Become a Maltese Citizen
The Republic of Malta is a Southern European island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, lying 80 km south of Italy. Maltese and English are both official Languages in the island, although Italian is also widely spoken. Valletta is the capital city. The islands total 316 square kilometres.
Malta citizenship offers many benefits including worldwide mobility with visa-free travel to 183 countries, including EU, USA and Canada. This Mediterranean island has been a part of the EU since 2004 and part of Schengen area since 2007. It was the first EU member to offer citizenship-by-investment to foreign investors.
The Malta Individual Investor Programme offers high and ultra-high net worth individuals and families worldwide citizenship in a highly respected EU Member Country. The application process is extremely efficient, and the Government of Malta is committed to the highest standard, ensuring only persons of impeccable standing and repute will be admitted.
Malta’s citizenship program offers great advantages to families: once granted, citizenship is valid for life and is hereditary for direct family members. Only one visit a year is mandatory, no language tests is required. Citizens have access to an excellent healthcare system provided free to Maltese citizens, and high-quality international education is available for children. The Maltese Government is pro-business, and creating a company in Malta is straightforward. Its legislation and tax system are amongst the most favourable in Europe.
Which are the requisites?
Applicants must fulfil ALL of the following requirements:
- Donation to the National Development and Social Fund. Single Applicant: € 650,000; spouse & each dependent under 18: € 25,000. Each dependant over 18: € 50,000
- Real Estate. The applicant must hold a residence in Malta for at least five years, meeting one of the following criteria: Lease a property with annual rent over €16,000, or purchase of a property with value over € 350,000.
- Government Bonds. € 150,000 into Malta government bonds for at least 5 years
Those three investments add up € 1,150,000.
Malta is a real opportunity for business people seeking an incomparable quality of life. A very safe and peaceful place, excellent and affordable education and access well established healthcare.
Here at Globo Consulting we can assist you with every aspect of an application, from gathering of appropriate documentation, building a file that maximize your chances of obtaining government approval, to locating and filtering out property options. We can also assist you in relation to Maltese tax laws.