Citizenship by Investment | Malta

Malta enjoys a stable political climate and a bi-partisan political scene that is largely convergent on issues of national and economic importance. Malta and Germany were the only two states in the Euro Zone maintaining economic growth during the financial crisis. Malta's banks have been ranked amongst the top 5 soundest banks in the world. Malta has been a member of the EU since 2004 and of the Schengen Area since 2007. Citizenship obtained under this programme grants the rights of full citizenship for life and can be passed on to future generations by descent. Maltese citizenship grants access to all investment opportunities in Malta and throughout the EU open to Maltese and EU citizens.

LEGAL BASIS FOR MALTESE CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT

Maltese Citizenship by Investment may be granted under an amendment passed in November 2013 to the Maltese Citizenship Act, Chapter 188 of the Laws of Malta. These amendments provided the framework for the enactment of LN 47 of 2014. The 'Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) rules provide for affluent persons of impeccable standing and repute to be naturalised and to receive Maltese citizenship on the basis of a contribution to and investment in Malta.

  • European Union citizenship within 1 year;
  • Schengen residency within 2 to 5 days;
  • Right to live, study, work, do business, retire, unite family;
  • Citizenship handed down automatically to newly born;
  • Education & Health-care: high quality, internationally recognised & acclaimed;
  • Tax Residency: Source & Remittance based taxation only. No Wealth Tax. No Asset Reporting. No Inheritance Tax;
  • Low minimum presence requirement;
  • Visa free travel to 166+ Countries, inc. UK, US, CA.

ELIGIBILITY FOR MALTA CITIZENSHIP

The main applicant for Malta Citizenship by Investment must be at least 18 years of age. Eligible dependents include the spouse, children, parents and grandparents, under certain conditions.

'FIT AND PROPER' TEST

The Government of Malta is committed to the highest standard of due diligence to ensure only deserving and reputable applicants are allowed to proceed for the grant of Maltese citizenship. Applicants must demonstrate a clean criminal record, verified with the International Criminal Court, INTERPOL and other authorities.

CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL FUND

To qualify for Maltese citizenship by investment, the main applicant is required to contribute at least €650,000 to Malta. Of this contribution, 70 per cent will go into the Fund set up by the Government of Malta and run by a board of trustees. The rest goes to the consolidated fund. Spouses and children are required to contribute €25,000; unmarried children between 18 and 26 and dependent parents must contribute €50,000 each.

GOOD HEALTH

Applicants must show they do not suffer from a contagious disease or a health condition that could become a significant burden on the Maltese health system.

INVESTMENT IN BONDS OR SHARES

Applicants are required to invest at least €150,000 in Government approved bonds or €60,000 cash from time to time be kept for 5 years.

PROPERTY PURCHASE OR RENTAL

Applicants are required to make an investment in property of at least €350,000 or enter a property rental contract for at least €16,000 p.a, both on five year contracts.

  1. Legal fee for Maltese government immigration advocate 70,000 Euros
    (a) 35,000 Euros During Submission
  2. Within a month World Citizen Equity Partners will send you to Malta for biometric.
  3. While staying in Malta, you will get residency in two to five days.
    (b) You will pay 35,000 Euros Legal Fee Balance
  4. After completion of due diligence, in 20 days government contribution 650,000 Euros.
  5. Government bonds of 150,000 Euros.
  6. From the day of completion above, up to six months, the passport will be issued.
  7. Within submission of due diligence is 4 months to 6 months for provision to settle total amount.
  8. Real estate, purchase 350,000 Euros worth property or rent a property for 16,000 Euros per annum.

List of countries where citizens of Malta citizens can travel visa free or with on arrival visa facility:

AMERICAS Seychelles Germany
Antigua & Barbuda South Africa Greece
Argentina Swaziland Hungary
Bahamas Tanzania Iceland
Barbados Togo Ireland (Rep.)
Belize Tunisia Italy
Bolivia Uganda Latvia
Brazil Zambia Liechtenstein
Canada Zimbabwe Lithuania
Chile Luxembourg
Colombia ASIA Macedonia (FYROM)
Costa Armenia Moldova
Rica Bahrain Monaco
Dominica Bangladesh Montenegro
Dominica Brunei Netherlands
Republic Cambodia Norway
Ecuador Hong Kong Poland
El Salvador Indonesia Portugal
Grenada Iran Romania
Guatemala Israel San Marino
Haiti Japan Serbia
Honduras Jordan Slovakia
Jamaica Kazakstan Slovenia
Mexico Kyrgyzstan Spain
Nicaragua Laos Sweden
Panama Lebanon Switzerland
Paraguay Macau Ukraine
Peru Malaysia United Kingdom
St. Kitts & Nevis Maldives Vatican City
St. Lucia Nepal
St. Vincent & The Grenadines Oman OCEANIA
Suriname Palestinian Fiji
Trinidad and Tobago Territories Kiribati
Uruguay Philippines Marshall Islands
USA Singapore Micronesia
Venezuela South Korea New Zealand
Tajikistan Palau
AFRICA Thailand Papua New Guinea
Botswana UAE Samoa
Burkina Faso Solomon Isl.
Cape Verde EUROPE Timor-Leste
Comoros Albania Tonga
Djibouti Andorra Tuvalu
Egypt Austria Vanuatu
Gambia Belgium Australia
Guinea-Bissau Bosnia & Herzegovina
Lesotho Bulgaria EVISA
Madagascar Croatia Azerbaijan
Malawi Cyprus Gabon
Mauritania Czech Republic India
Mauritius Denmark Kenya
Morocco Estonia Kuwait
Mozambique Finland Myanmar
São Tomé and Príncipe France Sri Lanka
Senegal Georgia Turkey