Do You Need Visa to Visit Montenegro?

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Visa Types

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Montenegro

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Montenegro

There are the Following Types of Montenegro Visa:
  • Montenegro Airport Transit (A) Visa
  • Montenegro Transit (B) Visa
  • Montenegro Short-stay (C) Visa
  • Montenegro Long-stay (D) Visa 

 

Montenegro Short-stay (C) Visa

Montenegro Short-stay (C) Visa

Montenegro Short-stay visa (C) may be issued for one, two, or multiple entries into Montenegro for tourist, business, personal or other purposes. Continuous stay or the total duration of consecutive visits may not exceed 90 days in a period of 6 months, counting from the date of first entry. The validity period of Visa C for multiple entries is up to one year. Exceptionally this type of visa may be issued for a more extended period of validity, but no longer than five years. A short-stay visa may be given to a group of foreigners (collective visa). The validity period of a collective visa cannot exceed 30 days, and it may be affixed to a group passport.

 

Required Documents for Montenegro Short-stay Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Filled out, printed, and personally signed in two places by the applicant (or by the parent(s)/guardian(s) for minors)

2. Passport

  • Valid for at least three months beyond intended stay in Montenegro
  • Issued within the last 10 years
  • Must contain at least 2 blank pages

3. Copy of Passport

  • Copy of all used pages of current passport
  • If applicable, of previous passports (personal information pages, pages with visas or stamps, etc.)
  • If applicable, copies of previously obtained visas for Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Australia, the United States, and Canada

4. Photo

  • One (1) recent photograph
  • 34x45 in color
  • Preferably biometric and with white background
  • With neutral facial expression, with his/her eyes open and mouth closed
  • The photograph of a person, who for religious or medical reasons, is wearing a headcover, must show the person's cheeks, chin, and forehead.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • If you are a non-citizen in the country you apply, you must submit a residence permit card, and this card must be valid 3 months after the date of leaving Montenegro

6. Travel Health Insurance

  • Must cover the possible expenses related to repatriation, for health reasons, urgent medical assistance, and/or urgent hospitalization, with the minimum coverage of 30.000 EUR
  • Needs to be valid in Montenegro for the entire stay

7. Proof of Ensured Accommodation

  • Receipt from a tourist arrangement, hotel, or another type of accommodation reservation that has been paid in

8. Flight Reservation or Proof of Intended Transport

  • Reservation for return flight or supporting documents for other means of travel with itinerary (vehicle registration, driving license, car insurance/green card, bus ticket, etc.)

9. Proof of Means of Subsistence

  • Proof of possession of means for sustenance during his stay in Montenegro, as well as for return into the country where he comes from or for travel into a third state (cash, a bank account, traveler’s checks, credit cards, etc.)

10. Proof of Professional Status

  • Evidence of employment

11. Proof of Purpose of Stay

  • Letter of guarantee by a physical person or letter of invitation by a legal entity, state authority in Montenegro, or organizer of an international conference or event

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Montenegro Short-stay Visa 

The average processing time for a Montenegro Short-stay visa is 3-10 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Cyprus Montenegro Short-stay Visa Fee

Montenegro Short-stay visa is 35 EUR. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Montenegro Short-stay Visa?

You will apply for a Montenegro Short-stay visa in Montenegro visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Montenegro Long-stay Visa

Montenegro Long-stay Visa

Montenegro Long-stay Visa (D) may be issued to a foreigner for one, two, or multiple entries into Montenegro, intending to stay in the territory of Montenegro over 90 days, but no longer than six months in one year, counting from the date of first entry. This type of visa may be granted to a foreigner:

  • Intending to stay in Montenegro to perform business or other activities, provide expert advisory activities as agreed by the Agreement on business and technical cooperation, on long-term production cooperation, and transfer technologies and foreign investments
  • Coming to serve to Montenegro as a member of the foreign diplomatic and consular representative office to Montenegro or an international organization accredited to Montenegro, member of economic and cultural representative office, as well as to the members of his family, i.e., members of his household holding diplomatic or official passports

In some instances, permission for temporary residence in Montenegro may be considered a long-stay visa, which may be, according to Article 35 of the Law on Foreigners, granted to a foreigner intending to stay longer than 90 days in Montenegro, for:

  • Employment and Work, Performing Economic or Business Activity
  • Seasonal Work
  • Secondary Education and Studies
  • Participation in Student Exchange Programs or Other Youth Programs
  • Specialization or Professional Training and Acquisition of Practical Skills
  • Scientific Research Work
  • Medical Treatment
  • Family Reunification
  • Humanitarian Reasons
  • Other Justified Reasons Specified by Law or International Agreement
Montenegro Transit (B) Visa

Montenegro Transit (B) Visa

Montenegro Transit visa (B) may be issued for one, two, or exceptionally several transits through the territory of Montenegro, with a validity period of up to 6 months. Based on a transit visa, a foreigner may stay in Montenegro for a period of up to 5 days upon each journey. A Transit visa may be issued to a foreigner if he/she has secured entry into the state to which he/she is traveling. This visa may be individual and collective.

 

Required Documents for Montenegro Transit Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Filled out, printed, and personally signed in two places by the applicant (or by the parent(s)/guardian(s) for minors)

2. Passport

  • Valid for at least three months beyond intended stay in Montenegro
  • Issued within the last 10 years
  • Must contain at least 2 blank pages

3. Copy of Passport

  • Copy of all used pages of current passport
  • If applicable, of previous passports (personal information pages, pages with visas or stamps, etc.)
  • If applicable, copies of previously obtained visas for Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Australia, the United States, and Canada

4. Photo

  • One (1) recent photograph
  • 34x45 in color
  • Preferably biometric and with white background
  • With neutral facial expression, with his/her eyes open and mouth closed
  • The photograph of a person, who for religious or medical reasons, is wearing a headcover, must show the person's cheeks, chin, and forehead.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • If you are a non-citizen in the country you apply, you must submit a residence permit card, and this card must be valid 3 months after the date of leaving Montenegro

6. Travel Health Insurance

  • Must cover the possible expenses related to repatriation, for health reasons, urgent medical assistance, and/or urgent hospitalization, with the minimum coverage of 30.000 EUR
  • Needs to be valid in Montenegro for the entire stay

7. Flight Reservation or Proof of Intended Transport

  • Reservation for return flight or supporting documents for other means of travel with itinerary (vehicle registration, driving license, car insurance/green card, bus ticket, etc.)

8. Valid Visa to Country of Destination

  • If the applicant can enter the third country without a visa:
    • Documents confirming his/her purpose of travel, e.g.
    • Invitation
    • Hotel booking 
    • Real estate documents etc. at the country of destination
    • As well as financial supporting documents such as a detailed bank statement, payslips, rent contracts, ownership of vehicle(s), etc., showing how the applicant intends to finance his/her trip and support himself/herself for the duration of the visit

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Montenegro Airport Transit Visa 

The average processing time for a Montenegro Airport Transit visa is 3-10 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Cyprus Montenegro Airport Transit Visa Fee

Montenegro Airport Transit visa is 35 EUR. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Montenegro Airport Transit Visa?

You will apply for a Montenegro Airport Transit visa in Montenegro visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Montenegro Airport Transit (A) Visa

Montenegro Airport Transit (A) Visa

Montenegro Airport transit visa (A) may be issued to a foreigner for one or several transits through the airport international transit area, between internationals flights, without entering into the territory of Montenegro, with a validity period of up to 3 months. As a general rule, a foreigner who shall not leave the international transit area between flights at a Montenegro airport or on international flights shall not require a visa. The Government of Montenegro may stipulate that nationals of certain countries, for national security and legal order reasons, shall require an airport transit visa.

 

Required Documents for Montenegro Transit Visa 

 

1. Application Form

  • Filled out, printed, and personally signed in two places by the applicant (or by the parent(s)/guardian(s) for minors)

2. Passport

  • Valid for at least three months beyond intended stay in Montenegro
  • Issued within the last 10 years
  • Must contain at least 2 blank pages

3. Copy of Passport

  • Copy of all used pages of current passport
  • If applicable, of previous passports (personal information pages, pages with visas or stamps, etc.)
  • If applicable, copies of previously obtained visas for Schengen countries, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Australia, the United States, and Canada

4. Photo

  • One (1) recent photograph
  • 34x45 in color
  • Preferably biometric and with white background
  • With neutral facial expression, with his/her eyes open and mouth closed
  • The photograph of a person, who for religious or medical reasons, is wearing a headcover, must show the person's cheeks, chin, and forehead.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • If you are a non-citizen in the country you apply, you must submit a residence permit card, and this card must be valid 3 months after the date of leaving Montenegro

6. Travel Health Insurance

  • Must cover the possible expenses related to repatriation, for health reasons, urgent medical assistance, and/or urgent hospitalization, with the minimum coverage of 30.000 EUR
  • Needs to be valid in Montenegro for the entire stay

7. Flight Reservation or Proof of Intended Transport

  • Reservation for return flight or supporting documents for other means of travel with itinerary (vehicle registration, driving license, car insurance/green card, bus ticket, etc.)

8. Valid Visa to Country of Destination

  • If the applicant can enter the third country without a visa:
    • Documents confirming his/her purpose of travel, e.g.
    • Invitation
    • Hotel booking 
    • Real estate documents etc. at the country of destination
    • As well as financial supporting documents such as a detailed bank statement, payslips, rent contracts, ownership of vehicle(s), etc., showing how the applicant intends to finance his/her trip and support himself/herself for the duration of the visit

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Montenegro Airport Transit Visa 

The average processing time for a Montenegro Airport Transit visa is 3-10 working days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Cyprus Montenegro Airport Transit Visa Fee

Montenegro Airport Transit visa is 35 EUR. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Montenegro Airport Transit Visa?

You will apply for a Montenegro Airport Transit visa in Montenegro visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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Can I travel to the Schengen area with a Montenegro visa?

Montenegro is not included in the Schengen Agreement. Therefore, Montenegro visas are valid only for its territory. You can not travel to Schengen countries with a Montenegro visa.

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What is the earliest date I can apply for a visa?

You can apply for a visa earliest three (3) months before planned arrival to Montenegro.

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Do I need to hold a Montenegro visa if I already have a Schengen visa?

No. You can enter Montenegro with your Schengen visa, provided the visa still has valid entries left as well as remaining days of stay. This also applies to holders of residence permits for a Schengen country.

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I have a valid Schengen visa with one entry. Can I enter Montenegro if I have not used my Schengen visa prior to coming to Montenegro?

No, only two or multiple entry Schengen visas are valid for entering the Republic of Montenegro.

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When entering Montenegro, do I need to present any documents other than my passport and visa?

A valid visa is not a guarantee of entry to Montenegro. You may have to satisfy other legal requirements.

Third-country nationals may be allowed to enter Montenegro if they:

  • Possess a valid travel document which allows its holder to cross borders
  • Possess a valid visa, if required
  • Justify the purpose and conditions of their intended stay and have sufficient means of subsistence both during their intended stay and for return to their country of origin or transit to a third country
  • Do not have an alert issued for them to refuse entry
  • Are not considered to be a threat to public policy, international security, public health, or international relations.

This means that a police officer, during border control, may ask you to present both notifications and documents that justify the purpose and conditions of your stay in Montenegro and the evidence that you have sufficient means of subsistence.

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Can I have my Montenegro visa extended?

Exceptionally, in cases of serious personal or humanitarian reasons you can extend your visa. The application for visa extension is to be submitted in a competent Police Administration/Station, according to the place of your stay in Montenegro.

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How long does it take to get a Montenegro visa?

Standard visa processing time is 15 calendar days from the day of receipt of the application at the Embassy. In case the documents are not submitted as per requirements or due to other factors or justified reasons, the processing time may be extended to 30 or 60 days.

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If I have a valid multiple entry Schengen visa and I am planning to go to Montenegro, but my child who is included in my passport does not have any visa, do I have to apply for a visa for my child?

Yes, in case your child is included in your passport but does not have a visa, you, as a parent or legal guardian will have to apply and prepare a complete set of documents according to the purpose of the visit.

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