Malta

Introduction

From the ancient Neolithic temples of Mnajdra and Hypogeum to the baroque magnificence of local palazzos, Malta is undoubtedly a world-class destination in which to live, work and relax.

Serving as the gateway between North Africa and Europe, the islands have a long and proud history of conquerors, and various civilizations have left their distinctive marks on the country.

From the Venetians, the Maltese draw their iconic colourful boats seen in harbours all over Valetta. From the Knights of St John, the impressive ramparts and fortresses of Valletta and the Three Cities, marking the city out as a true historical treasure trove.

Malta features impressive and unique architecture, the most distinctive being St John’s Cathedral in the capital as well as the famed Mosta Dome.

For the holidaymaker seeking to work on their tan, there are plenty of resorts and a thriving nightlife. The water here is warmer and cleaner than many other countries in the Mediterranean. For the adventurous, Malta also offers a full gamut of opportunities for walking, rock climbing, sailing and water sports.

Program Advantages

World’s strictest due diligence standards and vetting of applicants ensure that only the most suitable applicants are admitted

Citizenship of a well-respected and stable EU country

No restrictions on dual citizenship

Reasonable contribution and efficient application process

Malta is an attractive place to live or to own a second home and enjoys excellent air links all over the world

EU citizenship gives right of establishment in all 28 EU countries and Switzerland

Visa-free travel to 182 destinations

Program Requirements

The MIIP requires a person to make an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to a very thorough application procedure including detailed due diligence and background verification checks, the applicants and their families are granted full citizenship.

To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet all of the application conditions, make a non-refundable contribution to the National Development and Social Fund, and meet certain other requirements. The contribution requirements are as follows:

Contribution of

EUR 650,000

Purchase of residential property with a value of at least EUR 350,000 to be held for 5 years

OR

Lease of residential property with a rental value of at least EUR 16,000 per annum for a period of 5 years

Investment of EUR 150,000 in financial instruments approved by the MIIPA to be held for 5 years

Program Features

THE GOLD STANDARD IN SECURITY

Malta features some of the highest standards for applicant screening, and requires that all applicants must have a completely clean personal background and no criminal record. Malta has developed a four-tier due diligence system which is considered the most thorough in the world for this kind of program, making the MIIP the most well-regarded and reputable of its kind in the world.

Maltese regulations further stipulate that a person who has been denied a visa to a country with which Malta has visa-free travel arrangements, and has not subsequently obtained a visa to that country, shall not be entitled to apply under the program.

The names of successful applicants will be published annually, along with all other nationalisations granted by the government.

Dualcitizenship

THE WORLD’S MOST EXCLUSIVE CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM

There is a cap of 1,800 successful main applicants, after which the program will close, making this the most exclusive program available.

Application Timeline

Stage 01

Select your preferred investment

From property purchase or leasing

Our expert team will consult with you regarding your preferred investment option and will arrange viewings and/or account opening as necessary.

Stage 02

Submit residency permit and citizenship applications

Our experts prepare and submit your documents

Our expert processing team completes immigration forms for the main applicant and any dependent family members, and will submit these along with all supporting documents. MIIP will perform all necessary due diligence on the client.

Stage 03

Begin fulfilling one-year residency requirement

Following submission of application

As soon as your residence cards are issued, it is advisable to begin fulfilling the residency requirement of one year in order to streamline the citizenship application process.

Stage 04

Apply for naturalisation

After receiving your Approval in Principle

Once you are issued with an Approval in Principle, you will be able to apply for Maltese citizenship. Application processing takes approximately 4-5 months from the date of submission. Once Approval in principle is obtained, you will be required to show proof of one-year residence in Malta, make all required investments and take your oath of allegiance.

Stage 05

Apply for passport

After receiving your citizenship certificate

Once your citizenship application is approved, you may apply for a Maltese passport on the basis of your citizenship certificate. The entire process from determining your preferred investment to receiving your Maltese passport takes approximately 13-14 months.

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