How to Apply For A Montenegro Tourist Visa with Your Philippines Passport

By Kach Umandap - Howe February 21st, 2020 Posted in Destination, Europe Travel Blog, Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides No comments

Plan your next Montenegro trip! Here’s our guide for Filipinos about applying for a tourist visa to Montenegro. Enjoy a holiday vacation in this country!

Montenegro is a country in the Balkans that you shouldn’t miss. It is near Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, and Kosovo, so if you want to have weekend trips you can visit those lovely countries too! Not only that but Montenegro is also blessed with beautiful mountains and pristine sea. The atmosphere is even lovely that everyone would love to wander here.

Tourist Visa For Montenegro

For Philippine passport holders, we need to obtain a tourist visa first before we can enter Montenegro. But no worries as we’re here to give you a guide and information you might need in applying for your Montenegro tourist visa. 

Philippine Passport holders Who are Exempted to Apply for A Montenegro Tourist Visa/ Visa-Free to Enter Montenegro

  • Those holders of any valid Schengen, US, Ireland, UK, and Northern Island visa or resident permits of those stated countries can enter Montenegro for up to 30 days or until the validity of their visa, whichever is lower. 
  • Holders of travel documents issued by EU Member-States, US, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Japan can enter Montenegro and stay there for up to 30 days without needing to apply for a Montenegro visa.
  • Those holders of Alien Passport from Latvia
  • Holders of APEC Business Travel Card can stay for up to 30 days
  • Holders of a resident permit from the United Arab Emirates which should be valid for at least 30 days and arriving directly from there are visa-exempt and can stay for a maximum of 10 days but must show an onward or return ticket and proof of accommodation.

Main requirements in applying for A Montenegro Tourist Visa

How to Apply For A Montenegro Tourist Visa with Your Philippines Passport

  • Colored Photo (3.5 x 4.5 cm) – attach it to your visa application form
  • Valid Passport (must be 90 days from the issue date of visa)

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Note: There is a Montenegro Consulate located in Manila, Philippines, however as per the Visa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Montenegro, it is recommended to apply at the Serbian Embassy in Jakarta.

Step-by-Step Guide on How to Apply for A Montenegro Tourist Visa

STEP 1: Fill in the application form completely and legibly. Don’t forget to attach your photo. 

STEP 2: Gather all the required documents. Scan all of them, all your documents must be in PDF format and should not exceed 200 KB.

STEP 3: Go to the bank or do an online International bank transfer to pay for your visa fee to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Jakarta.

Аccount Number: 3597226350
Account Name: Embassy of Serbia
Bank Name: PT. Bank Danamon Indonesia, Tbk.
SWIFT/BIC code: BDINIDJA
Branch address: Menara Bank Danamon, Jl. HR. Rasuna Said Blok C No.10 JAKARTA Selatan, Jakarta 12940 INDONESIA

Remember to let them transfer the full amount, the bank charges will be shouldered by you. If you have a group visa, please e-mail and inform the embassy in advance to confirm your visa fees.

STEP 4: Write your name in the bank slip and scan it. Send all the required documents to embjakarta@serbian-embassy.org.

STEP 5: Wait for the approval of your visa.

STEP 6: If your visa got approved, you need to send your passport to the embassy and pay EURO 30/35 for DHL postal fee, so they can send back your passport.

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Visa Processing Fee for A Montenegro Tourist Visa

The visa fee is EURO 124

Processing time: The processing time is about 3-4 weeks. So, apply for the visa at least 6-8 weeks before your departure date.

Consulate in the Philippines

Consulate of Montenegro in the Philippines

Address: Arguilla corner Lippay Street San Lorenzo Village Makati City, Metro Manila, 1200
Contact number: (+382) 915-246-7859 / (+382) 917-160-5628
Email: mvpledesma.montenegro@gmail.com / vanessa.ledesma@mfa.gov.me

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Frequently Asked Questions About Montenegro Tourist Visa

1. I’m going to Jakarta, can I pay in cash?

No, the Embassy does not accept cash payment.

2. Where can I pay?

You can pay at your bank and have international fund transfer. However, you have to make sure your payment is in the exact amount in Euros and that bank charges are paid by you and not deducted from your payment.

3. Is personal appearance required?

No. You can submit your documents online.

4. Can I get my visa at the embassy?

Yes. Once it is approved you can go to the Embassy of Serbia in Jakarta to get your visa and no need to pay the DHL postal fee.

5. Where can I claim my approved visa?

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Jakarta. 

Address: Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto 109, Menteng, Jakarta, 10310 Indonesia

For more details regarding your visa application, you can email the Department of Foreign Affairs in Montenegro at visa@mfa.gov.me 

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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