U.S. citizen visitors (traveling with U.S. passports) do not need a visa to enter and stay in Montenegro for up to 90 days.
Visitors must register within the first 24 hours of arrival.
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 register.
If you do not register, you may be subject to a fine, incarceration, expulsion, and/or difficulties in departing Montenegro.
The police registration form can be purchased at bookstores or is available online.
U.S. citizen visitors intending to stay longer than 90 days:
U.S. citizens wishing to extend their stay longer than 90 days must apply for a temporary residence permit at least one week before the 90-day period ends.
Due to lengthy administrative procedures, we advise you to apply as soon as you learn that you will be staying in Montenegro longer than 90 days.
You can contact the Embassy of Montenegro in Washington, D.C. for the most current visa information. Montenegro’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs website contains additional contact information for its diplomatic posts in the United States.
Currency and Customs Restrictions:
Travelers are required to declare currency exceeding 10,000 euros (or equivalent) upon entry or exit.
To avoid customs charges, travelers must also declare luxury goods, jewelry, paintings, and computer equipment.
At the port of entry, travelers can obtain currency declaration forms that must be completed and presented at departure.
Failure to comply with these policies may result in confiscation of funds/goods and criminal proceedings.