Information since 1991 on when the authorities began to issue passports and the procedures to obtain them [ALB21890.E]

Information on the above-mentioned subjects could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB. However, according to page 1047 of the Country Reports for 1991, which is available at Regional Documentation Centres, "the Passport Law of May 1990 made passports available to all citizens, and the practice of limiting passports to specific countries of destination was abandoned in 1991" (1992).

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1991. 1992. United States Department of State, Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office.

Additional Sources Consulted

DIRB country file on Albania.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.

On-line search of media sources.

Open Media Research Institute (OMRI). Transition [Prague].

Oral sources.

Revue européenne des migrations internationales [Poitiers]. Tri-Annually.

RFE/RL Research Reports [Munich]. Weekly.
Uncaptive Minds [New York]. Quarterly.