Citizenship by Investment Malta
Malta’s Citizenship by Investment route, now known as the Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment (MEIN), is aimed at ultra-high net worth individuals. Individual investors must make a minimum contribution of €600,000 to the national development fund set up by the government and prove 36 months of residency. Alternatively, there is an expedited route which requires a contribution of €750,000 and evidence of 12 months residency. Investors must also contribute €50,000 per each additional dependent included in their application. In addition to the contribution, investors must also invest a further €700,000 into residential real estate, or enter into a rental agreement at a minimum value of €16,000 p.a which must be maintained for five years. A compulsory donation of €10,000 to a registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare, or artistic non-governmental approved organisation or society is also required.
The benefits after one – three of 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 Permanent Residency Programme (MPRP)
Malta offers two golden visa programs through investment, one for citizenship (the MEIN) and another for permanent residency (MPRP). This programme grants permanent residency rights to international investors who make a Government contribution of €98,000, plus a mandatory charitable donation of €2,000 to a Maltese registered NGO, plus application fees. Asides from the initial contributions, applicants will also need to enter a property rental agreement for a minimum of €10,000 p.a for five years. The programme offers a stable, low-risk investment route to gaining a residency visa in an EU Schengen country. There is also no minimum stay requirement. For full programme details and a quotation, please contact us.