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Temporary residence in the Republic of Kosovo

Ministry of Internal Affairs, Department of Citizenship, Asylum and Migration

Purpose: Temporary residence is granted to foreigners who is staying or intends to stay in the territory of the Republic of Kosovo with the purpose of family reunification, pre-university education or higher education, scientific research, work or humanitarian reasons

Description: The application for a residence permit is submitted in person by the applicant at the Division for Foreigners, Department for Citizenship, Asylum and Migration at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The request is reviewed by the committee for permits and decision is issued. In cases where the decision is positive the party should come to sign the application form, following which the data are exported to the Department for Production of Documents, which produces the ID, the party must come to take the voucher to make payment, following which the applicant will obtain the identity card for foreigners. In cases where the decision is negative, a rejection decision and a warrant to depart from the territory of Kosovo, the reasons for the warrant, term of departure and the border crossing point of departure shall be issued.

Legal basis

Validity of permit: 5 years

Authority for appeal: Ministry of Internal Affairs

Deadline for appeal: 8 days

Information requested

  • Name and surname (maiden name) of the applicant
  • Gender
  • Citizenship
  • Date of Birth
  • Hometown
  • Civil Status
  • Profession
  • Residence
  • Date of entry to Kosovo
  • Proof justifying temporary residence in the Republic of Kosovo
  • Evidence of sufficient funds for living expenses
  • Telephone No.
  • Health insurance
  • Last address in the Republic of Kosovo
  • Date of submitting application
  • Signature

Anticipated time within which must be answered for procedure (days): 60 days

Documents requested

  • Proof of residence without interruption for 5 years in the Republic of Kosovo; except in cases of permanent residence permit, family reunion with marriage, uninterrupted residence is required to be 3 years (Copy)
  • Valid travel documents (Copy)
  • Sufficient means of livelihood, which are proven through bank statement, employment contract or other evidence that proves that the foreign national has sufficient means for livelihood; (Original)
  • Proof of appropriate housing (proof of ownership or notarized lease agreement), with the space necessary for living under the minimal living standards defined by the legislation in force (Copy)
  • Evidence is not convicted and evidence that is not under investigation issued by the competent authorities of the Republic of Kosovo (Original)
  • Must have basic knowledge, in writing and reading, of one of the official languages in the Republic of Kosovo, and be familiar with the culture and social order (Copy)
  • Health insurance (Original)
  • No ban to entry into the Republic of Kosovo; (Original)
Payment typeAmount (in Euro)Method of paymentAccount number
Payment100 EUR for work, 70 EUR for Family reunification Banking transfer 1000420070000179

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