Malta, island country located in the central Mediterranean Sea. A small but strategically important group of islands, the archipelago has through its long and turbulent history played a vital role in the struggles of a succession of powers for domination of the Mediterranean and in the interplay between emerging Europe and the older cultures of Africa and the Middle East. As a result, Maltese society has been molded by centuries of foreign rule by various powers, including the Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Sicilians, Swabians, Aragonese, Hospitallers, French, and British.
The country comprises five islands—Malta (the largest), Gozo, Comino, and the uninhabited islets of Kemmunett (Comminotto) and Filfla—lying some 58 miles (93 km) south of Sicily, 180 miles (290 km) north of Libya, and about 180 miles (290 km) east of Tunisia, at the eastern end of the constricted portion of the Mediterranean Sea separating Italy from the African coast.
Malta’s population is composed almost entirely of ethnic Maltese, the descendants of ancient Carthaginians and Phoenicians as well as of Italians and other Mediterranean peoples. Attempts to form a unifying and homogenizing Maltese ethnicity can be traced back to the late 13th century; these efforts were consolidated in the nationalistic discourses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Aside from the Maltese population, there are small communities of British nationals, Sindhis, Palestinians, and Greeks on the islands. Since the 1990s, influxes of more transient but no less significant groups have arrived from North Africa and the Balkans and, in the early 2000s, from countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
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Aiming to attract high standing and reputed applicants from all over the world, and keeping Malta at the forefront of the Investment Migration market, the Maltese government has released the new expedited route for Citizenship by Investment. The formal name is Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment, which is commonly referred to as the Maltese Exceptional Investor Naturalization (MEIN) procedures.
The Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment is regulated by the Maltese Citizenship Act (CAP. 188) and the Legal Notice 437 of 2020
|Government aplication processing time||14-18 MONTHS|
|minimun Capital||EUR 738,000|
|Investing Holding period||5 YEARS|
|Key Visa-free Travel destinations|
EU and the Schengen Area, Australia,Canada,Hong Kong,Russia, Singapure
|The right to live,work and study without restriction in||27 EU countries|
|Free Public Education for Citizens||YES|
|Dual citizenship permitted||YES|
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