Normally, the process takes from 12 to 14 months. Investors must meet the following criteria:
Absence of sanctions, restrictions or bans on entry to EU countries, USA, the UK and Canada
Absence of a criminal record and criminal proceedings for serious crimes
Ability to confirm the legality of the source of income
Impeccable personal and business reputation
Not falling under the PEP category (Politically Exposed Person)
Not being included in Interpol and Schengen Information System (SIS) lists
Good health condition
Children under 26 years old
Children, regardless of age, having a mental or physical disability
Parents of the main applicant and/or spouse 55 years and older
Citizenship can be inherited
Possibility of tax planning
No requirement to reside in the country
Visa-free or visa on arrival to more than 184 countries and territories around the world
Visa-free regime with USA, Canada and Australia, possibility to reside in the EU and Schengen countries, as well as the UK for 365 days a year
All family members can obtain citizenship within 14 months
Social and political security
By becoming a citizen of Malta you will have access to a number of different privileges.
And this is just a short list of the benefits.
€ 650,000 – a minimum non-refundable contribution to the government fund;
€ 150,000 – a minimum investment in government bonds;
€ 700,000 – a minimum investment in real estate (purchase) or € 16,000 per year – a property lease
Total cost (real estate purchase):
For 1 applicant – € 1,158,200
For a family of 4 – € 1,269,700
For 1 applicant - € 641.500
For a family of 4 - € 824.500
Total cost (real estate renting):
For 1 person – € 888,200
For a family of 4 – € 999,700
For 1 applicant - € 641.500
For a family of 4 - € 824.500
The following steps are described for reference purpose only. The main thing that we want to underline is that Migronis takes care of preparation and submission of your case. You only need to provide the original documents. We will do all the paperwork ourselves.
Free preliminary background check (due diligence) of an applicant (1 day) and contract signing in one of our offices or remotely. At this stage, it will be sufficient to provide the passport copies of all family members who will be included in the citizenship application.
Result of the stage: background check report + signed contract.
We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation and apostilization of all the necessary documents, and send the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Malta.
You submit the original documents and sign the forms and other documents that we prepare by ourselves.
Result of the stage: Residence card received within 1-3 months.
The Citizenship by Investment Unit carries out the processing of the case during the period of 4 months. Sometimes additional documents may be requested. A visit to Malta is not required.
Result of the stage: Approval in principle is issued.
Applicant’s actions: Make a non-refundable investment to the fund (within 25 days after the approval is issued), buy government bonds and real estate or sign a lease agreement within four months after approval.
Citizenship application process takes about a year. All adult applicants must visit Malta, take the oath of allegiance and receive a certificate of naturalization.
Applicant’s actions: Payment of passport fee and submission of documents to obtain passports which are issued within a month.
It is very important to have a local certified specialist who understands the local specifics of work. We work with the best attorneys in Malta who have a vast experience of handling successful cases.
Our offices are located in different time zones, so we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Want to see for yourself? Send us a message online or call us now.
Apart from obtaining a passport, we can help you get a driver’s license, tax identification number and other documents. We can also help you open a bank account and register a company, as well as lease out the purchased property.
We receive Police Certificates, fill out government forms, arrange notarization, translation and apostilization of all the necessary documents, and send the package to the Citizenship by Investment Unit of Malta. Our lawyer on the island controls the process over there. Your participation is kept to a minimum: you only provide the original documents, make the necessary payments, sign the forms, and take the oath of allegiance.
Our lawyers are based both in the CIS countries and in the countries where we apply for citizenship and residency.
We start working on a case only if we 100% sure we can help a client to obtain citizenship or residency. For this purpose, we conduct a preliminary background check (due diligence), submit a report and our recommendations. Only after that we sign the contract and proceed with the case.
In order to implement the post-paid service mechanism, we have perfectly adjusted our internal processes. Our goal is to provide the service within the shortest possible time and with a successful result, because only in this case we will get our service fees. On the average, the preparation of documents takes from 5 to 25 days.
We have extensive experience and honestly talk about both successful cases and difficult situations on our blog. We do not recommend programs that do not function well (for example, in Bulgaria), or offer overvalued real estate to obtain citizenship (most of the projects on the islands).
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For children - a certificate from the place of study.
For dependent parents - a birth certificate.
The passport is issued for 10 years with its subsequent renewal for the same period.
Yes, data on persons who received passports are published on the official website of the Government of Malta.
No, if the applicant is subject to sanctions, restrictions or prohibitions on entry into the EU, USA, UK and Canada, the application for citizenship will be denied.
Visa-free access to EU countries and the UK;
Visa-free entry to the United States; however, ESTA authorization is required prior to entry (valid for 2 years from the date of issue, online application possible);
Visa-free entry to Canada, but registration through the ETA electronic system is required in case of arrival in the country by plane;
Visa-free entry to Australia
The Schengen countries - no restrictions;
The UK - no restrictions;
The USA - 90 days;
Australia — 90 days during each visit within a 12-month period;
Canada - 6 months within a year
Certificate from the place of employment indicating the duration of work, position and salary/bonuses;
Copies of tax returns;
Certificate of state registration;
Company registration documents;
Financial report of the company;
If capital is accumulated through certain transactions such as the sale of property, inheritance, gift, supporting documents are needed. One or several documents may be provided (the list is agreed when preparing the case).
Real property cannot be leased out or subleased.
Tax resident status is assigned only to those who have stayed in the country for more than six months. If the investor is still interested in obtaining the tax residency in Malta, he will need to prove that he stays in the country for at least 183 days in a year.
GDP 2020 - $14,29 billion. (decreased by 4,68% if compared to $14,99 billion in 2019);
Population in 2020 - 442 368;
The capital is Valletta;
Industries - financial services, tourism, manufacturing services;
Doing Business 2019 ranking - ranked 88th out of 190 according to the ease of doing business;
According to Moody`s rating agency, the Republic of Malta has the highest credit rating - "A2". This is an unspoken guarantee that the funds invested in bonds in order to acquire the citizenship of Malta will be returned in full.