Malta Passport and Citizenship by Investment Program (Malta Individual Investor Programme) grants successful applicants EU citizenship and Visa-Free travel to more than 160 countries.
According to the Passport Index 2016, Malta ranks ninth in the ‘Global Passport Power Rank 2016’ together with Iceland.
The index is based on the total Visa-Free score, which includes visa-free and visa on arrival privileges. The higher the Visa-Free score, the better global mobility its passport bearer enjoys.
Malta has been given a Visa-Free score of 150 (Visa-Free travel to more than 160 countries), sharing the 9th place with Iceland. In fact, there are 27 other countries with a better ranking spread over the top 8 spots, headed by Germany with a score of 158. This positive ranking attracts foreign individuals to make the Maltese passport and citizenship their preferred choice.
In 2014, Malta introduced the Individual Investor Programme (IIP) which grants citizenship to worldwide high net worth individuals (and their dependents) who contribute to the economic and social development of Malta, a respected EU Member State. The program has been the first of its kind to be recognized by the European Commission.
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The IIP program grants successful applicants EU citizenship by investment, nevertheless, to be considered eligible for the scheme, the main applicant must be at least 18 years of age and subject to a rigorous vetting and diligence process, including comprehensive background checks. The applicant must provide proof of residence in Malta for at least 12 months preceding the application.
Applicants must be covered by an international health insurance policy for the main applicant and each of the dependents.
The investment requirements include the acquisition of real estate with a minimum value of €350,000 to be held for at least 5 years or lease a residential immovable property in Malta for a period of 5 years at an annual rent of at least €16,000, an investment in a government approved financial instrument (stocks, bonds or special purpose vehicles) for a minimum value of €150,000 to be held for a minimum period of 5 years and making a contribution to the National Development and Social Fund as follows:
|Malta National Development and Social Fund Contributions for IPP||Contribution Amount|
|Main Passport Applicant||€650,000|
|Dependent Children Passport||€25,000 each|
|Children Aged 18-26||€50,000 each|
|Dependents Aged 55 and Above||€50,000 each|
Over the past two years, Malta has received over 800 applications from over than 40 countries with almost 700 passports issued to high net worth individuals.
The IIP program is capped at 1,800 participants, so we encourage you to act fast. The process of the IIP application is carried out by Accredited Persons or Approved Agents, including FBS Trust Limited.
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