Malta

Malta is an island nation, located in the Mediterranean Sea, a short ferry ride from Sicily. Among its many distinctive attributes, Malta is known for its exceptional standard of living, low crime rates and a strong economy. Malta is a dynamic and globally connected international finance center with a very proactive regulatory regime. Known to be a transparent international business partner, Malta has a strong focus on innovation and emerging technologies. For investors, the country offers a diverse portfolio of well-regulated business sectors around tourism, maritime services, financial services, technology, and high-value manufacturing.

Capital: Valletta | Total Area: 316 sq. km. | Languages: Maltese, English | Government Type: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic | Currency: Euro (EUR)

Why Malta Citizenship by Investment?

Malta is one of the best performing economies in Europe with a competitive business environment and a high quality of life. Its favorable policies and exciting opportunities have attracted some of the leading business corporations to the country. Obtaining citizenship allows you to travel to most of the world without visa including the USA. It has the strongest due diligence process. Malta is well connected to most major cities in Europe and important business hubs in North Africa and the Middle East. Notably, English is one of Malta’s two official languages. Here are some compelling factors for investing for citizenship in Malta:

Visa free to more than 160 countries in the globe.

Access all EU schools and universities either for free or at special tuition rates.

Access to well established EU healthcare systems.

Right to stay, live, work and study in any EU member country.

No restriction on holding dual nationality.

Provision to include dependent children under 26 and dependent parents above 55.

Children who are at least 18 years of age, challenged physically or mentally, and fully dependent on the main applicant can be included.

What are the qualifications?

Main applicant must be at least 18 years old.

Applicant should hold a valid passport.

Applicants should be outstanding character and provide no criminal records.

Applicants should have a valid Schengen Visa.

Applicants should hold permanent residence in Malta and stay 14 days before being granted citizenship.

What is the investment option?

National Economic and Social Development Fund

According to the Individual Investor Program, the investor must do the following:

A.       Contribution to the National Economic and Social Development Fund

To qualify for Maltese citizenship through exceptional services, the main applicant is required to contribute at least € 750,000 to Malta after completing 1 year of residency or € 600,000 after completing 3 years of residency. Dependants of the Main Applicant are required to contribute € 50,000 each.

And

B.       Rental and purchase a property

Buying property worth at least € 700,000 and maintaining ownership for 5 years. Or leasing a property for five years with a minimum annual rent of € 16,000.

And

C.       Philanthropic donation

Applicants are required to make a philanthropic contribution of at least €10,000.

 

Applicable Fees in the investment option

Due diligence fee for main applicant  € 7,500
Due diligence fee for spouse  € 5,000
Due diligence fee for each qualifying dependent aged 13 to 17 years old  € 3,000
Due diligence fee for each qualifying dependent aged 17 years old and above  € 5,000
Passport application fee per applicant € 500
Bank charges fee € 200

 

 

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Why Malta Residency by investment?

Malta is one of the best performing economies in Europe with a competitive business environment and a high quality of life. Its favorable policies and exciting opportunities have attracted some of the leading business corporations to the country. Also, Malta grants permanent residence directly with the possibility to pass it up to the 4th generation. Malta is well connected to most major cities in Europe and important business hubs in North Africa and the Middle East. Notably, English is one of Malta’s two official languages. Here are some compelling factors for investing for residency in Malta:

Visa-free travel across the Schengen zone.

Physical relocation is not mandatory.

Second residence solution for countries not allowing dual citizenship.

An emerging global financial center.

A stable and fast-growing economy.

Common usage of English language.

A promising startup and technology hub.

Publicly funded and free high-rated education system.

One of the fastest residency programs in Europe.

What are the qualifications?

Applicants should hold a valid travel document.

Applicants should have health insurance covering all risks across the EU.

Primary applicant must show proof of enough funds.

Main applicant must show proof of having an annual income of at least € 500,000 out of which €150,000 should be in the form of financial assets.

What is the investment option?

Investors interested to obtain the permanent residency of Malta must comply with the following: 

A.       Purchase a property with minimum value of € 350,000 or if situated in Gozo or the South of Malta with a minimum investment of € 300,000. Or lease of residential property with a minimum annual rental value of € 12,000 or if situated in Gozo or the South of Malta will be € 10,000.

B.      A non-refundable contribution required to pay to the Maltese Government of €98,000 when opting to rent a property €68,000 or when opting to purchase a property. Two stages will be required to pay these fees: €10,000 on submission of the application stage and the remaining fees on approval of the application. An additional €7,500 application fee is to be paid per each parent/grandparent, of the main an applicant or the spouse, included in the application.

C.     Applicants are also required to donate at least €2,000 to a local registered philanthropic, cultural sport, scientific, animal welfare or artistic NGO registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations or as otherwise approved by the Residency Malta Agency.

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