This editorial on
Malta Citizenship provides an overview on the benefits and rules for
Malta Citizenship by Investment under the Malta Individual Investor
Programme. Launched in the beginning of 2014, the number of Malta
Citizenship applications had already reached 900 by September 2015.
Maltese Citizenship: The Benefits
There are a number of
the reasons why an increasing number of foreigners are opting for a second
passport in the European Island of Malta::
No visa required
for over 163 countries
including UK, US, Canada, Australia
(Cyprus: 151, St Kitts: 131)
in under 4
hand within 6 - 12 months of application.
applicants are thoroughly vetted, HNW and reputable individuals.
Tried and Tested:
Chetcuti Cauchi have secured the very first passports under the
programme and remain a top players in Citizenship and Residency by
Contributions only required on approval.
A pleasant climate
and a hospitable English-speaking people.
A peaceful and safe
way of life & high standard of living.
A rich cultural and historical heritage.
Freedom of movement
into & out of Malta.
A pro-business and Tax-friendly
Easy repatriation of
capital & income out of Malta.
Taxation of Maltese Citizens on a source & remittance bases for non-doms
resident in Malta.
tax-friendly procedure for moving your possessions to Malta.
Malta double taxation agreements with key countries.
A highly respected
jurisdiction for incorporating tax efficient onshore companies
centre with the presence of major international banks
Excellent access by
Sea and the Malta International Airport
Malta Citizenship: Eligibility
Applications for Maltese Citizenship by Investment will be accepted from
persons over 18 years of age who are in good standing, and may include a
spouse, minor children, dependent unmarried children between 18 and 25
years of age and dependent parents over 55 years of age.
Applications may be made on a commitment for the following eligibility
non-refundable Contribution of €650,000 to the Maltese Social &
in Approved Securities €150,000 - Government Bonds yielding
approx 4.3% interest
property at minimum €350,000 or rent at €16,000 for
at least 5 years.
Malta Citizenship: Application Process
are not directly to the
Government but via Accredited
Malta Immigration lawyers.
application & due diligence fees and €10,000 of the total
contribution is payable at time of application. The balance is
payable only on final approval.
Reference Info on Malta Citizenship
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