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In this part of the CEFTA Trade Web Portal you will find the procedures that apply to foreigners entering the economy in each CEFTA Economy. Border control procedures are divided into two parts: visa requirements and working permits. This trade portal only includes border procedures for citizens from CEFTA Economies. These include: 1.Border crossing procedures for citizens from other CEFTA Economies; 2.Visa regulations and fees for citizens from other CEFTA Economies; 3.Working permits for citizens from other CEFTA Economies; 4.Documents for obtaining working permits in the respective CEFTA Economy. If you would like to know more about border crossing procedures, please refer to the respective links under the section for border control for each Economy.

Laws and regulations

Visa is an approval that allows a foreigner to enter, stay and transit through the territory of Montenegro. The possession of a visa is not a guarantee of entry in Montenegro and other conditions for entering and staying of foreigners prescribed by the Foreign Nationals Law must also be met.

The overview of visa regime for certain economies is available at the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

Visa regime

A foreigner is required to obtain a visa before entering Montenegro.

Visa is issued by the diplomatic or consular representative office of Montenegro. In economies where Montenegro does not have a diplomatic or consular representative office, a visa is issued by the diplomatic or consular representative offices of the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Croatia on the basis of concluded bilateral agreements with these economies on representation of interests and protection of Montenegrin citizens (more details could be found in the Decree on visa regime).

A foreigner shall submit a visa application personally in a special application form. In exceptional, justified cases, a foreigner does not have to apply for a visa personally, but does need to appear at the diplomatic or consular representative office.

For a foreigner who is minor, i.e. legally incapable, visa application shall be filed by a parent or his legal representative.

In addition to the visa application, depends on type of visa, the foreigner shall submit:

  • valid travel document, visa is issued for the period which is shorter then the period of validity of the travel document;
  • one color photo 35x45 mm;
  • proof of the purpose of stay in Montenegro (letter of guarantee by a physical person or letter of invitation by a legal entity in Montenegro);
  • proof of ensured accommodation (receipt from a tourist arrangement, hotel or other type of accommodation reservation that has been paid in);
  • proof of possession of means for sustenance during his stay in Montenegro, as well as for return into the economy where he comes from or for travel into a third state (cash, a bank account, traveler’s checks, credit cards etc.);
  • proof of the means of travel and intention to return into the state where a foreigner comes from or into a third state (a return airplane or other transportation ticket, a driving license);
  • proof of health insurance; and
proof that the consular fee has been charged. 

Types of visas

A visa that can be issued to a citizens of other economies is:

Airport transit visa (visa A) may be issued to a foreigner for one or several transits through the airport international transit area, between internationals flights, without entry into the territory of Montenegro, with validity period of up to 3 months.

Transit visa (visa B) may be issued for one, two or exceptionally several transits through the territory of Montenegro, with a validity period of up to 6 months. On the basis of a transit visa, a foreigner may stay in Montenegro for a period of up to 5 days. 

Short stay visa (visa C) may be issued for one, two or multiple entries into Montenegro for tourist, business, personal or other purposes and for continuous stay not exceed 90 days in the period of 6 months.

Long stay visa (visa D) may be issued to a foreigner intending to stay in the territory of Montenegro not more than one year continuously, counting from the date of first entry. 


The Regulation on Visa Regime
The Rulebook on Visas and Visa Forms
Visa Application


Ministary of Foreign Affairs and European Integration  
Stanka Dragojevica 2
81000 Podgorica
Tel.: + 382 20 241 334
Fax: + 382 20 247 607
E-mail: mip.konzularno@gov.me
Website: www.mip.gov.me

Ministry of Interior Affairs and Public Administration 
Bulevar Svetog Petra Cetinjskog 22
81000 Podgorica  
Tel.: +382 20 224 714
Fax. +382 20224 714
Email: odjeljenjeiugigp@gov.me
Website: www.mup.gov.me