Marrying and Sponsoring a Montenegrin Citizen

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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.


Processing Time

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.

Please see our pages on family sponsorship and Canadian visitor visa for more information on the processing times of these applications.


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.

Documents Required


Family Members

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.

Click here


Calling Montenegro from Canada

011 – 382- Area Code – local number


Area Codes for major centres in Montenegro (landlines only):

Bar 30 Dobrota/Kotor 32 Pljevlja 52
Berane 51 Herceg Novi 31 Podgorica 20
Bijela 31 Igalo 31 Rakonje 50
Bijelo Polje 50 Kolasin 20 Rozaje 51
Budva 33 Mojkovac 50 Skaljari 32
Burtaisi 30 Niksic 40 Tivat 32
Cetinje 41 Perast 32 Tuzi 20
Danilovgrad 20 Plav 51 Ulcinj 30

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

Province Code Province  Code
Alberta 403 / 587 (southern Alberta)

587 / 780 (central and northern Alberta)

Nunavut 867
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
Northwest Territories 867 Yukon 867
Nova Scotia 782 / 902


Time Difference

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
Newfoundland 4.5 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
111711 Belgrade

Telephone: 381 (11) 306-3000
Fax: 381 (11) 306-3042
Email: [email protected]

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The Government of Canada’s Travel Alerts for Montenegro

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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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