Embassies and Consulates in Montenegro

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Montenegro, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Montenegro.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Montenegro does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Montenegro, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Montenegro

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Montenegrin capital, Podgorica hosts 28 embassies.

There are also 10 consulates in Montenegro.

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Podgorica, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Montenegro and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Montenegro. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometime other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Podgorica


Embassy of China in Montenegro

Address: Radosava Burića bb, 81000 Podgorica
Tel: (+382) 20-609275
E-Mail: chinaemb_me@mfa.gov.cn
Social Media: https://twitter.com/ChineseEmbinMNE
Opening hours: Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 11 am

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, notary certification and marriage registration.


French Embassy in Montenegro

Address: Boulevard George Washington 98, 81000 Podgorica
Tel: (+382)  20-655 348
E-Mail: contact@ambafrance-me.org
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ambassadedefranceaumontenegro/
Opening hours: The embassy receives the public from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., it is closed on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday.

The French Embassy in Montenegro provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.


Embassy of Germany in Montenegro

Address: Hercegovacka 10, 81000 Podgorica
Tel: (+382) 20-441 000
E-Mail: info@podgorica.diplo.de
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/GermanEmbassyPodgorica/ and https://twitter.com/auswaertigesamt
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday from 08:00 to 16:00 and Fridays from 08:00 to 14:00

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Montenegro provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.


Embassy of Russia in Montenegro

Address: Veliše Mugoše 1, 81000 Podgorica
Tel: (+382) 20-272315
E-mail: montenegro@mid.ru and consul.montenegro@mid.ru
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/AmbRusME and https://twitter.com/AmbRusME
Opening hours: Weekdays: 08:00 - 16:15; Consular section: 09:00 - 12:00 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, it is requested to visit the Consular Section upon appointment.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Montenegro

Address: Ulcinjska 8, Gorica C, Podgorica
Tel: (+382) 20-420100
E-Mail: podgorica@fcdo.gov.uk
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/UKinMontenegro/ and https://twitter.com/UKinMontenegro
Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

The British Embassy in Montenegro provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, visa services, etc.

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Montenegro

Address: Dzona Dzeksona 2, 81000 Podgorica
Tel: (+382) 20-410500
E-Mail: PodgoricaACS@state.gov
Social Media: https://twitter.com/USEmbassyMNE and https://www.facebook.com/montenegro.usembassy and https://www.instagram.com/usa_in_mne/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 05pm

The US representation in Montenegro provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Montenegro

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Montenegro, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Belgrade, in Serbia for Montenegro

Honorary Consulates in Podgorica

Honorary Consulates in Budva

Honorary Consulates in Kotor

Honorary Consulates in Herceg Novi