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.
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:
The following documents are needed to fulfill the Montenegro visa requirements:
A valid travel document (validity should exceed that of the visa by three months)
A properly completed application form
One colored 3.5 x 4.5 cm personal photo
letter of guarantee, invitation letter by a legal entity, state authority in Montenegro, or organizer of an international conference or event
Cash, bank account, traveler’s checks, credit cards, etc.
Hotel booking or any other type of paid accommodation
A round trip or onward ticket
Health insurance for the full duration of your stay in Montenegro
Proof of visa fees payment
Foreign nationals required to apply for a Montenegrin sticker visa must follow these steps:
All applicants must fill out the Montenegro visa application form online, print it, and sign it.
Appointments can be booked through the Montenegrin embassy in your home country.
Be sure to verify your appointment date and time in advance.
Submit all necessary documents according to the visa type your need and depending on your nationality and purpose of travel.
Be sure you have a valid credit or debit card, or sufficient funds in cash.
Foreign nationals required to apply for a Montenegro sticker visa should visit the nearest Montenegrin embassy or consulate in their countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UAE residents are exempted from the Montenegro visa requirements if they can provide proof of accommodation or a return flight ticket.