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Immigration support for hiring expats in Albania via a PEO

If your business objectives are related to hiring expatriate personnel in Albania, there are some things you need to consider, from the peculiarities of immigration procedure in Albania to documents required to get a work permit, and local payroll for foreign citizens.

If your company is hiring or planning to hire expats in Albania, an in-country PEO employment post immigration might be a viable alternative to incorporation. A global PEO company will guide you through every step of immigration procedure in Albania and render a ‘no entity hiring’ after visa or permit receipt.

For many years Acumen International has been hiring and payrolling our clients’ expatriates for both short- and long-term projects. If you need to legally hire and pay the expatriates in Albania, we can help you. Regardless of your business objectives and timelines, Acumen International can arrange immigration and work permit support for hiring your expats in full legal compliance with local labor legislation after the permit has been issued.

Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution is designed for:

  1. employer companies like yourself that want to relocate their selected expats to Albania
  2. individuals that have an employer that is ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the Albania
  3. the service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel to fill some top positions in Albania

Note: Having a single provider that would sponsor a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs expats in Albania, minimizes risks of visa rejection. In addition, it takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, Acumen International can provide extra benefits in addition to work permit support in Albania. This includes medical insurance, housing, office rent, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, etc.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance for citizens from EU, USA, UK, CA, AU in Albania takes in 10 – 14 days, for all other nationalities the procedure of work permit issuance is 2 months.


Major steps to get a work permit in Albania

  1. Notification letter 1 month in advance;
  2. Application for Work Permit;
  3. Receiving Work Permit;
  4. Application for Visa D; (for citizenship like UA, RU, China, etc.) – It takes around 1 month. (Sometime even 5 days, depends in which Albanian embassy they will apply for visa.);
  5. Receiving Visa D;
  6. Entry to AL;
  7. Apply for Residence Permit.

Documents for work permit in Albania, main applicant

Type of documents
Application from the employer according to the standard form;
All documents from the company that will employee him/her; (Documents of EPPC, like fiscal status with zero obligations, financial statements, labor declarations, etc.)
Employment contract;
Passport copy of the employee;
Authorization from the employer to submit documents;
Diploma/Graduation/Professional Certificate for the employer knowledge; (Translation & notarizing is need. Tariff is around 20-30 USD. Depends on text and language.)
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If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Albania without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Albania.

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