A foreigner may be granted a temporary residence and work permit if:
- he/she has means of subsistence;
- he/she has provided accommodation;
- he/she has health insurance;
- /she has submitted evidence justifying of the application for a permit issuance;
- he/she has a valid foreign travel document or identity card issued by the competent authority of another state;
- he/she was not imposed a prohibition on entry and residence in Montenegro;
- in Montenegro he/she has not been legally sentenced to an imprisonment of more than six months for a criminal offense prosecuted ex officio, or the legal consequences of a conviction ceased;
- in the country of origin he/she has not been legally sentenced to an imprisonment of more than six months for a criminal offense prosecuted ex officio, or the legal consequences of a conviction ceased;
- there are no restrictions due to the reasons of national security, public order or public health;
- she has submitted evidence of justifying the application for a permit issuance.
A foreigner can work in Montenegro on the basis of a temporary residence and work permit or work registration certificate.
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 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.
For detailed insight into foreigner working permit regime please visit Work-in-Montenegro.com