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Visa-free countries for Montenegro citizens

Montenegro citizens travel to 123 countries visa-free. The list also includes countries that issue visas on arrival or online, without a long wait and an interview at a consulate.

Visa-free countries for Montenegro citizens

The list of visa-free destinations is based on agreements between countries and does not take into account the temporary closure of borders due to the pandemic.

Europe

A Montenegro passport allows you to enter all European countries without a visa except for the UK and Ireland. In most countries, it is allowed to stay up to three months in a row. The exceptions are San-Marino with a 10-day stay, North Macedonia with a 15-day one, and Russia and Belarus with a 30-days visit.

In the Schengen countries, you can spend up to 90 days every half a year. When travelling to the Schengen area, periods of stay are summed up and counted in total. From 2023, before travelling to the Schengen countries, one will need to obtain an electronic travel authorisation or ETIAS. It will be valid for 3 years.

Countries of the Schengen area

CountryConditions of entryTime of stay
1AustriaVisa-freeUp to 90 days every half a year in total in all countries of the zone
2BelgiumVisa-free
3Czech RepublicVisa-free
4DenmarkVisa-free
5EstoniaVisa-free
6FinlandVisa-free
7FranceVisa-free
8GermanyVisa-free
9GreeceVisa-free
10HungaryVisa-free
11IcelandVisa-free
12ItalyVisa-free
13LatviaVisa-free
14LiechtensteinVisa-free
15LithuaniaVisa-free
16LuxembourgVisa-free
17MaltaVisa-free
18NetherlandsVisa-free
19NorwayVisa-free
20PolandVisa-free
21PortugalVisa-free
22SlovakiaVisa-free
23SloveniaVisa-free
24SpainVisa-free
25SwedenVisa-free
26SwitzerlandVisa-free

European countries and territories that are not included in the Schengen Area 

Country Conditions of entry Time of stay
1 Albania Visa-free 90 days out of 180
2 Andorra Visa-free 90 days
3 Belarus Visa-free 30 days
4 Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa-free 90 days out of 180
5 Bulgaria Visa-free 90 days out of 180
6 Croatia Visa-free 90 days out of 180
7 Cyprus Visa-free 90 days out of 180
8 Faroe Islands Visa-free 90 days out of 180
9 Greenland Visa-free 90 days
10 Kosovo Visa-free 90 days out of 180
11 Moldova Visa-free 90 days out of 180
12 Monaco Visa-free 90 days out of 180
13 North Macedonia Visa-free Up to 15 days per trip, up to 90 days out of 180 in total
14 Romania Visa-free 90 days out of 180
15 Russia Visa-free 30 days
16 San Marino Visa-free 10 days
17 Serbia Visa-free 90 days out of 180
18 Ukraine Visa-free 90 days out of 180
19 Vatican Visa-free During the day

Asia and Africa

Many Asian and African countries issue citizens of Montenegro visas on arrival, and only a few of them permit an entry without a visa.

More and more countries offer to obtain a visa or travel authorisation online instead of on arrival or at a consulate. It helps to reduce queues and waiting time and aims to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

Entrepreneurs often fly to Singapore and Hong Kong for business meetings. Montenegrins can enter both countries without visas, though the period of stay will be limited. In Singapore, one can spend up to 30 consecutive days, while in Hong Kong, it is no more than 14 days.

Asian countries and territories

Country Conditions of entry Time of stay
1 Armenia Visa-free 180 days a year
2 Bangladesh Visa on arrival 30 days
3 Cambodia Visa on arrival 30 days
4 Georgia Visa-free 1 year
5 Hong Kong Visa-free 14 days
6 Iran Visa on arrival 30 days
7 Israel Visa-free 90 days
8 Jordan Visa on arrival 30 days
9 Kyrgyzstan Visa on arrival 60 days
10 Laos Visa on arrival 30 days
can be extended twice for the same period
11 Lebanon Visa on arrival 30 days
can be extended twice for the same period
12 Macau Visa-free 90 days
13 Maldives Visa on arrival 30 days
14 Nepal Visa on arrival 15, 30 or 90 days
15 Palestine Visa-free 90 days
16 Qatar Visa on arrival 30 days
can be extended twice for the same period
17 Saudi Arabia Visa on arrival 90 days a year
18 Singapore Visa-free 30 days
19 South Korea Visa-free 30 days
suspended due to coronavirus restrictions
20 Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization 30 days
can be extended up to 180 days
21 Timor-Leste Visa on arrival 30 days
can be extended twice for the same period
22 Turkey Visa-free 90 days out of 180
23 United Arab Emirates Visa on arrival 90 days out of 180
24 Uzbekistan Visa-free 30 days
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African countries

Country Entry conditions Time of stay
1 Cape Verde Visa on arrival 30 days
2 Comoros Visa on arrival 45 days
3 Egypt Visa on arrival 30 days
4 Eswatini Visa-free 30 days
5 Gambia Visa-free 90 days
6 Guinea-Bissau Visa on arrival 90 days
7 Madagascar Visa on arrival 30, 60 or 90 days to choose from
8 Malawi Visa on arrival 30 days
9 Mauritania Visa on arrival 30 days
10 Mauritius Visa on arrival 60 days
11 Mayotte Visa-free 90 days out of 180
12 Mozambique Visa on arrival 30 days
13 Reunion Visa-free 90 days out of 180
14 Rwanda Visa on arrival 30 days
15 Senegal Visa on arrival 30 days
16 Seychelles Visa on arrival 30 days, up to 90 days per year
17 Somalia Visa on arrival 30 days
18 Tanzania Visa on arrival 90 days
19 Togo Visa on arrival 7 days
can be extended up to 90 days
20 Tunisia Visa-free 90 days
21 Uganda Visa on arrival 90 days
22 Zambia Visa-free 90 days for a tourist trip, 30 days for a business trip
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America

With a Montenegro passport, you may visit 24 countries on the two American continents without going to a consulate. However, the USA and Canada's most popular tourist and business destinations are not on the list.

Citizens of Montenegro may obtain a visa to the USA at the US Embassy in Podgorica. Visitor visas of the type B-1/B-2 are issued for up to 3 years.

Montenegrins are also eligible to obtain an E-2 business visa, which allows living and working in the USA. It is issued for 5 years and may be prolonged. This type of visa is granted to those investors who invest at least $100,000 in a business in the USA.

North American countries and territories

  Country Conditions of entry Time of stay
1 Cuba Visa-free 90 days
2 Dominica Visa-free 21 days
3 French West Indies Visa-free 90 days out of 180
4 Haiti Visa-free 90 days
5 Jamaica Visa on arrival 30 days
6 Nicaragua Visa on arrival 90 days
7 Panama Visa-free 180 days
8 Saint Lucia Visa-free 42 days
9 Saint Martin Visa-free 90 days
10 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Visa-free 30 days
11 Trinidad and Tobago Visa-free 30 days

South American countries and territories

Country Conditions of entry Time of stay
1 Argentina Visa-free 90 days
2 Aruba Visa-free 90 days
3 Bolivia Visa on arrival 30 days
can be extended twice for the same period
4 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Visa-free 90 days
5 Brazil Visa-free 90 days out of 180
6 Chile Visa-free 90 days
7 Colombia Visa-free 90 days
8 Costa Rica Visa-free 90 days
9 Curaçao Visa-free 90 days
10 Ecuador Visa-free 90 days a year
11 French Guiana Visa-free 90 days out of 180
12 Peru Visa-free 90 days out of 180
13 Uruguay Visa-free 90 days
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Oceania

Citizens of Montenegro may visit visa-free eight countries and territories in Oceania. 

Oceanian countries and territories

Country Conditions of entry Time of stay
1 Cook Islands Visa-free 31 days
can be extended up to 6 months
2 French Polynesia Visa-free 90 days out of 180
3 Micronesia Visa-free 30 days
can be extended for another 30 days
4 New Caledonia Visa-free 90 days out of 180
5 Niue Visa-free 30 days
6 Palau Visa on arrival 30 days
can be extended twice for the same period
7 Samoa Visa on arrival 60 days
8 Tuvalu Visa on arrival 30 days
can be extended for another 30 days
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How to obtain Montenegro citizenship

Becoming a Montenegro citizen is possible by naturalisation, marriage and investment, the last way being the fastest one. Citizenship by investment is obtained within half a year, whereas by marriage, it takes 5 years and at least 10 years by naturalisation.

6 months
takes obtaining a Montenegro passport by investment

The minimum amount of expenses under the program is €472,000. The cost is made up of a non-refundable contribution of €200,000 to the state fund and a real estate purchase for the remaining amount. Subsequently, the property can be sold.

Individual cost calculation of the Montenegrin citizenship

Together with the investor, a Montenegrin passport can be obtained by their spouse and financially dependent children regardless of their age.

If you spend more than 183 days in Montenegro, you become a tax resident of the country and can lessen your tax burden. In Montenegro, individuals pay income tax at a rate of 9%.

Real estate suitable to participate in the citizenship program

Montenegro citizenship by investment in real estate: sample object

Apartments in a five-star hotel in the Montis mountain resort managed by the Splendid group. The cost of apartments is from €250,000

Montenegro citizenship by investment in real estate: sample object

Apartments in the four-star hotel complex Grand Chalet Hotel in Kolasin. The cost of apartments is from €250,000

Montenegro citizenship by investment in real estate: sample object

Apartments in a new housing complex on the first coastline in Budva. The cost of apartments is from €450,000

Frequently asked questions

How many countries are visa-free for Montenegro citizens?

With a Montenegro passport, you can visit 123 countries on four continents without visas. The list includes all European countries except for the UK and Ireland. Among Asian destinations, Singapore and Hong Kong are popular.

Which visa-free destinations are popular with a Montenegrin passport?

The Schengen countries, Singapore and Hong Kong are the most popular visa-free destinations with a Montenegrin passport. In the Schengen Area, one may stay up to 90 days out of 180; in Singapore, it is 30 consecutive days and 14 days for Hong Kong.

Can Montenegrin passport holders enter the USA and UK without a visa?

No, they do not. To travel to the United States or Great Britain, citizens of Montenegro obtain visas.

How strong is a Montenegro passport?

The passport of Montenegro allows its holder to visit 123 countries without visas. It holds the 45th position in the 2022 ranking.

Is a Montenegro passport biometric?

Yes, it has been biometric since 2010.

Is Montenegro a Schengen country?

No, not yet. Montenegro is only a contender for joining the European Union and the Schengen Area, but its citizens are already allowed to travel to the Schengen without visas. Accession of Montenegro to the EU is considered possible by 2025.

Do Montenegro citizens need a visa to Dubai?

Yes, but visas are issued on arrival. With a Montenegro passport, one can get to Dubai and obtain a visa at the airport. The visa is valid for 90 days: spending up to 90 days in the United Arab Emirates is possible each half a year.

Do Montenegro citizens need a visa to Singapore?

No, they do not. Montenegro citizens may enter Singapore without a visa. However, upon entry, they receive an e-Pass that indicates the period of stay granted and the last day of stay allowed.

Do Montenegro citizens need a visa to Thailand?

Yes, they do. Montenegro passport holders should visit the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate in person to apply for a visa. Montenegro citizens are not eligible to apply for a Thai E-visa. Usually, tourist visas to Thailand for Montenegrins are issued for 90 days.

Do Montenegro citizens need a visa to Ireland?

Yes, generally, they do, but there is an exception. If a Montenegro citizen has a valid UK short-stay visa (SSVW), they can enter Ireland visa-free. In other cases, one needs to apply for an Irish visa 3 months before travel. Fill in an online application form, pay the visa fee and send the documents for processing.

How can I get Montenegro citizenship?

You can get Montenegro citizenship by investment. It will cost at least €472,000. The costs are made up of a non-refundable contribution of €200,000 to the state fund and real estate purchase for the remaining amount. After a while, the investor can sell the property.

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Visa-free countries for Montenegro citizens