The Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta was enacted by virtue of Legal Notice 47 of 2014. This allows for the granting of Citizenship by a certificate of naturalisation to individuals and their families who contribute to the economic and social development of Malta. This valuable contribution to our country entitles them to Maltese citizenship.
Malta obtained independence from Great Britain in 1964, is a European Union member state since 2004 and has adopted the Euro as its currency. Malta can offer Citizenship in an EU country that is stable, neutral and highly respected. It offers Visa free travel to more than 160 countries. Maltese Citizenship will also grant the right of work and establishment in all 28 EU countries. Malta has a 7,500 year history and in the 19th century Valletta, the fortified capital of Malta governed by the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, was at the centre of European culture. Malta is now a republic and a parliamentary democracy. It has a very strong legal system and well established institutions. It has a highly evolved educational system and efficient health services. Malta also enjoys an excellent climate and is stable and safe with a very low crime rate. Malta has highly developed industrial, tourism and financial sectors, and is well linked with Europe and the world.
The key objectives for obtaining Maltese citizenship and the benefits gained will vary between individuals, but may include:
- Visa free travel to more than 160 countries in the world
- Possible tax planning benefits
- With a Maltese passport one avoids dependence on just one passport
- Personal security
- Looking for a stable political system
- Good quality of life
- Better education for children
WHERE TO START
Identity Malta is the government agency entrusted with the management and administration of the Individual Investment Programme. Only Agents appointed by Identity Malta can promote and handle applications for this Programme. Portman International has been approved as an Accredited Agent. The Portman International Group has been providing services to high net worth individuals since 1986. We understand the high service levels required and can assist clients worldwide via our STEP (Trustees & Succession Planning),TIAG (Accounting & Tax) and TAGLaw (Legal) networks.
Please contact David Marinelli, Portman International’s CEO, for information and guidance or to go forward with an application under this Programme.
Welcome to our country and thank you for your contribution to our economy!