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March 1, 2024

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Visa-free countries for Montenegro citizens

As of March 2024, Montenegro citizens are allowed to travel to 139 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.

The list of visa-free destinations is based on agreements between countries and does not consider the temporary closure of borders.

Igor Buglo
Igor Buglo

Explained which countries can be visited visa-free with a Montenegrin passport

Visa-free countries for Montenegro citizens

Visa-free countries for Montenegro citizens

Visa-free travel to EU countries with a Montenegrin passport

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-day 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 2025, one will need to obtain an electronic travel authorisation or ETIAS before travelling to the Schengen countries. It will be valid for 3 years.

Countries of the Schengen Area

Number

Country

Conditions of entry

Time of stay

1

Austria

Visa-free

Up to 90 days every half a year in total in all countries of the zone

2

Belgium

Visa-free

3

Croatia

Visa-free

4

Czech Republic

Visa-free

5

Denmark

Visa-free

6

Estonia

Visa-free

7

Finland

Visa-free

8

France

Visa-free

9

Germany

Visa-free

10

Greece

Visa-free

11

Hungary

Visa-free

12

Iceland

Visa-free

13

Italy

Visa-free

14

Latvia

Visa-free

15

Liechtenstein

Visa-free

16

Lithuania

Visa-free

17

Luxembourg

Visa-free

18

Malta

Visa-free

19

Netherlands

Visa-free

20

Norway

Visa-free

21

Poland

Visa-free

22

Portugal

Visa-free

23

Slovakia

Visa-free

24

Slovenia

Visa-free

25

Spain

Visa-free

26

Sweden

Visa-free

27

Switzerland

Visa-free

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

Number

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

Cyprus

Visa-free

90 days out of 180

7

Moldova

Visa-free

90 days out of 180

8

Monaco

Visa-free

90 days out of 180

9

North Macedonia

Visa-free

Up to 15 days per trip, up to 90 days out of 180 in total

10

Romania

Visa-free

90 days out of 180

11

Russia

Visa-free

30 days

12

San Marino

Visa-free

10 days

13

Serbia

Visa-free

90 days out of 180

14

Ukraine

Visa-free

90 days out of 180

Visa-free countries in Asia and Africa for Montenegro passport holders

Many Asian and African countries issue citizens of Montenegro visas on arrival, and only a few permit 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 for business meetings. Montenegrins can enter the country without a visa, though the period of stay will be limited: you can spend up to 30 consecutive days.

Asian countries and territories

Number

Country

Conditions of entry

Time of stay

1

Armenia

Visa-free

180 days a year

2

Azerbaijan

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 days

3

Bahrain

Electronic Travel Authorization

14, 30, or 90 days

4

Bangladesh

Visa on arrival

30 days

5

Bhutan

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

6

Cambodia

Visa on arrival

30 days

7

Georgia

Visa-free

1 year

8

India

Electronic Travel Authorization

180 days

9

Iran

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 days

can be extended twice for the same period

10

Israel

Visa-free

90 days

11

Jordan

Visa on arrival

30 days

12

Kazakhstan

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 days

13

Kyrgyzstan

Visa on arrival

60 days

14

Laos

Visa on arrival

30 days
can be extended twice for the same period

15

Lebanon

Visa on arrival

30 days
can be extended twice for the same period

16

Malaysia

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 days

17

Maldives

Visa on arrival

30 days

18

Mongolia

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

19

Nepal

Visa on arrival

15, 30 or 90 days

20

Oman

Visa on arrival

30 days

21

Pakistan

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

22

Qatar

Visa on arrival

30 days
can be extended twice for the same period

23

Saudi Arabia

Visa on arrival

90 days a year

24

Singapore

Visa-free

30 days

25

South Korea

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 days

26

Sri Lanka

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 days
can be extended up to 180 days

27

Tajikistan

Electronic Travel Authorization

60 days

28

Thailand

Electronic Travel Authorization

60 days

29

Timor-Leste

Visa on arrival

30 days
can be extended twice for the same period

30

Turkey

Visa-free

90 days out of 180

31

United Arab Emirates

Visa-free

90 days out of 180

32

Uzbekistan

Visa-free

30 days

33

Vietnam

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

African countries

Number

Country

Entry conditions

Time of stay

1

Benin

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 or 90 days

2

Botswana

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

3

Burkina Faso

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

4

Burundi

Visa on arrival

30 days

5

Cameroon

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

6

Cape Verde

Visa on arrival

30 days

7

Comoros

Visa on arrival

45 days

8

Congo — Kinshasa

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

9

Côte d’Ivoire

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

10

Djibouti

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

11

Egypt

Visa on arrival

30 days

12

Equatorial Guinea

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

13

Eswatini

Visa-free

30 days

14

Ethiopia

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 or 90 days

15

Gabon

Electronic Travel Authorization

30, 60, 90, or 180 days

16

Gambia

Visa-free

90 days

17

Guinea

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

18

Guinea-Bissau

Visa on arrival

90 days

19

Kenya

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

20

Lesotho

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

21

Madagascar

Visa on arrival

30, 60 or 90 days to choose from

22

Malawi

Visa on arrival

30 days

23

Mauritania

Visa on arrival

30 days

24

Mauritius

Visa on arrival

60 days

25

Mozambique

Visa on arrival

30 days

26

Nigeria

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

27

Rwanda

Visa on arrival

30 days

28

Seychelles

Visa on arrival

30 days, up to 90 days per year

29

Sierra Leone

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 days

30

Somalia

Visa on arrival

30 days

31

South Sudan

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

32

São Tomé & Príncipe

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

33

Tanzania

Visa on arrival

90 days

34

Togo

Visa on arrival

7 days
can be extended up to 90 days

35

Tunisia

Visa-free

90 days

36

Uganda

Electronic Travel Authorization

45 or 90 days

37

Zambia

Visa-free

90 days for a tourist trip, 30 days for a business trip

38

Zambia

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

American countries to visit without a visa with a Montenegro passport

With a Montenegro passport, you may visit 22 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 them to live and work 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

Number

Country

Conditions of entry

Time of stay

1

Antigua & Barbuda

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 days

2

Bahamas

Electronic Travel Authorization

90, 180, or 365 days

3

Barbados

Visa-free

90 days

4

Cuba

Visa-free

90 days

5

Dominica

Visa-free

21 days

6

Haiti

Visa-free

90 days

7

Jamaica

Visa on arrival

30 days

8

Nicaragua

Visa on arrival

90 days

9

Panama

Visa-free

90 days

10

St Kitts and Nevis

Electronic Travel Authorization

30 or 90 days

11

Saint Lucia

Visa-free

42 days

12

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Visa-free

30 days

13

Trinidad and Tobago

Visa-free

90 days

South American countries and territories

Number

Country

Conditions of entry

Time of stay

1

Argentina

Visa-free

90 days

2

Bolivia

Visa on arrival

30 days
can be extended twice for the same period

3

Brazil

Visa-free

90 days out of 180

4

Chile

Visa-free

90 days

5

Colombia

Visa-free

90 days

6

Costa Rica

Visa-free

90 days

7

Ecuador

Visa-free

90 days a year

8

Peru

Visa-free

90 days out of 180

9

Uruguay

Visa-free

90 days

Oceania

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

Oceanian countries and territories

Number

Country

Conditions of entry

Time of stay

1

Australia

Electronic Travel Authorization

90 days

2

Micronesia

Visa-free

30 days
can be extended for another 30 days

3

Palau

Visa on arrival

30 days
can be extended twice for the same period

4

Samoa

Visa on arrival

60 days

5

Tuvalu

Visa on arrival

30 days
can be extended for another 30 days

How to obtain Montenegro citizenship

Montenegro citizenship by investment program is unavailable

The program stopped operating on January 1st, 2023. As an alternative, we suggest considering Malta citizenship by naturalisation for exceptional services by direct investment.

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.

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.

Together with the investor, their spouse can obtain a Montenegrin passport and financially dependent children regardless of 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%.

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Key points about visa-free travelling with a Montenegro passport

  1. Montenegro citizens can visit 139 countries visa-free or by getting an entry permit online or upon arrival in the country of destination.

  2. All European countries except the UK and Ireland are available for visa-free travel. In the Schengen countries, a Montenegrin citizen can spend up to 90 days every half a year.

  3. Visiting the USA requires a visa. Montenegrin citizens can qualify for a 3-year visitor visa or a 5-year business visa for investors.

  4. Obtaining Montenegro citizenship and a passport by investment is unavailable starting January 2023.

  5. Malta citizenship by naturalisation for exceptional services by direct investment might be a better alternative for Montenegro citizenship, granting visa-free access to more than 160 destinations.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How many countries are visa-free for Montenegro citizens?

    With a Montenegro passport, you can visit 139 countries on four continents without visas. The list includes all European countries except for the UK and Ireland. Among Asian destinations, Singapore is the most popular.

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

    The Schengen countries and Singapore 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.

  • 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 139 countries without visas. It holds the 62nd position in the 2023 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. With a Montenegro passport, one can get to Dubai and stay there for up to 90 days 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. But Montenegro passport holders can apply for Thailand visa online. The Thai E-visa allows staying in Thailand for up to 60 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?

    As of 2023, the Montenegro passport can only be obtained by birth or descent, naturalisation, and based on international agreements. Getting Montenegro citizenship by investment is no longer available.

    Alternatively, consider becoming a citizen of Malta by naturalisation for exceptional services by direct investment.