The application process takes up to 6 months. Investors must meet the following criteria:
Not be a EU citizen
Absence of sanctions, restrictions or bans on entry to EU countries, USA, the UK and Canada
Absence of a criminal record and criminal proceedings for serious crimes
Ability to confirm the legality of the source of income
Have impeccable personal and business reputation
Have favourable and stable credit history
Be in good health
Children of any age having physical or mental disability
Citizenship can be inherited
Fast processing, permanent residency issued in 3 weeks, citizenship issued in 6 months
Montenegro is expected to join the EU in 2025
Visa-free travel or visa upon arrival in more than 125 countries, including the EU & Schengen countries, Hong Kong, South Korea
All family members can obtain citizenship within 6 months
No requirement to reside in the country or know the language
Opportunity to get an E-2 visa to the USA
Dual citizenship is allowed
Just two conditions must be met:
The standard time for processing an application is up to 7 months: a residence permit is issued after 3 weeks, and citizenship – after 6 months.
€350.000 — minimum investment
€ 100,000 — donation
€ 250,000 — investment in real estate
€550.000 — minimum investment
€ 100,000 — donation
€ 450,000 — investment in real estate
You pay only in case of a positive decision. It is also possible to pay through world-known escrow agents. In this case, all the funds are kept on the account of the agent up to the moment you receive citizenship.
Our lawyers will duly prepare the case, while local experts in Montenegro will help with finding the real estate objects. We work with the full base of real estate objects in Montenegro.
Our offices are located in different time zones, that is why we are really available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Do you want to be convinced of that? Message us in the chat or call us right now.
We receive certificates of criminal records, fill in the government forms, get document copies notarized, provide translation and apostilisation of the whole package and send it to the Immigration Service. Our lawyer in the country follows the process locally. Your participation is limited to the following: providing original documents, paying, signing forms.
Our lawyers are based both in the CIS countries and in the countries where we apply for citizenship and residency.
We take up the case only when we know that we can achieve the goal. In order to ensure this, we carry out the preliminary estimation providing the report and recommendations. Only after this we sign the contract and get to work.
In order to implement the post-paid service mechanism, we have perfectly adjusted our internal processes. Our goal is to provide the service within the shortest possible time and with a successful result, because only in this case we will get our service fees. On the average, the preparation of documents takes from 5 to 25 days.
We have rich experience and we honestly talk about both successful cases and complicated situations in our blog. We do not recommend programs that do not operate well (for example, Bulgaria) or overpriced real estate for getting citizenship (the majority of objects located in the islands).
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The following documents proving financial dependence should be provided: for children it is the certificates from the educational institutions and for parents it is birth certificates.
There is no requirement in terms of residence and language proficiency, but you will need to visit the country for at least 5 days in the first 5 years after receiving citizenship in order to avoid the risk of losing the status.
Schengen - visa-free travel, 90 days within a 180-day period
The UK - a visa is required (unlike in the Caribbean countries and Vanuatu)
Income tax is 9%, VAT is 19%. For basic foodstuffs, textbooks and medicines the VAT is reduced to 7%. Income tax privileges: the entrepreneurs who started business in undeveloped areas of Montenegro are exempt from income tax for a 3-year period.