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registration of legal entity

Cost of registration The cost of the second year Number of Directors Corporate tax rates Payment of Charter Capital Financial statements
1580.00 EUR 1060.00 EUR 1 9.00% 1.00 Yes

Registration of a company in Montenegro

The state of Montenegro is situated in southeastern Europe. This is the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula. Montenegro shares land borders  with Croatia (in the west), Bosnia and Herzegovina (in the northwest), Serbia (in the northeast), the Republic of Kosovo (in the east) and Albania (in the southeast).

Montenegro became independent in 2006.

The administrative center of the republic and its capital is Podgorica.

The Serbian language has the status of the state language. Local residents also understand English and Russian.

The national currency is the euro.

Why is it cost-effective to register or buy company in Montenegro? Main reasons.

  • Low crime rate.
  • Favorable investment policy. The only types of activities in which the foreigners can not participate are the manufacture and sale of weapons, as well as the business in border areas or in national nature reserves.
  • Perspectives for the country's development, and extension of international relations.

The most popular types of business in Montenegro are the following:
- hotel business (occupancy rate reaches 95-100% in summer);
- restaurant business (large number of vacationers makes this sphere extremely promising);
- business in the sphere of providing services (excursions, outdoor activities, hire of vehicles, yachts and others).

Registration of business in Montenegro is interesting not only from the point of doing business. It is also the optimal way to legally obtain a residence permit in the country.

Due to the Law on attracting foreign investments, the formation of company in Montenegro takes place under a simplified procedure now.

Forms of doing business

According to the laws of Montenegro, the foreigners can register:

- Private Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneur);
- Partnership with unlimited liability or simple partnership (OD);
- Limited Liability Partnership or Limited Partnership (KD);
- Regular Joint Stock Company (AD);
- Limited Liability Company (DOO);
- Representative office of a foreign company.

One of the most prevalent forms of companies in Montenegro is the limited liability company (DOO). Nowadays, the LLC is particularly relevant for the reason that the foreigners can become land owners in Montenegro only being in the status of a legal entity for some time now.

The legislative framework.

The Law "On Business Entities".

Formation of Limited Liability Company in Montenegro. Features

  • The process of registration of the company usually takes about 2 weeks;
  • Minimum charter capital provided by the country's legislation is 1 euro, but this amount can be greater, if you wish (for the joint-stock company the authorized capital is 25,000 euros);
  • Document required from the founder is only the international passport.
  • The number of founders of the LLC in Montenegro provided by the law equals up to 30 people. The composition of the founders shall be announced. The foreigner can be both the founder and the director of the company.
  • It is also necessary to provide several variants of the name of the company for consideration of the specialists of the state register.
  • It is necessary to indicate the legal address of the company and the type of its main activity.
  • The executive director of the company shall be appointed.
  • Documents are submitted to the Central Register of the Commercial Court in Podgorica personally by the founder or his authorized representative (according to notarized power of attorney).
  • If the director of the company is the foreign citizen, the fact of registering the company is the reason for issuing the work permit.

Bookkeeping in Montenegro

The registered company in Montenegro should maintain accounting records, even in case of lack of income.

Taxes in Montenegro

The registration fee equals to € 10 for the LLC and € 50 for the joint-stock company.
The main expenses of the company are related to taxes and deductions for wages (67% of the official rate).
VAT equals to 17% (if the annual turnover of the company is more than 18 000 euros).
The income tax (for legal entities) is 9%.
The income tax (for natural persons) is 9%.

Foreign investors pay the same taxes and obtain the same tax guarantees as local businessmen. Such conditions allow all entrepreneurs to be competitive in the international market.
The company which does not pay taxes will soon be stricken off by the authorities.

We will register ready made company in Montenegro for you within the shortest time possible. It has never been easier to buy company in Montenegro. Registration of company in Montenegro is one of the simplest and cheapest ways to start a legitimate international business. Registration of businesses in Montenegro is one of the main directions of our work. You can specify all the information concerning the issue of offshore companies, and regarding probable offshore zones of Montenegro during personal conversation with our lawyer or by phone.

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General information
Square13 812.00
Population657 394.00
CapitalPodgorica
State polityRepublic
Telephone code382
Place in the world in corruption66
locationSoutheastern Europe, between the Adriatic Sea and Serbia
ClimateMediterranean climate, hot dry summers and autumns and relatively cold winters with heavy snowfalls inland; avg. maximum temperature (July) +35°; avg. minimum temperature (January) -10°
Literacy rate96.40%
Ethnic groupsMontenegrin 43%, Serbian 32%, Bosniak 8%, Albanian 5%, other (Muslims, Croats, Roma (Gypsy)) 12%
National currencyEuro (EUR)
USD exchange rate0.75
GDP per capita104
Official languageSerbian, Albanian
Credit ratingBB
The judiciaryConstitutional Court; Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Commercial Court, Supreme Court, General Courts; Administrative Court.
Executive authorityHead of government: Prime Minister. Ministry.
Legislative authoritiesunicameral Assembly (81 seats)
Corporate information
Opportunity to purchase ready-made companiesНет
Legal systemCivil law
The use of the Cyrillic alphabet in the nameНет
Local registered officeДа
Organizational and Legal Formsjoint stock company (a.d.), limited liability company (d.o.o.), partnerships (general (o.d.) and limited (k.d.)), entrepeneur, Branch
Indication of BPA in the nameDOO
Local registered agentНет
Shares and share capital
Standard currencyEuro
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedNo restrictions
The minimum amount of paid-in capital, nat. currency1
Bearer sharesНет
Possibility to issue shares without par valueНет
Taxation
VATДа
Basic corporate tax rate9.00%
Capital gains taxНет
Currency controlНет
Corporate tax rates detailsThe basic rate - 9%
Stamp dutyНет
Director and Secretary
Minimum number of directors1
The requirement for residency directorsНет
Director of legal entities are allowedНет
The data reveals to the local agentНет
Data field to the public registryДа
The requirement for the presence of the SecretaryНет
Requirement to the residense of the SecretaryНет
Requirements to qualification of the SecretaryНет
Legal entity as the SecretaryНет
Shareholder and beneficiary
Minimum number of shareholders1
Data is entered in the public registerДа
Shareholders residency requirementНет
Information about the beneficiary is disclosedНет
Information may be disclosed to the local agentНет
Shareholders-legal entities are acceptableДа
Reporting
The requirement for filing reportsДа
Open access to reportsНет
Statutory auditНет
The requirement for filing Annual ReturnНет
Open access to the Annual ReturnНет
The requirement for reportsДа
Treaty on avoidance of double taxation (States which signed)36
Membership in the OECDНет
Is it offshore according to Russian legislationНет
Trademark Registration
TM Comprehensive Study TM Registration Request TM Registration Certificate Total
First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class First Class Additional Class
500.00 90.00 920.00 110.00 430.00 0.00 1850.00 EUR 200.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark» or «Logo»

500.00 90.00 1060.00 110.00 450.00 0.00 1850.00 EUR 200.00 EUR
«TRADEMARK» refers to «Wordmark+ Logo»

Prices include all professional and official fees. If the change of official duties or exchange rates prices may vary.

В Черногории пошлина на подачу заявления о регистрации торговой марки включает в себя 3 класса. После третьего класса будет применима дополнительная пошлина. Сравнительная проверка проводиться только для словесной части Торговой Марки.
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