Montenegro is closing to join the EU, get your citizenship fast!
The European Commission approved to open the last negotiating chapter with Montenegro, according to Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković. It confirms that Montenegro is becoming an EU Member State soon!
In Europe, Montenegro offers the most affordable citizenship by investment solution. There are applicants who are obtaining the passport of Montenegro now because the already existing citizenship by investment programs of the EU countries are significantly more expensive. Think of the necessary investment of at least two million euros in Cyprus and more than one million euros of Malta in exchange for an EU passport!
Montenegro started the application for the Member State status of the European Union in 2008 and launched the accession negotiations in 2012 as the first of the six Western Balkan candidate countries.
Notice, according to the EU Commission’s enlargement strategy, they indicated 2025 as the possible date.
How can you become a citizen of Montenegro now, before the country joins the EU?
Discus Holdings Ltd is one of the only three official agents of the Montenegrin Citizenship by Investment program. The beautiful country at the Adriatic Sea offers its passport in exchange for real estate investment in qualifying projects. All applicants must contribute 100,000 euros to Montenegro and can choose from the property purchase options. With the single investment, the primary applicant, the spouse and the financially dependent children without age restriction can become Montenegrin citizens.
Investment options for the passports of Montenegro
- Investment into government-approved real-estate developments in the northern part of the country: €250,000
- Investment into government-approved real-estate developments in the southern part of Montenegro or in the capital city of Podgorica: €450,000
Do you want to become a citizen of Montenegro through investment?
St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program is a success
2019 was a good year for the St Lucia Citizenship by Investment Program; the total amount of investments increased by 120 per cent during the last year.
In 2017 and 2018 there were 188 approved applicants, who invested 28 million EC$ (East Caribbean Dollar), meanwhile, in 2018 and 2019, the number of successful applicants was 210, and they spent 62 million EC$ in the Caribbean island nation.
Among the successful investors, the number of Chinese applicants increased the most, from 16 per cent to 21. Since the passport scheme’s introduction in 2016, 106 Chinese obtained the citizenship of St Lucia. 42 Syrians and also 42 Iranians got the passport as well, followed by 40 Lebanese, 39 Iraquis, 34 Russians and 30 Americans.
How much you have to invest for the passport of St Lucia?
As in other Caribbean states with citizenship programs, St Lucia also offers the two main options: contribution and real estate investment.
The minimum amount of contribution is only 100,000 USD; this amount is among the most affordable such offers. Of course, if the investor does not want to obtain the passport alone, the necessary amount increases. For example, with a spouse and two children, the investor must contribute 190,000 USD. However, you can also invest in an approved real estate project (at least 300,000 USD) or 3,5 million USD in an approved enterprise (business project). Non-interest bearing government bonds are also available for 500,000 USD.
It is good to know that St Lucia’s financial sector is stable and well-developed. The law-tax system attracts wealthy investors, it is another benefit if the applicants are not only in the freedom of travel but to do business as well.
How can you become a citizen of St Lucia?
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