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Kosovo - Obtain Permanent Residence Permit

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  1. Make sure that you are eligible to apply for the procedure.
  2. Gather all necessary documents.
  3. Submit your application along with all other required documents.
  4. Pay the application fee.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Valid passport
  • Certificate stating that the applicant has not been convicted of any offense by the Court of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Proof of marriage
  • Document that can prove that the applicant is not under investigation by the Kosovo Police.
  • Proof of financial means for living
  • Health insurance
  • Evidence for housing
  • Tax certificate not older than three months. (This document is issued by the Tax Administration-Regional Office)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Municipalities in Kosovo

Ministry of Internal Affairs
"Luan Haradinaj" p.n.
10000 Prishtin, Republika e Kosovs
Tel.: +381 (0)38 213 007
Centrex: 200 19 001
Fax: +381 (0)38 200 19 640
Public Communications Office Tel: + 381 (0) 38 200 19 545
Email: [email protected]


  • Those who have five (5) years of uninterrupted temporary residence in Kosovo.
  • Those who have been married to a citizen of the Republic of Kosovo or to a foreigner with a permanent residence permit for three (3) years.
  • Minors temporarily staying in the Republic of Kosovo can apply to be a permanent resident, if one of the minors' parents is a foreigner with permission permanent residence and the other parent has given his/her consent.


  • If the permit will be used for employment purposes: 100 Euro
  • For Family Unification: 70 Euro
  • To replace a lost or damaged permit: 10 Euro


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain the processing your application.    

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 


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

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

A permanent residence permit is a document issued by the Republic of Kosovo allowing foreigners who holds such document to legally reside in the country.

Following are procedures on how to obtain a permanent residence permit.

Information which might help[edit]

Enter other informations which might help

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Government of Kosovo Web Portal:


More information which might help people.