U.S. Citizen Services
Dear Fellow American,
In case of an after-hours emergency involving a U.S. citizen, please call the Embassy at +355-(0)4-224-7285 thru 89 and ask to speak with the duty officer. Emergency services include lost of U.S. passport, arrest, life-threatening illness, or death of U.S. citizens.
We would also like to inform you that we often update the Consular Information Sheet for Albania to reflect a worldwide standard format, as well as for other changes specific to Albania. We would like to take this opportunity to remind all citizens to use particular caution when you travel to the administrative districts of Malesi e Madhe, Shkoder, and Tropoje, due to the recent spate of criminal activities in these regions and the possible danger to American citizens traveling there. Currently, U.S. government employees are subject to travel restrictions concerning these districts. The full text of this updated Consular Information Sheet is found at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs webpage “Albania: Country Specific Information (http://travel.state.gov/).”
For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs webpage (http://travel.state.gov/), where the current Worldwide Cautions, Public Announcements, and Travel Warnings can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S., or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-317-472-2328. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except holidays).
Additionally, please take a moment and read our recent news found at our web page “Information for Travelers” for updated news and information from the U.S. Embassy's Consular Section in Tirana.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Tirana via e-mail at ACSTirana@state.gov, or through the main Embassy telephone number +355-(0)4-224-7285 thru 89.
As of October 25, 2010, U.S. Citizen services hours are Monday to Thursday, 1:15 to 3:15 p.m., except for holidays. For instructions on how to make an appointment for the services we provide, please visit our web page “Public Services.”
Include: Crime Victim, Arrest, Death, Child Abduction, Life Threatening Illness or Medical Conditions, Lost/Stolen Passport of a U.S. citizen.