The Consular Section of the Philipine Consulate in Tirana facilitates the application for a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance, by a person who is in Albania and unable to personally file the application in the Philippines.
The applicant who is in Albania has to appoint, through a Special Power of Attorney, an Attorney-in-Fact in the Philippines, who will file on his or her behalf the application at any NBI Clearance office in the Philippines, submit it to the Department of Foreign Affairs for authentication before the NBI Clearance can be used in Albania.
The application requires the applicant to affix his or her fingerprints to the NBI Fingerprint Card Form before a consular officer at the Consulate in Albania. The duly accomplished NBI Fingerprint Card Form will be filed by the Attorney-in-Fact at any NBI Clearance office in the Philippines.
Please note that all documents related to the application for NBI Clearance will be released two (2) working days after the documents have been accepted.
• Duly accomplished NBI Finger Card Form
• Latest Philippine passport (original and photocopy)
• One copy of 2"x2" size ID photo with white background and taken within three (3) months prior to the date of application.
• Submit the required documents to the processor at the Consular Section.
• Submit to fingerprinting
Requirements for the Special Power of Attorney (SPA)
• Personal appearance of Affiant/s
• Duly accomplished Special Power of Attorney
• Latest Philippine passport (original and photocopy)
NOTARIAL AND OTHER LEGAL SERVICES / AFFIDAVIT
The following legal consular services are provided:
Presentation of valid Philippine Passport, or any valid Philippine government-issued identification card (driver's license, professional license, SSS ID, Pag-Ibig ID, POEA ID)
Note: Affidavit of Consent to Travel of a Minor Child
Based on a DSWD Circular, a minor DOES NOT need a travel clearance if traveling outside the Philippines (1) with either parent or with his or her solo parent or legal guardian; or (2) whose parents are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he/she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa/pass/identification card or permanent resident visa/pass/identification card which serves as proof that he/she is living with parents abroad and their travel does not constitute child trafficking.
Personal appearance of the person executing the document for notarization is REQUIRED.
Processing time is two (2) working days.
1. Personal appearance at the Consulate.
2. Duly accomplished application form
3. Submit the passport valid for at least six (6) months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines and a photocopy of its data page
4. Letter of invitation and Identification Card of the inviting party or a copy of hotel booking of the applicant
5. Two pieces of 2”x2” color ID photo with white background taken within six (6) months to the time of application
6 A copy of the round-trip air ticket or flight booking confirmation
7. a. If applicant is employed, proof of income such as monthly pay slip or a company certification on applicant’s annual salary and allowances or latest bank statement
b. If applicant owns a business, business registration or latest bank statement
c. If applicant is self-employed, proof of sufficiency of travel funds such as bank statement
d. If applicant is a retiree, a copy of statement of pension or bank statement
9. Payment of application fee of Euro 36 EUR
· Visa application is for single entry visa for a stay not exceeding 30 days in the Philippines.
· For extension of stay in the Philippines, foreigners are advised to visit the Bureau of Immigration in Intramuros, Manila. Please check the Bureau’s website www.immigration.gov.ph.
· The Philippine government has special requirements for other categories of foreign nationals who want to travel to the Philippines.
General Information on Philippine Visas
· A visa means an endorsement made on a travel document by the consular officer denoting that the visa application has been properly examined and that the bearer is permitted to proceed to the country of his destination.
· The granting of a Philippine Visa, however, is not a guarantee that the holder will be admitted into the country. Immigration Officers may excercise discretion to either grant or deny admission. Visa holders are subject to normal immigration control at the port of entry.
· Visitors who are issued visas under 9(a) (temporary visitors’ visa) are normally allowed to stay in the Philippines for fifty-nine (59) days for every entry. However, Immigration officers at port of entry may exercise their discretion to allow a stay of less than 59 days. It is advised that applicants for temporary visitor’s visa take note of the above and check the number of days he/she is allowed to stay in the Philippines as stamped on his passport by the Immigration officer at the port of entry.
· A temporary visitor’s visa may be valid for single or multiple entries. A single-entry visa is valid for entry for three (3) months from the date of issuance. A multiple-entry visa is valid for entry either for six (6) months or one (1) year.
· The validity of an entry visa should be differentiated from the length of stay in the Philippines. A three-month validity means a person may enter the Philippines within three (3) months from the date of issuance of visa. The length of stay in the Philippines is determined by immigration officials.
· For holders of collective passports (where several persons are included in one passport), a separate application and payment must be made by each person. All persons included in the passport must be properly identified with two (02) photographs affixed to the passport. The lack of a photograph may serve as sufficient ground for the denial of the visa application.
· Applicants are reminded to submit their complete visa requirements. Incomplete or lack of requirements will result in the delay or denial of applications.
· When a foreign traveller or tourist plans to exceed the 30- or 59-day stay period, he/she may apply for an extension of the visa at the office of the Bureau of Immigration in Intramuros, Manila. Please check the Bureau’s website www.immigration.gov.ph for more information.
Visa Requirements for Philippine Passport Holders traveling to Albania
Filipino citizens who wish to travel to Albania are required to obtain a visa prior to the scheduled departure. There is an Albanian Consulate in Manila but it does not issue visas. Filipinos may instead contact the Embassy of the Republic of Albania in Beijing, China for visa application.
General Requirements for Visa Application
Original, signed passport valid beyond 6 months of intended stay
Duly accomplished application form
Proof of departure: confirmed round-trip ticket
An entry tax must be paid upon entering the country. The amount of tax to be paid depends on the nationality of the person visiting.
For more information on visa application, you may contact:
Albanian Consulate in Manila, Philippines
Consulate General of the Republic of Albania in Manila
1143 Pasong Tamo St., Makati City
Telephone: (632) 899-5533/899-5758
Fax: (632) 897-0592
Embassy of Albania in Beijing, People’s Republic of China
28 Guanghua Lu, Jianguomenwai
Telephone: (+86-10) 65321120, 65321119
Fax: (+86-10) 65325451