Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, Foundation, Cooperative, Center
Main social issues addressed by these organizations: Basic Needs, Environment, Human Rights, Youth and Family, Democracy and Rule of Law
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 31-60 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: USD 650
The total cost of registration consists of notary cost, which is a set amount of about USD 325 and the legal services which vary from city to city. The legal services in Tirana start at USD 325. During 2020, in many cases, the registration time went beyond 15 days as established by the law. This was due to closing of Tirana Court of First Instant for about two and a half months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Court was handling only "high priority" cases.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Tirana Court of First Instance