Recently, second citizenship options have rapidly gained popularity. In Malta, programmes were initially designed to attract only high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs). However, with the growing economies globally, travel restrictions, and various other reasons, more and more people are considering dual citizenship.
Through the Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment, families can enjoy the Maltese citizenship benefits for a lifetime. What are the steps that applicants take to become a citizen?
Steps to Aquire Malta Citizenship
The Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment is an exclusive path to Citizenship by Naturalisation. It is a certificate or regulations permit granted to highly talented, high-net-worth individuals and families who can contribute to the economic development of Malta.
Here are the steps from the start of the application to the issuance of the Malta Passport:
Step #1: Give Power of Attorney to the Agent
The applicant gives the agent a power of attorney to act on his behalf for the entire application process.
Step #2: Establish Residency in Malta
The agent performs Tier 1 due diligence on the prospective applicant and submits the Residency application.
The Community Malta Agency performs a Tier 1 due diligence and obtains initial police clearance.
Step #3: Establish Citizenship Eligibility
The agent submits the Citizenship eligibility application to the Community Malta Agency.
The birth and marriage certificates are submitted to Public Registry and Passport Office by the Agent.
The Government Agency performs a Tier 2 due diligence and ensures the correctness and completeness of the application.
The Government Agency further conducts a Tier 3 & Tier 4 due diligence and presents the application and its findings to the Minister.
On the Minister’s instructions, the Government Agency informs the agent of the Minister’s decision if the applicant is eligible to apply for Maltese citizenship.
Step #4: Apply for the Maltese Citizenship
Depending on the level of chosen contribution by the applicant, the agent presents the Citizenship application to the Agency. The period can either be 12 months or 36 months from the time the applicant received their Residence.
The Government Agency further updates its due diligence on the applicant and presents its final findings to the Minister.
The Government Agency informs the agent about the Minister’s decision if the applicant can be granted Maltese citizenship on the minister’s instructions.
Step #5: Fulfil Investment Requirements
The applicant fulfils the Exceptional Investment, Donation and Property requirements.
Step #6: Take Oath of Allegiance
The applicant is invited to come to Malta to take the Oath of Allegiance.
The applicant is granted Maltese citizenship and is issued with a Certificate of Naturalisation and a Maltese Passport. After the approval of the Maltese citizenship application, the agent submits an annual compliance form to the Community Malta Agency. They conduct continuous monitoring for five years after the attainment of citizenship.
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How can Endevio Help?
Whether single individuals or young married couples, families or retirees, middle-class professionals or investors, all are willing to make the necessary financial contributions and investments to secure their future.
Endevio can guide you through the Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment process, from start to finish. We assist you in identifying your level of contribution towards Malta and establish our fees before we proceed with the application. We have a dedicated team who will work on your Malta citizenship application from Malta.
Based on Malta’s current economic stability, Malta has become a top destination for those who wish to migrate and settle abroad. Malta offers an unmatched lifestyle, and Malta citizenship is the first step towards making Malta your home. Contact us today to find out how we can help you attain Maltese citizenship with ease.