Since 2012

Montenegro citizenship by investment

Government program. Investment from €350,000. Citizenship for the whole family

Terms and requirements for obtaining the citizenship

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

Passport of Montenegro can also be obtained by:

  • A Spouse

  • Children of any age having physical or mental disability

  • Citizenship can be inherited

Advantages of Citizenship of Montenegro

  • 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


How to obtain citizenship of Montenegro

Just two conditions must be met:

  • Invest 100.000 to a government fund in the form of a non-refundable donation;
  • Buy a property from the list approved by the government.
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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.

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Investment options to apply for citizenship

Investment in a government fund + real estate in the north of the country


€350.000 minimum investment

€ 100,000 — donation

€ 250,000 — investment in real estate

Investing in a government fund + real estate in the south of the country


€550.000 minimum investment

€ 100,000 — donation

€ 450,000 — investment in real estate

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FAQ and Information About Montenegro

How is it proved that children and parents are financially dependent on the main applicant?

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.

Is it required to reside in the country and know its language?

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.

Does the person become subject to military service?


Entering the Schengen area and the UK with the passport of Montenegro

Schengen - visa-free travel, 90 days within a 180-day period
The UK - a visa is required (unlike in the Caribbean countries and Vanuatu)

What is the tax rate on the local income in Montenegro (tax applied when you start a business)?

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.

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