Marriage to a Montenegrin Citizen
Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Montenegrin citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps.
If you want to bring your Montenegrin spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. If they would like to visit you in Canada while their application is in process, they must also apply for a visitor visa. For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our visitor visa page.
If you file a Canadian sponsorship application for your Montenegrin spouse or partner, this application takes an average of 10-12 months.
A visitor visa application for your spouse or partner to visit you in Canada while the sponsorship applications are processing takes an average of 3 –14 days.
Montenegrin Marriage Basic Requirements
The following is some basic advice for a Canadian citizen who wishes to marry in Montenegro. Canadian nationals should contact the Montenegrin Registry Office of the municipality in which the couple will marry to be sure of the local requirements they need to fulfill in order for their ceremony to go ahead and to complete the formalities.
- Certificate of No Impediment to marry which couple must obtain as a necessary proof to the Montenegrin authorities of eligibility to marry. It can be obtained from the Canadian Embassy Consular Section in Belgrade, Serbia
- Your Canadian passport
- Your Canadian birth certificate
- If you have been married before, the divorce decree or a death certificate if applicable
- Certificate of residence registration obtained from the local police (“potvrda o prijavi boravišta”) showing that the applicant have resided in Montenegro for at least 21 days
If your Montenegrin spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Montenegrin Marriage document application.
If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Montenegrin citizen.
List of Montenegrin Consulates in Canada
Montenegro is often represented by Serbia abroad.
Calling Montenegro from Canada
011 – 382- Area Code – local number
Area Codes for major centres in Montenegro (landlines only):
Cellular Phone codes (by provider)
- m:tel: 68
- Telenor: 63 or 69
- T-Mobile: 67
Voip Code is 78
Calling Canada from Montenegro
Dial 00 – 1 – area code – local number
Area Codes of Canada
|Alberta||403 / 587 (southern Alberta)
587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)
|BC||236 / 250 / 778 (majority of BC)
236 / 604 / 778 (Metro Vancouver)
|Ontario||226 / 519 (southwestern Ontario)
249 / 705 (northeastern Ontario)
289 / 365 / 905 (Greater Toronto Area)
343 / 613 (eastern Ontario)
416 / 647 (Toronto)
807 (northwestern Ontario)
|Manitoba||204 / 431||PEI||782 / 902|
|New Brunswick||506||Quebec||418 / 581 (eastern Quebec)
438 / 514 (Montreal)
450 / 579 (Greater Montreal)
819 / 873 (remainder of Quebec)
|Newfoundland and Labrador||709||Saskatchewan||306 / 639|
|Nova Scotia||782 / 902|
Montenegro is on Central European Time (GMT+1). Europe changes its clocks for Daylight Savings at slightly different times of the year than Canada does, so there are two one-week periods each year when the time differences below are incorrect. Saskatchewan does not participate in DST, so the time difference is 1 hour greater in the summer.
|Canadian Time Zone||# of Hours Thailand is Ahead|
|Pacific (BC, Yukon)||9 hours|
|Mountain (Alberta, western Nunvaut, Lloydminster, Saskatchewan)||8 hours|
|Central (Manitoba, Northwest Territories, central Nunavut, northwestern Ontario, Saskatchewan*)||7 hours|
|Eastern (most of Ontario, most of Quebec)||6 hours|
|Atlantic (Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, eastern Quebec)||5 hours|
Emergency Information for Canadians in Montenegro
There is no Canadian diplomatic mission in Montenegro. For assistance, contact the embassy in Serbia.
Embassy of Canada in Belgrade
Kneza Milosa 75
Telephone: 381 (11) 306-3000
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The Government of Canada’s Travel Alerts for Montenegro
Sponsoring Your Montenegrin Spouse to Canada
The sponsorship process is long and can be frustrating. To learn more about it, click the button below:
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