Due to mitigation measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as of November 5, 2020, the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica suspended nonimmigrant visas appointments.  This includes seafarer, student, and tourist visas. 

If you have an urgent humanitarian/emergency matter and need to travel immediately, please send an email to to request an emergency appointment.


Resumption of Visa Services for F, M and certain J Categories of Nonimmigrant Visas

The U.S. Embassy in Podgorica is pleased to announce as of September 9, 2020, the resumption of certain categories of nonimmigrant visas such as: C1/D, F, M, and J (with an exception for aliens participating in an intern, trainee, teacher, camp counselor, au pair, or summer work travel program) visas.

We are encouraging Montenegrins and those with permanent residency cards for Montenegro who qualify under these categories to apply.  Due to COVID mitigation measures, all other nationals or applicants who are not Montenegrin or who are not residents will not receive appointments at this time.

If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, contact the Consular Section at to request an emergency appointment.

Effective immediately, all visitors over the age of two years old to the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica are required to wear a face covering.  The Consulate will not provide face coverings and you will be denied entry if you do not bring a covering with you. Please plan ahead.

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.

Additionally, in line with these COVID mitigation efforts, we are not accepting interview appointments for non-Montenegrin citizens who are not residents of Montenegro. Please contact the U.S. Embassy in your country of residence.

The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

See our Directory of Visa Categories on to determine which visa category might be appropriate for your purpose of travel to the United States.

A visa is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A visa entitles the holder to travel to the United States and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry. An immigration official at the port of entry determines the visa holder’s eligibility for admission into the United States.

The purpose of your intended travel and other facts will determine what type of visa is required under U.S. immigration law. As a visa applicant, you will need to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the category of visa for which you are applying.

Unless canceled or revoked, a visa is valid until its expiration date. Therefore, a valid U.S. visa in an expired passport is still valid. If you have a valid visa in your expired passport, do not remove it from your expired passport. You may use your valid visa in your expired passport along with a new valid passport for travel and admission to the United States.

Consular Section
Dzona Dzeksona 2
81000 Podgorica


Operating hours 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed on U.S. & Montenegrin Holidays

The Department of State manages the visa process strictly but fairly in order to best protect the United States.  We are committed to the essential openness for which the United States has always been known.  Travel to the United States is welcomed and encouraged.

We promise to you, the visa applicant, that:

  • We will treat you with dignity and respect, even if we are unable to grant you a visa.
  • We will treat you as an individual and your case as unique.
  • We will remember that, to you, a visa interview may be a new or intimidating experience and that you may be nervous.
  • We will use the limited time available for the interview to get as full a picture as possible of your travel plans and intentions.
  • We will use our available resources to fairly assist all applicants to get appointments to allow travel in time for business, study, and other important obligations.
  • We will post detailed and accurate information on visa requirements and application procedures on every Embassy and Consulate website.
  • We will provide information on non-immigrant appointment waiting times at every Embassy and Consulate posted on
  • We will explain the reason for any visa denial to you.

Furthermore, if you are a:

  • Student, we will make every effort to ensure that you get an appointment and, if qualified, a visa in time to start classes.
  • Medical and humanitarian emergency traveler, we will expedite processing for those dealing with life threatening emergencies.
  • Business traveler, we will establish appropriate mechanisms to facilitate business travel and expedite cases of particular concern to American business.

At the same time, we expect you, the visa applicant, to:

  • Plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.
  • Complete your application fully and accurately.
  • Be forthcoming about your purpose and plans.
  • Prepare for your interview by being able to clearly and concisely describe your intentions.

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.