The processing of applications for citizenship and passports will be completed within 12 months.
Steps of the process:
0-90 days from the submission of application:
The Maltese authorities verify the contents of the application and carry out due diligence checks on the Applicant and the funds used for the programme
The authorities continue the due diligence process, and, if appropriate, shall notify the Applicant once the application has been approved issuing „a Letter of Approval in Principle”.
25 days after issuing the Letter of Approval in Principle:
The applicant should transfer the Application fee of minimum EUR 10 000.
4 months after the Letter of Approval in Principle:
The Applicant should make a declaration or provide evidence:
- that the applicant and all dependents included in the application are covered by a health insurance policy for an indefinite period
- that he/she undertakes to acquire/rent residential property in Malta
- that he/she undertakes to a invest into the bonds/stocks as required by the programme
Within 12 months from the date on which resindential property is acquired or rented:
In accordance with the conditions of the Letter of Approval in Principle, the Government of Malta shall issue a certificate of naturalisation in the name of the applicant.
This will become effective, once the applicant has sworn an oath of allegiance.