Residency And Citizenship By Investment

Welcome to Montenegro

Montenegro is at the heart of discovery, beauty, and opportunity. Long considered the pearl of the Balkans, this nation represents the ideal symbiosis between a natural and modern world. As one of the fastest growing economies in the Balkans, Montenegro is quickly becoming a key destination for investors seeking mobility, security, and increased quality of life.

Facts about Montenegro





Total Area

13,812 km2



Why Choose Montenegro

Montenegro’s natural beauty and sophistication aren’t the only reasons why the nation is attracting vast opportunity for growth and development. Its recent independence and strategic position have also influenced Montenegro to become central to some of the most important industries in the world.

Fast procedure

Residency within 3 weeks and approval of citizenship within six months

Visa-free travel

Global mobility with access to over 115 nations visa-free

Natural Beauty

An outstanding holiday destination, one of the world’s finest yachting marinas

EU Candidate

Candidate country for future expansion of the EU, expected by 2025

Keep Your Nationality

No obligation to relinquish current nationality

Any Language Welcome

No language requirements


To qualify for residency or citizenship, applicants must fulfill one of the investment options in addition to meeting the following criteria:

  • Be a non-EU citizen
  • Possess a valid passport or another foreign travel document
  • Submit all documents and information required under the program and successfully pass the due diligence and background verifications, including the ones relating to the source of funds used to make the qualifying contribution and investment
  • Hold no criminal record
  • Apply through one of the licensed agents under the program

Investment Options

Government Fund Donation

Applicants must make a contribution of €100,000 in the form of a government fund donation.

Real Estate Investment

In addition to the donation, applicants are required to invest in approved real estate projects in the country. Depending on where the selected projects are, applicants will have the choice of the following investment levels: 

  • €250,000 investment in an undeveloped region (north of the country), or
  • €450,000 investment in a developed region (south of the country)

Our Process

The following table breaks down the program application process to three stages with a total of 6 steps. Each step must be completed before continuing to the next. 

Month 1-2


Step 1

Choose an agent licensed for the program to get qualification approval.

Step 2

Collect application documents and pay processing fees.

Month 2-5


Step 3

The file is received by the program administration. The application is reviewed for administrative compliance. Due diligence and background verification is performed.

Step 4

Decision in principle is delivered. In case of approval, applicant is invited to proceed with the contribution and the investment.

Month 6


Step 5

Travel to Montenegro to submit residence application and have biometrics collected. Citizenship application is submitted during the same trip.

Step 6

Receive naturalization certificate(s) in Montenegro. Apply for and collect passport(s).

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