The adopted Law provides, in comparison to the initially proposed bill, a simplified definition of a digital nomad, defining that a digital nomad is a foreigner who is employed or performs tasks electronically for foreign or their own companies which not registered in Montenegro. Additionally, the adopted Law clarified that in the event that a foreigner who has a status of a digital nomad establishes a company in Montenegro or register as an entrepreneur in Montenegro – he/she shall lose the status as a digital nomad.
The Law also prescribes that close family members of digital nomads can receive a special family reunification permit.
As close family members, the Law recognizes:
- marital partners;
- children under the age of 18 years old;
- children of one of the marital partners, and adopted children, under the age of 18 years old.
The Ministry of Interior Affairs shall enact a bylaw within 90 days which will define in more detail the conditions and manner of issuance of the permits for digital nomads and their close family members.