Embassies and Consulates in Kosovo

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Kosovo, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Kosovo.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Kosovo does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or another emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Kosovo, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Kosovo

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The capital of Kosovo, Pristina hosts 23 embassies.

There are also 8 consulates and two other representations located in Kosovo.

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Pristina, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Kosovo and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Kosovo. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates, and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Pristina


French Embassy in Kosovo

Address: 76 Ismail Qemali Street, Dragodan, Pristina
Tel: (+383) 38 224 588
E-Mail: admin-etrangers.pristina-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr and pristina-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr  
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/FranceauKosovo and https://twitter.com/FranceauKosovo
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM

The French embassy in Kosovo provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.


German Embassy in Kosovo

Address: 17, Azem Jashanica Street, Dragodan 2, Pristina
Tel: (+383) 38 254 500
E-Mail: info@pristina.diplo.de
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/germany.in.kosovo and https://www.instagram.com/auswaertigesamt/ and https://twitter.com/GermanAmbKOS

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kosovo provides assistance with the recognition of foreign degrees of education and professional study in Germany, passport and ID application, legalization of certificates of the Republic of Kosovo, Police certification, etc.


Embassy of Japan in Kosovo

Address: 177 Lidhja e Pejës, 10000 Pristina
Tel: (+383) 38 600 995 / 38 600 433
E-Mail:  embjpksv@p1.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/JapanEmbassyinKosovo and https://twitter.com/JPEmbKosovo
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 to 12:00, 13:00 to 16:45
Consular Section: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 to 11:30

The Japanese embassy provides a very limited amount of consular services. General visa information is available on the website of the Embassy of Japan in Vienna


Russian representative office in Kosovo: Russian Embassy in the Serbia represents Russia in Kosovo concurrently.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Kosovo

Address: Lidhja e Pejes 177, Pristina
Tel: (+383) 38 254 700
E-Mail: britishembassy.pristina@fco.gov.uk   
Social Media: https://twitter.com/ukinkosovo and https://www.facebook.com/UKinKosovo and https://www.youtube.com/@ukinkosovo3819/videos
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 8am to 4pm and Friday from 8am to 1:30pm

The British Embassy in Kosovo provides services to British nationals living and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, etc.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Kosovo

Address: Rr. 4 Korriku Nr.25, Pristina
Tel: (+383) 38 5959 3000
E-Mail: PaPristina@state.gov
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/kosovo.usembassy and https://twitter.com/usambkosovo and https://www.youtube.com/USEmbassyPristina

The US representation in Kosovo provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Kosovo

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Kosovo, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Belgrade, in Serbia for Kosovo.

General Consulates and embassies in Pristina