The Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program
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PROGRAM TYPE: Citizenship
TOTAL INVESTMENT RAISED: N/A
TOTAL PASSPORTS ISSUED: N/A
OPENING YEAR: 2019
VISA-FREE DESTINATIONS: 122
See program essentials such as prices, requirements, timelines, investment options
The official list of companies and individuals licensed to submit applications to the government under the program.
See the official website of the government entity responsible for processing applications to the program.
See a list of the most frequently asked questions about this program, as well as their answers.
APPROVED REAL ESTATE:
See the official government list of CBI-approved real estate developments.
Recent articles about this program
A casual conversation with a fellow orchestra member turned Alex Hopkin from violinist to decade-long veteran of RCBI government advisory.
Two companies claim the title to “first successful Montenegro CIP citizenship application”. Who is right? It’s complicated.
So far, five out of the six approved projects are located in the country’s north, where minimum investment requirements for the CIP are considerably lower.
The family have now more than doubled their travel freedom, from an original 61 visa-free destinations on their Egyptian passports to 134 today.
Montenegro’s Citizenship Act had a critical inadequacy; it did not allow those minors, or even adult dependents, to obtain citizenship by investment.
Turkey surprised many by becoming the world’s most popular CIP. None more so than Grenadians, who are finding their cozy corner of the market contested.
But the Fund also cautioned against spending CIP money “before it has materialized” and to keep an eye on the reputation and financial integrity risks.
Three out of four projects so far are in the North, where the required investment is lower. Several more project approvals are expected by the end of the year.
Why is the Turkey CIP the world’s most popular despite its lack of Schengen-access? Why are 98% of Grenada CIP-applicants Chinese? Answer: E2.
So far, the Montenegro CIP has had only one approved development. But many more are slated for CIP-designation in the weeks and months to come.