Malta’s Residency to Citizenship Program

The Malta Program, is a Residency by Investment Program that may lead to Citizenship given that an investor/applicant is successfully eligible to acquire Maltese Nationality. This is subject to a stringent due diligence process and the approval of the Minister responsible for Citizenship. There is a capping of a maximum of four hundred (400) cases per year for a total of one thousand five hundred cases over a period of three years. The re-engineered Program provides investors with two possible routes to Citizenship, the first one following a period of twelve months and another one after thirty six months. Families, including parents-in-law, grandparents and dependents not exceeding the twenty nine years age brackets, are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to satisfy the relevant criteria up to and including residing in Malta for a period of time as well as invest €10,000 in a local voluntary organization. Residency permits are being issued with an eligibility period of three years.

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Malta’s Residency to Citizenship Program

The Malta Program, is a Residency by Investment Program that may lead to Citizenship given that an investor/applicant is successfully eligible to acquire Maltese Nationality. This is subject to a stringent due diligence process and the approval of the Minister responsible for Citizenship. There is a capping of a maximum of four hundred (400) cases per year for a total of one thousand five hundred cases over a period of three years. The re-engineered Program provides investors two possible routes to Citizenship, the first one following a period of twelve months and another one after thirty six months. Families, including parents-in-law, grandparents and dependents not exceeding the twenty nine years age brackets, are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to satisfy the relevant criteria up to and including residing in Malta for a period of time as well as invest €10,000 in a local voluntary organization. Residency permits are being issued with an eligibility period of three years.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • The main applicant must be at least 18 years of age;
  • In possession of a valid travel document;
  • Submit application via accredited IIP agent;
  • Provide proof of having been a resident of Malta for a period of 12 months preceding the issuing of a certificate of naturalization;
  • Have a Global Health Insurance coverage for the main applicant and each of the dependants.

Dependants

  • Spouse – in a monogamous marriage or in another relationship having the same or similar status to marriage;
  • Dependants of 18 years of age and under;
  • Dependants between the age of 18 and 29 years of age, who are not married and who are wholly supported by the main applicant and form part of the household; and
  • Dependants over the age of 55 years (e.g. parents), who are wholly supported by and who form part of the household of the main applicant.

KYC (Know Your Customer) of Agent on applicants;

Submission of Residency Forms to Agency for Due Diligence and Police Clearance;

Submission of Eligibility Pack to Agency for Completeness & Correctness/ Tier 3 & 4 Due Diligence;

Agency informs Agent if applicant is eligible to apply for Citizenship or not;

Subject to option chosen (12 months or 36 months), Agent presents Citizenship application;

After further checks and due diligence, the Agency informs the Minister with the findings;

Minister to decide whether to approve application based on the Agency findings;

Applicant fulfills his/her obligations (donation and property);

Oath of Allegiance in Malta / Certificate of Naturalisation by Investment.

Benefits

The Malta Residency to Citizenship Program is one of the most prestigious and attractive Programs in the world. It allows applicants the right to live, work and study in the 27 EU countries, and enjoy travel freedom with visa-free access to 182 countries worldwide. Applicants receive a fast-track residence card within 3 weeks, which allows investors to reside in Malta and travel visa-free throughout the Schengen area for thirty-six months.

Living in Malta or Gozo

  • Malta is a member of the European Union
  • Malta’s safety and security
  • Malta’s second national language – English
  • Malta’s reasonable cost of living and sunny weather
  • Malta’s clean environment and competitive tax rates
  • Malta’s Mediterranean quality of life and family bond
  • Malta’s Democratic political system and employment opportunities
  • Malta’s education systems based on the British curriculum
  • Malta’s renowned Healthcare systems
  • Top-notch education via the University of Malta, Institute of Tourism Studies, Malta College of Arts, Science & Technology, Verdala International School and the American University of Malta.

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