Consulate information


2100 S Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

Hours: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Phone: (202) 223-4942 Website

Important Facts

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (subject to change). COVID-19 regulations have been lifted as of May 1, 2022. For update information, please click this link
  • Passport must have at least one (1) year validity beyond the completion of a trip and must have at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, and UK and some other Countries for a maximum stay of 90 days.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for USA nationals for a maximum stay of one (1) year with a valid passport.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals holding US Permanent Residence or US Multiple Visa for a maximum stay up to 90 days.
  • VISA ON ARRIVAL. Travelers with a letter issued by the Albania Ministry of Interior confirming that a visa has been approved before departure can obtain a visa on arrival.
  • E-VISA. Travelers can obtained an e-visa before departure at e-visa link. A printed e-visa confirmation must be presented when arriving.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
White background and should be free of shadows, in color and clear, without glasses. Applicants must directly face camera w/ a neutral expression and clearly visible eyes.
Invitation letter
Letter should be addressed to the Consulate General of the Embassy or Immigration officer of the country. Must include: applicant's name as in passport, passport number, detailing the reason for traveling, dates, name, address and telephone number of the host.
Recent bank statement
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Letter of support (Business visa only)
The GC Visa office will provide
Travel health insurance

Forms and Links

Application Form

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
5 business daysRegular

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: October 12, 2022