Things to Know Before You Go To Montenegro


To enter Montenegro, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except (1) EU nationals holding a valid ID card.


Visitors not staying in a hotel or official tourist accommodation must register with the police within 24 hours of arrival.


Visa policy of Montenegro is similar to the Visa policy of the Schengen Area. It grants 90 day visa-free entry to almost all Schengen Annex II nationalities, and also it is valid for several additional countries. Please check the latest rules with diplomatic representatives.

EU nationals entering with a national ID card may stay for up to 30 days, but can stay for 90 days if using a passport.

Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Montenegro.

Types and cost: 

Airport transit visa; transit visa; short-stay visa; long-stay visa. Check with the embassy for the latest fees.


Airport transit visa: valid for one or several airport transits within three months; transit visa: valid for one, two or exceptionally several overland transits for five days per journey within six months.

Short-stay visa: 90 days within six months; long-stay visa: over 90 days, but no more than six months in one year.

Application to: 

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). In countries where Montenegro has no diplomatic representation, visitors requiring a visa should apply to the Serbian Embassy.

Extension of stay: 

For stays of more than 90 days, you must apply for a temporary residence permit one week before the 90 days expire.


If you’re planning to drive in Montenegro, you should be extremely careful. Poor road conditions and poor standards of driving in Montenegro results in an above-average number of road accidents. Bad conditions and overcrowding can make it dangerous. Traffic drives on the right.

If you want to drive:

* Bring your driver’s licence and international driving permit and make sure you have adequate and appropriate insurance
* Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law and you risk being detained, fined or banned from driving if caught
* Be aware of Montenegro’s traffic laws, such as speed limits
* Wear your seatbelts at all times
* Keep your dipped headlights on during the day
* Don’t use a mobile phone while driving

Emergency services:

Police: 122
Fire department: 123
Ambulance: 124