Citizenship by Investment
Located in the heart of the Balkan Mountains in the south of the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is lavish with majestic mountains, breathtaking beaches and friendly people. With one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, Montenegro is becoming a leading destination for attracting international investors looking for security, mobility and a higher quality of life. This unique nation proves once and for all that good things do indeed come in small packages.
The Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program
The Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program was implemented as a system to increase the standards of living and to create new jobs for the citizens of Montenegro. The Program is designed to grant citizenship to foreigners who contribute to the economic development of Montenegro through investment in business and/or real estate.
Ways of Acquiring Citizenship
Applicants may make two types of investments to obtain citizenship, along with making a donation to the government fund. The investments include the following:
A contribution in the amount of €100,000 in the form of a government fee.
AND one of the following options:
An investment of €450,000 in development projects approved by the Government in the established area of Montenegro.
An investment of €250,000 in development projects approved by the Government in an underdeveloped area of Montenegro.
Holders of a Montenegrin passport have access to approximately 122 destinations, visa-free. These include essential business hubs such as Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea and Switzerland.
Validity of the Passport
Passports are valid for 10 years and are renewable afterwards.
Benefits of Montenegro and the Citizenship by Investment Program
To be eligible to apply, the Principal Applicant must:
Applications will be denied on the following grounds:
Application Processing Time
Decisions may be rendered in as little as 6 months provided that the investment funds have been granted a positive assessment by the international due diligence agent.
International Organization Membership
Montenegro is a member of the following international organizations:
GNI per Capita
$7,120 US (2016)
Euro. 1 € = 1.13 USD
Average all year round of 5°C – 27°C