A) Malta (EU) Citizenship: Individual Investor Program (IIP).
This program offers Maltese citizenship, the European passport, and all benefits of full EU citizenship. As a EU citizen you are allowed to live, work, study in any of the 26 European Union countries. EU citizenship also grants you access to all investment opportunities in Malta and throughout the EU member nations, as well as visa-free travel to more than 160 countries in the world, including the USA, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and most countries in North, Central and South America.
Main applicants are required to make a 650,000 Euro contribution to the National Development and Social Fund. The contribution for a spouse and minor children is 25,000 Euro each. The contribution for dependent parents over 55 years of age and dependent children between 18 – 26 years of age is 50,000 Euro.
In addition to the contribution, the main applicant must establish a residence in Malta through either (a) purchasing real estate valued at no less than 350,000 Euro or (b) renting a property at no less than 16,000 Euro per year, for a minimum of five years. If purchased, the real estate may be sold after a five year holding period.
Lastly, the main applicant also needs to make an investment of 150,000 Euro in Government approved financial instruments. These securities may also be liquidated after a five year holding period.
NOTE: No contribution or investments need to be paid to the Maltese government before the final approval is issued by the government. This ensures your investments will only become due if and when your application is approved! Our associated attorneys will advise you of the probability of success prior to submitting your application to protect you from filing an application (and making any investments) that might be rejected.
The timeframe for application processing and issuance of the passport can be short as six months if the applicant has already met the one-year residency requirement.