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Malta

Citizenship By Investment

    BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN




    Malta is a beautiful island nation and a member state of the European Union. The island offers Malta Citizenship by Investment program which grants investors a European Passport within a couple of months.

    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 Valletta or any other cities in Malta.

    Malta Passport

    You can obtain Malta Passport through a three-part investment in as little as 6 months. You should make a contribution to the Maltese Government, purchase (or rent) a property, and invest in Government Bonds.

    Malta Passport is one of the strongest passports and most powerful in the world. You will be able to have visa-free travel to more than 180 countries, including the UK, Canada and Schengen countries.

    You can include your family members in your Malta Citizenship by Investment application. As a result, you will enjoy the many benefits of a Maltese Passport, including access to world-class healthcare and education services. Moreover, investors will enjoy a great tax climate, as well as international business opportunities.

    To obtain the Maltese passport, you won’t need to denounce your current nationality. You can also pass it down to future generations by descent.

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    CAPITAL

    CAPITAL

    Valletta

    LANGUAGE

    LANGUAGE

    Maltese and English

    TOTAL AREA

    TOTAL AREA

    316 km2

    POPULATION

    POPULATION

    460,297

    GOVERNMENT

    GOVERNMENT

    Democratic Republic with unicameral House of Representatives

    CURRENCY

    CURRENCY

    Euro

    INVESTMENT SCHEME

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

    - A contribution of 600,000 made to the National Development and Social Fund for the main applicant.
    - A contribution of 50,000 each for spouse and minor children.
    - A contribution of 50,000 each for dependent children aged 18 to 26 years or dependent parents aged 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 €700,000 or by leasing a property starting at 18,000.
     
    Lastly, the applicant must donate an amount of 10,000 to a charitable organization in Malta. 

    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 180 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 a 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. 

    VISA FREE TRAVEL


    AMERICAS

    Antigua & Barbuda

    Argentina

    Bahamas

    Barbados

    Belize

    Bolivia

    Brazil

    Canada

    Chile

    Colombia

    Costa Rica

    Dominica

    Dom. Republic

    Ecuador

    El Salvador

    Grenada

    Guatemala

    Haiti

    Honduras

    Jamaica

    Mexico

    Nicaragua

    Panama

    Paraguay

    Peru

    St. Kitts & Nevis

    St. Lucia

    St. Vincent & The Grenadines

    Suriname

    Trinidad and Tobago

    Uruguay

    United States Of America

    Venezuela

    AFRICA

    Botswana

    Burkina Faso

    Cape Verde

    Comoros

    Djibouti

    Egypt

    Gambia

    Guinea-Bissau

    Kenya

    Lesotho

    Madagascar

    Malawi

    Mauritania

    Mauritius

    Morocco

    Mozambique

    São Tomé and Príncipe

    Senegal

    Seychelles

    Somalia

    South Africa

    Swaziland

    Tanzania

    Togo

    Tunisia

    Uganda

    Zambia

    Zimbabwe

    ASIA

    Armenia

    Bahrain

    Bangladesh

    Brunei

    Cambodia

    Hong Kong (SAR China)

    India

    Iran

    Israel

    Japan

    Jordan

    Kuwait

    Kyrgyzstan

    Laos

    Lebanon

    Malaysia

    Maldives

    Myanmar

    Nepal

    Oman

    Philippines

    Qater

    Singapore

    South Korea

    Sri Lanka

    Tajikistan

    Thailand

    UAE

    OCEANIA

    Fiji

    Indonesia

    Kiribati

    Marshall Islands

    Micronesia

    New Zealand

    Palau

    Papua New Guinea

    Samoa

    Solomon Isl.

    Timor-Leste

    Tonga

    Tuvalu

    Vanuatu

    EUROPE

    Albania

    Andorra

    Austria

    Belgium

    Bosnia

    Bulgaria

    Croatia

    Cyprus

    Czech Republic

    Denmark

    Estonia

    Finland

    France

    Georgia

    Germany

    Greece

    Hungary

    Iceland

    Ireland (Rep.)

    Italy

    Latvia

    Liechtenstein

    Lithuania

    Luxembourg

    Macedonia (FYROM)

    Moldova

    Monaco

    Montenegro

    Netherlands

    Norway

    Poland

    Portugal

    Romania

    San Marino

    Serbia

    Slovakia

    Slovenia

    Spain

    Sweden

    Switzerland

    Turkey

    Ukraine

    United Kingdom

    Vatican City

    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.
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