Welcome to the Visa Page Podgorica, Montenegro
Welcome to the Visa section of the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, Montenegro, an official source of information about United States visa policy and procedures. We hope that our site will help you to learn about different types of U.S. visas, the application process, and to better understand the requirements for obtaining a U.S. visa.
A citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States generally must first obtain a visa, either a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay, or an immigrant visa for permanent residence. The type of visa you require is defined by immigration law, and relates to the purpose of your travel. There are two main categories of visas:
- Nonimmigrant visas – For travel to the U.S. on a temporary basis. Learn more.
- Immigrant visas – For travel to live permanently in the U.S. Learn more.
Please note: Having a U.S. visa allows you to travel to a port of entry, airport or land border crossing, and request permission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspector to enter the U.S. While having a visa does not guarantee entry to the U.S., it does indicate a consular officer at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad has determined you are eligible to seek entry for that specific purpose. DHS/CBP inspectors, guardians of the nation’s borders, are responsible for admission of travelers to the U.S., for a specified status and period of time. DHS also has responsibility for immigration matters while you are present in the U.S.
The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our visa system. We are operating at a significantly reduced capacity and will be until we clear the document backlog.
This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category.
We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon. We will be posting updates to as more information becomes available.