The safest and most respected investment citizenship program in the world. A Maltese passport not only provides the advantages of EU citizenship, but also makes the holder a citizen of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

Malta has been a member of the EU since 2004, a Schengen country since 2007, and is a Commonwealth country. This ideal combination of political and economic stability puts Malta in line with the leading European countries. The economic growth in 2015 was 5.1%, and the credit rating of the country was A with a positive outlook. The main currency is the Euro.

The Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) requires an Applicant to make a significant economic commitment to Malta. In exchange and subject to a stringent vetting and due diligence procedures, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their family are granted citizenship to Malta.

What does Maltese citizenship give?

Freedom of movement through practically the whole world for you and your family

With a Maltese passport you can move freely throughout all EU countries, and can visit the USA, Canada, Australia, and numerous other countries visa-free

«Second home»
in Europe

With a Maltese passport you have the right to freely live in any country within the EU for an unlimited amount of time

No taxation on private wealth made outside of Malta

Citizens of Malta who live in Malta less than 183 days a year, and make profit outside of Malta, are free from any tax obligations in relation to the Maltese government

Calm and confident future

Receive the full set of rights granted to EU citizens, together with economic and political stability, and social guarantees

Give yourself and your family
a new level of comfort of living and travel in Europe!

Who can take part in the program?

The Main Applicant can include in the MIIP:

Advantages of the Maltese citizenship program

  • 1

    Accelerated citizenship program

  • 2

    Receive lifelong citizenship immediately for all members of the family, including parents and grandparents

  • 3

    No requirement to live in Malta

  • 4

    Low registration cost

Conditions
of participation for MIIP


  1. Donate €650,000 to the National Development and Social Fund (NDSF)

  2. Invest in stocks, bonds or other special purpose vehicles to be identified by Identity Malta, at a minimum value of €150,000

  3. Acquire a real estate with a minimum value of €350,000, to be held for at least 5 years
    OR
    Lease a residential real estate, in Malta, for a period of 5 years, at an annual rent of at least €16,000

  4. Obtain Global health insurance coverage of at least €50,000, for all named applicants

The Application Process

The application steps are as follows:

  1. The Applicant shall fill an Application Form in English including the following information:
    • Full legal name, as stated in his/her passport
    • Place and date of birth
    • Citizenship(s)
    • Gender
    • Passport number(s)
    • Principal residential address (must be confirmed at a later stage by an original utility bill issued under the name of the main applicant; bank statement with the name and address of the main applicant; tax invoice etc.)
    • Occupation and company name in full, including address and telephone number, as well as website... if any
    • PDF copies of passport for the Applicant and all related family members, which are included in the application
  1. Discus Holdings Ltd will complete the first background verification
  2. Should there be no background issues, then Discus Holdings Ltd will raise an invoice for €10,000 as a non-refundable retainer
  3. The applicant settles the invoice and provides a copy of the SWIFT confirmation
  4. Discus will then send the main Applicant or his representative a set of official application forms to be completed, as well as the Client Agreement with Discus Holdings Ltd
  5. The applicant finalizes the Government application forms and collects the relevant supporting documentation
  6. The client sends back the completed application pack, with the signed Client Agreement
  7. Discus Holdings Ltd will check the documentation for completeness, accuracy and due diligence
  1. Should there be no issues of concern with the application, Discus Holdings Ltd will invoice for:
    • The balance of the our professional fees
    • The Government due diligence fees
    • The €10,000 non-refundable contribution, which counts as a partial payment towards to the NDSF contribution (required upon issuance of the Letter of Approval in Principle)
    • Bank charges of €200 per application
  1. One original signed Client Agreement is sent back to the client
  2. The client shall settle the invoices and provide us with copies of the SWIFT confirmation
  3. Upon receipt of these funds, Discus submits the complete application to Identity Malta, the government entity responsible for approving applications under the program and arrange for the due diligence fees to be sent to Identity Malta upon their request
  4. Identity Malta shall provide a decision on the application and, if favorable, issue the Letter of Approval in Principle to Discus Holdings Ltd. Identity Malta shall provide a response for approval, refusal or request for interview within 120 days of their receipt of the application
  5. Within 5 working days of the issuance of the Letter of Approval in Principle, Discus will issue a notice to the client asking for the balance of the commitment which must be paid within 25 days of the receipt of the Letter of Approval in Principle

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Upon transfer of the balance of the contribution, the entire amount of the contribution becomes non-refundable. In the event that the applicant decides not to proceed with the application for Maltese citizenship for any reason, then, according to the laws and regulations governing the MIIP, they forfeit the right to reimbursement of the contribution
  1. Within 4 months of the Letter of Approval in Principle, proof must be submitted to Identity Malta that the applicant completed the real estate purchase or fulfilled the lease, as well as completed the requisite €150,000 investment required by law
  2. Once the Letter of Approval in Principle has been issued, Malta Immigration will be able to grant the Applicant and family members a National Visa for a period 90 days, allowing them to visit Malta in order to take the Oath of Allegiance, complete any property viewings and/or purchases and provide their biometric data (fingerprints and iris scan)
  3. Within 2 years but not earlier than 6 months from the date of the application, provided that all conditions have been met, a Certificate of Naturalization will be issued. This will only become available to the applicant once the Oath of Allegiance has been taken at Identity Malta’s office in Valletta, Malta
  4. The Certificate of Naturalization shall be required to complete the passport application
  5. All applicants over the age of 12 must collect their passports in person in Malta

Fees and Program Cost

  • Contributions:

    Principal applicant: €650,000

    Spouse: €25,000

    Each Dependent child 0-17 yr: €25,000

    Each Dependent aged 18-26 yr, not married and financially dependent on the main Applicant: €50,000

    Each Dependent aged 55 or over, residing with the main Applicant and financially dependent on the Applicant: €50,000

  • Refundable investments:

    Investment in government bonds (for at least 5 years): €150,000

  • Passport fees per person: €500

  • Bank charges per application: €200

  • Due Diligence Fees:

    Principal applicant: €7,500

    Spouse: €5,000

    Each Dependent child aged 0-17: €3,000

    Each Dependent aged 18-26: €5,000

    Each Dependent aged 55 or above: €5,000

  • Our professional fees:

    Principal applicant: €70,000

    Spouse: included

    Each Dependent child aged 0‐17: €5,000

    Each Dependent aged 18-26: €5,000

    Each Dependent aged 55 or older: €5,000

If you want to take advantage
of the Malta Individual Investor Programme

contact Discus Holdings!

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