MONTENEGRO IS THE FIRST COUNTRY IN LINE FOR EUROPEAN UNION MEMBERSHIP - BY 2025

Montenegro is a member of UN, WTO and NATO. Montenegrin tourism is developing into a major industry in the country with tourist arrivals registering a 10% increase in 2018. While the country is a part of the Eurozone, full EU membership is expected by the end of 2025. Montenegro’s passport gives holders access to over 120 countries visa free including EU Schengen countries.

WHY MONTENEGRO

- Rare one time limited opportunity for Instant Montenegro citizenship and passport within 3 months
- Montenegro is a future candidate for EU membership and joins Schengen area by 2025. Cheapest property prices in Europe.
- Montenegro is so beautiful that it receives excess of 1 million visitor arrivals.
- Lifetime citizenship for family and generations.
- No physical residence requirements.
- Montenegro is joining as a 12th country offering CBI programs.
- Montenegrin passport is ranked 42nd in the world with visa free access to 123 countries including EU Schengen states, Russia, Turkey, Singapore etc.
- A visa is needed to travel to United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and United States.
- Montenegro is expected to join EU in 2025 and will be a part of Schengen area after that.

DON’T JUST VISIT MONTENEGRO, BECOME A CITIZEN

One of the program goals is to encourage investment across Montenegro, as well as boosting the local economy and offering a safe and secure environment for investment.
In return, investors receive:
• The 42nd ranked passport for global mobility
• Visa-free access to 123 countries including the Schengen Area, Russia and Turkey
• Official EU candidate with planned accession by 2025

Citizen investment model

The model of special citizenship scheme will be a Grant (EUR 100,000) plus Investment (EUR 250,000) model. This means applicants must donate a grant to government and also invest in development projects (hotels, resorts, IT parks, commercial real estate) that create jobs and development of Montenegro.
The Montenegro Special Citizenship by Investment Program (MSCIP) will require investments in economic activity (business) that will contribute to the economic development of Montenegro and/or investment in real estate and/or payment of funds into a special account of the Budget of Montenegro.
No language tests, No business experience.
No military service required.
Free movement in EU countries and Schengen area

Investment Conditions

Invest EUR 250,000 in some of the development projects previously approved by the Government in the northern mountain region of Montenegro, or
Invest EUR 450,000 in some of the development projects previously approved by the Government in the coastal area of Montenegro.
Government fee: Additional Donation of EUR 100,000 in the form of Government fee is needed.
Application fee: The applicant must deposit 15,000 euros for an application for themselves, 10,000 euros for up to 4 family members, and 50,000 euros for each next family member, Total investment requires a minimum investment of EUR 350,000 or more. Additional due diligence and passport fee extra.The Montenegro Special Citizenship by Investment Program (MSCIP) will require investments in economic activity (business) that will contribute to the economic development of Montenegro and/or investment in real estate and/or payment of funds into a special account of the Budget of Montenegro.
No language tests, No business experience.
No military service required.
Free movement in EU countries and Schengen area

Applicant Eligibility

Montenegro encourages large investment development projects in Tourist or hotel developments

1. FIVE STAR HOTELS AND RESORTS

• €15 million tourism developments in the coastal region or the capital Podgorica, Employing at least 80 employees and have at least 60 accommodation units

• € 5 million in the northern or central region, except the capital Podgorica, at least 25 employees and 35 accommodation units

• The list of development projects in the field of tourism will be approved by the Government, at the proposal of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism.

2. AGRICULTURE

• Investment primary agricultural production is at least € 2,000,000 and create atleast 10 jobs

3. WOOD PROCESSING

• Investment of €4 million and employing at least 20 people

4. FISHERIES

• Investment of at least €3.5 million in fisheries and processing products and employing 20 people
1) For the purpose of the costs of the procedure, he has made a payment to the payment account of the Competent Body in the amount of:

• EUR 15,000.00 for the applicant;

• EUR 10,000.00 for each family member, up to four members at maximum;

• EUR 50,000.00 for each next family member.

Due diligence fees:

• €7,000 for a single applicant

• €10,000 for up to 4 dependents

• €1,500 fifth and next dependent, per person

Appointed agency’s advisory fees:

• €25,000 for the main applicant

• €5,000 spouse/dependent child, per person

2) Has deposited on the ESCROW account an amount of EUR 100,000.00 intended for the development of less developed local self government units for the purpose referred to in Article 18 of the Law on Regional Development;

3) Has deposited on the ESCROW account an amount of at least EUR 450,000.00 for the purpose of investing in some of the development projects in the Capital of Podgorica or the coastal region of Montenegro or an amount of at least EUR 250,000.00 for the purpose of investing in some of the development projects in the northern or central region of Montenegro, save for the Capital of Podgorica;

4) Has not been sentenced in Montenegro or another state by a final and binding court decision to an unconditional prison sentence of more than one year for a criminal offense prosecuted ex officio or the legal consequences of the conviction for such criminal offence have ceased;

5) The international due diligence agent has given a positive opinion, including proof of the origin of the money intended for payment and investment in accordance with this Decision.

Applicants will also be charged by all costs pertaining to visa application, issuance, translation and authentication of documents, travel and accommodation expenses, bank fees and charges for all bank transfers, and other incidental costs based on their individual cases and family composition.

Applicant Eligibility

An applicant may acquire Montenegrin citizenship by admission on the basis of a special program if:

1) For the purpose of the costs of the procedure, he has made a payment to the payment account of the Competent Body in the amount of:

• EUR 15,000.00 for the applicant;

• EUR 10,000.00 for each family member, up to four members at maximum;

• EUR 50,000.00 for each next family member.

Due diligence fees:

• €7,000 for a single applicant

• €10,000 for up to 4 dependents

• €1,500 fifth and next dependent, per person

Appointed agency’s advisory fees:

• €25,000 for the main applicant

• €5,000 spouse/dependent child, per person

2) Has deposited on the ESCROW account an amount of EUR 100,000.00 intended for the development of less developed local self government units for the purpose referred to in Article 18 of the Law on Regional Development;

3) Has deposited on the ESCROW account an amount of at least EUR 450,000.00 for the purpose of investing in some of the development projects in the Capital of Podgorica or the coastal region of Montenegro or an amount of at least EUR 250,000.00 for the purpose of investing in some of the development projects in the northern or central region of Montenegro, save for the Capital of Podgorica;

4) Has not been sentenced in Montenegro or another state by a final and binding court decision to an unconditional prison sentence of more than one year for a criminal offense prosecuted ex officio or the legal consequences of the conviction for such criminal offence have ceased;

5) The international due diligence agent has given a positive opinion, including proof of the origin of the money intended for payment and investment in accordance with this Decision.

Applicants will also be charged by all costs pertaining to visa application, issuance, translation and authentication of documents, travel and accommodation expenses, bank fees and charges for all bank transfers, and other incidental costs based on their individual cases and family composition.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

• 2,000 passports available over a period of three years
• Program expires once the quota is filled or the three-year period lapses
• Successful applicants granted full citizenship within six months
• EUR 15,000.00 for the applicant;

• EUR 10,000.00 for each family member, up to four members at maximum;

• EUR 50,000.00 for each next family member.

Due diligence fees:

• €7,000 for a single applicant

• €10,000 for up to 4 dependents

• €1,500 fifth and next dependent, per person

Appointed agency’s advisory fees:

• €25,000 for the main applicant

• €5,000 spouse/dependent child, per person

2) Has deposited on the ESCROW account an amount of EUR 100,000.00 intended for the development of less developed local self government units for the purpose referred to in Article 18 of the Law on Regional Development;

3) Has deposited on the ESCROW account an amount of at least EUR 450,000.00 for the purpose of investing in some of the development projects in the Capital of Podgorica or the coastal region of Montenegro or an amount of at least EUR 250,000.00 for the purpose of investing in some of the development projects in the northern or central region of Montenegro, save for the Capital of Podgorica;

4) Has not been sentenced in Montenegro or another state by a final and binding court decision to an unconditional prison sentence of more than one year for a criminal offense prosecuted ex officio or the legal consequences of the conviction for such criminal offence have ceased;

5) The international due diligence agent has given a positive opinion, including proof of the origin of the money intended for payment and investment in accordance with this Decision.

Applicants will also be charged by all costs pertaining to visa application, issuance, translation and authentication of documents, travel and accommodation expenses, bank fees and charges for all bank transfers, and other incidental costs based on their individual cases and family composition.