Malta Individual Investor Programme is designed to facilitate Maltese Citizenship by Investment to non-Maltese nationals and their dependents.
The Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta (IIP), regulated by a revised Malta Citizenship Act (Chapter 188 of the Law of Malta) amended in November 2013 and enacted by the of Legal Notice 47 of 2014, 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.
Subject to stringent vetting and diligence process, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their dependents are granted citizenship in exchange for their contribution.
To qualify for Maltese citizenship, applicants must be over 18 years old, fulfill a residency requirement of a minimum period or 12 months and meet the investment criteria.
IIP Malta is still accepting new applications but the programme is currently capped at 1.800 participants. As of November 2016, the Individual Investor Programme received over 800 applications on behalf if investors.