Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme or the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP)

The Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme or the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) as it is commonly known is the first EU Approved citizenship programme. As an accredited agent we can assist you through the whole process efficiently and effectively.

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As Malta Residency specialists, our trusted advisors already have a wealth of experience dealing in this complex area and we will assist and advise you through the whole process of the Malta Individual Investor Programme application (see Malta Citizenship Infographic below).

Malta is a full member of the European Union and a successful applicant under the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme (MIIP) will be then entitled to freedom of movement across the EU. If successful in satisfying the eligibility for the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme requirements, the applicant and any family members on the application with be awarded citizenship for life and this can be passed onto future generations.

Candidates that become residents and domiciled in Malta are required to pay income tax on their worldwide income. Personal income is taxed at progressive rates of up to 35%. However, individuals that are resident in Malta but not domiciled in Malta will only be required to pay tax on income arising in Malta and income (excluding capital gains) that arises outside Malta that is received in Malta.

The Malta Citizenship by Investment process would involve the applicant and his related dependents going through a naturalisation process with a certificate of naturalisation being issued after a twelve month process.

The legal framework for the Malta Individual Investment Programme is found by virtue of Legal Notice LN47/2014.

Malta has concluded double taxation treaties with around 60 countries with a number of other agreements signed but not yet in force.

The standard VAT rate in Malta is of 18%. The corporate tax rate is 35%, however special tax concessions apply for non-resident / non-domiciled owners.

Select an area to continue for the Malta citizenship application and find out additional information on the Malta citizenship requirements:

The applicant must be at least 18 years of age. Please continue to Malta IIP Eligibility to find out all you need upon qualifying for the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme

The application will be processed by Identity Malta (a government institution) and is to be submitted through Thomas Jacobsen for the purposes of Malta IIP. Please continue to: Malta IIP process

Please continue to Malta IIP fees to find out all you need before the start of the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme

Contact us for more information on how we can help you with the Malta Individual Investor Programme. The Malta Individual Investor Programme is administered by Identity Malta.

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Why Malta under the Malta Individual Investor Programme?

Charming, amazing and picturesque – the Maltese islands are a sheer bliss to discover. People are friendly and welcoming, the climate is warm and sunny throughout the year, the food is delicious and it is convenient for travelling from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

Malta citizenship by naturalization?

Key factors of doing business in Malta and why choose the Maltese passport under the Malta IIP

Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme allows naturalisation by investment

Malta’s “Individual Investor Programme” grants naturalisation by investment to reputable high net worth business people by providing the right of residence and citizenship in return. The Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme also allows applicants to add their eligible dependants following a thorough due diligence process.

Maltese citizenship by investment

Valletta, Malta

European citizenship under the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme or the Malta Individual Investor Programme

Malta offers EU citizenship through the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme and is considered as one of the top tier among many other citizenship by investment programs.

The foundation for acquiring Malta citizenship can be:

  • Born within a country;
  • Marriage to a citizen;
  • Descent from a citizen parent;
  • Naturalization.
European citizenship

European citizenship/Dual citizenship under the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme or the Malta Individual Investor Programme

Malta Citizenship by naturalization under the Malta Individual Investor Programme 

The Malta IIP application process is highly efficient where only persons of impeccable standing and repute will be recognized.

Malta Citizenship by naturalization

Malta Citizenship by naturalization

Approved candidates will be granted citizenship in Malta by a Certificate of Naturalization. A great benefit upon receiving the Certificate of Naturalization is that the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme can also be extended to include their family members. Once a candidate is awarded Malta citizenship, which includes European citizenship, they have the right to work and live in all 28 EU countries and Switzerland. Successful applicants also have the option of  company formation in Malta, and can get a Malta passport enabling them to enjoy visa-free travel to more than 165 countries across the world including the United States.

Where is Malta located?

Malta or the Republic of Malta is located on the southern tip of Europe. It lies just below Sicily, Italy in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and conveniently just a few hours flight from most major European cities. It is one of the smallest populated countries in the world with a little over of 450,000 residents. The capital of Malta is Valletta and the story behind the name of the city comes from the Order of Saint John times. Dating back to the 16th century with a wealth of history and traditions, it was called “Humilissima Civitas Valletta — The Most Humble City of Valletta”. In 1980, the city of Valletta was officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Maltese archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino. Malta is the largest of all islands and is home to the majority of the population alongside being the commercial hub of the islands. Gozo is the second largest island and is mostly characterized for traditional crafts, agriculture and green fields. Comino is the smallest of the islands but is home to the spectacular Blue Lagoon, popular with locals and tourists alike. For those wishing to move to Malta, there is a lot to see.

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Located in the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta is rapidly growing into one of the foremost business hubs for international financial services in the Euro-Med region

Malta weather

The weather in Malta is an important attraction for those looking to move to Malta. Malta offers mild winters and hot summers. The climate begins to warm up in March, reaching a peak in the summer months of July and August and only starts to noticeably cool down in November. The months of January and February are traditionally the rainy season and whilst cooler, it is still relatively warmer than its more Northern neighbours. While the daily temperatures can range from hot to cool depending on the season, the Maltese islands see tourists during every month of the year. It is very hot in summer and during the winter, the air can be crisp and cool and the winds can produce days that are chilly.

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The Portomaso Business Tower (the Tower) is the tallest building in Malta. The Tower is 97.54 metres (320.0 ft) tall, with 23 floors of mixed commercial office space

Maltese cuisine

Maltese food is a gastronomical sensation, full of flavour and colour. The Maltese recipes are influenced by Malta’s proximity to Sicily and North Africa.

Maltese food

Maltese food

Traditional Malta food is pure enjoyment. Maltese people love to share and relish to get together with friends at all times. Some of the favorite picks are: ġbejniet (local sheep’s cheeses), zalzett (coriander flavoured Maltese sausage) with galletti (Maltese crackers) and some bigilla (broad bean pate) served with Maltese bread and olive oil; or on a cold day hot pastizzi (savoury ricotta filled pastries) are perfect with wine or coffee.

Education in Malta

Education in Malta is an important element of a stable and developing society. Good education is undoubtedly the cornerstone of economic growth.

Learning is free and mandatory in Malta. Whether you want to become a vet, a teacher, a doctor, an IT specialist or a pilot, there’s a huge range of schools, colleges and institutes in Malta that will help you achieve your goals and fulfill your dreams.

Education in Malta

Education in Malta

Overall, the education system is considered to be a milestone in the Maltese society and is of a very good level. As English is an official language of Malta it is taught in all schools alongside Maltese and other languages. Malta has a good standard of government schools but also offers the option of sending children to church and private schools. Malta is becoming not only a hotspot but a mecca for the IT and financial services sector.

Doing Business in Malta

Malta attracts a notable number of international investors, including angel investors, and private corporations owing to the attractive Malta tax system. As a result, Malta has become one of the leading financial services centres in the world. Malta has a skilled and well-educated work force but as the industry is still growing it offers people looking to move to Malta a number of employment possibilities.

Recently, Malta has also seen a significant growth in e-commerce activities and a number of entrepreneurs and corporations are relocating their business affairs to the country. Setting up an online business is a relatively straight forward process and offers a number of favourable tax advantages by basing the business in Malta.

All legislation in Malta is in Maltese and English. All companies in Malta generally can conduct business in Maltese and English. This makes doing business in Malta a relatively easy task.

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Recognised for its pro business attitude, excellent regulation and competitive cost of doing business, Malta has become the go-to finance centre for start-ups, growth minded entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies alike

Travelling to and from Malta

Malta, part of the European Union, is in the Schengen area which allows for softer passport and immigration controls at their borders from travel within the EU borders. Therefore, travelling to and from Schengen areas do not require passports having to be checked.

Another great benefit for people looking to move to Malta is the visa waiver agreements set up with a number of countries. As an example, Maltese citizens currently are eligible to travel to the United States of America without a visa.

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Portomaso, located at St Julians in Malta, aimed to be one of the most prestigious residential property addresses in the Mediterranean

Popular destinations in Malta

  • Saint Julian’s
  • Sliema
  • Valletta
  • Mellieha
  • Bugibba
  • Qawra
  • St. Paul’s Bay
  • Marsaskala
Birgu Malta

Birgu also known by its title Città Vittoriosa, is an old fortified city on the south side of the Grand Harbour in the Southeastern Region of Malta

Sandy beaches in Malta

Malta is a piece of paradise in the world and has its share of nice beaches. Here are some of the most popular ones:

Paradise Bay – can be found in a secluded bay in the most Northern part of Malta, close to Cirkewwa (Gozo ferry terminal) with breathtaking views and a fantastic place for snorkeling.

Hola Beach, Marfa – one of a kind small beach with palm trees setting

Golden Bay – one of the most popular and famous beaches on the island of Malta

Ghajn Tuffieha – beautiful scenery and a stunning view from surrounding cliffs

Gnejna Bay – not that popular but still worth visiting

Armier and neighbouring bays limits of Mellieha – a hot spot for revelers celebrating their village feast

Ghadira Bay in Mellieha – large, family oriented and popular even for locals. Indulge in water fun – you can hire a pedalo, parasailing or just swim out to a large floating play area

Ramla Bay in Gozo – sandy but a bit rocky below the tideline

Birzebbuga – attractive landscapes and more to explore

St Georges Bay, St Julians – small sandy bay, easy to visit within walking distance of the hotels in St Julians

Bugibba – not as beautiful as some of the others, still convenient for the family

One of the most spectacular beaches is the tiny beach at the Blue lagoon on the island of Comino. To get a better feel of the sunrises and sunsets, there are boats that usually anchor in the bay to enable you to get the most enjoyment. You can get to Blue Lagoon only by boat either from Gozo or from the Cruise companies in Malta.

For more information on the beaches: Beaches and bays in Malta, Gozo and Comino

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Golden Bay is one of the most popular sandy beaches in Malta

Top reasons to move to Malta

  • Climate and Sea – sunshine throughout most of the calendar year with long hot summers and mild winters. Sandy beaches and scuba diving activities at all times, diving in the Mediterranean is a melting pot of opportunity for many owing to the many coral reefs and mesmerizing explorations
  • Safe and secure – Malta is stable, safe and secure, as well as politically and economically stable. Malta has a strong democracy and well developed legal system
  • Attractive Malta Tax System for international individuals and companies
  • Language – official languages are Maltese and English where almost everyone speaks English fluently. The Maltese language can be resemebled as a mix between the Arabic and Italian language
  • Malta food – traditonal Maltese dishes are: Ross fil-forn, (Baked Rice), Imqarrun (baked Macaroni) or Timpana (a very special rich pasta baked in a pastry case) often followed by rabbit or meat dishes served with Maltese potatoes and vegetables. In addition, there is an abundance of sea food and a strong influence of Italian and North African cuisine contributing to an interesting gastronomic destination
  • Currency – since Malta is a member of the EU, the United Nations and the Council of Europe, the official currency is Euro
  • Healthcare – hospitals are modern, well equipped and well-funded setting a very high standard
  • Tourism – Malta is a very popular tourism destination with millions of visitors every year. Luxury hotels, multilingual skilled staff, excellent high-tech events being held in superb facilities, charming architecture with colourful windows dating back centuries ago and unique cultural monuments
  • Art – strong artistic heritage which dates from the 16th century. A myriad of museums, palazzo’s and churches on the Maltese islands offering a cultural delight and historical journey
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Surrounded by hotels, restaurants, clubs and language schools, St.George’s Bay is especially popular with tourists visiting during the Summer months

Citizenship by investment – Malta Tax Advisors

We are an accredited agent of Identity Malta for the purposes of the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme (MIIP) and are licensed to assist with and file Malta citizenship applications on behalf of clients.

We have vast experience in advising clients with regard to Maltese residence and citizenship issues, and are able to guide applicants through the whole application process of the citizenship by investment in Europe and consequently acquiring a Maltese passport.

We pride ourselves on the high quality and personal services we offer and a number of happy and satisfied clients are testimony to our success in this field.

If interested in learning more about how we can help you to move to Malta and how we can advise you with high quality services in the field of Corporate, Residence or Tax Advisory in Malta, please contact us and we would be more than happy to assist.