If you are overseas and your U.S. passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until March 31, 2022.
You qualify to travel on your expired passport if all the following are true:
- You are a U.S. citizen.
- You are currently abroad seeking direct return to the United States.
- You are flying directly to the United States, a United States territory, or have only short-term transit (“connecting flights”) through a foreign country on your direct return to the United States or to a United States Territory.
- Your expired passport was originally valid for 10 years. Or, if you were 15 years of age or younger when the passport was issued, your expired passport was valid for five years.
- Your expired passport is undamaged.
- Your expired passport is unaltered.
- Your expired passport is in your possession.
You do not qualify to travel on your expired passport if:
- You wish to depart from the United States to an international destination.
- You are currently abroad seeking to travel to a foreign country for any length of stay longer than an airport connection en route to the United States or to a United States territory.
- Your expired passport was limited in validity.
- Your expired passport is a special issuance passport (such as a diplomatic, official, service, or no-fee regular passport).
- Your expired passport is damaged.
- Your expired passport is altered.
- Your expired passport is not in your possession.
All other passport rules and regulations remain in effect. The Department of Homeland Security maintains discretion to reject any bearer in accordance with 22 CFR 53.2(b)(7) and 8 CFR 235.1(b)
If you have an urgent humanitarian/emergency matter and need to travel immediately, please send an email to PodgoricaACS@state.gov to request an emergency appointment.
Welcome to the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica. We provide a wide range of services to American citizens visiting or residing in Montenegro. In order to allow the ACS Unit to better help and serve you, please register at State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) as soon as you have specific travel plans. Any information you give us is completely confidential and will only be released when authorized by you to do so.
Due to measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, no routine consular service will be provided to anyone who has not remained within the borders of Montenegro for 14 days leading up to the date of an appointment. This will be strictly enforced and we ask for your cooperation. If you have an emergency, contact American Citizen Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use the links on the left to find further information on our services.
Important Note: While in a foreign country, a U.S. citizen is subject to that country’s laws and regulations which sometimes differ significantly from those in the United States and may not afford the protections available to the individual under U.S. law. We stand ready to assist citizens and their families within the limits of our authority in accordance with international law.
How to Find Us
The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica is located at Džona Džaksona 2, near the Clinical Center of Montenegro. Visitors to the Consular Section should enter through the gate on Džona Džaksona across from the Sports Center “Moraca”.
Parking is available next to the Sports Center “Moraca” for a small fee. We regret that the Embassy does not have parking available for visitors to the Consular Section.
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