How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Kosovo
In this post, we learn how Nigerians can get a visa to Kosovo. We make available all the necessary information needed to procure a visa in this article.
Kosovo is a disputed region and de facto independent country in South-Eastern Europe, in central Balkans, and its capital is Pristina. After a long and often violent dispute with Serbia, Kosovo proclaimed independence in 2008 February, and (as of 16 October 2012) 110 UN states agree with this. It has also become a member country of the IMF and World Bank as the Republic of Kosovo.
Though a non-religious republic, it is largely Albanian-speaking (although both Albanian and Serbian are spoken) and Muslim, there are also significant numbers of minorities living within its borders. The Euro is its official currency.
Types of Visa to Kosovo
Several visa types can be granted to travelers who wish to get into Kosovo, which depends on why they want to travel.
- Tourist Visa
- Business Visa
- Work Visa
Below is a list of necessary documents you would need to apply for a Kosovo business visa.
1. Visa application form filled and signed.
2. Recent passport-sized photographs which capture the entire face with a bright background are needed.
3. International passport with validity goes beyond the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.
4. Copy of the passport data sheet (page on which the photo is located).
5. Copies of your previous visas (if any); will prove that you’ve had past travel experience.
6. A cover letter must be provided which states the reason for the visit and schedules.
7. Flight schedules with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Kosovo.
8. Evidence of health insurance covering foreign travel.
9. Hotel reservation/ accommodation information for the duration of the intended stay.
10. Proof of your civil status (birth certificate of children, marriage certificate, and death certificate of spouse if necessary).
11. Proof of legitimate stay (if the application is not presented in the applicant’s home country).
12. Evidence of enough financial means for the duration of the visit.
13. If you are getting financial support from a host or other sponsor in the country, their bank statement will have to be provided. Please note that your host’s invitation letter should expressly state the types of assistance they will be providing (financial, accommodations, feeding, transportation, etc.).
14. An original business letter, signed by the inviting company on the organization’s letter headed paper. The letter must provide information about the reason for traveling, specifying the type of Visa and the needed sustainability of the Visa.
15. Evidence of past trade relations between the two companies, if such document is available.
16. Certificate of employment if the candidate is employed because it is necessary.
17. Please submit evidence of your retirement fund if you are retired.
18. A certificate from your employer granting your business permission to travel if you are employed.
19. Trade register extract or something like that (for self-employed).
20. Bank statement for the past three months to prove the client has a steady flow of income.
21. Proof of group travel (if you are traveling in a group).
22. Trade License (first issued and present renewal).
23. Visa fees because Visa is not free
According to each case, the competent embassy may request additional documents.
Where to Go
There is no Kosovar embassy or government office here in Nigeria. Still, bearers of valid multiple-entry Schengen visas may enter the Republic of Kosovo without obtaining a Kosovo visa. On arrival, though, if you intend to stay for some time, you would need to register at the Police Department for foreigners registration.
So you can choose to acquire a Schengen visa from any of the Schengen member countries’ government offices here in Nigeria, such as the Austrian embassy; this will allow you to gain entrance into the Kosovar borders.
Embassy of Austria in Abuja, Nigeria
Address: Plot 9, Usuma Street, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria.
Phone: +234-706-4183226, +234 (0)9 291 5465
Email: [email protected]
Website URL: www.aussenministerium.at/abuja
For more information and all types of visas, please call or visit the appropriate embassy in Nigeria.
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