Malta Individual Investor Programme - IIP

The Malta Individual Investor Programme (“The Programme“) is designed to facilitate (after a rigorous due diligence exercise) the grant of Maltese citizenship to foreign High Net Worth Individuals and their families who are of a reputable standing (including, unlike some other programmes, the parents and grandparents of the main applicant and the spouse, as well as the children of either spouse). The principal investment required under the Programme – now well tried and tested – takes the form of a monetary contribution to the National Development and Social Fund established by the Government of Malta for the purpose of bringing about qualitative improvements in Malta through public interest, social and capital projects. The Programme is the first of its kind to have had its validity officially recognised by the European Commission.

GANADO’s wholly-owned affiliate, Ganado Trustees & Fiduciaries Limited, has been approved and licensed as an Accredited Person by Identity Malta Agency (the official agency of the Government of Malta for citizenship, passports and acts of civil status). Ganado Trustees & Fiduciaries Limited is authorised to submit applications under the Programme and to promote and market it in accordance with the Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta Regulations, 2014 (the “Regulations”), together with the procedural guidelines issued from time to time by Identity Malta Agency.

Please see below for information on the Programme scheme, including details on how we can help you.

UPDATE: Following a highly successful run of several years, the Malta Individual Investor Programme (as regulated by Legal Notice 47 of 2014) is being terminated as of September 30, 2020 after reaching its cap of 1,800 applicants. It is not possible any longer for new applicants to apply under this particular Programme at this time. After consultations with various quarters, the Government of Malta (“GoM”) is currently in process of holistically re-examining its citizenship laws, motivated not only by the Programme’s success but also the contribution given to Malta’s economy by a large expatriate workforce. Accordingly, naturalisation by significant investment will become another avenue leading to citizenship, together with birth, descent, marriage and exceptional services. The changes will contemplate a process and period of residency that may lead to citizenship, while in-depth due diligence remains pivotal. As with the outgoing Programme, the projected limited number of available places signals clearly the GoM’s intent to again elevate quality over quantity. This time, there will be a maximum cap of 400 main applicants annually and a total capped at 1,500 places.

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