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Malta Citizenship by Investment Application Steps

Malta Citizenship by Investment - Application Steps

In this newsletter we will take you through each stage of the program. As a quick reminder, the prestigious Malta citizenship program is last remaining program of its nature in Europe, offering applicants the opportunity to receive Malta citizenship (the EU passport) after only 12 months in residency status.

The Path to Maltese Citizenship: A Step-by-Step Journey

1. Initial Consultation

We begin with a complimentary due diligence check, requiring only your passport picture page and residential address. If available, a brief CV or LinkedIn profile would also be helpful at this stage. We offer this service free of charge, as we believe it's essential to ensure the applicant is even eligibility before proceeding further as it prevents unnecessary expenses for our clients. If an applicant doesn't pass this initial due diligence, it's likely that the Maltese government would reject their application at a later stage. By conducting this check upfront, we save our clients from paying legal fees and making investments for an application that may not succeed.

2. Residency Application

Upon passing the initial due diligence, we'll prepare an Engagement Letter for your review. This letter outlines all fees in detail, ensuring complete transparency. Once you accept, we will issue our invoice, and upon payment, we will immediately start with the residency application process – the first stage of the citizenship by investment program.

3. Biometrics Appointment

Within 2-3 weeks after application start, you'll visit Malta for a biometrics appointment, a crucial step in the process. This visit is more than just a procedural necessity; it's a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in the Maltese lifestyle and explore the island's unique charm. Take some time to explore Malta's diverse neighborhoods, from bustling Valletta to serene Gozo, schedule some property viewings if you're considering a property investment, and enjoy a mini-vacation on Malta's beautiful beaches.

4. Residency Card Issuance

After your biometrics appointment, your residency card will be issued within 2-3 weeks, and we will send it to you by courier if you cannot pick it up in person. This card will grant you visa-free travel throughout the EU Schengen area, marking a significant milestone in your journey towards Maltese citizenship.

5. Citizenship Eligibility Application

This critical step commences immediately after receiving your residency card and must be completed within 12 months. During this stage the Maltese government conducts its in-depth due diligence checks.

6. Approval of Eligibility

The Letter of Approval of Eligibility is a significant milestone in your journey towards Maltese citizenship. This crucial document is typically received within 10-11 months after submitting your Citizenship Eligibility Application. This official government letter confirms that you have met the initial requirements for Maltese citizenship. Receiving this letter is often a moment of great relief and excitement for our clients as it represents the culmination of months of preparation and waiting, and signals that you're on the final stretch towards obtaining Maltese citizenship.

7. Citizenship Application

This stage begins promptly after receiving your eligibility approval and involves the final document submissions on your path to becoming a Maltese citizen.

8. Approval in Principle

Usually received within 12 months of your biometrics appointment. This document marks the near-final stage of your citizenship application process. At this point, your investments in Malta are due, including the contribution to the Malta government and the donation to a registered Malta philanthropic organization of your choice, such as a charity, cultural, scientific, sport, or animal welfare organization. With the Letter of Approval in Principle and subsequent investments, you're on the verge of becoming a Maltese citizen.

9. Oath of Allegiance

The Oath of Allegiance is the final ceremonial yet profoundly significant step in your journey to Maltese citizenship. This solemn occasion marks the formal transition from applicant to citizen and typically occurs shortly after receiving your Letter of Approval in Principle and completing all required investments.

10. Certificate of Naturalization and EU Passport

The culmination of your journey – this is the moment when you officially become a citizen of Malta and, by extension, of the European Union. The Certificate of Naturalization is typically issued on the same day as your Oath of Allegiance, and your Maltese (EU) passport, one of the most powerful passports in the world, is available shortly thereafter. Many clients choose to celebrate this moment with family or friends and mark the occasion with a special meal or event in Malta.

Depending on the complexity of your application, the entire process can take as little as 14-18 months from initial consultation to receiving your EU passport.

With your Certificate of Naturalization and EU passport in hand, a world of opportunities opens up. Whether you're planning to relocate to Malta, explore business opportunities in the EU, or simply enjoy enhanced global mobility, your new status as a Maltese and EU citizen provides a powerful platform for your future endeavors.

Congratulations on becoming a citizen of Malta and the European Union!

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of the Malta Citizenship by Investment Program, please contact us today. Our team is ready to assist you in making this life-changing decision.


Because immigration by investment programs can change over time please contact us to speak with an advisor or to receive a preliminary quotation. The information provided in this blog post is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be construed as legal or financial advice.



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