Types of Visas in MontenegroWhat types of visa are there for foreigners entering Montenegro?
There are three types of visas for foreigners applying to enter Montenegro. Each type of visa has a specific purpose depending on the situation and the reason for the foreign national’s visit to Montenegro.Types of visas for foreign nationals entering MontenegroMontenegro Airport Transit Visa (A Visa)
A foreigner can be issued an Airport Transit Visa (A Visa) in order to transit through an international transit terminal of an airport in Montenegro, for the purpose of a layover between two international flights.
If the flight plan of the foreigner does not require them to leave the airplane, or the international transit terminal of the airport in Montenegro during the layover, they do not require an Aiport Transit Visa.Montenegro Short Stay Visa (C visa) - Also referred to as a “Tourist Visa”
The Montenegro C Visa (Short Stay Visa) is often referred to as a “tourist visa” in comparison to its Montenegro D visa counterpart. In fact, the Short Stay C Visa does not refer to the specific purpose of the foreigner’s visit to Montenegro (although it is the type of visa used for tourism purposes), but rather the length of stay it permits.
Short Stay visas are issued to foreigners for the purpose of visiting Montenegro for a period of up to 90 days with a 180 day time period. This visa is available as a single-entry, double-entry, or mulitple entry Montenegro visa.
The validity of a multiple-entry Montenegro Short Stay Visa can range from six months to five years, depending on the applicant providing proof of their need to travel frequently to Montenegro for either business of family reasons.Montenegro Long stay visa (D Visa) - Also referred to as a “Business Visa”
The Montenegro Long Stay Visa, or D Visa is for foreign nationals who intend to visit Montenegro with a stay of more than 90 days and no longer than 180 days. The Long Stay visa is for foreigners to visit Montenegro for business purposes, for serving in diplomatic or consular missions or the offices of international organizations.
A foreign national intending to stay in Montenegro for longer than 90 days—for performing business activities or work or serving in foreign accredited diplomatic and consular missions and representative offices of international organizations in Montenegro—but not for longer than 180 days—counted as of the first entry day—in a time period of one year, shall be issued a long stay visa (D Visa). A long-stay visa (D Visa) shall be issued as single- or multiple-entry visa for entering Montenegro. A foreign national holding an affidavit of support i.e. a letter of invitation issued by either a natural person or a legal entity, or other evidence corroborating that the natural person or the legal entity will bear his stay in Montenegro-related costs, including also his accommodation and support costs and those for his departure from Montenegro, may be issued a long stay visa (D Visa).What documents are required to apply for a Montenegro Visa?
How long does it take to get a Montenegro visa?
- Completed and signed visa application form
- Valid travel document - Passport (the passport should be valid for a 3 months longer than the validity of the visa);
- One color photo 35×45 mm;
- Proof of the purpose of visit to Montenegro (a 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);
- Proof of accommodation (hotel, apartment, tour agency arrangement that has been paid in full);
- Proof of your financial means for your stay in Montenegro, as well as for a return to the home country or for travel into a third state (cash, a bank account, traveler’s checks, credit cards, etc.);
- Proof of travel arrangements and the intent to return to the state you came from or travel to another state (return flight or other transportation ticket, a driving license);
- Health insurance;
- Consular fee payment;
- Other corresponding documents based on which the purpose and ensured accommodation in Montenegro can be determined.
It usually takes around 14 to 21 days to receive the decision (approval or rejection) of your Montenegro visa application.Which countries require a visa to visit Montenegro?
The requirement of a visa to visit, treansit through or to stay in Montenegro is dependent on the citizenship and passport that the individual foreign national holds.
Here is a summary of the visa policy of Montenegro:Citizens of the following countries may enter Montenegro with a valid travel document (passport) without a visa and stay for up to 90 days:
Citizens of the Republic of Albania, the Principality of Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda,
the Argentine Republic, Aruba, Azerbaijan, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Republic
of Austria, the Bahamas, Barbados, the Kingdom of Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the
Federal Republic of Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Czech
Republic, the Republic Chile, the Kingdom of Denmark, Dominica, the Republic of Estonia,
the Republic of Finland, the French Republic, Grenada, Georgia, the Republic of
Guatemala, the Greek Republic, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles,
the Republic of Honduras, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of
Iceland, the Republic of Italy, the State of Israel, Japan, Canada, Qatar, Republic of
Cyprus, Kiribati, Colombia, Republic of Korea, Republic of Kosovo, Republic of Costa Rica,
Kuwait, Republic of Latvia, Principality of Liechtenstein, Republic of Lithuania, Grand Duchy
of Luxembourg, Hungary, Republic of North Macedonia, Malaysia, Republic of Malta,
Mauritius, Republic of Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Mexican States, R Republic of
Moldova, Principality of Monaco, Republic of Nicaragua, Kingdom of Norway, New Zealand,
Federal Republic of Germany, Republic of Palau, Republic of Panama, Republic of
Paraguay, Republic of Poland, Republic of Portugal, Romania, Republic of El Salvador,
Samoa, Republic of San Marino, Seychelles Islands, Republic Singapore, United States of
America, Slovak Republic, Republic of Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Republic of Serbia, Saint
Lucia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Holy See, Kingdom
of Spain, Kingdom of Sweden, Swiss Confederation, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Kingdom Tonga,
Trinidad and Tobago, Republic of Turkey, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ukraine, Eastern Republic of Uruguay and
Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, as well as holders of valid travel documents issued in
British Overseas Territories: Anguilla, Bermuda , British Antarctic Territory, British Territory
In Indian Ocean, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar,
Montserrat, Pitcairn Island, Saint Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan de Cunjom, South
Georgia and the Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region People's Republic of China and Macao of the People's
Republic of China.Citizens of the following countries may enter Montenegro and stay for up to 30 days, without a visa, with a valid identity card of that country:
Citizens of the member states of the European Union, the Republic of Albania, the
Principality of Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Iceland, the Republic of
Kosovo, the Kingdom of Liechtenstein, the Republic of North Macedonia, the Principality
of Monaco, the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of San Marino, the Republic of Serbia,
the Holy See and the Swiss ConfederationCitizens of the following countries may enter Montenegro with a valid travel document (passport) without a visa, based on international agreements on mutual travel of citizens, for up to 30 days:
Citizens of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Ecuador, the Republic of Cuba, the
Republic of Peru and the Russian FederationCountries which require a visa to visit Montenegro
Citizens of Countries not listed above require a visa to enter Montenegro and the terms of their entry and their stay depend on the conditions of the visa entered in the valid travel document issued by their country.Special conditions for Citizens of the Republic of China visiting Montenegro with a group tour
Citizens of the People's Republic of China who possess a valid travel document, issued
in accordance with the regulations of that country, may enter, cross the territory and stay
in Montenegro for up to 30 days, as an organized tourist group that enters, stays and
leaves Montenegro together, if they have a certificate about the paid tourist arrangement
and proof of guaranteed return to the country of origin or transit.Entry to Montenegro for foreign nationals allowed holding the following visas:
Holders of valid foreign travel documents with a valid Schengen visa, a valid visa of the
Commonwealth of Australia, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, Japan,
Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Romania, the United States of America and
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland may enter, transit through
territory and stay in Montenegro for up to 30 days, and the longest until the visa expires,
if the validity period of that visa is shorter than 30 days.Entry to Montenegro for foreign nationals allowed holding the following residence permits:
Holders of valid foreign travel documents who have a residence permit in the countries
of the Schengen zone, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Republic of Bulgaria, the
Republic of Croatia, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Romania, the
United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
or are holders business travel cards issued by member states of the Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (A P EC) may enter, cross the territory and stay in Montenegro for up to 30
days, and the longest until the expiration of the residence permit or that business travel
card, if the period of their validity shorter than 30 days .Entry to Montenegro with residence permit of the United Arab Emirates
Holders of valid foreign travel documents with a residence permit in the United Arab
Emirates can enter, cross the territory and stay in Montenegro for up to 10 days, without
a visa, if they have a certificate of a tourist arrangement.Entry to Montenegro with travel documents issued by the United Nations
Holders of valid travel documents issued by the United Nations or its specialized agencies (Laissez-Passer) can enter, cross the territory and stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days without a visa.
(Source: Regulation on Visa Regime
, published in the "Official Gazette of Montenegro", no. 33/2019 and 67/2020)