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  1. Applications to obtain a passport must be personally submitted by the citizen. For those younger than 16 years old or those unable to apply for the procedure themselves, applications may be submitted through their legal representative.
  2. Fill up and submit the application form along with all other required documents.
  3. The applicants biometric data will be collected (fingerprints, signature and photo).
  4. Pay the passport application fee.


Required Documents[edit]

For persons under the age of 16:

  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate of Citizenship (will be required at the time of issuance of the body)
  • Proof of parents' identity (identity card, passport or driving license)
  • The decision of the court for custody of the child if the parents are separated.
  • Original authorization and stamped by a notary, or the competent authority, if one parent is absent.
  • Resident's Certificate
  • Proof of payment of passport application fee

For persons over the age of 16:

  • Identity Card of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Certificate of Citizenship (will be required at the time of issuance of the body)
  • Proof of payment of the passport application fee

Note: Submit the following documents in original and photocopy.

Documents needed to be presented when collecting the passport, for persons under the age of 16 years:

  • Parent's identification card
  • Child's birth certificate (copy)
  • Receipt of passport application form (child)

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]


  • Citizens of Kosovo


  • For persons over the age of 18: 25 Euros
  • For individuals aged between 3 - 18: 20 Euros
  • For those under the age of 3: 15 Euros


For those who obtained the travel document when they are older than 18 years old : 10 years
For those aged between 3 - 18 when the travel document was issued: 5 years
For those younger than 3 years old when the travel document was issued: 3 years

The travel document also ceases to be valid when:

  • The holder reported the travel document as stolen or lost.
  • The passport was damaged due to the fault of the holder.
  • The holder no longer holds Kosovo citizenship.
  • The holder is no longer eligible to possess a Kosovo passport.

Note: In cases where the holder is no longer eligible to possess a Kosovo Passport, the travel document must be submitted to the competent authority within 8 days following the day the holder becomes ineligible to possess the said document.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The competent authority will make a decision regarding the passport application in 15 days after its submission.

In case there are doubts about the accuracy of data submitted by the applicant, the period for issuing the travel document may be postponed to verify the said information, which can not exceed 60 days.

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Issuance of Passports falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

For minors who will be applying for the passport, they must be accompanied by both of their parents. In case one of the child's parent couldn't make it to the passport office, the other parent must show notarized document stating the reason for the parent's absence. This document would not be necessary if one of the child's parent is deceased, the other parent can just simply show up at the passport office with the minor. Foster child must be accompanied by their guardian.

Required Information[edit]

You will need the following information when you fill up the passport application form:

  • Applicant's full name
  • Contact number of the applicant
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Place of birth
  • Permanent address
  • Citizenship
  • Date and place of the application
  • Name, surname and residence of the legal representative
  • Signature of the applicant

Need for the Document[edit]

A passport is a document, issued by the national government. It certifies the identity and nationality of the holder for travel abroad. It contains information about the holder; like name, gender, date and place of birth.

This document does not in itself entitle the passport holder entry into another country, nor consular protection while abroad nor any other privileges. However, it does normally allows the passport holder to return to the country where the passport was issued.

Rights to consular protection arises from international treaties, while the holder's return to the issuing country depends on the laws prevailing in that country.

Following are procedures on how to apply for a passport in Kosovo for the first time.

Information which might help[edit]

The passport show the following information and features:

  • State name of the Republic of Kosovo
  • Symbol of the state
  • Type and number of the travel document
  • Space for the signature of the authorized official of the competent authority that issued the travel document
  • Date of issuance of the travel document
  • Term of validity of travel documents
  • Space for the signature of the holder of the travel document; h) as well as
  • Personal and biometric data of the passport holder

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:
  • Kosovo's Law on Travel Documents:


More information which might help people.