Replies: 10 - Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 10:27 AM Last Post By: pasporijo
Nov 1, 2012 8:48 PM
Visa/Guarantee LetterHello there Good Samaritans :)
I'm planning to visit a friend of mine in Kosovo next year. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kosovo (http://www.mfa-ks.net/?page=2,20), I do not need a visa to enter the country. However, I'm quite worried about the requirement of sufficient cash. So here's the low-down:
1. 10 days visit
2. Accommodation fully-sponsored by my friend (b'cos I'll be staying at his family's house)
Therefore I plan to bring around 500 euros and my credit card. Do you think they will refuse my entry due to insufficiency of cash vis-a-vis the duration of my visit?
Or would it be safer if I asked my friend to provide a guarantee letter as per the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website as I mentioned above?
I really need your advice...thanks!
Edited by: misstellar
Nov 3, 2012 4:59 AM
Nov 3, 2012 8:43 AM
2You don't mention your nationality. Search and you'll find a post here in October from a Lebanese citizen who was refused admission to Kosovo on the grounds of insufficient funds.
If you've got a W European or N American passport, I'd be exceptionally surprised if you had any problems.
Nov 3, 2012 5:22 PM
3I'm from Malaysia btw. Yeah that post about the Lebanese citizen was the reason why I posted this. I would really like to know if the guarantee letter from my friend is the way to go?
Nov 4, 2012 3:18 AM
4First, the Lebanese traveller did not seem to have a credit card/ATM card, but only 200 Euros cash. That's out of line for a traveller. You've got 500 Euros cash and a credit card, which is about what most travellers would carry crossing a border these days.
Second, the Lebanese traveller entered at the airport, and airports are often, for whatever odd reason, more stringent than land borders. If you're really concerned -- and I don't think you should be -- then you can enter overland.
Nov 4, 2012 5:19 AM
Nov 10, 2012 9:45 AM
6i'm indonesian & i didn't get asked for anything at the border. i doubt OP would get any hassle at the airport. 500 euro & a credit card is more than enough.
there was a TT post about someone with a pakistani passport refused entry into bulgaria even with a schengen visa (which entitled him entry into bulgaria nowadays) which got me paranoid as well, & i asked several bulgarian embassy staff about this & they all assured me i would be granted entry into bulgaria. sure enough, it was a painless procedure at the border.
Nov 11, 2012 2:42 AM
Nov 12, 2012 11:06 AM
Nov 12, 2012 8:46 PM
9Thanks pasporijo! Btw, did u do a write-up or report of your Balkan trip?
Nov 15, 2012 10:27 AM
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