What is the Application Process for the Individual Investor Programme?
Submissions for the MIIP goes through a Maltese Authorised Registered Mandatory. Thomas Jacobsen, the Managing Director of Papilio Services, is an Accredited Person for Malta IIP. Identity Malta (a government institution) will then process the application and offer citizenship if successful.
Step 1: You must acquire a place in Malta to live in (usually temporary rented accommodation). After receiving an address in Malta, you must file, in person, an application for a residence permit in Malta.
Step 2: You must now complete and apply for naturalisation as a citizen of Malta in person (accompanied by the applications for any dependents). Identity Malta will perform initial checks and issue an acknowledgement.
Step 3: Identity Malta will process the application(s) and, if accepted, issue a letter of approval in principle together with an invoice for the balance of the contribution to the National Development and Social Fund.
Step 4: Within four months from the date of the letter of approval in principle, you must prove that you have fulfilled your contractual undertakings. These undertakings include the property, local investment and health insurance requirements.
Step 5: The certificate(s) of naturalisation will, if all relevant requirements have been satisfied, be issued 12 months after the date on the residence permit. Maltese passport(s) can subsequently be issued.
For more detailed information on the application process, please visit our Malta IIP application process page.