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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!

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. 

These include:

  • 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
Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Belarus (30 days)
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brunei
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cuba (30 days)
Dominica
Ecuador (30 days)
El Salvador
Georgia
Grenada

Guatemala
Hong Kong
Honduras
Iceland
Israel
Japan
Kosovo (30 days)
Kuwait
Liechtenstein
Macau
Malaysia
Mauritius
Moldova
Monaco
New Zealand
Nicaragua
North Macedonia
Norway
Panama
Paraguay
Peru (30 days)
Qatar

Russia (30 days)
Samoa
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Sovereign Military Order of Malta
South Korea
Switzerland
Taiwan
Timor-Leste
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela

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: usa@mfa.gov.me.

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.

You can enquire at the corresponding embassy as to how long your visa will be valid to help you arrange your travel itinerary.
Yes, if you wish to extend your stay once in the country, you will need to apply for a visa or a temporary residence permit from the Montenegrin Ministry of Interior Affairs. This must be done no later than 1 week before the 90-day period expires.
On entering Montenegro, make sure the border police put an entry stamp in your passport. This helps avoid problems related to verifying the length of your stay in the country.
In the event that your application is denied, you should contact the embassy as they should be able to explain to you the reason it has been denied and whether you can apply again.
If you hold dual citizenship, the Montenegrin authorities will consider you a citizen of the issuing state of the passport with which you entered the country. Bear this in mind when considering which travel identification to bring with you.
Yes, you may very well require one. A visa does automatically grant the bearer permission to work here. A person who intends to work here must obtain a temporary residence permit for the purpose of full-time employment or seasonal work depending on the nature of the job.
The Montenegro embassy in Washington DC is located at the following address: 1610 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, 20009, Washington DC The phone number to contact them is: +1-202-234-6108. There is also an embassy in New York which is found at this address: 801 2nd Avenue 7th Floor, 10022, New York
You may be eligible for temporary residency if you are undertaking seasonal or full-time work, or studying in the country or are the owner of developed real estate. Temporary residence permits are valid for 1 year and can be renewed for subsequent one-year terms. After spending 5 years as a temporary resident, you can apply for permanent residency in the country.
The embassy advises that you should not apply sooner than 1 month before you plan to travel to this country. The application process typically takes up to 14 days.
No, UK citizens can enter Montenegro for short-term stays of up to 90 days without a visa. The authorities count stays of 90 days as 90 days in total in a 180-day period, counted from the first entry date.
It typically takes up to 14 days for the consulate to process your application.
You cannot travel to or stay in the country on an expired passport. Your passport should be undamaged, must have been issued in the last 10 years and be valid for at least 3 months after your planned date of departure from Montenegro.
Yes, travellers in possession of a valid Schengen visa, a valid visa of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, or Ireland, or a permission to stay in these countries, may enter and stay, or pass through this territory for up to 30 days. This is providing that they do not stay longer than the expiry date of the visa, if the document’s validity is less than 30 days.
When planning a journey where you will cross borders via unofficial ports of entry, it is important to consult travel authorisation requirements. If you are planning a mountaineering tour for example that involves crossing borders other than at an official border crossing point, contact the National Tourist Organisation to seek advice.
Your authorisation to enter this country will be stamped into your passport and typically look similar to this: Montenegro visa sample passport stamp
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