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Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Krasniqi, Gëzim

Published: October 2010 - Latest Update: November 2012

Country expert(s)

Krasniqi, Gëzim

Current citizenship law

Law No. 8389 of 5 August 1998 on Albanian Citizenship (as amended by Law No. 8442 of 21 January 1999) LANGUAGE: uk


Ligji Nr. 8389, datë 5.8.1998, Për Shtetësinë Shqiptare (as amended by Law No. 8442 of 21 January 1999) LANGUAGE: Albania

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Albania domestic case law
International and European case law Albania International and European case law
Citizenship statistics N/A
Citizenship News

Albania to grant citizenship to Ethnic Albanians in the neighbourhood and diaspora

Albanian prime minister wants to offer citizenship to investors and all foreigners of Albanian descent

The politics of numbers and identity in Albania

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship