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I asked Indian citizen: do I need a Croatia/Bosnia/Montenegro visa if I have a Schengen visa? [duplicate] about entry into Montenegro on the basis of a Schengen visa. One of the answers I received said:
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.
As per my trip across Europe, I will be applying for a Schengen visa with a validity of 34 days since my itinerary goes like this (in the same sequence):
- Milan, Italy (4 days) - Budapest, Hungary (6 days) - Dubrovnik, Croatia (5 days) - Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina (3 days) - Kotor, Montenegro (3 days) - Brussels, Belgium (6 days) - Paris, France (7 days)
So I only intend to spend three days in Montenegro. Also, by the time I would have reached the entry point of Montenegro, I would have already utilised 10 days out of my validity of 34 days.
Will I get entry into Montenegro (since the paragraph on the visa page specifies that if the period of validity of the visa is less than 30 days)?
I already have my flight out of Montenegro booked to Belgium and hotel accommodation booked. Plus, I am really excited about visiting Kotor so I do not want to give up on the opportunity to visit Montenegro.
Do I need a separate visa or can I go in with a multi-entry Schengen visa with my itinerary?
Also, worst case if I do have to apply for a visa, the embassy for Montenegro is not present in my country (India) and they have said on their website to apply to the "Republic of Serbia" Embassy which is in Delhi. I live in Mumbai. It is not possible for me to go to Delhi just to apply for a Montenegro visa.
Are there alternatives?