Malta Citizenship – The Individual Investor Programme

Malta is an island nation in the central Mediterranean Sea to the south from Sicily. For hundreds of years, Malta plays a role of a cultural and political bridge between North Africa and Europe. The sovereign country nowadays, Malta used to be a colony of the British Empire for more than two hundred years and gained it’s independency in 1964. In May 2004 Malta joined the European union as a fun member, in 2007 the county became a member of the Schengen area.

Malta has a beautiful climate, friendly people and very low crime rate, which makes the island perfect place for living or having the second home. Malta has a good infrastructure, which includes a great health care system, telecommunications, banking and postal services, as well as efficient public services.

The island is very well connected with the Europe by multiple airlines operating in the region, the sea ferry links Malta to Italy.

The Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP) requires the Applicant to make a significant economic contribution to the country. In exchange, following strict conditions including a thorough background check, Applicants and members of their family receive citizenship.

Advantages of Malta Individual Investor Program:

A passport of Malta allows visa-free and hassle-free travel to 166+ countries in the world, including the UK, USA and Canada, as well as all European countries
A possibility to include in the application children under 26 years old and parents/grandparents over 55 years old
Citizenships obtained by the programme grants the rights of full citizenship for life and can be passed down to decendents
Malta is an attractive place to live or to own a second home and is strategically located with excellent air links
The country imposes no inheritance, net worth or wealth taxes

Investment Requirements

To qualify for citizenship of Malta, the main applicant must be at least 18 years old and meet the following investment requirements:

€ 650,000

Contribution to the National Development and Social Fund (NDSF)

+ € 350,000

Acquisition of real estate with a minimum value of € 350,000 to be held for at least 5 years, Or Lease residential real estate in Malta for a period of 5 years, at an annual rent of at least € 16,000

+ € 150,000

Investments in stocks, bonds or special purpose vehicles to be identified by Identity Malta, for a minimum value of € 150,000

+ € 50,000

Global health insurance coverage for at least € 50,000 for all principals

Schedule of fees

Contributions to NDSF:

  • Main Applicant: €650,000
  • Spouse: €25,000
  • Every dependent child up the age of 17: €25,000
  • Every dependent child between ages 18-26, who is unmarried and financially dependent on the main Applicant: €50,000
  • Every dependent Applicant aged 55 and over, who lives with the main Applicant and is financially dependent on them: €50,000

Fees for due diligence:

  • Main Applicant: €7,500
  • Spouse: €5,000
  • Every dependent child up the age of 17: €3,000
  • Every dependent child between ages 18-26: €5,000
  • Every dependent Applicant aged 55 and over: €5,000

Refundable investments:

  • Investment in government bonds
    (for at least 5 years): €150,000
  • Passport fee per person: €500
  • Bank commission for every applicant: €200

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