We will continue to provide emergency and mission-critical visa services as resources and local conditions allow. Visa appointments remain limited.
Immigrant Visa Update: U.S. Embassy Tirana has resumed immigrant visa services for all categories of immigrant visas according to the Department’s prioritization framework.
Please note that appointment availability will continue to be limited due to resource constraints and the continued impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience. Immigrant visa applicants will be contacted directly once their case has been scheduled for an interview.
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport.
The Visa section of this website is about U.S. visas for foreign citizens and nationals to travel to the United States.
Visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.
Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States. When planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit.
For short-term visits to the United States (for tourism, business, education, and more), you can go directly to the online application (form DS-160). For immigrant visas, which are issued to foreign nationals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States, you can visit the U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services site for the relevant forms. If you are unsure what type of visa you need, please use the Visa Wizard below.