Entry/Exit Requirements for U.S. Citizens
U.S. citizens with tourist, official, or diplomatic passports do not need a visa to enter and stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days. However, you must register within the first 24 hours of your stay. If you are staying in a hotel or tourist facility, the hotel will automatically register you; otherwise you are personally responsible to appear at the police station to do so. If you do not, you may be subject to a fine, incarceration, and/or expulsion. Visitors who fail to register sometimes face difficulties in departing the country. The form for registering with the police can be purchased at bookstores and is also available online.
U.S. citizens wishing to extend their stay longer than 90 days must apply for a temporary residence permit no later than one week before the 90-day period expires. Given the length of time needed for administrative procedures, we advise you to apply as soon as you learn that you will be staying in Montenegro longer than 90 days. This rule applies to bearers of all types of U.S. passports – tourist, official, or diplomatic.
You can contact the Embassy of Montenegro in Washington, DC for the most current visa information. The Embassy of Montenegro is located at 1610 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20009; telephone (202) 234-6108; fax: (202) 234-6109; firstname.lastname@example.org. The Consulate General of Montenegro in New York is located at 801 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10017; telephone (212) 661-5400; fax: (212) 661-5466; email@example.com. Montenegro’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website contains additional contact information for its diplomatic posts in the United States.
Travelers are required to declare currency exceeding 2,000 Euros upon entry. To avoid customs charges, travelers must also declare luxury goods, jewellery, paintings and computer equipment. At the port of entry, travelers can ask customs officials for a currency declaration form that must be completed and presented at departure. Failure to comply with these policies may result in confiscation of funds/goods and criminal proceedings.