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Malta Citizenship By Investment

malta citizenship by investment

Malta Citizenship Overview & Information

Malta offers two independent yet complementary routes for Permanent Residency and Citizenship. The Malta Permanent Residence Program (MPRP) yields a straightforward permanent residency for those who wish to make Malta their home. While the granting of citizenship by Naturalization can be acquired only through Exceptional Services by direct Investment.

Malta Residency and Visa Program (MRVP)

  • Processing Time

    ● 4-6 months

  • Investment Type & Costs

    ● Contribution of €58,000 to approved Government fund AND
    ● Lease property with a minimum annual rent of € 12,000 (€ 10,000 in Gozo or South of Malta) OR
    ● Contribution of €28,000 to approved Government fund AND
    ● Buy real estate in Malta for a minimum investment of €350,000 *(€300,000 if located in Gozo or South of Malta) OR
    ● In both cases, the property cannot be sub-leased. The applicant must occupy it for five years, after which a residential property is required. AND
    ● Donate €2,000 to a local philanthropic, cultural, scientific, artistic, sport or animal welfare NGO registered with the Commissioner of Voluntary Organizations
    ● Pay an additional €7,500 for each adult dependent (except spouse)

  • Visa-Free Travel

    ● Visa Free travel throughout the Schengen zone

  • Family Dependents

    ● Spouse
    ● Underage children
    ● 18+ Dependent children
    ● Dependent parents or grandparents over 55

Malta’s Citizenship Route - Exceptional Services by direct Investment

  • Processing Time

    ● One year for a passport (1-3 years for citizenship)

  • Investment Type & Costs

    ● Donate €600,000 to a Maltese Government Fund (receive citizenship in 3 years) Donate €750,000 (receive citizenship in one year) €50 000 per additional dependent (including spouse) AND
    ● Purchase real estate in Malta for a minimum investment of €700,000 to be held for five years. OR
    ● Lease property with a minimum annual rent of € 12,000 (€ 10,000 in Gozo or South of Malta)
    ● In both cases, the property can not be sub-leased. The applicant must occupy it. AND
    ● Donate €10,000 to a registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare or artistic non-governmental organization or society.

  • Visa-Free Travel

    ● Visa Free travel to over 180 countries worldwide

  • Family Dependents

    ● Spouse
    ● Underage children
    ● 18+ Dependent children
    ● Dependent parents or grandparents over 55

  • Passport Validity

    ● 10 years

Malta Country Information

  • Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean It is one of the smallest countries in the world, with a population of approximately 500,000 people.
  • Malta is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It joined the European Union in 2004, formed part of the Schengen Area in 2007 and became part of the eurozone in
  • Malta offers residents and tourists exquisite beaches, secluded bays, beautiful architecture and rich culture and
  • Malta is recognized internationally as one of the safest and secure places in the world with high economic and political stability, welcoming expatriates to its shores and embracing

Capital

Valletta

Population

515,000

Currency

EUR

Government Type

Parliamentary Republic

Exchange Rate

1 USD = 0.89 EUR

Language

Maltese/English

Malta Citizenship by Investment Benefits

Process

● Secure a residence card within 4-6 months, enabling free movement around the Schengen zone without border checks until citizenship is issued.
● Obtain a naturalization certificate within 1-3 years.
● An applicant may include their dependents in their application.

Global Mobility

● Hold one of the strongest passports in the world with visa-free and visa on arrival to over 180 countries worldwide, including North America.
● Have the right to settle, live, study or work in EU countries, including Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Additional Benefits

● Obtain residency or citizenship in a well-respected, politically and economically stable EU country.
● Right to own a home and live in Malta.
● May include up to four generations in an application.
● No Tax on worldwide income.
● Benefit from an optimal tax system on both personal and business income.
● Malta offers double tax treaties with numerous countries.
● Base your operations in one of the leading financial hubs in Europe and the world.
● With one of the world’s strictest due diligence standards and screening of applicants, Malta ensures only highly reputable, high-net-worth individuals and their families are granted residency or citizenship status.
● Access to leading health care and world-class education institutions for the applicant and his family

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