Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Albania

The Republic of Albania, which is the country's official name, is located in southeastern Europe. It is in the Balkans region and bordered by Montenegro to the northwest side of it, the Republic of Macedonia on the eastern side, Kosovo on the northeastern and Greece borders it to the south side (Albania). Albania is a parliamentary democracy with a transition economy. The Albanian capital, Tirana, is home to 421,286 of the country's 2,831,741 people. Free-market reforms have opened the country to foreign investment, especially in the development of energy and transportation infrastructure. Albania was chosen as the No.1 Destination in Lonely Planet's list of ten top countries to visit for 2011 (Albania). The national flower of Albania is the red poppy (Flowers) so that will be the theme I use for an Albanian wedding.

Foreign nationals in Albania may marry in a civil ceremony, religious ceremony, or both. However, only a civil ceremony is considered legal under Albanian law. There are no residency requirements for foreign nationals who choose to get married in Albania. However, there are certain documents that are required. For an United States of America citizen wishing to marry in Albania, he or she needs to provide written proff issued by the U.S Embassy stating that there is no legal impediment to the marriage(Embassy of the United States Tirana Albania ). (Any couple wishing to get married in Albania should find out from their own embassy what steps need to be taken, however one can assume that the same requirements for an American citizen would apply to most citizens of the world.)