"Schengen visas"- Frequently Asked Questions
Reception of the public ONLY AFTER APPOINTMENT.
Please call (020) 655 544 and (020) 618 170
- Which are the working hours of the Consular Office?
Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 13:00.
- Which are the necessary documents for the issuance of a Schengen visa?
1.The applicants shall in principle appear in person at the Consular Office to lodge an application.
When lodging the application, the applicant shall:
(a) present an application form
(b) present a valid travel document
(c) present a recent photograph
(d) pay the visa fee of EURO 60,- (except for citizens of Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine who pay the visa fee of EURO 35,-). Minors, students, diplomats, family members of EU citizens may be exempted from the visa fee- request additional information at the Consular Office
(e) provide necessary supporting documents, including residence permit in Montenegro
(f) produce proof of adequate and valid travel insurance
2. Application form
Each applicant must submit a completed and signed application form. Persons included in the applicant’s travel document shall submit a separate application form. Minors shall submit an application form signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship. You may get the application form at the Consular Office or download it here
3. Travel document
The applicant shall present a valid travel document satisfying the following criteria:
(a) its validity shall extend at least three months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States or, in the case of several visits, after the last intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States.
(b) it shall contain at least two blank pages;
(c) it shall have been issued within the previous 10 years
4. Supporting documents
When applying for a Schengen visa, the applicant must present:
(a) proof of legal residence in Montenegro, e.g. residence permit in Montenegro usually affixed on the passport
For applicants working in a company in Montenegro: working certificate, copy of the working booklet, working insurance
For applicants who own a company in Montenegro: recent record of the company issued by the Commercial Court, bank confirmation of a valid bank account of the company
For minors (under 18 years old): birth certificate, school enrolment certificate. In case the minor travels alone or with only one parent, consent of parental authority on the realisation of the specific journey validated by a notary public
(b) documents indicating the purpose of the journey (tourism, business, participation to a seminar, medical reasons, family etc).
For journeys undertaken for the purposes of tourism: confirmation of the booking of an organised trip, hotel reservation or any other appropriate document indicating the accommodation envisaged, plane round tickets or private car documents in case of road trip
When visiting family/friends: invitation from the host
For business trips: an invitation from a Greek firm or an authority to attend meetings, conferences or events, documents proving that the inviting company is still active
(c) documents indicating that the applicant possess sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay in Greece and the return to Montenegro (eg work certificate, pension, valid bank accounts)
5. Travel medical insurance
Applicants for a Schengen visa for one or two entries shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance to cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment or death, during their stay on the territory of the Member States.
Applicants for a Schengen visa for multiple entries shall prove that they are in possession of adequate and valid travel medical insurance covering the period of their first intended visit.
The insurance shall be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen area. The minimum coverage shall be EUR 30 000.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONSULAR OFFICE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REQUEST ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS IT CONSIDERS AS NECESSARY, FOLLOWING THE INTERVIEW OF THE APPLICANT
- Is it necessary to appear in person at the Consular Office in order to apply?
The applicants are requested to appear in person at the Consular Office in order to lodge an application
- How long may I stay in the Schengen area?
As from 18 October 2013 for the vast majority of the third-country nationals who intend to travel to the Schengen area for a short stay the maximum duration of authorised stay is defined as "90 days in any 180-day period […]". "The date of entry shall be considered as the first day of stay on the territory of the Member States and the date of exit shall be considered as the last day of stay on the territory of the Member States. Periods of stay authorised under a residence permit or a long-stay visa shall not be taken into account in the calculation of the duration of stay on the territory of the Member States."
The notion of "any", implies the application of a "moving" 180-day reference period, looking backwards at each day of the stay (be it at the entry or at the day of an actual check), into the last 180-day period, in order to verify if the 90 days / 180-day requirement continues to be fulfilled.
Among others, it means that an absence for an uninterrupted period of 90 days allows for a new stay for up to 90 days.
Stays in Bulgaria, Croatia, Ireland, Romania, Cyprus and the United Kingdom shall not be taken into account as they are not (yet) part of the Schengen area without internal borders. At the same time, the non-EU Member States Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland belong to the Schengen area; short stays in these countries count in when assessing the compliance with the 90 days / 180-day rule.
You may find a short-stay calculator on the website of the European Commission: in order to calculate the period of your allowed stay in the Schengen zone.
- Which are the working hours of the Consular Office?
The Consular Office is open from Monday to Friday from 10:00 until 13:00