Montenegro visa

Montenegro visa

Traveling to Montenegro

Located in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkans, Montenegro, with its favorable geographical location and stable economy, is increasingly becoming a popular travel destination for tourism, business, and investments.

Nationals of certain countries can enter Montenegro if they carry a valid identity card, or other document determining their identity, but other foreigners can only enter the country if they have the appropriate Montenegro visa and fulfill the Montenegro visa requirements. As a rule, there is no Montenegro e-Visa and the Montenegro visa application form should be submitted in person to the embassy or consulate of Montenegro in your home country.

The validity of the Montenegro visa depends on the visa type applied for and ranges from 90 days for a short-stay visa to 365 days for a long-stay visa.

Montenegro visa types

  • Airport transit (A) for one or several transits, without entry into the territory of Montenegro. 
  • Transit (B) issued for one, two, or exceptionally several transits through the territory of Montenegro. 
  • Short stay visa (C) for one, two, or multiple entries into Montenegro:  
    • Tourist visa
    • Business visa
    • Personal or other purposes visas
  • Long stay visa (D) for one, two, or multiple entries for foreigners staying for more than 90 days and less than 6 months in the period of one year for different purposes.

In certain cases, permission for temporary residence in Montenegro may be considered a long-stay visa. This permission is granted to foreigners intending to stay longer than 90 days in Montenegro, for the following purposes:

  • Employment, work and economic or business activity;
  • Seasonal work;
  • Secondary education and studies
  • Participation in student exchange programs or other youth programs
  • Specialization or professional training
  • Scientific-research
  • Medical treatment
  • Family reunification
  • Humanitarian reasons
  • Other justified reasons specified by law or international agreements

Montenegro visa requirements

The following documents are needed to fulfill the Montenegro visa requirements:

Passport

A valid travel document (validity should exceed that of the visa by three months)

Application form 

A properly completed application form

Personal photo

One colored 3.5 x 4.5 cm personal photo

Purpose of stay

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

Financial means

Cash, bank account, traveler’s checks, credit cards, etc.

Accommodation

Hotel booking or any other type of paid accommodation

Tickets

A round trip or onward ticket

Health insurance

Health insurance for the full duration of your stay in Montenegro

Payment

Proof of visa fees payment

Montenegro visa application

Foreign nationals required to apply for a Montenegrin sticker visa must follow these steps:

  1. Complete the application form

    All applicants must fill out the Montenegro visa application form online, print it, and sign it.

  2. Book an appointment

    Appointments can be booked through the Montenegrin embassy in your home country.

  3. Attend your appointment

    Be sure to verify your appointment date and time in advance.

  4. Submit all required documents

    Submit all necessary documents according to the visa type your need and depending on your nationality and purpose of travel.

  5. Pay the visa fees at the embassy or consulate

    Be sure you have a valid credit or debit card, or sufficient funds in cash.

Where to apply for Montenegro visa

Foreign nationals required to apply for a Montenegro sticker visa should visit the nearest Montenegrin embassy or consulate in their countries.

Montenegro visa processing time

The Montenegro visa processing time, if all Montenegro visa requirements are met, is usually 10 working days, but some factors can cause delays. Therefore, applicants are advised to start the Montenegrin visa application process early.

Montenegro visa FAQ

How many types of Montenegrin visas are there?

There are four types of visas, which are:
1. Airport transit (A) for one or several transits, without entry into the territory of Montenegro.
2. Transit (B) for one, two, or exceptionally several transits through the territory of Montenegro.
3. Short stay visa (C) for one, two, or multiple entries into Montenegro for tourist, business, personal, or other purposes.
4. Long stay visa (D) issued for one, two, or multiple entries for foreigners intending to stay for more than 90 days and less than six months in the period of one year.

What type of visa is needed for travel to Montenegro?

The four visa types are available depending on the traveler's intended purpose of traveling to Montenegro. Depending on the purpose of your visit (tourism, official duty, education, employment, or another specific purpose), the applicant needs to apply for the appropriate Montenegrin visa type.

Do I need a visa to travel to Montenegro as a tourist?

Depending on your nationality, certain foreign nationals and residents of certain countries do not need a visa to travel to Montenegro. All others must apply for a Montenegro visa at the Montenegrin embassy or consulate in their country.

How do I get a visa to travel to Montenegro?

If you fulfill all the Montenegro visa requirements, you will need to visit the nearest Montenegrin embassy or consulate in your home country to apply for a visa.

How long does a Montenegro visa take to process?

The Montenegro visa processing time is usually 10 working days, but some factors can cause delays. Therefore, applicants are advised to start the Montenegrin visa applications process early.  

Is Schengen visa valid for Montenegro?

If you hold a double-entry or multiple-entry Schengen visa, you can enter Montenegro and if you have a residency permit in a Schengen country you can also enter Montenegro.

Do UAE residents need visa to Montenegro?

UAE residents are exempted from the Montenegro visa requirements if they can provide proof of accommodation or a return flight ticket. 

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