Required Documents

Requirements for the Kosovo citizens to travel freely to the Schengen states.

a) Biometric passport.

b) A statement of the purpose of travel and presentation of the documents justifying the purpose and conditions of stay before the border control staff.

c) The citizen who travels should not be in the list of persons who pose a threat to public order, public health or internal security.

d) The name of this person should not be in the list of persons whose entry is banned even if it is for one of the countries in question. If for any citizen, a decision by the judicial or border administrative authorities, of even one of the 24 Schengen countries, including Switzerland, is made to prevent entry into the country, and this information is inserted into the SIS system, the person can not and will not be allowed to enter in any of these countries. He/she will be turned back on the arrival at the border crossing point of the first country of the Schengen area. Decisions to forbid the entry are competence of these authorities. These decisions are made on cases that have been determined by the Schengen Code, and which are:


e) As far as children are concerned, conditions of movement of children, if they are not accompanied by both parents, must be respected. Every traveler should be aware that: Border authorities of the Schengen member states have the right to refuse the entry of the persons who do not meet these requirements and ultimately decide whether to allow the entry into the Schengen area or not.

f) What happens if Kosovo citizens would violate the rules of stay? Kosovo citizens will be required to implement certain requirements and rules, not only while entering EU countries but also during their stay in these countries. If Kosovo citizens will violate these rules, they will be subject to leave or forced deportation, an action that is always associated with an entry ban of 1-5 years. 
For a category of violations of the rules of stay, EU member states apply administrative measures - fines, which range up to 3000 Euros. If these amounts are not paid, the fined person will not be allowed to enter the country that imposed the fine until payment as well as the overdue interest is made, namely paid.
It is important to know what rules Kosovo citizens should not violate:

As a summary, if Kosovo citizens will violate the conditions of entry and residence in one of the EU countries, then they will be penalized individually; their entry would be banned in all EU countries for a period of up to five years.

All the above mentioned conditions related to the entry and stay in the Schengen area are conditions applicable to all foreigners in the EU.

Minister Bekim Çollaku
Bekim Çollaku