CITIZIENSHIP ISSUES

Citizenship issues

INSTITUTIONS

Citizenship issues are handled by the Ministry of Interior, the Directorate for Asylum and Citizenship. For the acquisition and renunciation of Albanian citizenship, Albanian and foreign citizens can submit applications to the Diplomatic Missions or Consular Posts of the Republic of Albania abroad, but also to the regional police directorates, in the region where they live in Albania.

When requests for gain and renunciation of Albanian citizenship are submitted to the Diplomatic Missions / Consular Posts of the Republic of Albania, they are forwarded through the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Directorate of Consular Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Directorate for Asylum and Citizenship and this the latter after treatment proceeds for decision-making in the Institution of the President of the Republic.

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Acquisition of citizenship by birth for a minor child

Gaining citizenship;

Resignation of citizenship;

Recognition of citizenship by origin;

Acquisition of citizenship by origin;

6. Joint instruction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Order on "On procedures and documentation for the acquisition, recovery and renunciation of Albanian citizenship"; Information on Albanian citizenship

Allowing second citizenship

Acquisition and renunciation of Albanian citizenship is done by Decree of the President of the Republic. Albanian law allows the acquisition of citizenships other than Albanian. Albanian law does not allow the renunciation of Albanian citizenship, when applicants remain stateless.