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Using A PEO Service With Immigration Support With Expat Hiring In Montenegro

Looking to hire expatriate personnel for international assignments in Montenegro? This is a loaded process to go through, including finding ways to:

  • Stay compliant with Montenegrin immigration laws
  • Have all the necessary documents for work permit sponsorship
  • Effectively manage employment and payroll when your team has their visas

Compounding the issue is that a lot of expat workers generally go into Montenegro to handle shorter projects. So it doesn’t make much sense to set up your own subsidiary to arrange local payroll for your employees. Instead, you may want to take a look at a simpler solution.

For those that want to hire and pay expats in Montenegro, that means enlisting a global PEO that includes work permit support. This saves your company the headache of trying to incorporate in a new country. Your new PEO partner will provide all the guidance you need to handle Montenegrin immigration procedures to get your team their visas/permits. After that, they can also help with onboarding and payroll for your expat team.

Acumen International has provided this service for our clients’ expatriate personnel in Montenegro, both for short- and long-term projects. We offer a compliant and fast way to get your team on the ground and working. No matter your timeline or business goals, Acumen International offers end-to-end work permit support and ensures full compliance with local labor legislation in Montenegro and 189 other countries.

Curious as to the best matches for Acumen’s work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution? These include:

  • Employer companies that plan to relocate, hire, and utilize expat workers in Montenegro.
  • Seasoned professionals that have already found an employer to finance their immigration and foreign employment, but just need to simplify the process.
  • Businesses planning to hire highly-skilled expats and send them to fill top positions in Montenegro.

A side note, you may not realize that by partnering with a single provider to handle both expat employment and work permit sponsorship, it’s a lot less likely your visas will be rejected. Our global immigration support will also save you time from trying to understand and navigate the different international rules and regulations.

Compared to other global PEO services, Acumen provides added benefits outside of a work permit if you have personnel on international assignments in Montenegro. These include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Office rent
  • Dependant relocation
  • Housing
  • Mobile phone/car provision for meetings

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals looking to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Montenegro takes about one month.


Major steps to get a work permit in Montenegro

  1. Go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Montenegro or to the Montenegrin Embassy or consulate abroad.
  2. Submit request for a residence permit.
  3. Issuance of Residence Permit on the Ground of Work Permit.
  4. To apply for the work permit, an application from an employer (a local company or a company of your own) is required.
  5. The documents are submitted to the local police for processing. This procedure is available only for the foreigners who do not need a visa to enter Montenegro. Foreigners who need a visa to enter Montenegro have to apply for a work permit at the Montenegro Embassy in their home country.

Documents for work permit in Montenegro, main applicant

Type of documents
passport
marriage certificate (for spouse)
birth certificate (for children)
health insurance
criminal record check from country of origin
criminal record check from Montenegro
proof of accommodation in Montenegro (Montenegrin title deed, rental agreement or statement from the landlord)
medical certificate issued in Montenegro
bank statement from a Montenegrin bank confirming sufficient funds to remain in Montenegro (3,650 per year) or proof of *salary exceeding 350 per month issued by the employer. This document is required for each applicant including children (bank statements must be from parents account)
confirmation of employability issued by the Employment Office
university degree nostrification (certificate of equivalence) for employment applications
employment offer in writing with employment terms
registration documents (for companies and self-employed entrepreneurs)

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Montenegro without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Montenegro.

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