanomat.pri@formin.fi

Appointment: from Monday to Thursday between 9:00 – 10:00.

Visa section opening hours: Tuesday 10.00 – 12.00, Wednesday 10.00 – 12.00, Thursday 10.00 – 12.00 and 14.00 – 15.00

 

France

Embassy of France in Pristina:

Ismail Qemali 67, Dragodan, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo.

Tel: +381 38 224 588 00

Fax: +381 38 22 45 88 01

Email: admin-etrangers.pristina-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 09:00 – 17:30

Visa applications for France are handled by the Embassy of Switzerland in Pristina.

 

Germany

Embassy of Germany in Kosovo:

Str. Azem Jashanica 17, Dragodan II, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo.

Tel: +381 38 254 577

Fax: +381 38 254 536

Email: info@pris.diplo.de

Visa section opening hours and appointment: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 12:00.µ

 

Greece

Greek Liaison Office in Pristina:

Ismail Qemali 68

Arberia/Dragodan II 10000 Pristina, Kosovo

Tel: +381 38 247 370-2/243 013

Fax: +381 38 245 533

Email: grpristina@mfa.gr

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 14:00.

 

Hungary

Embassy of Hungary in Kosovo:

24 Maj nr 23, Dragodan, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo.

Tel: +381 38 247 763

Fax: +381 38 247 764

Email: prs.missions@kum.hu

Website: http://www.mfa.gov.hu

Consular office: +381 38 248 004, consulate.prs@kum.hu

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 08.30 – 13.00 Tue: 13.00 – 16.00.

 

Iceland

Consulate of Iceland in Sofia:

12, Slavyanska street, Sofia, Bulgaria Consul: Ms. Tzvetelina Borislavova-Karaguiozofa

Tel.: + 359 (2) 939 9227

Email: Tzborislavova@bacb.bg

 

Italy

Embassy of Italy in Pristina:

Rr. Mujo Ulqinaku, 9 – Pejton, 10000 Pristina

Tel. +381 38 244 925

Email: segreteria.pristina@esteri.it

Visa section:  visti.pristina@esteri.it

 

Latvia

Embassy of Latvia in Ljubljana:

Tavčarjeva ulica 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tel: +386 1 43 41 620

Fax: +386 1 43 41 622

Email: embassy.slovenia@mfa.gov.lv

Visa applications for Latvia are handled by the Embassy of Slovenia in Pristina.

 

Lithuania

Embassy of Lithuania in Sofia:

Alabin str. 38, 3d fl, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria.

Tel: +359 2 980 6104

Fax: +359 2 980 6105

E-mail: amb.bg@urm.lt

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-18:00 (except national holidays). Visa section: Monday-Friday: 10:00-12:00

 

Malta

Embassy of Malta in Vienna:

Opernring 5/1, A-1010, Vienna, Austria.

Tel: +43 1 5865010

Fax: +43 1 58650109

Email: maltaembassy.vienna@gov.mt

Opening hours: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 (Monday – Friday).

 

The Netherlands

Embassy of the Netherlands in Pristina:

Xhemajl Berisha 12, Velania, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo.

Tel: +381 38 516 101/516 102

Fax: +381 38 516 103

Email: nl_kosovo@yahoo.com

Visa applications for the Netherlands are handled by the Embassy of Belgium in Pristina.

 

Norway

Embassy of Norway in Pristina:

Rr.Sejdiu Kryeziu nr. 6, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo

Tel: +381 38 232 111 00

Fax: +381 38 232 111 22

Email: embpri@mfa.no/visa.prishtina@mfa.no

Opening hours: 09:00 – 16:00 (Monday – Friday). Visa application calls are accepted between 14:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Thursday).

 

Poland

Embassy of Poland in Skopje:

Djuro Djakovic 50, 1000 Skopje, fYROM.

Tel: +389 2 3112 647/+389 2 3133 057

Fax: +389 2 3119 744

Email: skopje.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl

Embassy of Poland in Tirana:

Rruga e Durrësit 123, Tirana, Albania

Tel: + 355 4 45 100 20

Fax: + 355 4 22 33 364

Email: tirana.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl

Website: www.tirana.polemb.net

 

Romania

Liaison Office of Romania in Kosovo:

Azem Jashanica 25, Arberia/Dragodan, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo

Tel: +381 38 604 272

Fax: +381 38 604 273

Email: rouoffice.kos@gmail.com

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:00.

Visa applications for Romania are handled by the Embassy of Romania in Skopje.

 

Slovakia

Slovak Liaison office in Pristina:

Metush Krasniqi 7, Arberia, 10000 Pristina.

Tel: +381 38 240 140

Fax: +381 38 249 499

Email: branchemb.pristina@mzv.sk

 

Slovenia

Embassy of Slovenia in Pristina:

Anton Çetta street 6, Pristina, Kosovo.

Tel: +381 38 246 255 / 224 112

Email: mpi@gov.si

Visa information: +381 38 246 255 from 8:00 to 13:00.

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday: 08:00-14:00

 

Spain

Embassy of Spain in Skopje:

Ul, 27 Mart, nº 7, 1000 Skopje, fYROM.

Tel: +389 2 3231 002/+389 2 3215 411

Fax: +389 2 3220 612

Website: www.maec.es/subwebs/Embajadas/Skopje/

 

Sweden

Embassy of Sweden in Pristina:

Str. Perandori Justinian 19, Pejton, 10000 Pristina, Kosovo

Tel: +381 38 245 795

Fax: +381 38 245 791

E-mail: ambassaden.pristina@foreign.ministry.se

Embassy of Sweden in Skopje:

8ma Udarna Brigada No.2, 1000 Skopje, fYROM

Tel: +389 2 3297 880 / +389 2 3297 898

Fax: +389 2 3112 065

Email: ambassaden.skopje@foreign.ministry.se / ambassaden.skopje-visum@foreign.ministry.se

Opening hours: 08.00 – 16.30 (Friday: 08:00 – 14:00), for visa issues: 09:00 – 11:00 (Monday – Thursday).

 

Switzerland

Embassy of Switzerland in Pristina:

Adrian Krasniqi 11, 10060 Pristina, Kosovo

Tel: +381 38 248 088/089

Tel: visa: + 381 (0)38 248 090 (14:00-16:00)

Fax: +381 38 248 078

Email pri.vertretung@eda.admin.ch / pri.visa@eda.admin.ch

Office hours: 08.00 – 12.30, 13.30–16:30 (Monday – Thursday), 08:00-12:00 (Friday).

Passport withdrawal: 15:30-16:30. Schedule of appointments: 13:30-15:30 (Monday – Thursday)

Erasmus+

The people of Kosovo may benefit from numerous schemes as part of the Erasmus+ programme, famous for promoting student exchanges between European countries.

Erasmus+ does not only concern students, however, and aims more generally to boost skills and employability, including lifelong learning, through exchanges and cooperation between institutions.

Erasmus+ is designed to support countries that want to fulfil the potential of Europe’s human and social capital. There are projects concerning education, training, youth work and, for the first time, sports.

More information on Erasmus+ can be found on the Kosovo Erasmus+ Office website.

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