23 Sep 2014
Naturalization as a Citizen of Malta

By means of Legal Notice 47 of 2014 the Maltese Government has created an opportunity for foreign investment in Malta under the name of the ‘Individual Investor Programme’ (IIP). The aim of this programme is the granting of citizenship by a certificate of naturalisation to individuals willing to contribute to the economic and social development of Malta. In order to effectively and efficiently manage this operation the Government has by means of Legal Notice 269 of 2013 established a specific administrative body under the name of ‘Identity Malta Agency’ responsible for all applications under this new programme. The significance of the IIP is further strengthened by the formal legal recognition attributed to it by the European Commission.