Acquisition of citizenship by birth outside Kosovo (when one parent is a citizen of Kosovo and the other parent has another citizenship/nationality/unknown or stateless)

Directorate of General Administration

Purpose: The purpose of the procedure is acquisition of Kosovo citizenship.

Description: Applicants have to apply for citizenship acquisition at the Admission Office. The request may be made personally or by either of the parents, for minor persons. The applicant completes the form and gives the oath of accepting the law and the constitutional order. The completed form is then sent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs where the central committee on citizenship will decide whether conditions for citizenship acquisition have been met. Once the Minister issues the decision, the Civil Status officer implements that decision.

Legal basis

Validity of procedure administrative: Permanent

Information requested

  • Name (parent's name) Surname
  • General information (address, telephone number, personal number)
  • General information of the parent with a Kosovo citizenship (name, date and place of birth)
  • General information of the parent with other citizenship (name, date and place of birth, nationality, profession, nationality and place of registration in the citizenship register)

Anticipated time within which must be answered for procedure (days): 180

Documents requested

  • Birth Certificate of the child (Original)
  • Parent's Certificate of Kosovo Citizenship (Original)
  • The written statement of the minor, over 14 years old (Original)
  • The written statement of the parent with foreign nationality (non-Kosovar) (Original)
Free of charge

Form is not available