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US citizens with tourist, official, or diplomatic passports do not need a visa for entry and stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days. If US citizens decide to stay longer than 90 days they must apply for a temporary residence permit one week before the 90-day period expires.
Visitors staying in private accommodations other than hotels must register with the police station responsible for the area in which they are staying within 24 hours of arrival. Failure to comply may result in a fine, incarceration, and/or expulsion. Persons who fail to register may face difficulties in departing the country. Visitors staying in hotels or tourist facilities are automatically registered with the police by the hotel.
For more current visa information, please contact the Embassy of Montenegro in Washington, DC or The Consulate General of Montenegro in New York.
The Embassy of Montenegro
1610 New Hampshire Avenue
NW, Washington, D.C. 20009
Telephone (202) 234-6108
Fax: (202) 234-6109
The Consulate General of Montenegro
801 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10017;
Telephone (212) 661-5400;
Fax: (212) 661-5466;
Types of Visa issued by Montenegro:
- Filled out visa application form.
- A valid travel document valid for at least three months more than that of the visa.
- One color photo 35×45 mm;
- Proof of the purpose of stay in Montenegro (letter of guarantee by a physical person or letter of invitation by a legal entity, state authority in Montenegro or organizer of an international conference or event);
- Proof of ensured accommodation (receipt from a tourist arrangement, hotel or other type of accommodation reservation that has been paid in);
- Proof of possession of means for sustenance during his stay in Montenegro, as well as for return into the country where he comes from or for travel into a third state (cash, a bank account, traveler’s checks, credit cards etc.);
- Proof of the means of travel and intention to return into the state where a foreigner comes from or into a third state (a return airplane or other transportation ticket, a driving license);
- Proof of health insurance;
- Proof that the consular fee has been charged, as well as other corresponding documents based on which the purpose and ensured accommodation in Montenegro can be determined.
As a general rule, a foreigner shall submit a visa application personally. In exceptional, justified cases, a foreigner does not have to apply for a visa personally, but does need to appear at the diplomatic or consular representative office once it is issued.
For a foreigner who is minor, i.e. legally incapable, visa application shall be filed by a parent or his legal representative.
Additional requirements – Business Visa:
A foreigner coming to Montenegro for a private or business visit shall enclose to the visa application the letter of guarantee by a physical person or letter of invitation by a legal entity, state authority in Montenegro or organizer of an international conference or event as a proof of the purpose of his/her visit and possible readiness of the person or legal entity to cover the costs of the stay and return upon the expiry of the visa. The content of the letter is prescribed here.
Important Notice: The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Embassy or Consulate for Montenegro nearest you.