Civil Registration

The civil clerk will register as habitual residents the following persons:

  • Persons born in Kosovo, or who have one of the parents in Kosovo,
  • Persons, who can prove that they had continuously lived in Kosovo for at least 5 (five) years,
  • Other persons, who according to the civil clerk, were forced to leave Kosovo and for that reason were not able to meet the requirement of residence duration under paragraph b of this article,
  • Other dependent children of persons, who are not eligible for registration, children of 18 years of age or 23 years of age, but who can prove that they are regular attendants of an independent educational institution.

PROOFS:

  • One identity document of FRY: Identity Card, military card, passport, driving license, index or,
  • Identity document of a foreign country
  • An electricity, phone, waste or tax bill with address for year 2003/2004 or,
  • House-apartment contract and
  • Identity card issued by UNMIK, on whose name is the bill or contract.

REMARK: All required proves should be in two copies.

Civil Registration of persons currently living outside Kosovo

  • Persons, who live abroad and who are now present in Kosovo, are eligible to register in the Municipal Center for Civil Registration as regular inhabitant of Kosovo, if:
    - At the time of application for registration, they are physically present in the Center for Civil Registration,
    - It is certified that he/she intends to return to Kosovo,
  • The next not so limited requirements:
    - The applicant has a strong family bond in Kosovo and the whole family, or a part of his/her family lives in Kosovo. Family includes grandparents, parents, spouses, brothers, sisters and nephews and nieces. The applicant shall submit at least one document about his civil status,
    - The applicant has private real estate in Kosovo. He/she shall submit the document for possession of property,
    - The applicant is student/pupil in one of the educational institutions in Kosovo. He/she shall submit a certificate for current school attendance,
  • The applicant should provide a proof to certify his/her identity. Identity card/passport or another document.

PROOFS:

  • As above, and
  • Birth certificate and UNMIK ID for the close member of the family (spouse, children, father, mother, brother, sister).

Civil registration of persons born before year 1940

  • Birth certificate or certificate of marriage,
  • Two close members of family, who possess birth certificates and licenses issued by UNMIK,
  • An electricity bill for year 2003/2004 (water, phone, electricity, waste, tax bill, or house or apartment contract),
  • ID issued by UNMIK of the person on whose name the bill is.

REMARK: Proofs should be submitted in two copies.

Civil Registration of persons born after year 1970

  • Birth certificate,
  • The presence of both parents with IDs issued by UNMIK is obligatory,
  • One of the bills for year 2003/2004 (electricity, phone, water, waste, tax bill, or house or apartment contract),
  • UNMIK license of the person on whose name the bill is.

REMARK: Proofs should be submitted in two copies.