Malta Citizenship By Investment
Citizenship | Access to EU, United States & Canada
The Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP), is administered by the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency (MIIPA)
and regulated by the Maltese Citizenship Act (CAP. 188) and Subsidiary Legislation 188.03
the Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta Regulations
This Program Is Currently Under Review
As one of the strongest, fastest growing economies of the European Union and the Eurozone, Malta repeatedly positions as one of the top relocation destinations in the world, given its employment, business and lifestyle opportunities. Malta’s economy is broadly diversified, from microchip production to financial services, from highly specialised currency printing to digital gaming, from tourism to blockchain or ‘Virtual Financial Assets’ related enterprises, with Malta being the first country in the world to regulate this sector.
The Malta citizenship program – formerly known as the Malta Individual Investor Program – grants access to visa-free travel to 183 countries including the EU, the United States and Canada, amongst others. Furthermore, with Malta being an EU member state, it grants the right to live, work and study in all 28 EU countries and Switzerland.
The MIIP is renowned for its thorough due diligence process which is considered by the industry as the gold standard. For individuals interested in applying for citizenship through the MIIP, Malta offers access to a high-quality healthcare and educational system, high quality of life, low-crime rate and a peaceful, democratic and politically stable country. Malta is also well-known for the registration, leasing and financing of yachts and airplanes, with excellent facilities supporting both modes of transportation.
The Malta Citizenship Program is currently undergoing a review by the Maltese Government. So far, no official guidelines have been issued, however Government spokespersons have indicated that for applicants to acquire citizenship through the new process, the following commitments are required:
Hold a 12-month residence status and contribute EUR 750,000 to the National Development and Social Fund. If prior to citizenship, a residence status is held for three years, the contribution is reduced to EUR 600,000; and
Invest a minimum of EUR 700,000 in residential property, or acquire a 5-year lease for a minimum of EUR 18,000 per annum; and
Donate EUR 10,000 to a registered charity(s).
Furthermore, an annual capping of 400 approved applications, will be put in place, together with an overall limit of 1,500 applications.
The amount of government-related administrative fees under the new regulations may be different from the current fee structure, which amounts to EUR 8,200 for main applicants and EUR 5,700 for dependents.
The CIVIQUO™ process starts by filling in our qualification questionnaire. The questionnaire is a simple online form which helps us to gather all your requirements, whilst ensuring that the essential criteria are met.
2. Receive Quotes
Our team will use the information you provide to find the best quotes in the market for you. Our growing international network of immigration professionals, means that we can provide the best quotes in the market, for any residency or citizenship programme, anywhere in the world.
We will send you the quotes and once you have identified a quote which best suits your needs, our team will reconfirm expectations on both sides, a client agreement is signed, and a deposit payment is made.
4. Application Process
Your chosen service provider, will work with you to start compiling the application. Our concierge-style support will ensure that the process of compiling the application is as smooth as possible.
Once an application has been submitted, the government authorities review the application and communicate the outcome. This period of time varies depending upon the programme, but it may be used to further explore what opportunities will become available once residency or citizenship are attained.
6. Renewal & Support
Some residency and citizenship programmes require compliance monitoring, and/or renewals, and together with our service providers, we will make sure that any renewals, or other interventions are done on time, and accurately. Even after this, the CIVIQUO™ team remains at your service.