WHY BECOME A MALTESE CITIZEN

Costs

EUR 650,000

Time To Citizenship

12 Months

Visa-Free Travel

160+ Countries

Family

Investor, Spouse, dependents and parents of main applicant

ABOUT MALTA

Malta has been a member of the European Union (EU) since 2004 and is a stable, neutral and highly respected country, consists of an archipelago that is 80 km south of Italy and in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. The smallest capital in Europe, Valletta, crowns a country with a culturally diverse population of 450,000. The two official languagesof Malta are English and Maltese, create an atmosphere befitting of one of the oldest centres for culture in Europe. Introduced in 2014, the Maltese citizenship-by-investment programme has allowed for high-net-worth individuals to seek EU membership through a stable and highly respected process. With the potential for future citizenship within a subtropical Mediterranean climate, this is one of the most exclusive and attractive residency based programmes. The applicant must have a completely clean personal background and no criminal record.

MALTA - AT A GLANCE

Continent Europe
Capital Valletta
Official Language English French
Population 436,947
Total Area 316km2
GDP ?
Visa-Free Countries 160+
Passport Rank 6th
Currency Euro €

BENEFITS

Business and Financial Security

Protect your wealth and your worldwide assets from abusive taxation, unfair political abuses or limitation attached to you with your first nationality without being a subject to a replacing taxation from your county of new citizenship or having to reside there. Malta passport holders benefit from attractive tax regime: No inheritance tax, no estate duty, no wealth tax, no municipality taxes nor real estate taxes. A citizenship in Malta will further provide you access to all investment opportunities in Malta and throughout the European Union.

Dual Citizenship

By definition Multiple citizenship, dual citizenship, multiple nationality or dual nationality, is a person’s citizenship status, in which a person is concurrently regarded as a citizen of more than one state under the laws of those states. While There are certain limitations that are applicable to dual citizenships across the globe, there are no limitations on dual citizenship in Malta. The Maltese Citizenship Act specifically provides that dual citizenship is allowed, making the process of securing a citizenship in Malta, a hassle-free experience.

Citizenship of the European Union (EU)

Take the advantages of being EU citizen and enjoy the comfort of traveling to any country within the Schengen Area without a visa and without lengthy custom checks, have the right to live, work and study in any of the 26 EU countries and Switzerland, can enter these countries directly without previously visiting Malta. In total you will be able to travel to over 160 counties without the need for a visa with what is one of the most powerful passports in the world. Moreover, you will be entitled to have the right to receive medical treatment in any European Union country. Apply for a free European health insurance card and carry it with you when you travel. This gives all EU citizens the same healthcare as local people in the country.

CITIZENSHIP PROGRAMME

Malta’s Individual Investor Program (MIIP) requires making the following investments: to National Development and Social Fund of EUR 650,000 for the main applicant Contribution for spouse and minor children: EUR 25,000 each Contribution for dependent children 18 to 26 years or dependent parents above 55 years: EUR 50,000 each. The applicant must retain a residence Malta for the period of 5 years, whether by purchasing a real estate property for the minimum value of EUR 350,000 or by leasing a property starting at EUR 16,000. Lastly, the applicant must make a deposit of EUR 150,000 in a Government approved financial instruments (Government Bonds), which should also be maintained for a 5-year period.

 

Contributions
Principal applicant ……………………………………€650,000
Spouse ……………………………………………………..€25,000
Each Dependant Child 0-17 years ………………..€25,000
Each Dependant Child 18-26 years ………………€50,000
Each Dependant Parents above 55 years ………€50,000

 

Real Estate
Purchasing a real estate property for the
minimum value …………………………………………. €350,000

 

Government Bonds
Government approved financial instruments ….€150,000

*Plus government processing fees and due diligence fees

STEPS AND PROCEDURES

Firstly you will need to sign a retainer agreement for Huriya Private to act as your advisor for application, due-diligence & legal processes.

We will prepare your supporting documents and files and a Residency Card fast-track to prepare you for a visit with a Maltese Consul. Here you will sign your documents before beginning the citizenship application. There will then be a 4 month background check before the in principle approval.

After approval and reviewing properties and conducting due diligence with developers you should then select a property/properties with a minimum value of €350,000 if in Malta or enter into a 5 year rental contract for at least €16,000 p.a.

Additionally you will need to contribute €650,000 to Malta with the addition of a 5 year €150,000 bond investment. Spouses and children must contribute €25,000 and unmarried children from 18-26 years and dependent parents must contribute €50,000. You will also need health insurance and evidence of high income an capital throughout.

These fees can be transferred into an approved Escrow account. This has a 100% refund status assigned to it, depending on your approval or rejection. After the transfer you should then submit the application for permanent residence & citizenship with any supporting documentation. There will be a 4-month compliance period during which the bonds and property investment can be made. The contribution has only a 25 day compliance period.

Permanent residency will be issued 12 months after your final payment.

MALTA: 160+ VISA – FREE COUNTRIES

 

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