The Secretariat for Development Projects published an announcement for the selection of agents for mediation when applying for Montenegrin citizenship through investments and agents for assessing the international suitability of candidates.
From the Government's Public Relations Service, it was announced that the applications could be submitted until February 1st, 2019.
"The applicant submits a request for acquiring Montenegrin citizenship by admission based on a special program, through a mediation agent, while the assessment of its international eligibility is carried out by an international rating agency, including proof of the origin of the money. The Secretariat for Development Projects will decide on the selection of agents within 30 days from the date of the public opening of the applications and will be published on the Secretariat's website. After the decision is made, the Government will conclude an agreement with the selected agents, on the basis of which the Secretariat for Development Projects will issue licenses to them, and only on the basis of the licenses issued, the agents can carry out their activities within the said program," the Government explained.
If it is subsequently established that a person who has acquired Montenegrin citizenship by admission in accordance with the decision has provided false information or deliberately concealed facts and circumstances, as well as in case the international eligibility assessment agent has submitted inaccurate data in his report for that person, a decision on loss of citizenship will be made.
"All procedures will be transparent, and, as far as these stages of the process are concerned, the opening of applications will be public. The responsible applicants or their authorized representatives will have the right to attend.
Government Decision on criteria, method, and procedure for the selection of a person who can acquire Montenegrin citizenship by admission for the implementation of a particular investment program of special importance for the economic and business interest of Montenegro is applied from 1st January 2019. Based on this decision, 2,000 Montenegrin passports can be issued at the top, in the next three years.
The goal of the Government Program is to further accelerate Montenegro's economic development by creating new tourist, agricultural and processing capacities and creating new jobs.
Text by Marija Mirjacic, on January 4th, 2019, read more at Vijesti