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Which Maltese CBI and/or residency programs allow dual citizenship?

I am asking for myself, my spouse and my young children who will be relocating to Malta with me. We want to keep our citizenship in China.


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    Mark Attard

    Malta Individual Investor Programme Agent
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    The Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta (IIP), by virtue of Legal Notice 47 of 2014, allows for the granting of citizenship through a certificate of naturalisation (i.e. citizenship) by investment to reputable individuals and their dependents provided they make a significant contribution to the social and economic development of the country, following a rigid and thorough due diligence process that includes detailed background checks. The key objectives for obtaining Maltese citizenship and the benefits gained will vary amongst individuals. However, generally speaking, such objectives and benefits may include: 1)the gaining of citizenship within a well-respected and stable EU country; 2) access to all investment opportunities in Malta and throughout the European Union; 3) access to the Schengen Area; 4) right of establishment in all EU States and Switzerland; 5) visa-free travel to more than 160 countries in the world, including the USA; 6) possible tax planning benefits; 7) dependence on more than one passport (Malta has no restrictions on dual citizenship); 8) personal security; 9) a stable political system; 10) good quality of life; 11) better education for one’s children. Individuals wishing to pursue a Maltese Citizenship by Investment must be represented by an Accredited Person that is a licensed Maltese Authorised Registered Mandatory (ARM) such as BDO Malta. It is important to note that applicants are subject to a thorough due diligence process which guarantees that only reputable applicants acquire Maltese citizenship. This process can be facilitated by engaging our firm in order to assist and guide you in respect of the documentation required on the principal applicant and all his/her dependents (if any). For further information, please feel free to refer to our IIP brochure and fee proposal – attached for your ease of reference.

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