Travel to Montenegro

Montenegro, a hidden gem in the heart of the Balkans, offers travelers an immersive experience that combines breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality. From its stunning coastline along the Adriatic Sea to its charming historic towns, Montenegro is a treasure trove waiting to be explored.

The Bay of Kotor, often referred to as Europe's southernmost fjord, enchants visitors with its dramatic landscapes and medieval architecture. The coastal towns of Budva and Kotor offer a perfect blend of historic charm and vibrant nightlife.

For nature enthusiasts, Montenegro's national parks, including Durmitor and Biogradska Gora, provide opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring pristine forests and crystal-clear lakes.

Culture aficionados will be enthralled by Montenegro's rich history, displayed through its ancient fortresses, Orthodox monasteries, and Ottoman-era architecture. Festivals and local traditions further offer insights into the nation's diverse heritage.

Cuisine in Montenegro is a delightful journey through Mediterranean flavors, with fresh seafood and local produce taking center stage. Coastal cafes and mountain villages offer unique culinary experiences.

Are you planning to visit Montenegro as a tourist? Here you will find rules for entering Montenegro and other useful information you need for an unforgettable trip. 

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If you are planning a trip to Montenegro, you will need the following documents:

- Valid passport (must be valid for at least 6 months after the date you plan to leave)

- Visa (depending on your citizenship)

- Proof of booking or hotel rental agreement, or tour program if you are traveling as a tourist

- Travel insurance (mandatory with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros)

- Booked round-trip tickets

Visa to Montenegro: who needs it and how to get it

Before you plan your trip, make sure you know if you need a visa to Montenegro and how to get one.

You do not need a visa to visit Montenegro if you have a valid passport from the list below.

Remember that your stay should not exceed 90 days within a 180-day period:

- You have a passport with a visa issued by a Schengen member state, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan or the United States; in this case, you are entitled to a visa-free stay of up to 90 days;

- you are a citizen of one of these countries.

Citizens of other countries need to obtain a visa to enter Montenegro.

To find out more about whether you need a visa to Montenegro, how to get one, or how long you can stay in the country without a visa, depending on your citizenship, use the search engine on the page by entering your citizenship.

In order to visit Montenegro for tourist/business purposes, visit relatives, attend a conference or undergo a medical examination, you should apply for a short-stay visa type C.

The visa allows you to stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days within a period of 180 days. 

To apply for a visa to Montenegro, follow these steps:

1. Find the address of the nearest Montenegrin embassy/consulate in your country of residence and make an appointment.

2. Fill out the visa application form (download the visa application form here, fill it out, print it out and sign it). Make sure you fill out the application form with your personal information. Do not leave any gaps, as any blank fields or false information may result in a visa refusal.

3. Gather the required package of documents together with the completed visa application form and submit them to the Embassy of Montenegro. 

4. Pay the visa fee. This can be done directly at the Montenegrin embassy/consulate when applying. Do not forget to attach the payment receipt to the rest of the documents.

5. Wait for your visa to be processed. It usually takes about 15 days, but it may take longer depending on your situation.

Documents required for a short-stay visa to Montenegro

- A valid passport

- Two passport size photos

- A completed visa application form

- Travel insurance policy. The insurance must have a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros in case you have health problems during your stay in Montenegro.

- Receipt of payment of the visa fee

- Proof of residence in Montenegro (rental agreement, hotel reservation, letter of invitation from a friend or family member)

- Bank statements (for the last 6 months, confirming your financial stability and ability to support yourself financially during your stay in Montenegro)

- Booked round-trip tickets

If your application for a visa to Montenegro is rejected, you have several options:

Write a letter of appeal to the embassy/consulate that denied you a visa. The deadline for submitting the appeal letter is 15 days after receiving the visa refusal decision.

Reapplying. You can re-apply for the same visa to Montenegro.

The reasons for visa refusal can be different: false information when filling out the application form, lack of documents, late arrival at the visa appointment, invalid or damaged passport, lack of travel insurance or unconfirmed financial solvency.

Once you have received your visa, it is important to remember that it can be canceled at any time if you do not notify us of any changes to your travel itinerary.

Travel insurance to Montenegro

As mentioned above, to travel to Montenegro, you must have a health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of 30,000 euros. You can purchase insurance on the Visit World website here. Remember that a reliable insurance policy is the key to your confidence while traveling. Do not risk your own finances and health, choose the right insurance package and let your trip leave only pleasant memories!

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