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Albania - Obtain Emergency Passport

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This procedure provides you information on how you can obtain an emergency passport or laissez-passer.


A laissez-passer may be issued to an Albanian citizen who has no valid travel document and must return to Albania.

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. To apply for an emergency passport or laissez-passer you must personally apply for it at the embassy. Request may be submitted by a family member if the applicant is under police custody, imprisoned or due to medical reasons cannot be physically present at the office. Representatives are required to present authorization letter from the applicant.
  2. For children, the request must be made by the parents or either one of them, with consent from the other parent. Consent must be in writing.
  3. Submit a completed application form together with all other required documents.

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Required Documents

  • Completed application
  • Passport photos 4 × 5 cm, recent and white background.
  • Supporting documents:
    • Invalid passport or
    • Original identity card or
    • Birth certificate from the relevant civil status, issued not later than 3 months from the date of the request, accompanied by a copy of the identity card or
    • Driver's license, the new electronic format;
    • Police report about the lost passport;


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Crossing Permit is valid for 1 month from the date of issue and only one entry in the Republic of Albania.

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Phone: +355699826678 and 08000022

Albanian Embassies

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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
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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

Albanian Embassy in London


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