U.S. Citizen Services

Beginning Thursday October 22, 2020, the embassy will resume processing applications for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  CRBA appointments will be available on Fridays.

Beginning Friday October 30, 2020, we will resume processing applications and renewals of full validity, non-emergency passports.  Routine passport appointments will be available on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Beginning Wednesday November 4, 2020, we will resume routine notarial services.  Notary appointments will be available each Wednesday.

Dear Fellow American,

In case of an emergency involving a U.S. citizen, please call the Embassy at +355-(0)-4224-7285 and ask to speak with the American Citizen Services Unit, or, after hours, with the duty officer.  Emergency services include the loss of a U.S. passport and the arrest, life-threatening illness, or death of a U.S. citizen.  Please note that our American Citizen Services staff cannot answer visa questions.

To help serve you as efficiently as possible, the Embassy provides routine services, such as passport renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, and notarials by appointment only.  Please click on the service you need on the toolbar to your left to access instructions and our appointment calendars.

If you are living or traveling in Albania, we urge you to sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive notifications from the Embassy and so that we can contact you in case of emergency.  You can also find detailed information on country conditions and entry requirements on the State Department’s Country Specific Information page for Albania.

For the latest worldwide security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should monitor the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs webpage.  You can also get up-to-date information on security by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S., or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-317-472-2328.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except for U.S. Federal Holidays.)

Our website is the fastest way to get information on the services we provide, but if you have searched and can’t find the answer you are looking for, feel free to email us at ACSTirana@state.gov.  You can also reach us during business hours by calling +355-(0)-4224-7285 and asking for American Citizen Services.  Please understand that our Citizen Services staff cannot answer visa questions.

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