MaltaCITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT
- MINIMUM INVESTMENT
- TIME TO CITIZENSHIP
EXACT TIMEFRAMES MAY VARY
- MINIMUM RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT
The applicant should meet the mandatory investment requirements, and select one of the investment options
- Contributing to the National Development and Social Fund for the main applicant at the minimum value of €650, 000 and,
- At least €150,000 investment in government approved financial instrument for 5 years
- The purchase of a property held for minimum of 5 years and worth at least 350,000 or,
- 5 years of lease agreement signed for a residential property
at minimum value of €16,000 per annum
2014 – 2017
- TOTAL INVESTMENT1,462,623,694 €
- TOTAL INVESTMENT738
- TOTAL RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR FAMILY MEMBERS2101
STEPS & TIMELINE
Malta Citizenship By Investment Application
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Malta Citizenship by Investment Program offers various investment options to obtain a European citizenship. The mandatory investments of the program are making a € 650.000 contribution to National Development and Social Fund, and a making minimum of €150.000 investment in government approved financial instruments (the investment is to be kept for 5 years). After meeting the eligibility criteria, investors may choose from these investment options: a) purchasing a real estate property that is worth a minimum of € 350.000 b) signing a lease agreement for a residential property at the minimum value of €16.000 per annum. Both mentioned investment options has to be maintained for at least 5 years. Malta Citizenship by Investment Programs offer many benefits for the applicants. The main applicant may include their family members (spouse and dependent children below the age 26) into the program. In addition, extended family members such as depending parent and grandparent over 55 may also be included. Malta Citizenship by Investment Program does not require residence in the country in order to maintain Maltese citizenship. After obtaining a Maltese citizenship, the investors become a part of European Union. Therefore, Malta Citizenship by Investment Program allows for free movement within the Schengen area. European passport offers the opportunity to freely live, travel, work and study in the Schengen countries. The Maltese passport allows visa-free travel to 162 countries. The applicants and their families can benefits from the Maltese public services such as education, healthcare and childcare services. Malta Citizenship by Investment Application Process starts with determining the investment criteria. The applicants may choose to work with Power of Attorney throughout the legal process. The applicants and their families have to visit Malta to submit their biometric data. The e-Residence permit can be applied online with the biometric data. The citizenship application begins with gathering all the required forms and documents. These documents should be legalized, notarized and translated before submission. After the documents are completed, they are submitted to the Foreign Registrations Office at the Public Registry. The documents are evaluated and due diligence process takes place. The approval in principle letter is received if the relevant authorities verify all of the documents. Applicants have to complete the required contribution to National Development and Social Fund. After that, according to the investment preference of applicant, an evidence of acquiring or leasing a property has to be provided. The applicant may receive their certificate of naturalization and second passports when the investment is completed. The Maltese citizenship approval takes 12 months time.
Malta Citizenship Application Process
Application for Residency: First of all, one must apply for residency in Malta. Paying the initial 5000 Euro fee with additional 1000 Euro per each family member should be enough for now.
First Day: This is when an accredited company makes the actual application on your behalf to the Maltese government regarding your residency status. This is where you will need to prove that you have the necessary 650.000 Euros for the Golden Visa Program. Diligence fees, passport fees, as well as a 10.000 Euros of that 650.000 Euros should be paid in this time as well.
90thDay: Identity Malta goes over the presented documents and decided whether they are appropriate or not for your application. This may take an extra month.
120thDay: Your application should be approved in principle, awaiting you to do the actual investment and prove that as well.
125thDay: Identity Malta asks you to send the rest of the money of your contribution.
145thDay:This is the actual deadline of paying your all fees/investment.
240thDay: This is the stage where you should provide an evidence for your purchased property, or your rental and a 150.000 Euro investment. Starting from now, in 183 days but sometimes up to two years you should be able to get your certificate of naturalisation.