The Government of the Republic of Kosovo by decision establishes the visa regime. The foreign national who is a citizen of the country for which an entry visa to the Republic of Kosovo is required is responsible to obtain the visa before entry in the Republic of Kosovo. The foreign national with the entry visa to the Republic of Kosovo does not enjoy the right to work in the Republic of Kosovo. Diplomatic and consular missions issue air transit visas (visa A) and entry visas (visa B, C and D).
Air transit visa (A): is issued for air transit at the airport of the Republic of Kosovo for citizens of countries for which the Government of the Republic of Kosovo has determined such a regime. The multi-entry air transit visa (A) is issued for a maximum term of six months and it is issued for one, two or more transit passages through the international air transit zone.
Entry visa (B): is issued for transit through the territory of the Republic of Kosovo, while the term of the visa should be in accordance with the time needed for transit. The multi entry transit visa (B) is issued for a maximum term of six months and it is issued for one, two or more transits.
Entry visa (C): is issued for purposes of residence in the territory of the Republic of Kosovo for a determined time, but no more than 90 days for each period of six-months. Multi-entry visas are issued for periods of validity from six months to five years.
Entry visa (D): is issued when the diplomatic or consular mission receives confirmation by the Ministry of Internal Affairs that a person fulfils the conditions to receive a residence permit in the Republic of Kosovo. Entry visa (D) is issued for one single entry and its validity is three months.
The types of residence in the Republic of Kosovo are: - short term residence - temporary residence and - permanent residence. Short Term Residence means the residing of a foreign national for up to three (3) months within a period of six (6) months without a visa or with a visa when required.
Temporary Residence Permit
Temporary residence is granted to a foreign national who wishes to reside in the Republic of Kosovo for purposes of: 1. family reunification; 2. secondary education or higher education; 3. scientific research; 4. humanitarian reasons including refugees, persons under subsidiary protection and victims of human trafficking or victims of smuggling of migrants and foreign nationals who have expressed willingness to cooperate with the competent authorities; 5. work; and 6. employment of posted employee. The temporary residence permit is issued for a one (1) year period.
Natural persons, who are not citizens of Kosovo, when willing to work in Kosovo for a timeframe of more than three (3) months, shall be granted a work permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.