Resumption of Routine U.S. Citizen Services

On March 17, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Tirana suspended all routine consular services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the provision of routine U.S. citizen services.  As of October 22, 2020, we will begin to re-open routine U.S. citizen services on the following timeline: Beginning Thursday October 22, 2020, we will resume processing applications for …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Get Your Ballot Counted

The Department of State is committed to assisting overseas voters in casting their ballots.  For instructions on how to vote from Albania please see our website  here .  For general overseas voting information please see the Department of State’s web site  Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad  or  FVAP.gov . RETURNING YOUR BALLOT: Note that the  U.S. Postal Service  recommends voters mail their completed ballots before Election …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW! Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States – but you can get assistance in requesting and returning your absentee ballot.  Many states require …

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Consular Visit to Sarandë

Greetings, We are excited to announce that we will be visiting Sarande on Friday, May 25, to meet with you and assist with any U.S. citizen services you might need. Our Consular staff will gladly accept passport applications, perform notarial services, and provide information regarding Social Security, voter registration, and more.  Please visit our webpage for a …

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Consular Visit to Shkodër

Greetings from the U.S. Embassy in Tirana. We are excited to announce that we will be visiting Shkoder on Monday, May 14th to meet with you and assist with any U.S. citizen services you might need. Our Consular staff will gladly accept passport applications, perform notarial services, and provide information regarding Social Security, voter registration, and more.  Please …

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U.S. Passport Execution Fee Will Increase to $35

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase only applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, such as first-time applicants over 16, children under 16, and applicants who re-apply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. For more information please visit the U.S. …

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