IMMIGRATION TO MALTA

MALTA: OUR MISSION

Malta has recently introduced a new Citizenship by Investment program referred to as the Maltese Exceptional Investor Naturalization (MEIN). The new program has a total quota of up to 1500 applications, with a limit of 400 applications per year. 

The MEIN is designed to attract Malta’s shores applicants who can share their talent and expertise in various domains. It is also the first citizenship programme in the EU to be recognized by the European Commission. Malta Citizenship provides a neutral second passport, access to visa free travel to 184 countries and allows you and your family absolute legal residence and work in any country of the Schengen area.

The MEIN provides a unique opportunity to obtain the Maltese citizenship with all its perks not only for investors themselves, but for their family family, including: spouse of the principal applicant, children of the principal applicant (under the age of 29, unmarried and who are financially dependent on the main applicant), parents or a grandparents of the principal applicant or of the spouse of the principal applicant who are over 55 years of age and who are wholly or largely supported by the main applicant. 

We have had the pleasure and privilege to successfully assist large, multi-generation families from the Middle East, North Africa, Russia and China, with their migration and citizenship procedures under the previous Maltese Citizenship by Investment Program (MIIP). 

Our expert team is made up of immigration attorneys and advisers, sworn translators, real estate agents, financial experts and assistants. We would be pleased to assist with preliminary and ongoing advisories, translate and review your documentation and prepare statutory forms. 

We liaise with the authorities of Malta on our clients’ behalf throughout the application process, arrange and attend meetings with them, negotiate and review any rental contracts or drafts and prepare affidavits as well as declarations. In addition, we may facilitate meetings at embassies in the event that you require a visa in order to travel to Malta. Introduce you to the best Maltese banks, real estate agencies, stockbrokers, notaries and help with daily life in your new home country. 

MALTA: CITIZENSHIP ADVANTAGES

International air travel is not uncommon for many businesspersons and professionals. As the date of an important business trip is approaching, the formalities to obtain a visa must be undertaken. Often, one has to complete a long form listing the countries visited during the last five or ten years. One has to visit a consulate or an embassy to pass an interview, the preparation of the documents and justifications and the couples of weeks without a passport often make the process highly inconvenient, while reducing flexibility and disrupting business travel.

Maltese citizenship may grant you access to an ancient thus significant historical and rich cultural legacy. Moreover, you will surely appreciate and enjoy many benefits of this beautiful archipelago, among which are:

    1. The right to live and work in any member State of the European Union, of which Malta has been a member of EU since 2004;
    2. The possibility to travel visa-free to 184 countries, such as the United Kingdom and the United States, Canada and Australia, New Zealand and the 53 member states of the Commonwealth, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, etc.;
    3. An excellent quality of life and a temperate climate with an average of more than 300 sunny days each year. You’re never more than 5-20 minutes away from the Mediterranean sea;
    4. A very low crime rate makes Malta one of the safest places in the world. In fact, Malta consistently ranks in the top 10 of the safest countries in Europe;
    5. Strong and stable Maltese economy;
    6. Minimal imposition (no wealth tax, no asset reporting, no inheritance tax);
    7. An outstanding health service system;
    8. An education system of the highest standard;
    9. The right to hold the citizenship of other States.

MALTA: LEGISLATION

The Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) is based on legal notice: Maltese Citizenship Act (CAP. 188) and the Legal Notice 437 of 2020. 

According to this law a naturalization certificate may be issued for highly reputable persons investing in the economy of the country (the main applicant), the spouse and the qualifying family members within the framework of the above mentioned program.

MALTA: REQUIREMENTS

Maltese citizenship is a privilege granted to affluent and the most highly reputable candidates. Applicants will be required to provide a document confirming the absence of criminal history from their country of residency and or of their country of origin. 

To qualify for Maltese citizenship, the main applicant must meet the following requirements:

    1. Be of 18 years of age;
    2. Make a contribution to the National Development and Social Fund of Malta of the selected investment:
      i.
      750,000 € for investors that will opt for a minimum of 12 months residence, OR;
      ii. 600,00€ for investors that will opt for a minimum of 36 months residence status before applying for citizenship;
    3. Be a resident of Malta for a period of at least 12 months or 36 months based on the chosen investment option; 
    4. Make a donation of a minimum of €10,000 to a local charity or organisation;
    5. Satisfy the e-Residency requirements and hold immovable residential property situated in Malta having a minimum value of 700,000 € or lease immovable residential property in Malta for a minimum annual rent of 16,000 €. Property purchased or leased must be retained for at least five (5) years after obtaining Maltese citizenship. 

Due Diligence Fees: 

    1. Main applicant: € 15,000;
    2. Spouse: € 10,000;
    3. Each dependent over the age of 13 years old: € 10,000;

Contribution to The National Development and Social Fund:

    1. Main applicant: € 750,000 (min 12 months Residency) or € 600,000 (minimum 36 months Residency);
    2. Spouse: € 50,000;
    3. Each Dependant: €50,000. 

Real estate investment: 

    1. Acquire a property for a minimum amount of € 700 000, OR;
    2. Rent property for a minimum yearly amount equivalent to € 16 000.

MALTA: LIST OF DOCUMENTS

Listed below are the documents required for citizenship and E-residency application:

    1. Applications Forms: Form K, Form ID1A; Form ID2, Form N, Form PDFEE, Form SSFW, Source of wealth forms, a comprehensive explanation of how applicant’s wealth was accumulated, Corporate Affiliations Form, Asset Declaration Form, Form PSC, Form MRQ;
    2. Power of Attorney (to be signed in front of a Notary in Malta);
    3. Notarized copy of current Passport, National ID card, birth and marriage certificates, military book (for anyone who served in the army);
    4. Letter of Intent;
    5. Curriculum vitae; 
    6. Due Diligence Checks;
    7. Bank certificate, reference and statements (covering previous 6 months transactions);
    8. Insurance Policy (Health Policy to cover the applicants for a minimum of € 50,000 worldwide with the exception of the US and Canada);
    9. Lease or purchase agreement in Malta. Proof of investment in real estate projects or government assets in Malta in accordance with the regulations;
    10. Residence cards of Malta and of any other country;
    11. Police conduct certificates from the country of origin and from the country of residence;
    12. Certificate of business incorporation and/or work letter;
    13. Confirmation documents of income or any types of source: salary, dividends, pension, property ownership, lease agreements, business ownership, etc;
    14. Tax clearance.

MALTA: PROCESS

The application process to acquire Maltese Citizenship is regulated by precise rules and may take around 12-36 months to complete based on the selected investment option. 

The step-by-step immigration process is as follows:

    1. All personal documents that are required for both the E-residency and citizenship applications should be prepared. The documents must be legalized and translated into English; 
    2. Our real estate partners and our local collaborators may assist you in acquiring or renting a property in Malta (by proxy in the event that you may not be able to travel to Malta);
    3. You and your family members may travel to Malta to attend an appointment with Maltese immigration authorities to apply for an E-Residency;
    4. Once the e-Residency card is issued, we will apply on your behalf for citizenship, after either 12 or 36 months depending on the selected investment and its conditions; 
    5. Whenever possible, we begin to apply for the process of due diligence for you and your family members. Due diligence verification may take up to 120 days;
    6. Upon the approval, the applicant must proceed with the selected contribution to the Maltese government;
    7. You may then be invited to take an oath and obtain the naturalization certificate, with which you may apply and receive a passport of Malta.

MALTA: TESTIMONIAL

Our family of four started looking for a new place to relocate once I inherited the company from my father. While the business was doing well, the oil and gas industry is prone to volatile disruptions, so it is better for us to create a safety net for our next generation. We have been doing so for a while, and our French apartment right underneath the Eiffel Tower. However, there was severe travel restrictions with our passports, and we first tried immigrating to Canada. Soon we realized that we could not stay the mandatory 2 years every 5 years, and had to come back to Europe, searching for a new location to relocate. We were all very disappointed when we had to leave our Montreal apartment abandoned and that was when we found Inimex in France. They recommended Malta and so we quickly signed agreement with Inimex.

They got to work even before we signed the agreement, and had everything translated, legalized and in front of me for final check within a week. We applied and in a month and a half we obtained e-residency. So we came to Malta, bought a nice apartment in front of the Mediterranean Sea in Sliema, our kids’ favorite place in the world. I personally love the people who are genuine and kind, while everyone said the local food is incredible. So once we settled down, Inimex initiated the next stage and we applied for the citizenship. Within 1 year, we had our certificates, and Maltese passport. The awesome thing about Malta is that it lets me keep my old passport and there was no need to face legislative problems back home. I am so grateful of Inimex and cannot thank them enough for the work they have done. This was probably the best result for our family

MALTA: TESTIMONIAL

Me and my wife are lucky enough to be international way before we immigrated. Our business spanned two countries and we lived in both, or on some airplane flying in between, but sadly we wished there was more opportunities to live in Europe. We had education in Switzerland and France, and really had a deep connection with the continent. We saw a nice new program with Malta that could easily facilitate travel within Europe. Our local contact in Malta recommended us Inimex, who was an expert in this field, so we happily followed his advice. Inimex was really professional, and during our consultation, their immigration lawyer explained almost everything so clearly that we had no question to ask any more. They answered everything perfectly and we had our application done within weeks after our arrival in Malta. They prepared documents, organized translation and notarization and much more behind the scenes so I did not have to even know about it.

We got our residence card within half a month, and during the first year here in Malta we had a lot of work cut out for us. Malta government does very rigorous search on the background of every single applicant, and that meant a lot of documents to provide, verify and translate. Thankfully, Inimex helped us all the way, and there was not a thing that we had to worry. Our case was accepted quickly, and once contribution was done, we obtained our third citizenship, because we did not have to give up our previous two citizenship. Inimex’s local agents also showed us around many exclusive places such as the yacht club and the golf meetings, so we both had more connections and thus more business partners.

MALTA: OUR MISSION

Malta has recently introduced a new Citizenship by Investment program referred to as the Maltese Exceptional Investor Naturalization (MEIN). The new program has a total quota of up to 1500 applications, with a limit of 400 applications per year. 

The MEIN is designed to attract Malta’s shores applicants who can share their talent and expertise in various domains. It is also the first citizenship programme in the EU to be recognized by the European Commission. Malta Citizenship provides a neutral second passport, access to visa free travel to 184 countries and allows you and your family absolute legal residence and work in any country of the Schengen area.

The MEIN provides a unique opportunity to obtain the Maltese citizenship with all its perks not only for investors themselves, but for their family family, including: spouse of the principal applicant, children of the principal applicant (under the age of 29, unmarried and who are financially dependent on the main applicant), parents or a grandparents of the principal applicant or of the spouse of the principal applicant who are over 55 years of age and who are wholly or largely supported by the main applicant. 

We have had the pleasure and privilege to successfully assist large, multi-generation families from the Middle East, North Africa, Russia and China, with their migration and citizenship procedures under the previous Maltese Citizenship by Investment Program (MIIP). 

Our expert team is made up of immigration attorneys and advisers, sworn translators, real estate agents, financial experts and assistants. We would be pleased to assist with preliminary and ongoing advisories, translate and review your documentation and prepare statutory forms. 

We liaise with the authorities of Malta on our clients’ behalf throughout the application process, arrange and attend meetings with them, negotiate and review any rental contracts or drafts and prepare affidavits as well as declarations. In addition, we may facilitate meetings at embassies in the event that you require a visa in order to travel to Malta. Introduce you to the best Maltese banks, real estate agencies, stockbrokers, notaries and help with daily life in your new home country. 

MALTA: CITIZENSHIP ADVANTAGES

International air travel is not uncommon for many businesspersons and professionals. As the date of an important business trip is approaching, the formalities to obtain a visa must be undertaken. Often, one has to complete a long form listing the countries visited during the last five or ten years. One has to visit a consulate or an embassy to pass an interview, the preparation of the documents and justifications and the couples of weeks without a passport often make the process highly inconvenient, while reducing flexibility and disrupting business travel.

Maltese citizenship may grant you access to an ancient thus significant historical and rich cultural legacy. Moreover, you will surely appreciate and enjoy many benefits of this beautiful archipelago, among which are:

    1. The right to live and work in any member State of the European Union, of which Malta has been a member of EU since 2004;
    2. The possibility to travel visa-free to 184 countries, such as the United Kingdom and the United States, Canada and Australia, New Zealand and the 53 member states of the Commonwealth, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, etc.;
    3. An excellent quality of life and a temperate climate with an average of more than 300 sunny days each year. You’re never more than 5-20 minutes away from the Mediterranean sea;
    4. A very low crime rate makes Malta one of the safest places in the world. In fact, Malta consistently ranks in the top 10 of the safest countries in Europe;
    5. Strong and stable Maltese economy;
    6. Minimal imposition (no wealth tax, no asset reporting, no inheritance tax);
    7. An outstanding health service system;
    8. An education system of the highest standard;
    9. The right to hold the citizenship of other States.

MALTA: LEGISLATION

The Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) is based on legal notice: Maltese Citizenship Act (CAP. 188) and the Legal Notice 437 of 2020. 

According to this law a naturalization certificate may be issued for highly reputable persons investing in the economy of the country (the main applicant), the spouse and the qualifying family members within the framework of the above mentioned program.

MALTA: REQUIREMENTS

Maltese citizenship is a privilege granted to affluent and the most highly reputable candidates. Applicants will be required to provide a document confirming the absence of criminal history from their country of residency and or of their country of origin. 

To qualify for Maltese citizenship, the main applicant must meet the following requirements:

    1. Be of 18 years of age;
    2. Make a contribution to the National Development and Social Fund of Malta of the selected investment:
      i.
      750,000 € for investors that will opt for a minimum of 12 months residence, OR;
      ii. 600,00€ for investors that will opt for a minimum of 36 months residence status before applying for citizenship;
    3. Be a resident of Malta for a period of at least 12 months or 36 months based on the chosen investment option; 
    4. Make a donation of a minimum of €10,000 to a local charity or organisation;
    5. Satisfy the e-Residency requirements and hold immovable residential property situated in Malta having a minimum value of 700,000 € or lease immovable residential property in Malta for a minimum annual rent of 16,000 €. Property purchased or leased must be retained for at least five (5) years after obtaining Maltese citizenship. 

Due Diligence Fees: 

    1. Main applicant: € 15,000;
    2. Spouse: € 10,000;
    3. Each dependent over the age of 13 years old: € 10,000;

Contribution to The National Development and Social Fund:

    1. Main applicant: € 750,000 (min 12 months Residency) or € 600,000 (minimum 36 months Residency);
    2. Spouse: € 50,000;
    3. Each Dependant: €50,000. 

Real estate investment: 

    1. Acquire a property for a minimum amount of € 700 000, OR;
    2. Rent property for a minimum yearly amount equivalent to € 16 000.

MALTA: LIST OF DOCUMENTS

Listed below are the documents required for citizenship and E-residency application:

    1. Applications Forms: Form K, Form ID1A; Form ID2, Form N, Form PDFEE, Form SSFW, Source of wealth forms, a comprehensive explanation of how applicant’s wealth was accumulated, Corporate Affiliations Form, Asset Declaration Form, Form PSC, Form MRQ;
    2. Power of Attorney (to be signed in front of a Notary in Malta);
    3. Notarized copy of current Passport, National ID card, birth and marriage certificates, military book (for anyone who served in the army);
    4. Letter of Intent;
    5. Curriculum vitae; 
    6. Due Diligence Checks;
    7. Bank certificate, reference and statements (covering previous 6 months transactions);
    8. Insurance Policy (Health Policy to cover the applicants for a minimum of € 50,000 worldwide with the exception of the US and Canada);
    9. Lease or purchase agreement in Malta. Proof of investment in real estate projects or government assets in Malta in accordance with the regulations;
    10. Residence cards of Malta and of any other country;
    11. Police conduct certificates from the country of origin and from the country of residence;
    12. Certificate of business incorporation and/or work letter;
    13. Confirmation documents of income or any types of source: salary, dividends, pension, property ownership, lease agreements, business ownership, etc;
    14. Tax clearance.

MALTA: PROCESS

The application process to acquire Maltese Citizenship is regulated by precise rules and may take around 12-36 months to complete based on the selected investment option. 

The step-by-step immigration process is as follows:

    1. All personal documents that are required for both the E-residency and citizenship applications should be prepared. The documents must be legalized and translated into English; 
    2. Our real estate partners and our local collaborators may assist you in acquiring or renting a property in Malta (by proxy in the event that you may not be able to travel to Malta);
    3. You and your family members may travel to Malta to attend an appointment with Maltese immigration authorities to apply for an E-Residency;
    4. Once the e-Residency card is issued, we will apply on your behalf for citizenship, after either 12 or 36 months depending on the selected investment and its conditions; 
    5. Whenever possible, we begin to apply for the process of due diligence for you and your family members. Due diligence verification may take up to 120 days;
    6. Upon the approval, the applicant must proceed with the selected contribution to the Maltese government;
    7. You may then be invited to take an oath and obtain the naturalization certificate, with which you may apply and receive a passport of Malta.

MALTA: TESTIMONIAL

Our family of four started looking for a new place to relocate once I inherited the company from my father. While the business was doing well, the oil and gas industry is prone to volatile disruptions, so it is better for us to create a safety net for our next generation. We have been doing so for a while, and our French apartment right underneath the Eiffel Tower. However, there was severe travel restrictions with our passports, and we first tried immigrating to Canada. Soon we realized that we could not stay the mandatory 2 years every 5 years, and had to come back to Europe, searching for a new location to relocate. We were all very disappointed when we had to leave our Montreal apartment abandoned and that was when we found Inimex in France. They recommended Malta and so we quickly signed agreement with Inimex.

They got to work even before we signed the agreement, and had everything translated, legalized and in front of me for final check within a week. We applied and in a month and a half we obtained e-residency. So we came to Malta, bought a nice apartment in front of the Mediterranean Sea in Sliema, our kids’ favorite place in the world. I personally love the people who are genuine and kind, while everyone said the local food is incredible. So once we settled down, Inimex initiated the next stage and we applied for the citizenship. Within 1 year, we had our certificates, and Maltese passport. The awesome thing about Malta is that it lets me keep my old passport and there was no need to face legislative problems back home. I am so grateful of Inimex and cannot thank them enough for the work they have done. This was probably the best result for our family

MALTA: TESTIMONIAL

Me and my wife are lucky enough to be international way before we immigrated. Our business spanned two countries and we lived in both, or on some airplane flying in between, but sadly we wished there was more opportunities to live in Europe. We had education in Switzerland and France, and really had a deep connection with the continent. We saw a nice new program with Malta that could easily facilitate travel within Europe. Our local contact in Malta recommended us Inimex, who was an expert in this field, so we happily followed his advice. Inimex was really professional, and during our consultation, their immigration lawyer explained almost everything so clearly that we had no question to ask any more. They answered everything perfectly and we had our application done within weeks after our arrival in Malta. They prepared documents, organized translation and notarization and much more behind the scenes so I did not have to even know about it.

We got our residence card within half a month, and during the first year here in Malta we had a lot of work cut out for us. Malta government does very rigorous search on the background of every single applicant, and that meant a lot of documents to provide, verify and translate. Thankfully, Inimex helped us all the way, and there was not a thing that we had to worry. Our case was accepted quickly, and once contribution was done, we obtained our third citizenship, because we did not have to give up our previous two citizenship. Inimex’s local agents also showed us around many exclusive places such as the yacht club and the golf meetings, so we both had more connections and thus more business partners.