Telephone numbers in Kosovo

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Kosovo[a] telephone numbers
Location Kosovo Europe.png
Location of Kosovo (dark green)
Country Kosovo[a]
Continent Europe
Type Open
Typical format TBD
Access codes
Country calling code +383
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix 0

The dialing code for Kosovo[a] is +383. Assigned to Kosovo by ITU with the agreement of the Administration of the Republic of Serbia after the reached agreement in the EU led dialog between Pristina and Belgrade. [1] Its dialing code was initially expected to become effective on January 1, 2015 but it was postponed to the finalization of the agreement in late August 2015,[2] with the agreement of the Administration of the Republic of Serbia, the Director of TSB has assigned the international codes to Kosovo.[3] Kosovo is represented in ITU as Kosovo* which the designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.[4] Also the EU handed over to mts d.o.o.,[clarification needed] the temporary authorisation for mobile and the licence for fixed telephony services to be undertaken in Kosovo issued by the Kosovo Telecommunication Regulatory Authority.[5]


Following the breakup of the SFR Yugoslavia in 1992, which had +38 as country code, Kosovo used the code +381, which was granted to FR Yugoslavia and later used by Serbia. The code was used for fixed line telephone services, whereas for mobile phone networks, it used either the Monaco code +377 or the Slovenian code +386.[6]

Number range Usage Host country
+383 TBD Landlines and mobile phone networks Kosovo
+383 44
+377 44 Mobile phone networks Monaco[8]
(1999 – 15 December 2017[9])
+377 45
+381 28 Landlines and mobile phone networks Serbia
(1992 – 15 December 2017[9])
+381 29
+381 38
+381 39
+386 43 Mobile phone networks Slovenia[10]
(2007 – 15 December 2017[9])
+386 49

Reactions to +383 code allocation[edit]

International Telecommunication Union "will not recognize Kosovo's independence" quote daily Koha Ditore, as ITU will include the footnote on Kosovo" in the technical annexes. Kosovo's NISMA party leader Fatmir Limaj is quoted by KosovaPress agency as saying that with the agreement reached in Brussels, the Kosovo government "allowed the Serbian operator to work in Kosovo".[11] Vice chairman of the Kosovo's radical nationalist Vetëvendosje party, Shpend Ahmeti commented that this agreement actually favors Serbia. “Telephone calls between cities in Serbia and cities in Kosovo will be treated as local calls. Serbia will preserve its assets in Kosovo and it will also have a license for Serb operators within Kosovo, for these favors, Serbia will allow Kosovo to have its own country code. Serbia will allow Kosovo. What a terrible representation!”[12]

Fixed-line telephony[edit]

Network Group Code Municipalities covered by code
Ferizaj 290 Ferizaj, Kaçanik, Štrpce
Gjakova 390 Gjakova, Deçan
Gjilan 280 Gjilan, Kamenica, Vitia
Mitrovica 28 Mitrovica, Leposavić, Skenderaj, Vučitrn
Peć 39 Peć, Istok, Klina
Pristina 38 Pristina, Gračanica, Kosovo Polje, Lipljan
Prizren 29 Prizren, Dragaš, Ferizaj, Suva Reka

Mobile telephony[edit]

Code Usage Notes
44, 45 Vala +383
+377 (Monaco) country calling code is still used until the complete implementation of the new code.
43, 49 IPKO +383
+386 (Slovenia) country calling code is still used until the complete implementation of the new code.

Special codes[edit]

Code Service
112 Unified emergency number
192 Police
193 Fire brigade
194 Ambulance
195 Exact time


  1. ^ a b Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.


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