Temporary residence permit
(in the local language is called privremeni boravak
) allows foreigners to stay in Montenegro for one-year maximum.
Temporary Residence for Employment
A foreigner can work in Montenegro on the basis of a temporary residence and work permit or work registration certificate, unless otherwise provided by the law.
A foreigner can perform in Montenegro only those activities that the temporary residence and work permit or work registration certificate was issued for, and only for the employer who employs him/her.
The employer can deploy the foreigner only to the activities that he/she was issued a residence and work permit or work registration certificate for.
In the business premises or place of work performance of a foreigner, the employer must have on disposal a copy of the permit to stay and work, or a copy of the work registration certificate of a foreigner who works for him.
The employer is obliged to notify the Ministry of the termination of the work of the foreigner, before the expiry of the residence and work permit, at the latest within eight days from the date of termination of the foreigner work.
The employer shall not employ or use the work of a foreigner who is illegally residing in Montenegro.
Without a permit for temporary residence and work or work registration certificate, a foreigner can work in Montenegro, if he/she has the following:
- a temporary residence permit for family reunification with a Montenegrin citizen or a foreigner who has a permanent residence permit;
- recognized refugee status or approved subsidiary protection, in accordance with the law governing asylum;
- temporary residence permit on humanitarian grounds.
In the aforementioned case, a foreigner has free access to the labor market of Montenegro, unless a special regulation provides otherwise.
The employer must have on disposal in the business premises or place of work performance of the foreigner a copy of his/her temporary residence permit, or evidence of recognized refugee status or approved subsidiary protection.
An employer who employs a foreigner is obliged to notify the Ministry within eight days from the date of employment or the beginning of the work of a foreigner, or cessation of work.
The Purpose of the Temporary Residence and Work Permits
According to its purpose, the temporary residence and work permit may be issued for:
- The employment of a foreigner;
- Seasonal employment of a foreigner;
- Work of a seconded employee.
A seconded employee is a foreigner who, in a limited period of time is employed in Montenegro, which is not a state in which he/she regularly works.
The aforementioned permit refers to:
- contracted services provision;
- movement of persons within a foreign economic society.