Country Profile

Malta is a European island country 90km south of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea. Malta is a popular tourist destination with its warm climate, idyllic beaches, numerous fortresses, and famous megalithic temples. Malta has had a varied history resulting from a succession of rulers; from the Aghlabids and the Romans to the Knights of Saint John and finally the British. This unique historical background has allowed for a distinctive blend of cultural influences that can be seen in the cuisine, the language, and the lifestyle. Today Malta has been named as the second most popular immigration destination in the world and for good reason. Malta is a Commonwealth nation in the EU and the Eurozone, giving it this small island nation access to major economic partners and benefits. This combined with a wealth of history, the multilingual people, and beautiful views on every corner of the island, make it a perfect immigration destination.

Facts and Figures
 Population: 423,282
 GDP: $10,463,000,000
 Per Capita GDP: $22,713
 Size: 316km²
 Capital: Valletta
Aside from the warm Mediterranean climate and breathtaking beauty, Malta has a very high standard of living and very favorable tax policies. Above all, Malta has an excellent economic position as a member of the European Union, the Schengen area, the Eurozone and the Commonwealth of Nations. 

Individual Investor Program

Program Details

General requirements:
Is at least 18 years of age;
Provides a proof of having been a resident of Malta for a period of 12 months before preceding the issuing of a certificate of naturalization;
The acquisition of real estate with a minimum value of € 350,000 to be held for at least 5 years; or Lease a residential immovable property in Malta for a period of 5 years, at an annual rent of at least € 16,000; and Makes a € 650,000 contribution to the National Development and Social Fund;
An investment in stocks, bonds or special purpose vehicles to be identified by Identity Malta, for a minimum value of €150,000 to be held for a minimum period of 5 years;
Medical certificates stating that the applicant and his dependents are not suffering from contagious diseases and are in good health;
Has a clean criminal record (as do his dependents), has passed the due diligence test and is a fit and proper person;
Maintain a health insurance policy (covers all risks across the world and not less than €50,000) 

Policy

The Individual Investor Program is designed to attract to Malta’s shores applicants who can share their talent, expertise and business connections. It is the applicants are subject to a thorough due diligence process which guarantees that only reputable applicants acquire Maltese citizenship. Moreover, applications from countries where international sanctions apply may not be accepted. Applications from a particular country can also be excluded on the basis of a Government policy decision. Malta offers great opportunities to applicants of the IIP and their families, including a high standard of living, a stable political system and a robust economy. IIP, by virtue of Legal Notice 47 of 2014, allows for the granting of citizenship by a certificate of naturalization to individuals and their families who contribute to the economic and social development of Malta. The applicants and their dependents are granted citizenship in exchange for such contribution.

Maltese Passport in hand, enjoy all benefits that brought by European citizenship:
▪ Working, Living, Traveling and Study Freely Around Members Of The EU
▪ 168 Countries & Regions Visa-free or Visa On Arrival, Include United States
▪ Free public education. Maximize Talents Of Next Generation With Pan-European Education Resource, include Malta Public Schools
▪ Free medical care. The world’s top 5 medical system can provide you the best treatment and services
▪ Both of Enterprises & individuals will benefit from flat tax rates in Malta
Latest News
ACM and Valletta 2018 welcome ERDF Fund Announcement
 
Arts council Malta and the Valletta 2018 Foundation have recently received €50 million in ERDF funding (European Regional Development Fund) for use in the development of cultural projects and the restoration of heritage sites. This allocation of funds represents a large step for the Valletta 2018 foundation as they will be able to provide important restorations on museums, increase cultural access and allot better resources to artists. 
In 2018, the capital city of Valletta will receive the designation of European Capital of Culture, which is held for one year and represents a great opportunity. Malta will use this year to generate economic and social benefits, provide renovation to important infrastructure and raise awareness of Malta on an international scale. 
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