British Ambassador to Montenegro
Our main aim in Montenegro is to support Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic ambitions, especially the political and institutional reform, and economic development necessary for the country to reach European standards and eventual membership of EU and NATO.
The Embassy works with EU and NATO partners to help ensure that reform momentum in Montenegro continues to be encouraged and maintained.
The UK’s central reform interests are in combating problems with organised crime, corruption, the rule of law and parliamentary oversight, improving effective border management and reducing barriers to trade.
Out-of-hours emergency assistance
British nationals who need emergency assistance outside normal office hours should call +382 20 618 010 where they will be given details on how to proceed and how to contact a duty officer if needed.
Emergency travel documents
Information about how to get an emergency travel document (ETD) if your UK passport is lost or stolen.
If you are travelling next week and your passport is not available, you may be able to apply for an ETD. You can book an appointment at the British Embassy in Podgorica through the Clickbook appointment system. You may get the document on the day you apply, if your circumstances are straightforward. If your circumstances are more complex, it can take longer. You may need to change your travel plans. If your passport has been lost, you will need a police report before an ETD can be issued.
For information on how to apply for your first passport or renew an existing passport, please visit the overseas passport section of this website. Please note that our Embassy can’t deal with individual enquiries about passport applications.
For information on whether you require a visa for the United Kingdom and how to apply go to the UK Border Agency website.
Benefits in Montenegro
Information about access to benefits when living in Montenegro.
Healthcare in Montenegro
A guide for British nationals living, or planning to live, in Montenegro on the different ways to access healthcare.
Notarial and documentary services
Information about official documents, certificates, letters, and notes available at the British Embassy Podgorica.
A guide explaining the rules for British citizens applying for residency in Montenegro, what documents are required, and information on the right to reside in Montenegro. The guide includes information about registering with the police as an obligatory entry requirement for foreigners.
Registering a birth or death
Understanding your legal requirements in Montenegro and how to register births and deaths.
List of lawyers and interpreters
A list of English speaking lawyers and interpreters who may be able to help you with official transactions in Montenegro. Please note that inclusion on this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK government.
Living in Montenegro
Information for British nationals living in Montenegro who need information about services that are not provided by our Embassy, but that you may find useful in specific circumstances.
Marriage in Montenegro
Details of who you need to talk to and what documents you may require if you are thinking about getting married in Montenegro.
Information, news updates and Montenegro travel advice, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.
How else we can help
In addition to the services listed above we can also:
- provide information about transferring funds
- provide appropriate helpif you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital
- help people with mental illness
- do all we properly can to contact you within 24 hours of being told that you have been detained
- offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, death of relatives overseas, missing people and kidnapping
- contact family or friends for you if you want
- make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters.
Taking sensible steps to ensure your trip is trouble free is essential to ensure you have a great visit. Our publication Support for British nationals abroad: a guide sets out the steps that British nationals can take to stay safe abroad, and provides details on what help the Foreign & Commonwealth can provide if you do get into difficulty.
UK law says we have to charge for some services. Details of our current fees and the standards of service you can expect to receive are on display in all our consular offices
What our Embassy cannot do for you
Although we try to help British nationals in a wide range of situations, we cannot:
- get you out of prison, prevent the local authorities from deporting you after your prison sentence, or interfere in criminal or civil court proceedings
- help you enter a country, for example, if you do not have a visa or your passport is not valid, as we cannot interfere in another country’s immigration policy or procedures
- give you legal advice, investigate crimes or carry out searches for missing people, although we can give you details of people who may be able to help you in these cases, such as English-speaking lawyers
- get you better treatment in hospital or prison than is given to local people
- pay any bills or give you money (in very exceptional circumstances we may lend you some money from public funds, which you will have to pay back)
- make travel arrangements for you, or find you work or accommodation
- make business arrangements on your behalf
- renew or replace a full British passport.