Montenegro Citizenship by Investment

Montenegro Citizenship by Investment

The Montenegro Citizenship-by-Investment Program was for many years anticipated as a soon to be front runner around EU CBI Programs. Since the Programs’s official launch in October 2019, it has steadily grown from strength to strength. With a government-approved real estate purchase, access to the EU, and expeditious processing it continues to be an outstanding offering to investors and those looking to future-proof wealth and their family’s Global access. Although the Program was scheduled to come to an end at the end of 2021 it has since been extended for a further 12 months, running until the end of 2022. The below details are in line with the updated legislation and requirements.

Benefits

– Fastest processing for available EU Citizenship, the processing is done in about 3 months.

– Visa-Free Travel Over 121 countries worldwide Free movement in Europe’s Schengen Area, (26 EU states), Hong Kong, Singapore, and Russia

– No physical Residence Requirements before or after processing

– Montenegro has one of the lowest personal income tax rates in the world, fixed at just 9-11%

– The Montenegro-USA, E-2 Treaty, enables citizens to both set up a business in the USA and to reside therein

– No obligation to relinquish current nationality

– Montenegro is a member state of the European Monetary Union, the NATO Alliance, OSCE and an official EU candidate

Requirements

Option 1:

The first option is available when investing in Government approved real estate in the Northern and Central Regions of Montenegro (Not including the Capital Podgorica). The minimum investment required in this case is EUR 450,000. Along with the real estate investment there is a Government Donation requirement of EUR 200,000. The real estate must be retained for a minimum period of 3-years

Option 2:

The second real estate option which again is Government approved real estate is when purchasing in the South, the Coast, or the Capital Podgorica. The minimum threshold, in this case, is EUR 550,000 and again must be retained for a minimum of 3-years. Again, this is accompanied by the required Government Donation of EUR 200,000

Process & Timelines

Prior to submission, the relevant Government Fees are payable. Along with this the required real estate investment amount and Government Donation will be transferred into an allocated Escrow Account. Approval is then usually granted within 3 months at which stage the funds are released from escrow and the Passports are then delivered

Visa-Free Access

Bangladesh *

Cambodia *

Hong Kong (SAR China)

Indonesia

Laos *

Macao (SAR China) *

Malaysia

Maldives *

Nepal *

Philippines

Singapore

South Korea

Sri Lanka **

Timor-Leste *

Uzbekistan

Albania

Andorra

Austria

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bulgaria

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

Germany

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Kosovo

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malta

Moldova

Monaco

Montenegro

Netherlands

North Macedonia

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russian Federation

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Botswana

Cape Verde Islands *

Comores Islands *

Egypt *

Eswatini (Swaziland)

Gambia

Guinea-Bissau *

Kenya *

Lesotho

Madagascar *

Malawi

Mauritania *

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mozambique *

Reunion

Rwanda *

Senegal *

Seychelles *

Sierra Leone *

Somalia *

South Africa

St. Helena *

Tanzania

Togo *

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Cook Islands

Fiji

French Polynesia

Kiribati

Micronesia

New Caledonia

Niue

Palau Islands *

Samoa *

Solomon Islands *

Tuvalu *

Vanuatu

Anguilla

Aruba

Bahamas

Barbados

Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba

British Virgin Islands

Cayman Islands

Cuba

Curacao

Dominica

Dominican Republic

French West Indies

Grenada

Haiti

Jamaica

Montserrat

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

Belize

Bermuda

Bolivia *

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Ecuador

El Salvador

French Guiana

Guatemala

Guyana

Honduras

Nicaragua

Panama

Peru

Suriname

Venezuela

Armenia *

Georgia

Iran *

Jordan *

Lebanon *

Qatar

Government Fees

  • Government processing fees: EUR 15,000 for the main applicant, EUR 10,000 covers all dependents up to 3 dependents, an additional Government Donation is payable for every dependent over 4 to the amount of EUR 50,000
  • Government Due Diligence Fees: EUR 7,000 for the main applicant, EUR 10,000 for dependents up to 3, additional EUR 1,500 per dependent over 4
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