Citizenship By Investment

BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN




Malta is a beautiful island nation and a member state of the European Union, which is why a Malta passport is ranked amongst the highest in the world. The increasing number of Malta’s Individual Investor Program (MIIP) and Malta citizenship by investment applicants is due to the fact that it is one of the safest countries, offering a unique combination of premium seaside living, ever-growing urban destinations, and a rich cultural heritage. Being an island located strategically between Europe and Africa, Malta has become a freight trans-shipment area, boasting a healthy and growing economy. Investors may opt to purchase property in the Capital of Valetta or any other cities in Malta.
 
Through a three-part investment contributing to the Government of Malta, purchasing (or renting) a property, and investing in Government Bonds, investors and their families can obtain Malta Citizenship-By-Investment in as little as 6 months. 

CAPITAL

Valletta

LANGUAGE

Maltese and English

TOTAL AREA

316 km2

POPULATION

460,297

GOVERNMENT

Democratic Republic with unicameral House of Representatives

CURRENCY

Euro

INVESTMENT SCHEME

Malta’s Individual Investor Program (MIIP) requires making the following investments:

- A contribution of 650,000 made to the National Development and Social Fund for the main applicant.
- A contribution 25,000 each for spouse and minor children.
- A contribution of 50,000 each for dependent children 18 to 26 years or dependent parents over 55 years.

Due Diligence Fees:
For main applicant: 7,500 
For spouse, adult children and parents: 5,000 
For children between 13 and 18 years of age: 3,000 each
 
The applicant must retain a residence in Malta for the period of five years, whether by purchasing a
real estate property for the minimum value of 350,000 or by leasing a property starting at 16,000.
 
Lastly, the applicant must make a deposit of 150,000 in government-approved financial
instruments (Government Bonds), which should also be maintained over a five-year period.

Benefits of Malta Citizenship


  • Advantageous tax system for individuals planning on residing in Malta.
  • Special tax concessions to non-domiciled owners.
  • A great business hub with a central location and tax treaties with over 50 countries.
  • Commercial and business relationships are often carried out in English.
  • Access to free EU education and healthcare.
  • Malta Passport allows visa free travel to over 160 countries; including U.K., Schengen area and Canada.
  • No need to renounce current citizenship when obtaining Malta Citizenship.
  • Malta is a stable and safe country.
  • Malta citizenship is lifetime citizenship that can be passed on to future generations.

QUALIFICATIONS


  • Malta citizenship by investment program is open to all nationalities except for: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea. Any persons with bank accounts, business and links to these countries are not eligible for Malta citizenship.
  • An investor should make the appropriate investment in real estate (whether purchase or rent), government bonds or donation.
  • Children aged 26 and under are allowed to apply with the main applicant.
  • Dependent parents aged 55 and older are allowed to apply with the main applicant.
  • All applicants must pass a strict due diligence, with only highly respectable clients admitted to the program.

LEGAL BASIS


The Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) allows for the granting of citizenship by a certificate of naturalization. The Maltese Citizenship Act, Chap 188 of the Laws of Malta and Legal Notice 47 of 2014. Article 10(9b) of the Maltese Citizenship Act states that the Minister for Justice and Home Affairs may grant a certificate of naturalization as a citizen of Malta to any person who is an applicant, or is a spouse, or an eligible dependent of such applicant, under the Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta. Legal notice 47 of 2014 is also referred to as the Individual Investor Programme Regulations. 

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Timeline and Procedure

The Malta Citizenship can be obtained in 6 to 8 months.

Week 1 -3
Step 1
Bluemina does a preliminary check. A scanned passport copy is sent to the legal team in Malta for pre-approval. File preparation begins and the required documents are collected. Advisory fees and application fees are paid. A visit to Malta will be required, where the applicant will sign documents in front of the Maltese Consul. A residency Card will be issued.
Month 2-4
Step 2
Bluemina will prepare the full citizenship application. Bluemina’s Real Estate agents in Malta can assist with purchase/rental of property and prepare all supporting documents for the citizenship application.
Step 3
Due diligence process will begin, leading to a decision to grant citizenship.
Month 4-8
Step 4
Applicant will obtain approval in principal letter issued by the Maltese government.
Step 5
The applicant will transfer the balance of chosen contribution. A Property Purchase contract (purchase or leasing) must be shown.
Step 6
The applicant and family members will visit Malta to swear the official oath and provide biometrics for passports.