CITIZENSHIP
MALTA



Maltese citizenship can be granted in accordance with the 2020 amendment to the Maltese Citizenship Act for 1 or 3 years, depending on the volume of investment.
The number of applications for citizenship under these rules by direct investment must not exceed 400 per year and 1500 in total.
VISA-FREE TRAVELS TO 165 COUNTRIES
TIME OF PROCESSING 1 year 2 months
Malta is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, at the southern tip of Europe, between Sicily, Italy and North Africa. Malta has a 7,500-year history. It is a highly cultured, educated society and one of the smallest countries in the world in terms of population. The country has a developed education system and excellent medical care.
MALTA
Malta is classified as a developed economy along with 32 other countries according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has a highly developed industry, tourism and financial sector, and is well connected to Europe and the world. A strong EU regulatory framework, a diverse ecosystem and a highly skilled workforce contribute to Malta’s success.
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES

When applying for citizenship by investment — an accelerated procedure for obtaining residence permit cards in 3 weeks with the ability to visit Schengen countries without a visa before obtaining citizenship


Along with the main investor, permanent residence and citizenship can be obtained by a spouse, financially dependent and unmarried children under 28 years old and financially dependent parents over 55 years old


When applying for citizenship by investment — an accelerated procedure for obtaining residence permit cards in 3 weeks with the ability to visit Schengen countries without a visa before obtaining citizenship

Along with the main investor, permanent residence and citizenship can be obtained by a spouse, financially dependent and unmarried children under 28 years old and financially dependent parents over 55 years old

Visa-free or simplified entry to 185 countries with a Malta passport, including all EU countries, USA, Canada, UK, Japan and Australia



After obtaining the citizenship of Malta — the opportunity to live in any of the 28 EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, without any time limits



Visa-free or simplified entry to 185 countries with a Malta passport, including all EU countries, USA, Canada, UK, Japan and Australia

After obtaining the citizenship of Malta — the opportunity to live in any of the 28 EU countries, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, without any time limits

Malta passports provide an opportunity to open business, bank accounts, and invest worldwide


Malta has double taxation treaties with 60 countries



An attractive place to live or for a second home strategically located for air travel

Investors and their relatives do not need a visa to be treated in Malta clinics or study at local schools or universities
Malta passports provide an opportunity to open business, bank accounts, and invest worldwide

Malta has double taxation treaties with 60 countries

An attractive place to live or for a second home strategically located for air travel

Investors and their relatives do not need a visa to be treated in Malta clinics or study at local schools or universities
To be eligible for the citizenship of Malta, three financial conditions must be met:
COST
Investment options
3
Charitable donation
Contribution to the Maltese National Fund for Development and Social Development
1
Investments in real estate (rent or purchase)
2
The law also establishes a “residency requirement”, which demonstrates a genuine connection with Malta.

Applicants must prove a minimum physical presence in Malta before being granted citizenship.
Resident status
ATTENTION!
Condition 1
Grant to the Malta National and Social Development Fund
Condition 1
Grant to the Malta National and Social Development Fund
Non-refundable grant to the Malta National and Social Development Fund.
Non-refundable grant to the Malta National and Social Development Fund.
Condition 2
Investments in real estate (rent or purchase)
Condition 2
Investments in real estate (rent or purchase)
In addition to the non-refundable investment in the fund, a real estate transaction is required. This can be a purchase of real estate for the amount of EUR 700,000 or, alternatively, a rental of real estate for a minimum of EUR 16,000 per year for 5 years.
In addition to the non-refundable investment in the fund, a real estate transaction is required. This can be a purchase of real estate for the amount of EUR 700,000 or, alternatively, a rental of real estate for a minimum of EUR 16,000 per year for 5 years.
Condition 3
Charitable donation
Condition 3
Charitable donation
In addition to the non-refundable investments in the national fund and real estate investments, a charitable contribution of at least € 10,000 must be made to a registered sports, cultural, scientific, charitable, charitable or artistic non-governmental organization or society. as approved by the Malta Community Agency.
In addition to the non-refundable investments in the national fund and real estate investments, a charitable contribution of at least € 10,000 must be made to a registered sports, cultural, scientific, charitable, charitable or artistic non-governmental organization or society. as approved by the Malta Community Agency.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAIN APPLICANT
1
The minimum age is 18 years
2
No criminal record
No open visa denials
3
Due check Diligence
Mandatory background checks are payable to the Government of Malta, which is appointed by the Due Diligence.

These fees are payable upon application.
Due check Diligence
Mandatory background checks are payable to the Government of Malta, which is appointed by the Due Diligence.

These fees are payable upon application.
Related expenses
The only associated costs are agency professional services fees, official application forms, citizenship and passport forms, banking fees, document certification, courier services, and other expenses.

For each case, a detailed description is provided with no hidden costs.
Related expenses
The only associated costs are agency professional services fees, official application forms, citizenship and passport forms, banking fees, document certification, courier services, and other expenses.

For each case, a detailed description is provided with no hidden costs.
Depending on the amount of investment, the law provides for two deadlines for filing an application for citizenship: after 1 or 3 years.

In both cases, the procedure is similar — only the requirement for documents is different if the investor chooses to apply after 3 years.
procedure for obtaining citizenship
PROCEDURE
Applying for citizenship
Residence permit in Malta
Investment condition fulfilment
Obtaining
a passport
in Malta
Police Certificate
Internal Due Diligence
Eligibility
Test
Review and approval
Final approval by the minister
1 day
Internal Due Diligence
Due Diligence is a key step in the application process for citizenship of Malta. It depends on her whether the government agencies of Malta will approve the investor’s application as a candidate for citizenship. Therefore, the lawyer studies the investor’s documents and warns of possible risks.

Suppose during the verification process there are questions due to which the investor’s application may be rejected. In that case, we offer other citizenship by investment programs.
Up to 2 weeks
Police Clearance Certificate
The Maltese police are checking the candidacies of the investor and his family members over 12 years old at the bases of Interpol and Europol.
3 weeks
Residence permit in Malta
The investor receives the status and all family members over 18 years of age.

Lawyers:
— prepare a Level 1 due diligence report
— translate and apostille the documents of the applicant and family members
— draw up a rental agreement for real estate in Malta
— issue a medical insurance policy
— fill out and submit an application for a residence permit.
2 weeks
Collecting documents for the Eligibility Test
Submitting an application for due diligence - Eligibility Test. The maximum period for submission is 12 months from the date of receipt of residence permit cards.

All applicants over 12 years of age are tested.
4 - 5 months
Review and approval
The Minister of Citizenship approves or rejects the applications. If the verification is passed, applicants become eligible to apply for citizenship 1 or 3 years after receiving a residence permit in Malta.
1 or 3 years after the residence permit
Applying for citizenship
If the application is submitted after 1 year, then the applicant confirms whether there have been significant changes in personal circumstances.
For example, in the case of a serious illness, you need to make changes to the MRQ form.

Suppose the application is submitted after 3 years. In that case, you need to confirm the permanent address of residence and update the police clearance certificate.
If other documents have been updated, they must also be resubmitted.
2 - 4 weeks
Final approval by the minister
The decision is made in writing and opens up the opportunity to obtain citizenship.
Up to 4 months
Investment condition fulfilment
Within 4 months from the date of written approval by the minister. In addition, the main applicant needs to prove the link with Malta. The new law stipulates the residency requirement.

12 months after obtaining a residence permit — investments from 750,000 €.
36 months after obtaining a residence permit — investments from 600,000 €.
2 months
Obtaining a passport in Malta
Applicants over 6 years of age receive their passports in person at the Malta Passport Office.
1 day
Internal Due Diligence
Due Diligence is a key step in the application process for citizenship of Malta. It depends on her whether the government agencies of Malta will approve the investor’s application as a candidate for citizenship. Therefore, a certified anti-money-laundering officer of the company studies the investor’s documents and warns of possible risks.

Suppose during the verification process there are questions due to which the investor’s application may be rejected. In that case, we offer other citizenship by investment programs.
Up to 2 weeks
Police Clearance Certificate
The Maltese police are checking the candidacies of the investor and his family members over 12 years old at the bases of Interpol and Europol.
3 weeks
Residence permit in Malta
The investor receives the status and all family members over 18 years of age.

Lawyers:
— prepare a Level 1 due diligence report
— translate and apostille the documents of the applicant and family members
— draw up a rental agreement for real estate in Malta
— issue a medical insurance policy
— fill out and submit an application for a residence permit.
2 weeks
Collecting documents for the Eligibility Test
Submitting an application for due diligence - Eligibility Test. The maximum period for submission is 12 months from the date of receipt of residence permit cards.

All applicants over 12 years of age are tested.
4 - 5 months
Review and approval
The Minister of Citizenship approves or rejects the applications. If the verification is passed, applicants become eligible to apply for citizenship 1 or 3 years after receiving a residence permit in Malta.
1 or 3 years after the residence permit
Applying for citizenship
If the application is submitted after 1 year, then the applicant confirms whether there have been significant changes in personal circumstances.
For example, in the case of a serious illness, you need to make changes to the MRQ form.

Suppose the application is submitted after 3 years. In that case, you need to confirm the permanent address of residence and update the police clearance certificate.
If other documents have been updated, they must also be resubmitted.
2 - 4 weeks
Final approval by the minister
The decision is made in writing and opens up the opportunity to obtain citizenship.
Up to 4 months
Investment condition fulfilment
Within 4 months from the date of written approval by the minister. In addition, the main applicant needs to prove the link with Malta. The new law stipulates the residency requirement.

12 months after obtaining a residence permit — investments from 750,000 €.
36 months after obtaining a residence permit — investments from 600,000 €.
2 months
Obtaining a passport in Malta
Applicants over 6 years of age receive their passports in person at the Malta Passport Office.
Our specialists will contact you to discuss the problem, conduct an analysis, offer options that suit your request and select the best service provider.
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Citizens of Malta can enjoy a visa-free regime or visa-free regime upon arrival in 184 countries and territories around the world.
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