• The Malta Individual Investor Programme

The Malta Individual Investor Programme

Malta offers great opportunities to applicants of the Individual Investor Programme and their dependants, including a high standard of living, a stable political system and a robust economy.

The Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta (IIP), by virtue of Legal Notice 47 of 2014, allows for the granting of citizenship through a certificate of naturalisation (i.e. citizenship) by investment to reputable individuals and their dependants provided they make a significant contribution to the social and economic development of the country, following a rigid and thorough due diligence process that includes detailed background checks.

Malta, a Member State of the European Union and an independent republic in the Commonwealth of Nations, consists of a small group of islands - Malta, Gozo, Comino, Cominotto, and Filfla – and is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. The official languages are Maltese and English and the majority of the Maltese population speaks English fluently. Moreover, nearly all business on the island is transacted using the English language. The unit of currency in Malta is the Euro.

The key objectives for obtaining Maltese citizenship and the benefits gained will vary amongst individuals. However, generally speaking, such objectives and benefits may include:

  • The gaining of citizenship within a well-respected and stable EU country
  • Access to all investment opportunities in Malta and throughout the European Union
  • Access to the Schengen Area
  • Right of establishment in all EU States and Switzerland
  • Visa-free travel to more than 160 countries in the world, including the USA
  • Possible tax planning benefits
  • Dependence on more than one passport (Malta has no restrictions on dual citizenship)
  • Personal security
  • A stable political system
  • Good quality of life
  • Better education for one’s children

Individuals wishing to pursue a Maltese Citizenship by Investment must be represented by an Accredited Person that is a licensed Maltese Authorised Registered Mandatory (ARM). Mark Attard (CEO – BDO Consult Limited) holds licence no. IIP 0XX and has fulfilled all requirements imposed by the IIP Regulations in addition to the requirements imposed on ARMs under other legislation.

It is important to note that applicants are subject to a thorough due diligence process which guarantees that only reputable applicants acquire Maltese citizenship. This process can be facilitated by engaging our firm in order to assist and guide you in respect of the documentation required on the principal applicant and all his/her dependants (if any).