I am an Indian national, and me and wife are going to the UK for a month. We have 2 years valid UK visa. Also we just spoke to our travel agent if we can visit some other countries without a visa for 1 week, and he recommend Montenegro.

He said we can visit Montenegro without a visa on 2 years UK visa. He said we can travel through Ryanair.

Before I buy tickets, I want to make sure if we need any visa.


Yes you can enter Montenegro with valid 2 years UK visit visa for up to 30 days without a visa The answer is from the official Montenegro Ministry Of foreign Affairs website:


--- Overview of visa regimes for foreign citizens ---

Holders of travel documents containing a valid Schengen visa, a valid visa of the United States of America, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, or a permission to stay in these countries, may enter and stay, or pass through the territory of Montenegro up to 30 days, and not longer than the expiry of visa, if the period of validity of the visa is less than 30 days.

Holders of travel documents issued by the European Union Member States or the United States of America, Kingdom of Norway, Republic of Ireland, Swiss Confederation, Canada, Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand and Japan based on the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (1951) or Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (1954), as well as Travel Documents for Foreigners may enter, pass through the territory of and stay in Montenegro up to 30 days without a visa.

Mere possession of a visa does not grant the entry to Montenegro. Other legal requirements for granting a foreigner the entry and stay to Montenegro must also be met according to the Law on Foreigners (“Official Gazette of Montenegro”, no. 56/14 , 28/15 and 16/16.

Visa regime between Montenegro and other countries is regulated by the Decree on visa regime (“Official Gazette of Montenegro”, No. 35/16).

Visa in itself does not offer a grant of permission to work in Montenegro. Person who intends to work in Montenegro must obtain a temporary residence permit for the purpose of employment or seasonal work, on the grounds of previously issued work permit.

Also, the holder of an ordinary Indian passport needs a Montenegro visa:

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  • It appears that you have formatted your own text as block quotes. This is unorthodox and (to me, at least) confusing. Is there any chance you'd change it? – phoog Oct 18 '16 at 19:12
  • @phoog u mean mfa block letter – Ali Awan Oct 18 '16 at 19:25
  • I mean the fact that you prefixed your text with > symbols. – phoog Oct 18 '16 at 19:26
  • @phoog, can you edit that. I would really appreciate – Ali Awan Oct 18 '16 at 19:28
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    Okay, I changed the formatting so the images are now block quotes and your text isn't. It's better, however, to copy the text from the images so it's searchable. – phoog Oct 18 '16 at 19:29

According to TIMATIC, that is correct, you do not require a visa to visit Montenegro when you are:

Passengers with a visa, valid for the period of stay, issued by Ireland (Rep.), USA, United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State for a maximum stay of 30 days.

IATA Timatic is what airlines and travel agents use to verify passengers travel document requirements for destination and transit points.

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