Individual Investor Programme (IIP)
Malta Citizenship application and process
The Main Applicant must first find a place to reside in, which can be a temporary rented accommodation or an outright purchase. Subsequent to acquiring an address in Malta, the Main Applicant must file, in person, an application for a residence permit in Malta. During the period of residency, the Main Applicant must complete and file the application for naturalisation as a Citizen of Malta (accompanied by applications for any dependants).
There is a thorough and comprehensive Due Diligence procedure, and only people with proper credentials will be accepted.
A successful applicant will be issued with a letter of approval in principle, which will trigger the investment and contribution obligations.
After the 12 months’ residence period has elapsed, the successful applicant will be issued with a certificate of naturalisation which grants the right to apply for a Maltese passport.
The whole process can take as little as 12 months (due to the 12 months’ residence criteria) from start to finish.