MALTA

THE EUROPEAN COUNTRY OF MALTA HAS A HIGHLY SOPHISTICATED IMMIGRATION PROGRAM WHICH ALLOWS CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT FOR APPLICANTS AND THEIR EXTENDED FAMILIES IN 12 MONTHS. THE PRINCIPAL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE A NON REFUNDABLE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE MALTA INVESTMENT PROGRAM OF 650,000 EUROS PLUS ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS FOR OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS, PURCHASE REAL ESTATE WORTH 350,000 EUROS FOR 5 YEARS, OR RENT A PROPERTY FOR 16,000 EUROS A YEAR FOR 5 YEARS, AND INVEST 150,000 EUROS INTO MALTESE BONDS. AFTER ONE YEAR OF BEING ISSUED RESIDENCY PERMITS AND WITH ABOUT SIX MONTHS OF RESIDENCY, THE APPLICANT AND HIS FAMILY ARE ISSUED MALTESE PASSPORTS WHICH ALLOW THEM TO TRAVEL TO MORE THAN 182 COUNTRIES WITHOUT A VISA, AND THEY CAN LIVE AND WORK IN ANY EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRY.