Visitors to Montenegro must obtain a visa from one of the Montenegrin diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. Visa policy is regulated by Regulation on Visa Regime Act. Where there are no diplomatic or consular representations of Montenegro, visa requiring foreigners may obtain them from (depending on the country) diplomatic or consular representations of Serbia, Bulgaria and Croatia.
The visa policy of Montenegro is similar to the visa policy of the Schengen Area. It grants 90-day visa-free entry to all Schengen Annex II nationalities, except for Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu. It also grants visa-free entry to nationals of several additional countries – Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cuba, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia, and Turkey.
Visitors must hold passports that are valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.
Visa policy map
Citizens and holders of ordinary passports of the following countries and territories can enter Montenegro without a visa up to 90 days (unless otherwise noted):
1 - including British passports endorsed British National (Overseas) and British Overseas Territories Citizen, issued to residents of Bermuda.
2 - can enter with an ID card (incl. Irish passport card) and stay without a residence permit for 30 days.
3 - can enter with a biometric ID card and stay without a residence permit for 30 days.
4 - provided a passport includes a Personal ID number.
Diplomatic and service passports
Nationals of the following countries can visit Montenegro if they are holding a diplomatic passport:
Nationals of the following countries can visit Montenegro if they are holding a diplomatic or service passport:
Foreign visa holders
Holders of valid foreign travel documents containing a valid Schengen visa, a valid visa of 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, pass through the territory and stay in Montenegro up to 30 days, and not longer than the expiry of visa if the period of validity of the visa is less than 30 days.
Holders of valid foreign travel documents with a residence permit in the countries of the Schengen zone, 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 with Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Cards issued by the member countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) may enter, pass through the territory of and stay in Montenegro up to 30 days, and not longer than the expiry of the validity of the residence permit or APEC Business Travel Card, if the period of validity is less than 30 days. .
Holders of valid foreign travel documents with a residence permit in the United Arab Emirates may enter, pass through the territory of and stay in Montenegro up to 10 days, without visa, with confirmed travel arrangement.
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 Montenegro without a visa for up to 30 days.
Montenegrin citizens can enter, without a visa, some of the countries whose citizens are granted visa-free access to Montenegro but require a visa for Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Azerbaijan (grants eVisa), Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Canada, El Salvador, Grenada (grants visa on arrival), Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mauritius (grants visa on arrival), Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua (grants visa on arrival), Paraguay, Qatar (grants visa on arrival), Taiwan (grants eVisa), United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela.
- "Information on the visa regime in Montenegro". mneconsult.ru. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
- Overview of visa regimes for foreign citizens
- "Visa and passport". Timatic. International Air Transport Association through Emirates. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- "Decree on visa regime". www.gov.me. May 13, 2021. Retrieved 2022-10-23. Article 7
- "INFORMATION ON THE VISA REGIME". www.gov.me. Jul 7, 2021. p. 11. Retrieved 2022-10-23.
However, if holders of such passports hold a valid Schengen Visa, or a valid visa of the United States of America, or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or Ireland, or a residence permit for those countries, may enter Montenegro, stay in Montenegro, or cross its territory for up to 30 days, and no longer than the expiry of the visa ...
- Overview of visa regimes for foreign citizens
- https://www.gov.me/en/diplomatic-missions/embassies-and-consulates-of-montenegro - each country page also gives visa requirements