Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Arts and culture, youth and family, housing and economic development, environment, human rights
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$50
According to Article 18 of the Law on Non-governmental Organizations—passed July 22, 2011—registration of a PO can take up to 10 days. There are 5-7 days necessary for approval during the registration at the National Statistical Office, the Revenue Bureau, and the Commercial Court in case the PO will run a business activity. Registration is free of charge and templates of registration documents are available free of charge, but all duties for registrations at the Statistical Office, Revenue Bureau, and the Commercial Court would cost around US$50 in total.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central/federal governmentView the full Montenegro country report