UK tourist visa
Last updated: May 25, 2021
UK tourist visa is required for Albanian citizens. The stay is usually short with a period of 180 days and visa expires in 180 days. Applicant is required to be present when applying for UK tourist visa. A total of 9 documents are required for applying UK tourist visa. You can also find visa exemptions and useful tips from fellow travellers.
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Get UK tourist visa from Albania
- The visa application process involves fill in the application form, print out your form and book an appointment from the consulate depending on the availability.
- On the day of the appointment, the applicant has to carry all the original documents for submission and for the biometrics.
- Post the appointment, it usually takes 14 working days for the consulate to process the visa.
- The visa copy will be attached to your passport.
Max Stay: 180 days
Visa Validity: 180 days
UK tourist visa requirements for Albanian citizens
9 documents required for UK tourist visa
Visa Application Form: Complete application form for UK
Passport Photo: Photo must be no older than 6 months
Passport: Original Passport or Travel document with at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and have at least 2 visa pages clear of any markings.
Previous Passport: Provide a previous passport if any.
Residency Proof: Legal residence in the country you are applying from, e.g, visa or residence permit. Confirmation of legal residence, if you are not a national of the country in which you are applying or your right to reside there is not included in your passport. Residence permit should be valid for at least 3 months after departure.
Proof of Funds: Proof you have enough money for your stay and to leave, such as • personal bank statements • Pay slips from employer • Tax records
Current Details: Employed: • A letter from your employer on company letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job. • Current bank statement of the latest 6 months • Income Tax Return (ITR) • Original pay slips Self Employed: • Include a copy of your business license • Company bank statement of the latest 6 months • Income Tax Return (ITR) Student: • Submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and that you are registered for the upcoming semester. • No Object certificate from School or University. Retired: • Submit proof of your retirement fund. Yes.
Travel itinerary: Travel itinerary (travel reservation to and from the country/area in your name, not a ticket)
Hotel Bookings: Hotel reservation(s) for the duration of your visit.
UK tourist visa visa exemption for Albanian citizens
UK visa exemption
- Must be in transit to/from visa country only and must have an onward ticket within 24 hours
- Available at Heathrow airport only
- Applicable Countries: All Countries
Exemption available for
Tourist or Business Visa (B1/B2)
Work Visa (L1/L2/H1/H4)
US Green card
Canada tourist visa
Canada student visa
Canada work visa
Canada permanent residency
UK tourist visa
UK student visa
UK work visa
UK permanent residency
Australia Tourist Visa
Australia Work Visa
Australia Permanent Residency
New Zealand Visa:
New Zealand Tourist Visa
New Zealand Work Visa
New Zealand Permanent Residency
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Do albanian citizens need a visa to go to UK?
Yes, visa is required for Albanian citizens. You can get visa details, documents required, official website and other details for UK visa but if you still have question which are unanswered then you can discuss with the community
Frequently Asked Questions
Albanian citizens need a visa for travelling to UK.
The stay is usually short with a period of 180 days
The visa is valid for a period of 180 days
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🙋♂️ Questions by fellow travellers
My passport expires on 20.04.2020. Can I apply for a visa now?Asked by Ledjana Musa
For UK Visa, your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay. It seems your passport will expire in 8 months and the max duration of stay is 6 months, so should be okay to apply for a visa now. answered
by Hari Krishna Dulipudi
can someone tell me what to do i am an english citizen but my boyfriend who is albanian wants to visit me in england but he only as an albanian passport....how does he get a visa and how much thanksAsked by sheryl cornfield
As an Albanian citizen, he can apply for UK visitor visa at UK embassy in Albania. It would cost 108 Euros. answered
by Hari Krishna Dulipudi
I live USA and I have my fiance from albanian and he live UK and I want to bring him USA what I need to do and how can get visa for him to come with me in USAAsked by lovery shakira
I want to apply for visa , i'm from Albania , i want just to travel there to visit London , about the point Proof you have enough money for your stay and to leave ..who's the minimum i need to have at my account ? ThanksAsked by Anita Muça
how can an Albanian citizen apply for a transit visa for UK, just to fly from Albania to Brasil through the UK? are the same requirements asked for a stay of up to 180 days? what are these requirements?Asked by Barbara
Im a 16 year old albanian student and I wanna continue my school college in england. What do i need to have to get the visa as a student?Asked by Crazyflex
I have an Albanian passport and my wife has Greek id can I travel without visa?Asked by Sandra van der Wal
Does a non-Albanian citizen need an Albania residence permit to apply for a UK visa from Tirana?Asked by Alice Needham
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