How to Obtain Malta Citizenship in Exchange for Investment

How to obtain citizenship of Malta in exchange for investment
How to obtain citizenship of Malta in exchange for investment
Malta citizenship is obtained by naturalization after one or three years from the date of obtaining a residence permit. The minimum investment amount is €690,000 and includes a contribution to the state fund, a donation and the rental or purchase of real estate. The first step towards citizenship is Due Diligence.

Naturalization is the first step towards citizenship

It is no longer possible to obtain citizenship through the Malta citizenship scheme investment program as it was closed in 2020. Investors are now becoming cosmopolitan, which means that Malta dual citizenship for exceptional merit by direct investment is the standard. This path is provided by Malta Citizenship Law. A new prerequisite is the naturalization of applicants.

Cosmopolitans first receive a residence permit card and then can apply for Malta citizenship. This is the usual route to the passport of any country in the world. However in Malta, you have to wait for one or three years.

Living in Malta is optional. To obtain a naturalization passport, the laws of most states oblige applicants to move and live in the country for at least five years. After this, you can enjoy the Maltese citizenship benefits in travelling freely to Malta passport visa-free countries.

How to obtain citizenship in Malta in 2021
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Minimum investment amount

Investors fulfil several investment conditions. An investor does not have a choice of options but can decide whether to buy or rent a property or get a passport after one or three years. In addition, an investor can optionally include spouses, children and parents in the application. The amount of investment depends on this.

Investments for obtaining Maltese citizenship

Condition Passport after one year Passport after three years
Contribution to the state fund for the investor €750,000 €600,000
Contribution to the state fund for family members €50,000 €50,000
Real estate rental for 5 years €16,000 per year €16,000 per year
Purchase of real estate €700,000 €700,000
Charitable donation €10,000 €10,000

It is profitable to buy housing in Malta: before the pandemic, rent brought in from 5 to 20% per annum, and the cost grew by 5—10% per year. It can be sold after five years with a return on investment.

In 2021 you can buy a profitable object while prices for objects are decreasing, despite the growth in demand.

Malta citizenship by naturalization for merit by direct investment

Apartments in St. Julian's with three bedrooms, a pool and sea views cost € 740,000

Malta citizenship by naturalization for merit by direct investment

Apartments in St. Julian's with three bedrooms, a pool and sea views cost € 740,000

Malta citizenship by naturalization for merit by direct investment

Apartments in St. Julian's with three bedrooms, a pool and sea views cost € 740,000

Malta citizenship by naturalization for merit by direct investment

Apartments in St. Julian's with three bedrooms, a pool and sea views cost € 740,000

Malta citizenship by naturalization for merit by direct investment

Apartments in St. Julian's with three bedrooms, a pool and sea views cost € 740,000

Malta citizenship by naturalization for merit by direct investment
Malta citizenship by naturalization for merit by direct investment
Malta citizenship by naturalization for merit by direct investment
Malta citizenship by naturalization for merit by direct investment
Malta citizenship by naturalization for merit by direct investment

How to get Malta citizenship by investment and stages of obtaining it

Obtaining citizenship of Malta

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1. Choice of agent and preliminary check.
The path to citizenship of Malta begins with the support of a licensed agent. The law does not allow investors to submit applications and documents on their own behalf.

An agent company assists the investor at every stage of the program. Lawyers prepare documents, help arrange insurance, find real estate for rent or purchase and fulfil investment conditions in accordance with all the rules.

Immigrant Invest is a licensed Maltese citizenship agency. Only we have our own compliance department: a certified specialist checks investor data before lawyers start working with an application. Verification helps identify the risk of abandonment by the program department, if any, and propose a solution to the problem.
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2. Obtaining a residence permit.
For an investor to obtain a residence permit, personal documents, medical insurance, an apartment rental agreement and a Police clearance certificate is needed — the results of an inspection of the investor and his relatives over 12 years old at the basis of Europol and Interpol.

Immigrant Invest lawyers help to draw up all the necessary paperwork and obtain residence permit cards for the whole family.
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3. Eligibility Test.
The investor and all of his adult relatives included in the application pass the Due Diligence check. The program department checks the reputation and applicants' sources of income.

Documents for verification must be submitted within the first year as a resident. This is also the responsibility of the program agent.
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4. Submission of documents for citizenship.
If the check is successful, you can apply for citizenship one or three years after receiving the residence permit cards. The program department must be notified of any changes that have occurred since the registration of the residence permit.
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5. Fulfillment of the investment condition.
The application is finally approved and the investor makes contributions to the funds. He also confirms that he has bought or rented property in Malta.
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6. Obtaining citizenship.
The investor and his family take the oath, submit biometric data and receive Malta passports.
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In the process of obtaining citizenship, you must travel to Malta at least twice. The first time is to pass the biometrics and apply for a residence permit, the second time — to pass the biometrics, take the oath and get passports. Sometimes applicants come several times, for example, to select a property to buy.

Immigrant Invest is a licensed Malta Citizenship Agency for exceptional merit by direct investment. With our help, cosmopolitans discover new opportunities for themselves like visa-free travel to Europe and the United States, the development of international business, and tax optimization.

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