This grants naturalisation by investment to foreign individuals and their qualified dependents after some rigid diligence process which is undertaken by an appointed third party professional.
The Maltese Government approved the Citizenship by Investment programme through the “Individual Investor Programme” last week. This grants naturalisation by investment to foreign individuals and their qualified dependents after some rigid diligence process which is undertaken by an appointed third party professional.
Below are the criteria that must be adhered to and the benefits available for those that which to apply:
Eligible dependents of the main applicant and who are also eligible for consideration under the Citizenship Programme are:
Beneficiaries of the (Malta) Global Residence Programme shall be allowed to apply for the Citizenship Programme subject to satisfying all the eligibility requirements of the Citizenship Programme.
The following non-refundable contributions to the Malta National Development & Social Fund I Consolidated fund are required to be made following the receipt of the Letter of Approval in principle in terms of the Citizenship Programme:
Every application shall be presented to and examined by the competent authority – Identity Malta -through an Accredited Person of Identity Malta. Identity Malta shall undertake due diligence checks (four-tier) in respect of both the applicant and dependents.
The Application process will follow the prescribed time frame described below:
The application is required to be made on prescribed forms and accompanied with the prescribed due diligence and bank charges fees. Original or certified copies of the following documents are required to be submitted with the application*:
The applicant is also required to make an affidavit of support for each dependent (except in respect of the spouse) who is more than 18 years of age.
A maximum number of 1,800 successful applications will be accepted during the whole duration of the programme.
Fees to the competent Authority
The following fees are payable to the competent authority and are required to be made with the application: