Sweden has engaged in development cooperation with Albania since 2001, and opened our embassy in Tirana in 2010. Sweden's relations with Albania have been strengthened ever since, and in 2016 the Swedish government appointed its first resident ambassador to Albania, Mr Johan Ndisi.
The Embassy's work is focused on supporting Albania in its EU-integration process and related reforms. Sweden's development cooperation programme with Albania amounts to around 8 million euro per year. It focuses on three priority areas: economic development; democracy and human rights; and environment and climate change. Throughout these activities, Sweden emphasizes the strengthening of women’s rights, resources and representation.
In addition, Sweden promotes cultural exchanges and good trade relations between Sweden and Albania. The embassy is situated in the student city, providing opportunities for dialogue with young people.
Closed for lunch 1pm-2pm
The Embassy issues temporary passport only. For ordinary biometric passports, we refer to the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje, Macedonia.
Visas and residence and work permits
Albanian citizens holding a biometric passport are able to travel freely to Schengen Countries.
The Embassy of Sweden in Tirana does not handle migration matters. If you have inquiries regarding visa related issues or migration matters you are welcome to contact the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje.