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All About the Montenegro Visa
Planning a holiday to visit the home of the biggest lake in the Balkans?
Whether you’re visiting the capital of Montenegro, Podgorica or one of the breathtaking beaches along the Adriatic coast, you’re sure to be impressed by this Balkan country.
Before heading to the land of the ‘Black Mountains’, travellers dreaming of visiting this destination should check if they need a visa to enter this territory.
Luckily, Montenegro’s visa policy is quite lenient. In fact, the country’s policy regarding who requires travel authorisation is quite similar to the Schengen Area policy. This means that most of the nationalities included in the Schengen Annex II, as well as some additional countries, can stay here for up to 90 days visa-free.
The 90 days are counted from your first entry date and are considered to be 90 days total in a 180-day period. This gives you loads of time to discover everything this underrated country has to offer!
Alternatively, if you do require travel authorisation, you must obtain this at the nearest Montenegrin embassy. There is currently an electronic pass available, however, if this changes we’ll be the first to let you know.
Regarding passport requirements, you will need to hold a valid passport that does not expire for another 3 months from your date of departure.
Keep reading to find out more!
- 1 Montenegro Travel Visa Application Process
- 2 Montenegro Visa Requirements and Eligibility
- 3 Montenegro Visa Form and Documents
- 4 Montenegro Visa Status Check
- 5 How Much Is a Montenegro Visa?
- 6 Is It True That I Need to Register in Montenegro When Visiting as a Tourist?
- 7 More Montenegro Visa Questions and Information
Montenegro Travel Visa Application Process
Your travel authorisation request must be submitted in person. There is currently no Montenegro eVisa available, nor can you apply via post. Applications must be submitted at a consulate.
You can find out where the closest Montenegro consulate to you using our embassy checker tool.
The application form can be downloaded from the embassy website.
The form can be completed in either English or in Russian and must be signed and dated by the applicant.
As well as this, you will need to submit some supporting documents, details of which you can find below.
- 2 passport photos.
- Flight confirmation.
- Proof of accommodation.
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover your trip.
Montenegro Visa Requirements and Eligibility
Citizens and holders of ordinary passports from the following countries and territories can enter Montenegro without a visa for up to 90 days:
Continue reading to find out more about who’s eligible for an eVisa and what the requirements are.
Citizens from these countries and territories are eligible to apply for an Electronic Visa:
All European Union citizens
Antigua and Barbuda
Belarus (30 days)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cuba (30 days)
Ecuador (30 days)
Kosovo (30 days)
Peru (30 days)
Russia (30 days)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Citizens of Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia can enter Montenegro with a biometric ID card and stay in the country without requiring a residence permit for 30 days.
Additional notes for foreign visa holders
Nationals of any country may visit Montenegro without a visa for up to 30 days if they hold a passport with a current visa issued by a Schengen Area member state, Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States, or if they are permanent residents of those countries.
Residents of the United Arab Emirates do not require a visa for up to 10 days if they hold a return ticket and proof of accommodation.
Refugees issued with a Refugee travel document by Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland, United States, or an EU member state can visit this country without a visa for up to 30 days.
Montenegro Visa Form and Documents
Official requirements state that in order to apply for a visa, you must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least 90 days from the date that you will leave Montenegro. Your passport must have 2 free pages for a visa stamp.
To apply for travel authorisation, you must submit a completed application form. This must contain your full contact information along with other travel details.
According to the Montenegro embassy, the following supporting documents are required too:
- A copy of the first page of your passport.
- A flight booking confirmation.
- If you are planning to travel with a child, a copy of the child’s passport page is also required.
- An accommodation booking e.g, a hostel, hotel or apartment booking confirmation or evidence that you’re booked on to an organised tour.
- If you are visiting for business, you will need a certified copy of your invitation letter.
- If you are travelling to the country as you have purchased property here, you will require a copy of the proof of property ownership («list nepokretnosti») and a certified copy of the sale and purchase agreement.
You must also submit proof that you have the financial means to cover your stay. The minimum sum per day is 20 EUR per person (you will not have to show this financial evidence for any applications made on behalf of children).
Financial evidence can be provided as:
- Bank statements.
- If you are retired, you can bring a copy of a savings book or a printout of your savings account.
You will also need to submit 2 photos measuring 3 x 4 cm (the background does not matter).
Montenegro Visa Status Check
Made your application already and want to check the status of your travel document?
If you have any questions regarding the status of your embassy application, you can get in touch with the consulate.
The email address to contact them is: email@example.com.
How Much Is a Montenegro Visa?
The cost of the consular fee is 35 EUR which is equivalent to approximately 42 USD. Payment should be made in cash and in euros only.
The consular payment is made when the document is ready for you to collect.
Is It True That I Need to Register in Montenegro When Visiting as a Tourist?
Yes, it is true. By law, you must register with the local police or tourism organisation in the town or city where you are staying within 24 hours of your arrival. However, if you are staying in a hotel or other commercial accommodation you should be registered automatically when you check in. If you do not register you may encounter difficulties when leaving the country, be fined, arrested or even have to appear in court.
More Montenegro Visa Questions and Information
Read on for more information about travel authorisation to visit the ‘Black Mountain’ country.