See the most frequently asked questions about this program, along with their answers.
Situated on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe, Montenegro is known for its magnificent and unparalleled natural beauty. Emerging as a sovereign state in 2006, Montenegro is a member of NATO, uses the euro as its currency, and is an official candidate country for EU membership.
The Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program was launched by the Government of Montenegro as part of its ongoing efforts to attract foreign direct investment and increase economic activity in the country.
The Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program requires applicants to make a defined economic contribution to Montenegrin society through an investment in an approved development project, and a capital contribution to a fund designated by the government for the advancement of under-developed areas. In exchange, and subject to a stringent vetting and due diligence process, including thorough background checks, applicants and their families are granted citizenship.
Benefits of the Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program
Fast processed European Citizenship
Fast application processing within 3 months
Entire family is eligible
Citizenship granted to the main applicant, spouse, children and dependent children over 18
Affordable Citizenship in Europe
The lowest capital entry requirement among alternative citizenship programs in Europe
Over 117 countries worldwide Free movement in Europe’s Schengen Area, (26 EU states), Hong Kong, Singapore and Russia
No Residency requirements
No physical requirements, prior to or after citizenship, are necessary
Favourable tax regime
Montenegro has one of the lowest personal income tax rates in the world, fixed at just 9-11%
Real estate investment
Only government approved selection of properties
Short route to the USA
The Montenegro-USA, E-2 Treaty, enables citizens to both set up a business in the USA and to reside therein
Safe and secure environment
“Insurance policy” with family security guaranteed in case of economic or political instability
Simple and straightforward process
No language requirements No previous education or management experience requirements No military service requirement
Dual Citizenship is permitted
No obligation to relinquish current nationality
Firm presence in European arena
Montenegro is a member state of the European Monetary Union, the NATO Alliance, OSCE and an official EU candidate
Requirements of Montenegrin citizenship by investment
To qualify for the Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet the application requirements, and make the qualifying contributions to the Government of Montenegro. There are two routes to choose from to qualify for the program:
• An investment of EUR 450,000 to development projects in the capital of Podgorica or in the coastal regions
• An investment of EUR 250,000 to development projects in northern or central Montenegro, excluding Podgorica
In addition, there are government fees of EUR 100,000 per application. This contribution will be directed to a special fund for the advancement of underdeveloped areas.
Visa-free travel to 117 countries worldwide
A Montenegro passport enhances global mobility, providing its holders with visa-access to 122 countries worldwide, including the countries in Europe’s Schengen zone (26 EU member states) as well as to Hong Kong, Singapore, Turkey, the UAE, Russia and many other destinations. Go on a last-minute business trip or take your family on a spontaneous holiday in Europe with no further visa applications or restrictions.
Montenegro Citizenship Acquisition Process
Mundo' focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service, assisting you with every step of the citizenship acquisition process. Right from the investment portfolio, we will support you to select the most lucrative and secure real estate projects to invest in, and provide help with all necessary due diligence checks relating to the citizenship application process and approval. The entire process is efficiently managed by top industry-leading professionals. We will guide you through the Montenegro Citizenship acquisition process with due diligence and care. We deal with all procedures efficiently on your behalf, based on professional expertise and years of experience.
1. Initial Consultation with Astons Immigration Advisers
Mundo immigration advisers will evaluate your personal circumstances and guide you through each of the program’s stages, helping you to collate and check the required documents, and preparing the approved property shortlist most suitable to your requirements and qualifying as investment.
2. Real Estate Investment portfolio proposal
Our expert team will prepare a real estate projects portfolio, consisting of the most lucrative and secure properties for you to invest in, from smaller residential properties to high-value luxurious developments based on your requirements. We will assist all the way through the property search and acquisition process, including price negotiations and additional property checks.
3. Documents Preparation
A detailed checklist will be provided, and you will be guided through the documents collection stage. Experienced immigration advisers will be checking all supporting documents for compliance to ensure all requirements are met. Applicants will be required to transfer contribution and investment amounts to special escrow accounts.
4. Application Submission
The complete citizenship application, along with all supporting documents, will be submitted to the program administration. Government processing of the application and due diligence checks take approximately 3 months to complete.
5. Application Approval
Once the application is reviewed and approval is granted, amounts in escrow accounts will be released. An applicant will be issued with the Citizenship certificate.
6. Passport collection
The main applicant and all their family members included in the application, may travel to Montenegro to collect the passports. Alternatively, we can organize for your citizenship certificate and passport to be delivered to you, in the most secure way.
What can we do for you?
In Mundo, our main goal is to help our clients in their pursuit of financial freedom. This means allowing them to move without any barrier or limit, enjoying their wealth and extraordinary moments with their families.
In our long-standing alliance with our main sponsor, we have developed a network of experts overseas that specialise in a wide range of services.
There are only a few places that rival Montenegro as the ideal place for a second residency. As we told you above, our partners in Montenegro can help you through the process of registration, providing world-class advice so you can complete the process without any issues.