Citizenship by Investment Malta
The Malta Citizenship Investment Scheme known as the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) is aimed at ultra high net worth individuals. Individual investors must make a minimum contribution of €650,000 to the national development fund set up by the government, invest €150,000 in government approved financial instruments and commit to a residence in Malta for a minimum of 5 years. The property value for purchased real estate needs to be a minimum €350,000. Each family member also has to contribute a sum to the development fund of €25,000 each. The benefits after one years’ residency are citizenship and a Maltese second passport. This in turn grants European citizenship and the ability to live, work and study anywhere in the EU.
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Malta Indefinite Residency Visa Programme
Malta offers two golden visa programs through investment, one for citizenship (the MIIP) and another for permanent residency (MIRP). This programme grants indefinite residency rights to international investors who invest a minimum €250,000 in Maltese government bonds or equities for a period of 5 years. In addition the investor must make a €30,000 contribution to the State Fund of Malta and purchase or rent a residence on the island. Legal and processing fees amount to €40,000. The programme offers a stable, low risk investment route to gaining a residency visa in an EU Schengen country.