MALTA Citizenship by Investment

Unlike the Maltese investment residency program which is a more simple process (The Golden Resident Program), there’s a lot of misinformation that exists out there about how to get Maltese citizenship.

Malta is the only citizenship (out of those that offer citizenship by investment programs) that allows its citizens to access both the European Union and the borderless Schengen Area. It’s also the only passport that offers visa-free access to all six big English-speaking countries, including the United States of America.

Considering these facts, Malta is almost certainly a very lucrative deal for many people, particularly if you’d rather donate a much lesser amount to the nation and invest the difference.

Donation requirement: Malta does require a government donation in addition to the typical fees present with all programs. The donation is €650,000 for the main applicant, plus €25,000 for a spouse and each minor child. Adult children up to 25 years old and dependent parents may be added for an additional €50,000 fee per person.

In addition to the donation, the investing applicant must also invest €150,000 in Maltese government bonds for a period of five years.

Lastly, you must purchase a home on the main island for €350,000 or more, or rent or enter a five-year lease for at least €16,000 per year. And you actually need to spend some time there while it takes about 15 months to issue your Malta passport.

Smart Move Immigration Verdict:

While Malta may not be entirely promising in terms of real estate, we still recommend this program to a lot of clients. If you are comfortable with spending 650,000 Euros, then Citizenship by Investment in Malta is a great investment migration option that covers all of the bases of both.

And if investment in Maltese Citizenship is your chosen course of action, then we’re the guys you can count on. Smart Move Immigration is a legal firm with extensive expertise on every legal aspect of Investment Immigration, which include Citizenships by Investment.

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