Montenegro Citizenship by Investment
A Brief Introduction to Montenegro
Following the division of the Roman Empire some 1600 years ago, Montenegro has been a cultural and geographical gateway between East and West. Long considered the pearl of the Balkans, Montenegro’s coastline crams in some of Europe’s most spectacular seaside scenery. Mountains rise into the azure sky from clear waters that sparkle like diamonds in the dazzling sunlight. Ancient stone-wrought towns dot the mountainous landscape slope down, dipping gently into the water. In the summer, the air is suffused with the scent of fragrant herbs, conifers and flowers.
Montenegro’s natural beauty and rich culture are not the only reasons why the nation is attracting a growing interest for investment and development. The country’s move towards political independence, strategic geographical position, as well as its pending accession to the European Union have also influenced Montenegro to become central to some of the most important industries in the world. These combination of factors has resulted in one of the fastest growing economies in the Balkans, with Montenegro quickly becoming a key destination for investors seeking mobility and an increased quality of life.
The benefits of acquiring Montenegrin citizenship by investment is visa free travel to 122 countries worldwide. The country is set to accede to the European Union, meaning that there is prospective visa-free access to Europe’s Schengen Area. Montenegro also possesses an E-2 treaty with the United States of America, allowing passport holders to acquire long-term residential permits in the United States.
Benefits of Montenegrin Citizenship
To qualify for the Montenegro Citizenship-by-Investment Program, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet the application requirements, make a contribution to the Government of Montenegro, and make a qualifying investment. There are currently two investment routes to choose from to qualify for the program:
Key Features of the Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program
The Citizenship by investment program of Montenegro is officially announced on Oct 1, 2018 for foreign investors. The decision came into force on Jan 1 and will run for three years offering investment citizenship to 2000 foreign investors. This is one of the most longawaited in the industry. This scheme is a special investment programme based on a special decision published in the Official Gazette of Montenegro 34/10, 40/16 and 62/18. The citizenship by investment provides investors with two real estate investment opportunities. In exchange, the applicant and their dependents may apply for Montenegrin citizenship if they are able to meet the application criteria.
Application Timeline for the Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program
Montenegro Visa Free Countries
You can visit 124 Countries with Montenegro Citizenship.
Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cape Verde Islands *
Comores Islands *
French West Indies
Hong Kong (SAR China)
Macao (SAR China)
Palau Islands *
Saudi Arabia *
Sri Lanka **
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
*Visa on arrival