Malta Individual Investor Programme

MALTA INDIVIDUAL INVESTOR PROGRAMME - CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT MALTA

Written by:  Dr. Mark Hyzler LL.B, LL.M.(Lond), LL.D.

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Dr. Mark Hyzler is an approved accredited agent with Identity Malta and is fully licensed to handle and submit application under the MIIP programme.

Introduction to the Malta Individual Investor Programme

The Malta Individual Investor Programme is a citizenship by investment programme that was introduced by legal notice 47 of 2014. The programme offers applicants and their family members the opportunity to acquire Maltese citizenship and enjoy all rights and benefits that other Maltese nationals would enjoy, including the right to travel, work and reside in the European Union.

The Malta Individual Investor Programme was specifically designed to attract investment by individuals of high net worth and as a result all applicants under the programme are required to undertake a number of financial commitments to the Maltese economy, including:

A Contribution to a National Development and Social Fund of Malta

10,000 Euro of the fees indicated below must be paid as a non-refundable deposit upon submitting the application. The remaining balance of fees must be paid by the applicant upon receiving approval of the application.

Main Applicant

€650,000

Spouse

€25,000

Children under 18

€25,000

Unmarried Children over 18 but under 27

€50,000

Dependant Parents and Grandparents over 55

 €50,000

Government Due Diligence Fees

The Government Due Diligence Fees indicated below are to be paid upon submitting the MIIP application and shall not be refunded, even if the applicant is refused.

Main applicant

€7,500

Spouse

€5,000

Children aged 13 but under 18

€3,000

Unmarried Children

€5,000

Dependant parents and grandparents

€5,000

Property Investment Obligation

Upon receiving his due diligence approval the applicant will be requested to purchase or rent an immovable property in Malta or Gozo that satisfies the minimum value indicated below.

Purchase of immovable property

€350,000

Lease of immovable property

€16,000 per annum

Portfolio Investment Obligation

Upon approval the applicant will be asked to commit to a five year investment in government bonds or equity. This investment may be withdrawn immediately after the five year period has elapsed.  Upon request our firm will provide you with a list of the latest equities and bonds that are available for investment. 

Investment - €150,000

Other Applicable Fees

These fees will be paid after the applicant is approved and are required in order for the passport to be printed.

Passport Fee per person

€500

Bank Charges, per person

€200

Clean Criminal Record

A police check will be carried out in order to ensure that the applicants and his family members are impose a threat to the security or reputation of Malta.  Applicants under the programme will therefore be requested to provide a evidence of a clean criminal record.

Residency Status in Malta

A certificate of naturalisation shall only be issued in respect of individuals that have resided in Malta for a period exceeding twelve months. This requirement does not however imply that the applicant needs to be physically present in Malta for the entire twelve month period; it does however require the individual to provide proof of his ties to Malta. Upon application the applicant and his dependants will be given a European residence card that will entitle them to reside in Malta throughout the period of evaluation.

  

Contact Us

 

Dr. Mark Hyzler is an accredited agent of identity Malta and is fully licensed to handle and submit application under the programme.

Should you wish to discuss the matter further or require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact him on or + 356 79320332.

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