Netherlands Worldwide

Applying for a certificate of residence in Albania

If you live in Albania you may occasionally need to produce a certificate of residence. The Netherlands embassy in Tirana can draw up this document for you.

When do you need a certificate of residence?

A certificate of residence allows you to prove your place of residence abroad. You need this document:

  • in connection with various tax and social security contributions
  • when renewing your driving licence

What documents do you need?

You need the following documents in order to apply for a certificate of residence:

  • a document showing that you have the permission of the local authorities to reside in the country where you are applying – for example, a residence permit (this is not required if you live in the EU)
  • proof of your current address
  • proof that you have Dutch nationality. This may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality

Certificate of residence in this country or region

In addition to the documents mentioned above, you must also bring proof of your current address.

How do I apply for a consular certificate in Albania?

Send an e-mail to make an appointment.


You can check the fees and the payment method at the overview of consular fees in Albania.

Any questions?

In case you have a question, you can send an email via the contact form.