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  1. Go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Montenegro or to the Montenegrin Embassy or consulate abroad.
  2. Submit request for a residence permit.
  3. Submit all required documents.

Issuance of Residence Permit on the Ground of Work Permit

  • To apply for the work permit, an application from an employer (a local company or a company of your own) is required.
  • The documents are submitted to the local police for processing. This procedure is available only for the foreigners who do not need a visa to enter Montenegro. Foreigners who need a visa to enter Montenegro have to apply for a work permit at the Montenegro Embassy in their home country.


Required Documents[edit]

  • passport
  • marriage certificate (for spouse)
  • birth certificate (for children)
  • health insurance
  • criminal record check from country of origin
  • criminal record check from Montenegro
  • proof of accommodation in Montenegro (Montenegrin title deed, rental agreement or statement from the landlord)
  • medical certificate issued in Montenegro
  • bank statement from a Montenegrin bank confirming sufficient funds to remain in Montenegro (3,650 per year) or proof of *salary exceeding 350 per month issued by the employer. This document is required for each applicant including children (bank statements must be from parents account)
  • confirmation of employability issued by the Employment Office
  • university degree nostrification (certificate of equivalence) for employment applications
  • employment offer in writing with employment terms
  • registration documents (for companies and self-employed entrepreneurs)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Tel: +382 20 246 357
Fax: +382 20 224 670
Address: Stanka Dragojevi?a 2



Temporary residence permits are issued for more than 90 days on the following grounds:

  • family reunification
  • education (vocational, university, student exchange, etc.)
  • advanced training, professional education or industrial placement
  • scientific research
  • medical care
  • humanitarian missions
  • real estate ownership
  • employment
  • other grounds as stipulated by law or international agreement

Note: Permanent residence is entitled to those who renew their residence permit every year in five years term.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


A Temporary residence permit is valid for 1 year.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Processing time to obtain a residence permit is 20-30 days.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

Residence permits in Montenegro can be temporary and permanent. Temporary residence permit allows remaining in the country for up to 1 year and its holder cannot leave the country for more than one month in aggregate. Following are the procedures on how to obtain residence permit in Montenegro.

Information which might help[edit]

Montenegro Business Service

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Visa, Residence Permits and Citizenship in Montenegro



More information which might help people.