Passport programme of Montenegro

At today’s session, the Government of Montenegro passed the Decision on the criteria, method and procedure for the selection of persons who can acquire Montenegrin citizenship by admission for the implementation of investment programme of special importance for economic interest of Montenegro.

Decision is creating opportunities for the implementation of development projects in several sectors – tourism, agriculture and processing industry.

The programme is designed to last for a limited period of time, and is limited to the granting of the Montenegrin citizenship to up to 2,000 applicants. The applicants will submit requests through an agent who had previously signed a contract with the State of Montenegro.

Criteria for projects to be implemented in the field of tourism is about hotels or mixed tourist complexes in the coastal region and the Capital city of Podgorica: at least 5-star facilities, at least 60 accommodation units, with minimum investments of 15,000,000 Euro and at least 80 new employees.
For projects in northern and central region, except the Capital City, the criteria are as follows: at least a 4-star hotel or a mixed tourist complex, at least 35 accommodation units, a minimum investment of five million euros and at least 25 new employees.

Applicants must pay EUR 450,000 to the account of the State of Montenegro for the projects in the coastal region and Podgorica, or 250,000 euros in northern and central region except Podgorica, as well as 100,000 euros intended for less developed areas. In addition, the applicant must deposit 15,000 euros for an application for themselves, 10,000 euros for up to 4 family members, and 50,000 euros for each next family member.