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Albania - Apply for Identity Card (Letërnjoftimi)

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The Albanian Identity Card is a national identity card issued to Albanian citizens by the Albanian authorities. It is a proof of identity, citizenship and residence of the Albanian citizens. The current version is in ID1 format and biometric.


An Albanian Identity Card is compulsory to citizens over 16 years of age.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

  • Nationality
  • Document number
  • Full name, including surname and all given names
  • Photograph (both printed and processed to watermark)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Sex
  • Personal number
  • Authority
  • Date of issue
  • Date of expiry (normally 10 years after the date of issue)
  • Signature


  1. Request for a Biometric Identity Card at any local authority or municipality.
  2. Fill in the application form.
  3. Have your digital photo and fingerprints taken.
  4. Pay the fee.

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Required Documents

  • a valid photo ID (passport, personal certificate, old identity card)
  • payment voucher


Identity Card - 1,200 lek (ca €10)


The validity of the identity card is 10 years.

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

The Identity Card can be pick up from where you have it requested after 15 days.

Office Locations & Contacts

ALEAT Offices

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

ALEAT - Identity Services


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