Montenegro

There is no petty theft in Montenegro, lockers without keys or salt shakers left on the tables are a common occurrence.

About Country

    Continent

    Europe

    Capital

    Podgorica

    Population

    628,066

    World share 

    0 %

    Land area

    13,450 km²

    Official Languages

    - Montenegrin

    Unofficial Languages

    - Albanian
    - Bosnian
    - Serbian
    - Serbo-Croatian

    Currency

    EUR

    Economy rating

    147

    Economy GDP

    5,651 millions USD

    ВВП на человека

    8,997 USD

Democracy Index

5.77

Hybrid
regime

*

Electoral process and pluralism

7.42
7.42

Functioning of government

5.71
5.71

Political participation

6.11
6.11

Political culture

3.13
3.13

Civil liberties

6.47
6.47

    Crime Rate

    2.2

    Safe zone

    Unemployment

    19.3 %

    High unemployment

Expense and Salary

;">

3.09

Bad

*

Average salary

0.94
0.94

Average expense

5.25
5.25

Average rent price

3.09
3.09

    Average salary

    658 USD

    Average expense

    441 USD

    Average rent price

    359 USD

Immigration

    Immigration difficulty

    Normal

    Recommended Savings

    4,801 USD

    Double citizenship

    Forbidden

    Official site

    Immigration official website

    Compulsory exams

    Montenegrin (in Examination Center of Montenegro)

    Passport rating

    46 Amount of countries: 124

Immigration options

Immigration typeRequired TimeFee
Marriagefrom 1 to 3 weeks (paperwork)
5 years (for citizenship)
35 USD
Real estate investmentsfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork) 35 USD
Businessfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork)
10 years (for citizenship)
35 USD
Employeefrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork)
10 years (for citizenship)
35 USD
Investmentsfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork)
6 months (for citizenship)
35 USD
Family reunificationfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork)
10 years (for citizenship)
35 USD
Studentfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork) 35 USD
Refugeefrom 2 to 6 weeks (paperwork) 0 USD


Marriage

Immigration feeImmigration Time
35 USDfrom 1 to 3 weeks (paperwork)
5 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
-Completed questionnaire;
- International passport;
- Color photo;
- Marriage certificate with a citizen of the country;
- Proof of solvency (the account must have at least 3650 euros);
- Receipt of payment of the fee;
- Medical insurance, valid for at least 40 days;
- Confirmation of the availability of housing (own or rented);
- - Certificate of no criminal record
Additional Information:
You can apply for a residence permit after marrying a citizen of Montenegro.
This is one of the easiest and fastest ways, you will need to confirm the seriousness of your relationship and then you will be able to obtain a residence permit in an expedited manner.
But do not forget that you can be checked at any time, as the state is fighting against fictitious marriages.
To obtain a residence permit, a marriage must be concluded on the territory of the country.

Real estate investments

Immigration feeImmigration Time
35 USDfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork)

List of documents:
-Completed questionnaire;
- International passport;
- Color photo;
- Certificate of acquisition of a real estate object;
- Proof of solvency (the account must have at least 3650 euros);
- Receipt of payment of the fee;
- Medical insurance, valid for at least 40 days;
- Confirmation of the availability of housing (own or rented);
- Certificate of no criminal record
Additional Information:
You can get a residence permit in Montenegro if you are ready to purchase real estate.
A definite plus will be that there are no restrictions on the cost, and the object can be both residential and commercial.
But we must remember that this type of immigration will not lead to permanent residence, because the period of residence on a residence permit is not counted in the length of service for obtaining citizenship.

Business

Immigration feeImmigration Time
35 USDfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork)
10 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
-Completed questionnaire;
- International passport;
- Color photo;
- Registration documents for the company;
- Proof of solvency (the account must have at least 3650 euros);
- Receipt of payment of the fee;
- Medical insurance, valid for at least 40 days;
- Confirmation of the availability of housing (own or rented);
- Certificate of no criminal record
Additional Information:
Probably the easiest way to immigrate to Montenegro is to open your own business.
You will only need to register an enterprise, keep records and pay taxes, there are no special requirements anymore: neither the authorized capital nor the number of employees hired.

Employee

Immigration feeImmigration Time
35 USDfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork)
10 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
-Completed questionnaire;
- International passport;
- Color photo;
- Work permit and contract with the employer;
- Proof of solvency (the account must have at least 3650 euros);
- Receipt of payment of the fee;
- Medical insurance, valid for at least 40 days;
- Confirmation of the availability of housing (own or rented);
- Certificate of no criminal record
Additional Information:
You can get a residence permit on the basis of employment, but there is a difficulty in the absence of a large number of jobs. It is difficult to find a job in general, and if there is one, it is seasonal.
But if you still managed to get a job, then in order to obtain a residence permit, you will need to get a work permit and a contract with your employer.

Investments

Immigration feeImmigration Time
35 USDfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork)
6 months (for citizenship)

List of documents:
-Completed questionnaire;
- International passport;
- Color photo;
- Certificate of ownership of real estate;
- Proof of solvency (the account must have at least 3650 euros);
- Receipt of payment of the fee;
- Medical insurance, valid for at least 40 days;
- Confirmation of the availability of housing (own or rented);
- Certificate of no criminal record
Additional Information:
You can get citizenship immediately through investment.
The amount varies from locations from 450.000 euros in the north and in mountainous areas and up to 650.000 euros on the coast. You purchase an object from a certain list, and within a year and a half you get citizenship.

Family reunification

Immigration feeImmigration Time
35 USDfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork)
10 years (for citizenship)

List of documents:
-Completed questionnaire;
- International passport;
- Color photo;
- Marriage or birth certificate;
- Proof of solvency (the account must have at least 3650 euros);
- Receipt of payment of the fee;
- Medical insurance, valid for at least 40 days;
- Confirmation of the availability of housing (own or rented);
- Certificate of no criminal record
Additional Information:
If you have immediate relatives (spouses or children) in Montenegro, then you can get a residence permit.
You will have to provide documents that confirm the relationship and confirm the availability of the necessary amount of funds for maintenance.
All other cases are considered individually.

Student

Immigration feeImmigration Time
35 USDfrom 2 to 4 weeks (paperwork)

List of documents:
-Completed questionnaire;
- International passport;
- Color photo;
- Certificate of admission to the university and certificate of knowledge of the Montenegrin language;
- Proof of solvency (the account must have at least 3650 euros);
- Receipt of payment of the fee;
- Medical insurance, valid for at least 40 days;
- Confirmation of the availability of housing (own or rented);
- Certificate of no criminal record
Additional Information:
There are 3 universities in Montenegro: 1 public and 2 private. You can get a residence permit on the basis of training, but you will not be able to apply for permanent residence and citizenship.
It is easier for students to find a job in the country and immigrate already on this basis.

Refugee

Immigration feeImmigration Time
0 USDfrom 2 to 6 weeks (paperwork)

List of documents:
-Completed questionnaire;
- International passport;
- Documentary evidence of harassment in your country
Additional Information:
Montenegro can provide asylum to those who are in danger.
Foreigners persecuted for ethnic, religious, political or any other reasons can apply for refugee status upon arrival in the country.
It is necessary to provide documentary evidence of harassment in your country.

Taxes

Each applicable tax in Montenegro is regulated by a separate Law, which defines the rates, objects of taxation, tax base, applicable deductions, tax period, etc.
Basic taxes in Montenegro:
- VAT is the rate of 19%, the object of taxation is goods and services that are produced (rendered) in the course of commercial activity, as well as imported goods and real estate.
- Corporate income tax - the rate of 9%, the object of taxation is income from core activities.
A resident legal entity receiving income outside Montenegro that is subject to taxation in a foreign state is granted a tax deduction in the amount of tax paid on this income in a foreign state.
The tax period for legal entities is the fiscal year that coincides with the calendar year. The deadline for submitting tax reports for legal entities is 3 months from the end of the tax period.
- Personal income tax (personal income tax) - the rate from 5% to 9%, the object of taxation is income received on the territory of Montenegro from employment, independent activity, rental of real estate, personal income, capital gains. As well as the income of non-resident individuals received on the territory of Montenegro.
The personal income tax rate is the same for everyone, but the only exception is income from employment, which is taxed at a rate of 9% for the amount of income up to 720 euros/month, and at a rate of 15% for the amount of monthly income exceeding 720 euros. The tax period for individuals is a calendar year.
A resident individual receiving income outside Montenegro that is subject to taxation in a foreign state is granted a tax deduction in the amount of tax paid on this income in a foreign state.
- Tax on the turnover of real estate - the rate of 3%, the object of taxation is the value of real estate according to the Contract (purchase and sale, donation, etc.).
- Property tax - the rate from 0.1% to 1%, the object of taxation is the market value of real estate, determined by the tax authorities using coefficients.

Education

There are 4 levels in the education system of Montenegro: preschool education, secondary education, full secondary (or vocational) education and higher education.
Let's start with preschool education. It is divided into 2 stages: nursery and kindergartens. Toddlers from one to 3 years old go to the nursery, and from 3 to 6 years old to kindergarten. Almost all institutions are state-owned, but the parent still has to contribute a minimum amount (about 45 euros per month) for expenses. Basically, children in kindergartens are engaged in creativity: they draw, sculpt, play, and so on.
From the age of 6, the child begins to go to school. To enter an educational institution, he must pass an interview with a representative of the school and provide a health certificate. Natural and exact sciences, languages, physical culture and fine arts are studied in schools. In addition, you can additionally study in different circles, they are all free.
After graduating from high school, students will have a difficult choice: gymnasium or vocational school. Himanasia is required if the student wants to go to university in the future. Here they go in pairs, do practical tasks and take exams. The period of study in gymnasiums varies from the chosen direction, but approximately 4-5 years.
If the student does not want to go to university in the future, then he goes to college, where he gets all the necessary skills to get a job later.
And the last step is higher education. Upon admission to higher educational institutions, a student must pass entrance exams. There are also 3 different degrees of qualification in the universities of Montenegro: bachelor, Master and Doctor of Sciences. With a master's or doctor's degree, you can easily get a job in any European country.

Healthcare

Montenegro's healthcare system is well developed, all clinics are equipped with modern equipment for emergency care and preventive examinations.
All citizens of Montenegro are provided with a state medical policy. Citizens of the country who have a stable income are required to make contributions to the national health care system. Insurance medicine provides patients with high-quality medical care regardless of the social status of the patient.
There are 8 state inpatient hospitals on the territory of Montenegro, in each district there is a "Health House" - a state polyclinic in which absolutely different doctors work, specializing in different profiles. Citizens of Montenegro or foreigners who make deductions from income for the needs of the national insurance system can receive free medical care at the polyclinic. Insured tourists can also count on the help of a doctor in state institutions.
The main share of the medical services market is occupied by highly specialized private clinics. A large number of doctors are educated abroad, study different languages in order to speak them fluently and are engaged in private practice. The average price of a consultation for a foreign citizen will be from 10 to 15 €, in a state polyclinic - from 3 to 10 €.
Most of the medical institutions are open from Tuesday to Saturday from early morning to 5 pm.
Pharmacies in Montenegro, as well as hospitals, belong to both the state and private entrepreneurs. In them you can find a large assortment of medicines.
In Montenegro, there is a bill concerning obtaining the necessary assistance for injuries sustained while skiing in the mountains. This bill states that every ski slope must be attended by a professional with qualifications. So you can safely go to Montenegro not only for a beach holiday, but also for skiing.

Climate

Montenegro is a country located in Southeastern Europe, in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula.
Interestingly, this state is the smallest in terms of area and population compared to other Slavic states.
In the southwest Montenegro is washed by the Adriatic Sea, in the northwest it borders with Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, with Serbia it has borders in the northeast, and with Albania in the southeast.
The territory of this country is conditionally divided into three parts: the Adriatic coast, the central part with plains, where its two largest cities are located: Podgorica and Niksic, and the mountain systems of the east of the country.
The total length of Montenegro 's land borders is 614 km . But already the coastline of the country has a length of 300 km. Montenegro owns 14 sea islands, and in the southwestern part of the country there is a large bay of Boka Kotorska, whose area is 87.3 km2.
There are a large number of rivers in Montenegro and the largest of them are: Tara, Lim, Czechotina. Many rivers are mountainous, they form deep canyons. The largest lake in Montenegro and the whole Balkan peninsula is Lake Skadar. Its total area is 369.7 km2.
Montenegro is a very green country, more than 42% of the area is occupied by forests and woodlands, and 39% is pastures. The flora of the country is also extremely diverse: more than 2,800 plant species can be found throughout the country.
Montenegro has 2 types of climate: temperate continental and Mediterranean on the Adriatic coast.
In mountainous areas, usually warm summers (average temperature +22 ° C) and fairly cold winters (average temperature -5 ° C), precipitation occurs and usually only in the form of snow. In the Primorsky region, it is hot in summer (average temperature +25 °C), it is dry for a long time, and winter is short and not cold (average temperature +5 °C). The average amount of precipitation ranges from 500 to 1500 mm per year.
Great news for tourists will be that the length of the beaches of Montenegro is 73 km. The temperature of the sea water for half a year varies from + 13 to +27 ° C, and the transparency of the water can exceed 35 m, so we rather pack up and go to rest.

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