Travel with a Montenegro passport

Montenegro is a country in Southeastern Europe. The Henley Passport Ranking puts it in 46th place in terms of the number of visa-free countries available for Montenegrin citizens.

Montenegrin passport gives visa-free access to 73 countries.

Compared to other states, it is a medium mobility score. In addition to the above, there are 31 countries where travelers can go with an electronic travel permit and also 37 countries where an on-arrival visa is accepted.

Read the article and find out which destinations Montenegrin passport holders can visit, as well as what the benefits of traveling with visa-free access are.

Montenegro citizens may have better access to new places with visa-free travel 

Have you planned to visit a foreign country that doesn't require a visa? If so, it means you will save much time, and instead of dealing with formalities, you may focus on finding places worth exploring. Thanks to no need for a visa, you can return to the country as often as you want.

Traveling to visa-free countries is not so formal, and it doesn't have to be preceded by visits to embassies or neverending formalities. It helps to see a certain place precisely, meet people and keep good relations with them. With no visa obligation, taking care of our friendships or family members living abroad is much easier.

Montenegro passport application process

Only Montenegrin citizens may apply for a passport. There are two ways of becoming a citizen and obtaining a document.

  1. The first one is a traditional method of obtaining a Montenegrin passport through long-term residence. It consists of being a temporary resident of the country for five years and a permanent resident for another five years (10 years in total). Unfortunately, a marriage doesn't shorten this time.
  2. Another way is getting a passport through the citizenship by Investment Program. First, applicants make a (non-refundable) donation of €200,000 to the government's development fund. Next, they invest a minimum of 250 000 euros for a development project in the undeveloped part of the country or 400 000 euros in its developed part.

The passport is issued by the Ministry of the Interior and it is valid for 10 years.

The benefits of visa-free travel for Montenegrins to enjoy 

There are many benefits of traveling to visa-free countries. Time save for in-person visits to embassies and no need to fill in long, paper visa application forms reduce the stress level connected with dealing with formalities in offices.

In addition, visiting visa-free destinations is a good option for busy people who cannot afford to spend much time on travel preparations. Such people will appreciate that they do not have to apply for a visa every time they have a few days off for travel.

Planning a trip with no visa entry obligations and limits is easier and more convenient for everyone who wants to make the most of his free time for travel and not for unnecessary paperwork. Not to mention financial benefits as no visa means no visa fee to cover.

73 countries where Montenegro passport holders don't need a visa

Montenegro passport visa-free countries

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Haiti
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • South Korea
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vatican City
  • Zambia
  • Kosovo

Check the list and learn which destinations Montenegrin passport holders can reach with electronic visas, and which ones with on-arrival visas.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Samoa
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros
  • Grenada
  • Iran
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Senegal
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Seychelles

Electronic visa countries

  • India
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • South Sudan
  • Azerbaijan
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Lesotho
  • Malaysia
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • Vietnam
  • Zimbabwe
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Egypt
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Pakistan


How to know if your travel destination is a visa-free country?

If you look for information on visa-free destinations available with your passport, you should go to an embassy or check the information at the embassy's website. There is a list of constantly updated countries with visa-free access to foreign destinations.

Your destination requires a visa: what should you do?

There are still many destinations where a visa is required. If you travel to such a destination, you must apply for a travel permit earlier to get the document on time.

Check if you are eligible to apply for an electronic visa, as the application process is much easier. Please remember that the visa must be kept during the travel. It is valid only with a passport.

How to prepare for a trip to non-visa-free countries

Before a trip to non-visa-free countries, check if your passport is valid. It cannot expire in less than 6 months from the planned arrival date.

Make sure your country of origin is eligible for an electronic visa application and use this method if possible. It makes the procedure faster and more convenient. Remember to print the visa and keep it for travel.

Do you have to research the different visa requirements before traveling?

Every traveler should be well prepared to cross the border of another country. If any formalities are not fulfilled, entering a foreign destination may not even be possible. That is why you should get familiar with visa requirements before every travel. The entry rules differ from country to country, so it is important not to ignore them.

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