Welcome to the Embassy of Sweden in Tirana, Albania. The office was upgraded to an Embassy in December 2010. Previously, it had the status of the Office in Tirana of the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje, Macedonia. The Ambassador is resident in Skopje, Macedonia. In his absence, the Embassy is headed by a Chargé d´Affaires a.i.
Sweden has been present in Albania since 1997 with an honorary consulate general. Additionally, since 2001 development cooperation has been carried out in Albania implemented by staff from Sida (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency). Political and economic reporting is carried out since 2004 when a staff member from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs was first posted to Albania.
The main focus of the Embassy of Sweden is political/economic reporting and dialogue and development cooperation.
Please note that visas are not issued by the Swedish Embassy in Tirana.
Since 15 December 2010, Albanian citizens holding a biometric passport will be able to travel freely to Schengen Countries.
Visa applications from persons residing permanently and legally in Albania are handled by the Danish Embassy in Tirana.
The Danish Embassy in Tirana receives visa applications on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 to 12:00 (address: Danish Embassy, Rr Nikolla Tupe No.1 4th Fl, Apt 4, Tirana, Albania)
Telephone enquiries Monday-Thursday 8:30 to 16:00
Phone: +355 4 22 80 600
Fax: +355 4 22 80 630
Application for residence- and work permit in Sweden for Albanian citizens:
Honorary Consulate General in Tirana is closed as of 31 January 2013
The Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Tirana is closed as of 31 January 2013. As a consequence applications for residence- and/or work permit can no longer be submitted through the Consulate.
From 1 February the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje fully handles migration cases regarding Albanian citizens and persons of other nationalities who reside legally in Albania. The Embassy of Sweden in Tirana does not handle migration cases.
If you have inquiries regarding migration to Sweden or would like to apply for a residence- and/or work permit you are welcome to contact the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje.
We encourage all applicants who have the possibility to apply on-line. Applications submitted on-line will be prioritized at the Embassy as well as at the Swedish Migration Board.
To avoid unnecessary travels to Skopje we encourage all applicants to call or email to book an appointment before visiting the Embassy. At the time for the booked appointment to apply for a residence- and/or work permit we will receive the application and conduct the interview. Unless it is necessary, the applicant will not have to come back again.
For applicants who have been granted a permit in Sweden and are visa free should travel to Sweden and contact the Swedish Migration Board to apply for the residence permit card (UT-card).
To contact the Migration Department at the Embassy of Sweden in Skopje:
Telephone hours: Monday-Friday 14.00 – 16.00 (2.00-4.00 PM)
Telephone: +389-2-3297 888 or +389-2-2444 200
Visiting hours: Monday-Friday 09.00 – 11.00 (9.00-11.00 AM)
Visiting address: 8-ma Udarna Brigada, Skopje
Web page: http://www.swedenabroad.com/en-GB/Embassies/Skopje/
For on-line applications please visit:
Residence permit: http://www.migrationsverket.se/info/4386_en.html
Work permit: http://www.migrationsverket.se/info/883_en.html
Student permit: http://www.migrationsverket.se/info/891_en.html