Albania Tourist and Transit Visa Info for South African Citizens

albania Tourist Visa

Visa Required? YES 

Cost:  Euro 30

Processing Time: 5 days


A Type C visa is required for South African citizens intending to visit Albania for up to 90 days*. Unless:



  • You have a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa which has been used previously in one of the Schengen states;

  • You have a valid permit of stay in one of the Schengen states;

  • You have a valid, multiple-entry US or UK visa, which has been previously used in the respective country of issuance;

  • You have a valid permit of stay in the US or UK.


* If you intend to stay for more than 90 days during a 6 month period, you need a long term visa (Type D) and have to apply for a residency permit from the migration office.


You need to apply for this visa in advance through the Albanian Embassy in London or Rome, as Albania does not have representation in South African or at your nearest Embassy or Consulate if you are 


Albania Tourist Visa Requirements for South African citizens


  • Completed application form, completed online.

  • 2 passport photographs, not older than 6 months

  • A valid passport, valid for at least 3 months after the end of your trip

  • Photocopy of your passport

  • Proof of travel/health insurance for the duration of your stay

  • 3 months bank statements to prove financial solvency

  • Flight tickets, including exit tickets

  • Proof of confirmed booked accommodation for the duration of your stay


You can now apply online here:




Albania Transit visa


Transit visa required? YES


South African citizens need a transit visa (Type A) to transit through Albania. Same procedure and requirements are to be followed as for Tourist visa.







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