Residency Application & Renewal Services

Residency through Company Formation with Work and Residence Permit

Price – €2,100 (Incl. all taxes and fees)

Residency through Real Estate Ownership

Price – €1,350 (Incl. all taxes and fees)

Getting a residency permit in Montenegro is only an investment away. Montenegro is a captivating blend of stunning coastal towns and mesmerizing mountain regions.

While it’s alluring to know that you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, a favorable taxation system, and the charm of the Mediterranean, it’s all insignificant if you don’t possess a residence permit.

Based on 9 reviews
Erik Evrard
Erik Evrard
Absolutely excellent service! A friend of mine referred me to Montenegro Digital Nomad Agency. I happened to be in nearby Dubrovnik and quickly arranged a meeting in Montenegro. I received very clear and transparent information about setting up a company in Montenegro, the tax benefits, and everything else involved. I decided to take that route, and the agency assisted me in the best possible manner. Dealing with notaries, the city council administration, a bank, and the tax office is all complex, especially when you don't speak the language, but there wasn't a single moment when I had to worry. At every crucial moment, I was accompanied by someone who advised me on what to do next, and I never felt overwhelmed by any red tape. The fees that the agency charges are very reasonable, especially in comparison with the value offered! I'm a very, very happy camper, and warmly recommend them to everyone else interested in setting up their own business in this tiny but beautiful country! Erik
Marty White
Marty White
We were deciding between Corfu-Greece, Calabria Region-Italy, Dubrovnik-Croatia and Montenegro. All of these places were nice but it was the customer service from Jonathan and the exceptional customer service received from the Montenegro Digital Nomad Agency! This was a major life event change and we were very scared of the many unknowns associated with moving to another country to live and start a business. I'm embarrassed to say that we bombarded Jonathan and the team with so many questions, and they patiently answered them. Honestly, there were times when they could not drop everything to answer some questions, but they would tell us that they would research and get back to us in a timely fashion, and they did. Other countries that were mentioned above were slow to respond or would not even answer our questions unless you paid a deposit, or have already received your proof of retirement from either the United States Social Security Department or the United Kingdom's HRMC Department, or that you already received your FBI Apostille documents. The team assisted with a brief background of each of the main cities to help us determine the best location for our needs. Knowing which locations were more for the late-night parties versus us seeking a more family environment, helped in finding the correct home for our needs. All this before assisting in completing the required Montenegrin documents for our resident permits. We stayed 3 days during Christmas time to determine how the winters were here. We already knew we loved the spring and summer months. It was not crazy cold like other parts of Europe. It felt slightly colder than California but nowhere near a London, England winter. If you come for a few days to visit you should already be prepared to look for a place to live. It will be very helpful to secure a lease before returning home. Securing our first apartment here before returning home was extremely helpful and expedited the relocation process with the movers. The movers will negotiate a price with you if they know you are serious and already have the ship-to address. Happy to say that the whole process of moving and receiving approval for our resident permits just took 88 days. It was nice to stop having to pay the weekly Montenegrin Travel for our 90 day US passport stay. The main hold-up was not the fault of the team. It was receiving our FBI Apostille documents back in a timely fashion. Once you made the major decision to relocate but may not have decided on your final destination. I highly recommend starting the process of receiving your hard copy FBI Apostille and if you are married get your Marriage Certificate Apostille. We made the mistake of doing this within the 90-day visa stay in Montenegro and received the documents way later than we were promised by vendor. The team assisted in suggesting the best method to relocate my household items from the United States. Their team is highly responsive and consistently goes the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. Once we received our Residence Permits, Djordje, and the team assisted with gaining approval at the bank for us to receive our corporate bank account, personal checking accounts and, credit cards. Special thanks to Jonathan, Djordje, and the support team for their unwavering assistance in promptly addressing any doubts in providing timely updates. Delighted to report that both the boxes and the TV arrived in excellent condition. Highly recommend Montenegro Digital Nomad Agency for their efficient, one-stop shopping and customer-centric approach! Thank you!!!
T & C
T & C
Montenegro had a special appeal to us and we wanted to obtain a resident permit. Jonathan’s firm was our best choice after several enquiries we decided to engage with Jonathan. Montenegro is a small country with lots of advantages and challenges, especially for non-European nationalities and during extraordinary COVID times Jonathan, along with his professional legal and accountable team, was able to navigate the legal framework and help us obtain residence permits successfully by resolving issues along the way. We highly recommend Jonathan to anyone who may be interested in Montenegro.
Anastasiia Gabuzova
Anastasiia Gabuzova
Great experience with business opening and all the troubles with residency permits – we are pleased to work with Jonathan and his company
Svein Tjelta
Svein Tjelta
Montenegro Digital Nomad Agency is a must know for anyone wanting to know Montenegro as newcommer. To reasons for that: 1.The wast nettwork it offers for help on every problem you stumble upon public or privat. 2. The professional trust and care that is the trade mark for this compani. I have received help on numerous occations and no problem are to big or to smaal for them. Its the best investment you can do to get on with life in Montenegro.
Sofya Aksenova
Sofya Aksenova
We had a great experience dealing with Jonathan! nice website, clear information with all the details, punctuality and friendly communication!
Yuri Nakshin
Yuri Nakshin
Absolutely awesome experience with Jonathan. Held my hand during the whole pretty cumbersome process of buying an apartment in the Kotor area. He knows alls ins and outs and all the right people. Highly recommend his services to anybody who needs anything in Montenegro
Al Laycock
Al Laycock
I worked with Jonathan and team to establish a UK-owned company in Montenegro. He was helpful, proactive and a very valuable guide to navigating the business and regulatory landscape in the country for both immigration and visa issues and company formation. Highly recommended!
Imran Salahuddin
Imran Salahuddin
I had a positive experience with the Montenegro Digital Nomad Agency. Their service is highly professional, and they demonstrate an excellent response time. Moreover, their transparency throughout the process was greatly appreciated. I would recommend their services to fellow digital nomads without hesitation.
Dasha Evstegneeva
Dasha Evstegneeva
Having a residency in another country seems like chaos dealing with different papers. Here I didn't have to worry about it at all, I was just following instructions!

Important Sources and Useful Information

The most important factor in understanding entry, visa, residence and citizenship requirements is having access to correct, reliable and up-to-date information. That’s why we’ve provided the following list of links to our sources:

Two Main Options

Montenegro offers two primary avenues for establishing residency, each with its unique set of requirements:

  • Residency through Real Estate Investment
  • Residency through Company Formation

The critical difference between these options lies in the type of investment you make and the extent to which you can leverage it.

Residency by Real Estate Investment vs. Company Formation

Gaining residency through real estate investment lets you live in Montenegro’s beautiful coastal towns or mountain regions. Simultaneously, it presents a lucrative real estate investment opportunity that can provide income through property management.

On the other hand, achieving residency through company formation gives you greater flexibility to travel out of Montenegro. It also allows you to conduct business within Montenegro and the broader European Union. Another advantage of this route is bringing dependents through family reunification.

It’s essential to contemplate your long-term goals and the lifestyle you aspire to have in Montenegro before deciding on your preferred path.


Residency through Company Formation with Work and Residence Permit

€2,100 (Incl. taxes and all fees)

  • Flexible residency with no travel restriction
  • Comes with local banking solution
  • 100% remote incorporation possible
  • Option to bring spouse and dependents through family unification
  • Low company maintenance fees
  • Free registered agent for the first year

Residency through Real Estate Ownership

€1,350 (Incl. all taxes and fees)

  • Need to spend at least ten months in Montenegro
  • Option for real estate advisory
  • Option to include a welcome letter
  • No minimum investment amount in real-estate


We’re here to ensure that your transition to Montenegro is as seamless as possible. Our services aren’t limited to just handling immigration matters. We also handle real-estate searches, due diligence, and property management. 

If you want to build a business, we help you get set up by introducing you to our comprehensive network so you can get started from day one.

In addition to your application, our attorney will assist you in preparing for the interview process and issuing the necessary, welcome letters. This comprehensive support extends from the day your order begins until you receive your residency card.

All offers include:

  • Payment of all fees and taxes
  • Guidance on residency due diligence by the immigration services
  • Health insurance 
  • Translation of all official documents

Steps To Get Residency in Montenegro

  1. Sign a Power of Attorney: Following the acceptance of the service package, we issue you a Power of Attorney to incorporate your company remotely. 
  2. Collect all documents: Time is of the essence, and some official documents cannot be more than six months old. While we work on your application, you need to provide us with the required documents and a criminal clearance report. 
  3. Send all documents: You must send us the notarized and apostilled documents required for your residence permit. Once we receive them, we can proceed with your application.
  4. Letter of Guarantor (only if needed): We issue you a letter of guarantor so that you can enter Montenegro and apply for residency.
  5. Purchase real estate (real estate residency only): While we work on your application, you are to purchase the real estate you consider for your investment. 
  6. Application assessment: The Montenegrin authorities will assess your application and, if approved, will provide you with a residency permit. 
  7. Pick up your residency card: You will go with our legal team to pick up your residency card. 
  8. Live your Montenegrin dream: Once you are a resident, you can live your Balkan life. Enjoy!


Will I need an address before applying for residency?

Yes, you need either a rental contract or a property deed.

How long do I need to stay in Montenegro to keep my residency?

You can leave for work matters if you obtain residency through company formation. If you have residency through real estate, you must stay in Montenegro for at least ten months a year. 

How do I get permanent residency and citizenship?

After five years, you can apply for permanent residency; after another five years, you can apply for citizenship (10 years total).

How likely will a residency application be accepted or denied if all criteria are met?

The immigration services can reject your application. However, our legal team has years of experience with residency applications of all nationalities and will keep trying even if rejected the first time. 

I had residency in Montenegro but canceled it and left the country. Is there any way of regaining residency, or are there any special measures for people who used to have residency?

Even if you had a residency in the past, you would, unfortunately, need to start the process from scratch.

Who can join as part of family unification?

Spouse and any dependents (children under 18 years of age).