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Visa-Free Countries for Montenegro Passport holders

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Gulnara Salikhova
8 July 2024
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Lately, Montenegro has been praised for its wild, unparalleled beauty and cultural diversity. This tiny Balkan nation along the Adriatic Sea, which is one of the warmest and cleanest, is home to rugged mountains, luxurious beaches, and charming medieval villages. What is more, much of Montenegro’s stunning natural beauty is in the mountains, and those areas of this beautiful country should not be missed!

A special reference is made to an iconic Bay of Kotor. Gorgeous, breathtaking, majestic, divine. Whatever is your thesaurus, the mind-blowing beauty of the Kotor Bay will leave you struggling for superlatives. This cobalt cove manages to defy geographic description. A significant number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals are attracted here by absolute security, projects with the most profitable opportunities, and much more.

The Porto Montenegro super yacht marina has quickly become a separate luxury town. This helps to attract many visitors, which positively affects the country’s economy and the development.

There are 128 visa-free countries in the travel list 2024 for Montenegro passport holders, such as Israel, Brazil, Turkey, and the entire European Union. This gives it an overall medium mobility score, allowing instant travel worldwide and an average stay of 90 days visa free.

Visa-free and visa on arrival countries

Europe

Visa-free

  1. Austria
  2. Albania
  3. Andorra
  4. Armenia
  5. Belarus
  6. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Croatia
  9. Cyprus
  10. Georgia
  11. Norway
  12. Moldova
  13. Monaco
  14. North Macedonia
  15. Netherlands
  16. Romania
  17. Russian Federation
  18. San Marino
  19. Turkey
  20. Ukraine
  21. Vatican City
  22. Belgium
  23. Czech Republic
  24. Denmark
  25. Estonia
  26. Finland
  27. Slovakia
  28. France
  29. Germany
  30. Greece
  31. Hungary
  32. Poland
  33. Iceland
  34. Italy
  35. Latvia
  36. Liechtenstein
  37. Lithuania
  38. Luxembourg
  39. Malta
  40. Portugal
  41. Serbia
  42. Slovenia
  43. Spain
  44. Sweden
  45. Switzerland

Americas

Visa-free

  1. Argentina
  2. Brazil
  3. Chile
  4. Colombia
  5. Costa Rica
  6. Ecuador
  7. Panama
  8. Peru
  9. Uruguay

Visa on arrival

  1. Bolivia
  2. Nicaragua

Asia

Visa-free

  1. Singapore
  2. South Korea
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Uzbekistan
  5. Tajikistan
  6. Israel
  7. United Arab Emirates

Visa on arrival

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Cambodia
  3. Kyrgyzstan
  4. Kazakhstan
  5. Laos
  6. Maldives
  7. Nepal
  8. Timor-Leste
  9. Iran
  10. Jordan
  11. Lebanon
  12. Qatar
  13. Saudi Arabia

eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization)

  1. Sri Lanka

Africa

Visa-free

  1. Eswatini
  2. Gambia
  3. Tunisia
  4. Zambia

 

Visa on arrival

  1. Cape Verde
  2. Comoros
  3. Djibouti
  4. Egypt
  5. Guinea-Bissau
  6. Kenya
  7. Madagascar
  8. Malawi
  9. Mauritania
  10. Mauritius
  11. Mozambique
  12. Rwanda
  13. Seychelles
  14. Senegal
  15. Somalia
  16. Tanzania
  17. Togo
  18. Uganda

Oceania

Visa-free

  1. Micronesia

Visa on arrival

  1. Palau
  2. Samoa
  3. Tuvalu

Caribbean

Visa-free

  1. Cuba
  2. Dominica
  3. Haiti
  4. St. Lucia
  5. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  6. Trinidad and Tobago

 

Visa on arrival

  1. Jamaica

 

Territories

Visa-free

  1. Hong Kong (SAR China)
  2. Macao
  3. Faroe Islands
  4. Greenland
  5. French Guiana
  6. French West Indies
  7. Mayotte
  8. New Caledonia
  9. Reunion
  10. St. Pierre and Miquelon
  11. Wallis and Futuna
  12. Cook Islands
  13. Niue
  14. Aruba
  15. Curacao
  16. St. Maarten
  17. Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  18. Kosovo
  19. Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
  20. French Polynesia
  21. Palestinian Territories

As one can see, there is a huge amount of visa free countries for Montenegro. A Montenegro passport allows visa free travel to 124 destinations where one can stay for 30 days, 45 days, 60 days, 90 days (3 months), or even more, like 180 days (6 months). The list of visa free countries for Montenegro includes the west indies region with an average stay of up to 90 days visa free (Cuba, Haiti, etc.)

Entry regulations to Europe

Montenegro has been successfully working on expanding its list of visa free countries. Although Montenegro is not part of the EU, the country is currently permitted to travel to the Schengen area, as the world’s largest visa free zone, and no visa is required.

Very soon, the nationals of this petite state in the south-east of Europe will be able to reach any destination they want through a simple online application. For now, they can do this without the need for a visa or any other travel documents.

Discover a world of benefits within Montenegro

  • Visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 128 destinations
  • The prospect of EU accession: Montenegro is expected to join the European Union member countries in 2025.
  • Possibility to obtain an E-2 visa for the US. This type of visa is not available for citizens of China, the Russian Federation, South Africa and some others
  • An E-2 is a business visa that allows investors to live and work in the States.
  • Mediterranean climate, beautiful scenery, and a low cost of living
  • Citizenship in a member state of the European Monetary Union, the NATO Alliance, OSCE, and the WTO
  • Real estate is in demand
  • A green light from banks: No issues with opening accounts in progressive European banks

If you would like to know more about how you can get a second citizenship, you need to contact Migronis today and book a free consultation with our second citizenship expert.

Rules for obtaining a U.S. visa

According to the visa policy of the United States, a visa free travel for Montenegrin citizens to USA is not allowed. Like most other nationalities, this population category is required to apply for a US B1/B2 Visa for business and travel purposes. However, you will be happy to learn that the list of requirements is quite short, and there’s a high probability that you already have everything you need.

Documents for B1/B2 Visa:

  1. Valid Passport with expiration date for at least 6 months from the date of arrival
  2. Visa Application Form
  3. Passport Photo (no older than 6 months)
  4. Dates of 5 previous trips to the US (if they were)
  5. Appointment Booking. Appointment booking confirmation with the consulate of USA, and a US Visa Fee receipt along with DS-160 confirmation page
  6. Current Details

If you are employed: ITR, original pay slips, current bank statement (no older than 6 months), a letter from an employer.

If you are self-employed: ITR, a copy of a business license, and a current bank statement (no older than 6 months)

If you are retired: proof of the retirement fund

If you are a student: No Object certificate from School or University and an official letter from the school indicating they have a good reputation and are registered for the upcoming semester

  1. Travel itinerary
  2. Proof of funds: tax records, personal bank statements, and payslips from employer
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Financial Documents (Like Mutual Funds, Property papers, etc.)
  5. Proof you’ll return to Montenegro

Important note: an applicant should be present when applying for a USA tourist visa.

Rules for obtaining a visa in Canada

Unfortunately, Canada is not one of the countries, which you can visit with a Montenegrin passport visa-free. In order to stay in this country in North America, you need to have a Canada tourist visa, above all. Then, one must bear in mind that your living here is time-limited – your visa expires in 180 days.

  1. Visa Application Form
  2. Passport
  3. Passport Photo (no older than 6 months)
  4. Travel itinerary (not a ticket)
  5. Bank Statement (which indicates the balances of the accounts, the name of the account holder, the date of the statement, and stamps of the bank officials if bank statement was printed)
  6. Cover Letter
  7. Accommodation Bookings
  8. Tax Returns
  9. Current Details

If you are employed: ITR, a letter from your employer stating that you will return to your current job and the purpose and duration of the trip. Current bank statement from the latest 6 months and original payslips are also required.

If you are self-employed: ITR, a copy of your business license, and a current bank statement from the latest 6 months

If you are a student: an official letter from the school indicating they have a good reputation and are registered for the upcoming semester

If you are retired: proof of your retirement fund. Financial documents (like F.D. or PPF)

Important note: an applicant should be present when applying for a USA tourist visa.

Visa regulations in Great Britain

The UK is not among the visa-free countries for Montenegro passport holders. However, the very fact that a visa for Ireland is issued free of charge is important information. There is also electronic travel for the UK multiple entry Type-C visa. An e visa has many benefits if you are traveling by airplane. It is a must-have in the modern world, as with the help of e-visa you can enter free countries from anywhere at any moment.

Rules for obtaining a visa to other countries

As can be seen, the Montenegrin passport has incredible potential. Montenegro, this small upland state, gives visa free access to 100+ visa free countries, which manifests that this is only the start of your way to opening the world and better quality of life!

However, there are also some countries, which do not allow visa free travel for citizens of Montenegro. As an example, one can note that Montenegro citizens are required to get a visa to China, Japan, India, and some other destinations. To know more about this, you should contact the consulate of a country you are interested in and flush out all the details.

E-2 visa

Montenegro is an E-2 Treaty Country with the United States. The US E-2 is a popular option to live and work in this country and to manage the business through investing either in an existing business or starting a new one. This non-immigrant visa grants the holder temporary residency for up to 5 years and can be renewed if the applicants still meet the requirements.

Important note: To qualify for an E-2 visa, the applicant must be a citizen of treaty countries.

E-2 requirements:

  1. Be a citizen of the treaty country
  2. The most part of the total volume of the world trade should be between the USA and treaty country
  3. The investing is non-refundable
  4. There should be a real operating enterprise
  5. The investment may not be marginal
  6. The investor should control the budget and accept risks
  7. The investor should depart when their E-2 status ends unless it is renewed

Required documents:

  1. Passport with a validity date for at least 6 months beyond your period of stay in the United States
  2. Application fee payment receipt
  3. Non-immigrant Treaty Trader/Treaty Investor Application, Form DS-156E
  4. Photo

Additional documents may also be required.

How to get Montenegrin Citizenship by Investment

Law on Montenegrin Nationality ("Official Gazette of Montenegro", No. 13/08) shall regulate the manner of and conditions for acquiring and losing Montenegrin nationality.

Montenegro Launched its Citizenship by Investment Program in July 2018.

In January 2019, the doors to Montenegrin citizenship opened for investors through the country's newly introduced citizenship by investment program. This program offered a unique opportunity for individuals to acquire Montenegrin passports by making a significant contribution to the country's economy.

To qualify, investors were required to undergo a rigorous due diligence process, make a non-refundable contribution to a government fund, and purchase a share in a government-approved real estate project, typically a luxurious resort or hotel. In exchange, they and their family members were granted Montenegrin citizenship.

One of the attractive features of this program was the lack of language proficiency tests and residency requirements. Investors did not need to reside in Montenegro or have any prior connection to the country.

However, it's worth noting that the Montenegrin citizenship program is no longer available, as it was closed in January 2023.

For those seeking alternative options, we recommend considering Portugees citizenship by investment program for exceptional services by direct investment. This program offers a more established and reputable route to EU citizenship, with a focus on recognizing outstanding contributions to society.

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