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.
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.
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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
- Completed visa application form
- 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)
- Invitation Letter or hotel reservation (If you’re invited by a relative or friend – certified invitation letter is required)
- Air ticket reservation
- Travel Insurance Safetywing or AXA Schengen are highly recommended)
- Proof of Sufficient Fund like Bank Statement or Bank Certificate.
- Payment of Consular Fee – EURO 124 for an individual visa, but if you’re in a group of at least 5 people then EURO 124 for the first person and only an additional 6 EUROS per person.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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