Benefits of Malta Citizenship by Investment
Malta is one of the safest countries in the world, with a warm Mediterranean climate and with world class living standards, this small country gathers wealth and talent from highly qualified individuals from across the globe looking for endless opportunities. Malta’s uniquely rich culture and warm hospitality makes the island the perfect choice for investors and expatriates, coming to the island to look for endless opportunities.
The Individual Investor Program (“IIP”) was launched in 2014, offering citizenship by investment to highly qualified and respected investors and their families. Only reputable applicants are admitted to its exclusive citizenship programme, therefore all applicants have to undergo a very strict four tier world class vetting process done by the Government of Malta.
The IIP scheme requires 650,000 EUR donation to the public fund of Malta and another 150,000 EUR invested in Govt stocks plus various professional, due diligence and agent costs. Other conditions include rent (or a buy) a place to live, investment in Government bonds etc. Minimum amounts apply. Please contact us for more information.
Here are some very important benefits of becoming a Maltese citizen through investment:
EU Citizenship Rights
Malta is full EU member state, offering full EU citizenship rights to its investor citizens. Once the application is approved, you can become a EU citizen after 12 months meeting all the conditions.
- EU member state since 1 May 2004
- Euro area member since 1 January 2008
- Schengen area member since 21 December 2007
Malta has a warm Mediterranean climate with sunny weather throughout the year. Those who are looking for a country with no winters, Malta is an excellent option.
Malta is one among the only 3 countries in Europe that are a part of commonwealth.
English is an official language
English is widely spoken in Malta, being a former British colony (1813-1964) besides the Maltese language.
The Individual investor program of Malta waives conditions such as a must of business experience, language test, citizenship test and exempt investors from military service.
Malta is also one of the best countries in the world to do business and engage in commercial activities. It is also one of the friendliest countries in the world for corporate investors. Malta has become known as “Blockchain island”, knowing the country is a base to fintech, crypto and blockchain start-ups.
Malta has permitted dual citizenship without restriction since 2000. Dual citizenship planning has become important trend among HNW families.
Malta IIP offers a great opportunity for foreign investors to invest in real estate market (residential or commercial properties).
The Maltese passport is issued to investors after 12 months. It is a very powerful EU passports in the world with visa free access to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and over 180+ countries and territories.
Lately Malta has become an important base for yacht registrations in EU territorial waters. You can directly register a yacht without incorporating a company with VAT savings, for these reasons Malta is highly popular among luxury yacht lovers.
Malta offers several international tax planning opportunities. Companies in Malta pay the lowest tax on profits of any country in the EU. Besides, HNW clients can benefit from no inheritance tax, no gift tax an no wealth tax in Malta.