Montenegro – Citizenship by Investment

The key conditions are to have residency of Montenegro for at least 6 months before submitting an application for citizenship, and to purchase shares in a government approved development project: government approved construction in the southern resort part of Montenegro, also in the capital city of Podgorica, or government approved construction in the northern part of the country that will be built up for the first time.

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Montenegro – Citizenship by Investment

The key conditions are to have residency of Montenegro for at least 6 months before submitting an application for citizenship, and to purchase shares in a government approved development project: government approved construction in the southern resort part of Montenegro, also in the capital city of Podgorica, or government approved construction in the northern part of the country that will be built up for the first time.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Only non-EU citizens can apply
  • They cannot be subject to individual sanctions or banned from entry to the EU, USA, UK, or Canada
  • They must lack a criminal record or open legal cases against them
  • They must prove the lawful origin of the funds used to invest
  • They must have an impeccable personal and business reputation, as well as a credit history
  • The investor must be in good health

Dependants

  • Spouse – in a monogamous marriage or in another relationship having the same or similar status to marriage;
  • Dependants of 18 years of age and under;
  • Citizenship is also given to children born after the investor has obtained Montenegro citizenship, as well as each successive generation.

Pre-Application

The application process for citizenship can only begin six months after one has obtained the resident status

Stage 1

Application for residency (takes just 30 days)

Permanent residency is obtained right away by the whole family

Stage 2

Application for citizenship

A certificate of naturalization  is obtained

A Montenegrin passport is obtained

Investment Required

  • Option #1
    Contribution to the state: €100,000
    Investment into government approved real-estate developments in the northern part of the country: €250,000
  • Option #2
    Contribution to the state: €100,000
    Investment into government-approved real-estate developments in the southern part of Montenegro or in the capital city of Podgorica: €450,000

Benefits

  • Visa-free travel to more than 117 countries in the world;
  • Free movement in 28 European Union member countries;
  • Citizenship for the whole family right away
  • No requirements to live in Montenegro or know the language.
  • No requirement to renounce your existing citizenship
  • Only income from inside Montenegro is taxed.
  • No taxes on inheritance, gifts, and payments from life and property insurance
  • Personal income tax 9-11% / Capital gains tax 9%
  • Corporate income tax 9% / VAT 7-17%

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