Until now, to enter into Kosovo and stay less than three
months, it was enough to have a simple letter of guarantee covered by a municipal
Under pressure from other EU, Kosovo establishes a visa system which will involve 87 countries and will be phased in by the end of the year.
For the European Union, the goal is to make more difficult the entry and transit of non-European citizens. The first consulate to issue these visas is that of Istanbul, Turkey being the main transit country of so called "illegals" migrants who go to the EU.