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.
Individual Investor Program
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)
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.