British Embassy in Albania

British ConsulateThe British Embassy in Albania is located in Tirana. The Embassy in Albania can issue visa, register births and register British nationals born abroad. You can also obtain anew or temporary passport if you are a British national at the British Embassy in Tirana. Note the telephone numbers, location on the map and also their operating hours if you are going in person. There is also a page on Travel Advice for Albania

for expats and holiday makers on this website. There is also a listing of all the Foreign Embassies in Albania on this website.

British Embassy in Albania

Also note that the times for the Embassy change during summer and winter and that there is no public parking next to the embassy.

British Embassy in Albania

See also the British Embassy in Algeria and the British Embassy in Angola.


British Embassy


British Embassy in Tirana, Albania

Rruga Skenderbeg 12
Tirana, Albania
City: Tirana


Office Hours:

Local Time: Mon-Thur: 0830-1700; Fri: 0830-1430 (GMT: +1hr in winter/+2hr in summer)

Public Holidays in Albania

Public Holidays in Albania (British Embassy):

Like every Embassy around the world the British Embassy in Albania is closed on Albanian holidays and major British holidays. The Embassy is also closed on the national day of Albania being the 28th November. The remainder of the holidays are listed below for the Embassy. Note that these are the Albanian public holidays only and that the Embassy is also closed on British holidays such as Easter Friday, Easter Monday and over the Christmas period in December.

Date English name
January 1-January 2 New Year’s Day
March 7 Teacher’s Day
March 8 Mother’s Day
March 14 Summer Day
March 22 Nevruz Day
April 1 April Fools Day
April 4 Catholic Easter
April 4 Orthodox Easter
May 1 May Day
June 1 Children’s Day
October 19 Mother Teresa Day
November 28 Independence Day
November 29 Liberation Day
December 8 National Youth Day
December 25 Midwinter, Christmas

Due to new rule recently introduced by the Albanian government, non-biometric Albanian passports are no longer accepted for travel outside Albania. Speak to the Embassy staff for more information about this development. We have listed the processing times for visas below at the Albanian Embassy.


British Embassy


British Embassy in Albania, Tirana

These are the average times for visa processing in Albania for a British visa. Check and ensure that all your documents are correct so that there is no delays in the visa process. Call the Embassy to ensure that you have all that is needed for your British visa. Email them is much better than a telephone call. See also the British Born Abroad on here.

Visits Visas 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
Premium Visit (more than 6 months) 28% 100% 100% 100% 100% 38
General Visit (6 months or less) 38% 98% 100% 100% 100% 88
Business Visit (6 months or less) 50% 100% 100% 100% 100% 26
Family Visit (6 months or less) 43% 98% 100% 100% 100% 160
Other Visit (6 months or less) 16% 100% 100% 100% 100% 25


Visit Visa

Visits Visas

  1. Types of Visit Visas: The table lists different categories of visit visas, including Premium Visit (more than 6 months), General Visit (6 months or less), Business Visit (6 months or less), Family Visit (6 months or less), and Other Visit (6 months or less). These categories likely represent different purposes for visiting a country.
  2. Visa Approval Rates:
    • For “Premium Visit,” the approval rate for all processing time options (5 days, 10 days, 15 days, 40 days, and 90 days) is 100%. This means that all applicants in this category were approved for their visas.
    • For “General Visit,” “Business Visit,” “Family Visit,” and “Other Visit,” the approval rates are also high, with 98% or 100% for all processing time options. This suggests that a very high percentage of applicants in these categories were approved for their visas.
  3. Processing Time Options: The table lists different processing time options for visa applications, ranging from 5 days to 90 days. It indicates that the visa approval rates are consistent across these processing time options for each visa category.
  4. Total Decisions Made: This column provides the total number of visa decisions made for each visa category. For example, there were 38 decisions made for Premium Visit visas, 88 for General Visit visas, 26 for Business Visit visas, 160 for Family Visit visas, and 25 for Other Visit visas.


Points Based System Visas

Points Based System Visas

Points Based System Visas 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
PBS Tier 2 0% 100% 100% 100% 100% 1
PBS Tier 4 26% 91% 98% 100% 100% 98
PBS Tier 5 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 3


Other Non Settlement Visas 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
EEA Family Permits 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 1
Other Non-Settlement 0% 0% 100% 100% 100% 1


Lastly, the data in the table suggests that for both “EEA Family Permits” and “Other Non-Settlement” visas, shorter processing times (5 days and 10 days) resulted in 0% approval rates. For “EEA Family Permits,” applicants had a 100% approval rate when opting for a longer processing time of 90 days.

For “Other Non-Settlement” visas, applicants had a 100% approval rate for 15-day, 40-day, and 90-day processing times. These patterns indicate that some visa types may require more time for processing and evaluation, leading to higher approval rates for longer processing times.


Settlement Visas

Settlement Visas

Settlement Visas 5 days 10 days 15 days 40 days 90 days Total decisions made
Settlement 0% 0% 0% 0% 97% 43


Likewise the data in the table suggests that settlement visa applications had very low approval rates for shorter processing times (0% for 5, 10, 15, and 40 days). Note that a much higher approval rate of 97% for a longer processing time of 90 days. This might imply that settlement visa applications require more time for thorough processing and evaluation. Lastly this results in higher approval rates for applicants who are willing to wait for a longer processing period.




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