If you are in this section, this means you are looking for a unique strategy to safeguard your future prosperity and security.The Malta Individual Investor Program could be the solution to every query you have.
 
 

So what is the Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP)?

It is a unique program designed by the Maltese Government for granting Citizenship by Investment. You, your family and your business can benefit from this opportunity.
 
Through the IIP, when you obtain the Malta passport, you not only become a Maltese citizen but also gain the legal right to European Union (EU) and Schengen area.
 
In simple words, you would be in possession of one of the best passports in the world.
 
You not only have the freedom to travel within the EU or Schengen but also gain the right to:
 
  • Visa-free travel to almost 183 countries including the USA and Canada;

  • Live anywhere in 32 European countries;

  • Work or do business in any of the EU member states;

With the Malta Individual Investor Program, you become a Maltese citizen by naturalization process.
 
Our dedicated team of experts can help you at every step of the way for obtaining your Maltese citizenship.
One of the most powerful rights that MIIP offers is that of freedom of settlement.
 
This means irrespective of your foreign nationality, you can opt to live, work, study and set up business in all the 28 EU states along with Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
 
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In the case of Malta, you also gain one of the world’s most powerful passports granting entry to an ever-increasing List of 183 countries.
 
 
In fact, the Malta Citizenship by Investment program is the ONLY one in the world that enjoys this feature.
 
In view that Malta forms part of the Schengen, you can also travel unrestricted within 26 countries. That means you require no passport checks and no customs; think of it as a land without borders.
 
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So how does the Malta citizenship application process work?
 
Let us dive deeper and explain,

How much time does IIP Process take?

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Now that the whole timeline process is clear, let us move on to some of the Important IIP FAQs
 

What are the eligibility criteria for IIP?

For you to be eligible for the Malta Individual Investor program you must meet several obligations, namely:
 
  • Be 18 years of age, or older;

  • Pay and invest in the funds as detailed above;

  • Show the minimum residency requirement as detailed above;

  • Have a medical insurance that covers you globally;

  • Have a clean criminal record;

  • Never been denied a visa to a country with which Malta has visa-free travel arrangements;

  • Not be considered a potential national security risk;

  • Not having a reputational risk; and

  • Not subject to criminal proceedings.

Now let us proceed to the next important query which almost each one of you has;
 

How much does the Individual Investor program cost?

Citizenship by investment (Individual Investor Program) has a specific fee structure.
 
You are NOT required to pay the entire amount in one go.
 
The fees structure is divided into different sections, namely:
 
  1. Contribution Fees;

  2. Due Diligence Fees;

  3. Passport Fees and Bank Charges;

You will be required to pay the amounts at different stages of the application.
 
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As you can see, all large amounts are paid after you receive the Letter of Approval in Principle.
This makes the Malta IIP a fair process with minimal investment risk.
 
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Moving on;
 
Below we have listed some frequently asked questions (FAQs);
 
Q1. What are the tax implications of obtaining citizenship in Malta?
 
Answer: Tax is a complicated subject in any country so we’ll highlight the most relevant parts.
 
  • After you attain citizenship it doesn’t mean you become tax resident;

  • If you eventually spend a lot of time in Malta and have multiple links you might become tax resident. However, even if you do become a tax resident it doesn't necessarily mean you will be taxed on your worldwide income.

  • This is because tax resident only foreigners are NOT liable to pay tax on any foreign capital gains even if remitted to Malta;

  • In the case individual would be deemed a tax resident tax would only be due on:

    • income/capital gains arising in Malta, and

    • foreign income, but excluding accumulated capital, if received in Malta.

  • So, most likely the impact of taxation after obtaining citizenship in Malta is likely to minimal or nothing at all.

In the event, you take deliberate steps to become domiciled in Malta different rules apply.
 
 
Q2. Does Malta allow for Dual Citizenship?
 
Answer: YES, If you take up Malta Citizenship by Investment, you can hold both newly acquired Maltese citizenship along with your foreign countries citizenship. As per Maltese law, you can become dual citizen.
However, your country might have different regulations or restrictions on dual nationality.
 
Detailed information can be found here.
 
Q3. How much time do you need to spend in Malta in order to qualify? Does one year residence requirement mean that I need to spend 365 days in Malta ?
 
Short answer; You do not need to spend 365 days in Malta but let us explain further.
 
A week or so after you commence the process you will be issued with a Maltese residency card. The residency card is valid for 18 months. With this card, you can now cross the internal borders of all Schengen countries.
 
From the time of application to the granting of citizenship in Malta, there is quite a lot of documentation to process.
 
You will also be required to be in Malta from time to time for things like signing documentation; bio-metrics; undergoing a medical check-up; sitting down with the notaries and lawyers etc.
 
.What is expected of you is to generate substantial links with Malta for you to be regarded as resident. We will discuss these links with you in our first meetings and submit a request to the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency for approval of these links, which would also include an element of physical presence.
 
While you are free to come for one long-stay, you would most likely split this into multiple trips. 
 
Please note that the residency period has NO relation to tax-residency so you don’t need to worry about this.
 
 
Q4. What does Qualifying Property mean?
 
Answer: Under the IIP a qualifying property means the acquisition of real estate with a minimum value of €350,000 to be held for at least 5 years; or the lease of a residential immovable property in Malta for a period of 5 years, at an annual rent of at least € 16,000.
 
Q5. What does Qualifying Investment mean?

Answer: This means €150,000 value in debt or equity securities listed on the Official List of the Malta Stock Exchange. Investment in these securities may also be achieved through an investment in collective investment schemes that are licensed and are on the Official List of the Malta Stock Exchange.

Such investment is to be retained for a period of 5 years following the granting of the naturalization certificate.
 
Q6. What is the requirement for Health Insurance?

Answer: Evidence of possession of Health Insurance in respect of all risk (for a cover of at least €50,000) worldwide except for United states and Canada (except for emergency purposes) for the applicant and all his/her dependents.
Such insurance policy is to be retained indefinitely.
 

Conclusion

Malta as a country is attracting a wealth of talent and economic prosperity.
 
It's not only attracting investors from the EU but also from all over the world.
 
Malta's stability and fast-paced development are making it a new hub for growth and business opportunities.
 
This program can offer you and your family the settlement and growth rights not only in Malta but 28 other EU countries. You and your family will have a passport which is yours for life and therefore worth every penny towards it.
 
More high net worth individuals are evaluating their options to invest in migration to expand their business horizons.
 
We hope this guide to Malta Citizenship by investment will help you in the near future.

If you are interested in knowing about your relocation options; for all the assistance you require, please feel free to reach out to us.
 

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