Montenegro is one of our favorite countries in Europe, especially the City of Herceg Novi which I’ve visited thrice already. More than the delicious food, the scenic view of the Bay of Kotor (which is a sailing haven), and the very warm people that we’ve met, what we love about this country is that it is a lot cheaper compared to the rest of Europe.
Traveling to Europe doesn’t have to cost you all your savings (and even more). Just choose which countries to visit and I’m sure your trip will be as equally as memorable! I always tell newbie and not-so-broke travelers who are dying to see Europe visit this country.
A one-way ticket using Local Transportation would be roughly around 0.90€, one pint of local beer would only be around 1.85€, and a meal at a cheap restaurant is just 5€.
You can even get a big slice of pizza or a burger for just 2€ but buying Asian food ingredients are expensive. That’s how cheap it is and for Filipinos, we need a visa to visit this country.
WHO DOESN’T NEED A VISA TO VISIT MONTENEGRO?
Foreign passport holders (Filipinos included) who hold a valid Schengen Visa, or a valid visa of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, or a residence permit for those countries, may enter Montenegro, stay in Montenegro, or cross its territory for up to 30 days, and no longer than the expiry of the visa, if the visa expires in less than 30 days.
REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLYING A TOURIST VISA TO MONTENEGRO
To apply for a Tourist Visa for Montenegro, you’ll need the following documents:
- Visa application form
- Copy of passport
- Passport size photo (JPG format)
- Letter of invitation or hotel reservation/voucher-itinerary
- Flight ticket reservation (you can use our Rent a Flight)
- Travel insurance
- Proof of consular fee payment
- Proof of sufficient fund/bank statement
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE IN APPLYING FOR A TOURIST VISA TO MONTENEGRO
STEP 1: Collect all the requirements and scan them into pdf format except for the photo which must be in JPG.
STEP 2: Pay the Visa Fee of 124 Euros to this official bank of the Embassy t:
Embassy of the Republic of Serbia
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
Do not forget to include your name in the bank slip and inform your bank to transfer the payment in the exact amount.
STEP 3: Send all the files, together with the bank slip to firstname.lastname@example.org
STEP 4: Wait for the results and pray it will be approved! 🙂
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IN APPLYING FOR A TOURIST VISA TO MONTENEGRO
1. How long does it take for the visa to be processed?
It takes approximately 3 weeks so I suggest you apply at least 4 weeks before your intended flight.
2. There’s a Montenegro Consul Office in the Philippines! Why can’t I apply there?
This is only a Consul Office and they do not process visa applications but they’re very eager to assist Visa Applicants. In fact, this is how we found out about this process! The best option for Filipinos is to apply through the Serbian Embassy in Indonesia.
3. Are there any other options?
Sure! You can apply for a Schengen Visa, United States of America Visa, or the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, or Ireland Tourist Visa.
4. What if I have incomplete documents?
Then your visa application will not be processed.
5. Will I get a refund in case I don’t get my visa?
No. There’s absolutely no refund.
6. Why are we applying at the Serbian Embassy and not at the Embassy of Montenegro?
I think there’s a bilateral agreement between them as they have the same language and Montenegro used to be part of Serbia.
7. What happens if my visa is approved?
You’ll have to send your passport to the Embassy which will be sent back to you with your visa via DHL. You’ll also have to pay 35 USD for the DHL Fee.
For more information, contact:
Mr. Benny Enrico
Embassy of the Republic of Serbia
Jl. HOS Cokroaminoto 109, Menteng
Jakarta, 10310 Indonesia
Ph. +62 21 314 3560; 314 3720
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