Ukrainians in Montenegro looking for a trip to the United States

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Asylum (refugee status) in the United States:

  • The U.S. government is working closely with European allies and partners who will be at the forefront of any response, to support those internally displaced in Ukraine and those who may seek safety in neighboring countries. .
  • In general, for registered refugees, it is the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) who determines whether resettlement to a third country (such as the United States) is necessary for security reasons. For contact details for UNHCR in Montenegro, please see: https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/montenegro.html
  • Parole is a program run by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that allows a person, who may be inadmissible or otherwise ineligible for admission to the United States, to be in the United States for a period temporarily for urgent humanitarian reasons. All financial support, including travel to the United States, is your responsibility or that of the financial sponsor. The application is not made to the US Embassy; those wishing to apply for humanitarian parole should contact the United States Department of Homeland Security directly: USCIS Humanitarian Parole Application

Pending Immigrant Visa Applicants:

You may have a pending immigrant visa application based on:

The US government will try to expedite cases that are ready for immediate processing. The U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany has been designated to process immigrant visa cases that were scheduled at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv prior to its closure. If you are currently in Montenegro, unfortunately, the United States Embassy in Montenegro is not an immigrant visa processing station. All U.S. Immigrant Visa applications are processed from the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade. If you are a U.S. citizen who has not yet filed for your spouse, child, or parent, but would like to do so, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy that processes immigrant visas.

Nonimmigrant visa applicants:

This category is for short-term trips to the United States, such as study, business, or family visits.

  • If you have already paid the visa application fee at another U.S. Embassy, ​​please note that U.S. visa fees paid to apply to a specific country cannot be transferred to another country. You will have to pay the fees again.
  • If you do not speak English or Montenegrin, you will need to provide your own interpreter.
  • To request a nonimmigrant visa appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Podgorica, please visit: https://me.usembassy.gov/visas/ for detailed instructions.
  • Before applying for a nonimmigrant visa, check carefully if you are qualified for the visa you intend to apply for. Nonimmigrant visas are for temporary stays in the United States and are not for refugees. There are no non-immigrant visas available for refugees. If you are applying for a nonimmigrant visa but do not intend to leave the United States, your application will be denied.

Further information

For the most up-to-date information on the US State Department’s response to the situation in Ukraine, please visit the following link: United with Ukraine – United States Department of State.

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