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AC­CESS GREATER SE­CU­RITY AND FREE­DOM WITH MAL­TESE CIT­I­ZEN­SHIP

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IN A WORLD WHERE PO­LIT­I­CAL, eco­log­i­cal, eco­nomic, and cul­tural cri­sis is be­com­ing the ‘new nor­mal’, it is more nec­es­sary than ever to have con­tin­gen­cies in place that safe­guard you and your fam­ily. In these un­sta­ble times, ac­quir­ing a sec­ond or even a third na­tion­al­ity is seen as an as­tute move — a sort of whole­sale in­sur­ance pol­icy that pro­vides the com­fort of a ‘plan B’, hedg­ing against the risks as­so­ci­ated with an un­cer­tain fu­ture.

Cit­i­zen­ship-by-in­vest­ment pro­grams of­fer wealthy in­di­vid­u­als and their fam­i­lies the most di­rect means of gain­ing greater safety and se­cu­rity as well as in­creased mo­bil­ity. These pro­grams fa­cil­i­tate the in­ter­ac­tion be­tween in­di­vid­u­als and gov­ern­ments, al­low­ing qual­i­fied, fi­nan­cially in­de­pen­dent can­di­dates to be­come fully fledged le­gal cit­i­zens in a par­tic­u­lar coun­try in ex­change for their sig­nif­i­cant eco­nomic con­tri­bu­tion to that coun­try, with­out the need for them to phys­i­cally re­lo­cate there.

In­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies who have mul­ti­ple pass­ports ben­e­fit from each coun­try’s best prac­tices and are less vul­ner­a­ble to the short­com­ings as­so­ci­ated with a sin­gle na­tion­al­ity. The more ju­ris­dic­tions a fam­ily can ac­cess, the lower their ex­po­sure will be to both sovereign and global risk, and the greater their over­all free­dom will be to travel and ac­cess op­por­tu­ni­ties on a global scale.

Given its high lev­els of safety and op­por­tu­nity and the ac­cess it pro­vides to some of the world’s most elite col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties, Europe is the most ap­peal­ing re­gion for in­di­vid­u­als look­ing to ac­quire a sec­ond or al­ter­na­tive cit­i­zen­ship. Within Europe, Malta has emerged as the lead­ing in­vest­ment mi­gra­tion des­ti­na­tion, thanks to the un­par­al­leled value it of­fers in­vestors.

Malta: Pearl of the Mediter­ranean

Sit­u­ated just south of Si­cily, at the in­ter­sec­tion of North Africa, the Mid­dle East, and South­ern Europe, Malta is an im­por­tant Euro­pean fi­nan­cial cen­ter with a rep­u­ta­tion for sta­bil­ity, se­cu­rity, and in­no­va­tion. Since join­ing the EU in 2004, the coun­try has ex­pe­ri­enced above-av­er­age eco­nomic growth, as in­vestors and trav­el­ers alike tap into the na­tion’s enor­mous po­ten­tial.

With a his­tory dat­ing back to 5,000 BC, Malta is of­ten re­ferred to as an open-air mu­seum. The main is­lands of Malta, Gozo, and Comino are home to three UN­ESCO World Her­itage Sites, and their sky­lines are dom­i­nated by im­pres­sive 16th-cen­tury ar­chi­tec­ture.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing a mul­ti­cul­tural hub of busi­ness and life­style ac­tiv­ity, Malta boasts ex­cel­lent health and ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­i­ties. Res­i­dents are also within close reach of top busi­ness des­ti­na­tions: Lon­don is a short three-hour flight away, while Dubai can be ac­cessed in five hours.

Ac­cord­ing to the lat­est edi­tion of the Hen­ley Pass­port In­dex, the Mal­tese pass­port is the 7th strong­est in the world, of­fer­ing ac­cess to 183 des­ti­na­tions world­wide. Mal­tese cit­i­zens can travel visa-free to the US, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, and Sin­ga­pore.

Be­yond this ex­pan­sive travel free­dom, cit­i­zens are free to set­tle, study, and con­duct busi­ness in all EU mem­ber states. The op­por­tu­ni­ties and the safety and se­cu­rity that come with Mal­tese cit­i­zen­ship are vir­tu­ally lim­it­less, and cit­i­zen­ship can be passed on to fu­ture gen­er­a­tions with­out re­stric­tions.

Cit­i­zen­ship-by-in­vest­ment gold stan­dard

Con­sid­ered to be the world’s most suc­cess­ful and cred­i­ble cit­i­zen­ship pro­gram, the Malta In­di­vid­ual In­vestor Pro­gram (MIIP) was de­vel­oped by the Gov­ern­ment of Malta in part­ner­ship with Hen­ley & Part­ners in 2014.

The MIIP, which en­forces the in­dus­try’s strictest due dili­gence stan­dards, is also the only cit­i­zen­ship pro­gram en­dorsed by the EU. The pro­gram re­quires a cap­i­tal con­tri­bu­tion of ap­prox­i­mately EUR 1 mil­lion, which in­cludes a do­na­tion to the coun­try’s de­vel­op­ment fund, a five-year real es­tate pur­chase or lease, and an in­vest­ment in gov­ern­ment-ap­proved fi­nan­cial in­stru­ments.

The in­vest­ment mi­gra­tion pi­o­neers

Hen­ley & Part­ners is the global leader in res­i­dence and cit­i­zen­ship plan­ning. Each year, hun­dreds of wealthy in­di­vid­u­als, fam­i­lies, and their ad­vi­sors rely on our ex­per­tise and ex­pe­ri­ence in this area. Our highly qual­i­fied pro­fes­sion­als work to­gether as one team in over 30 of­fices world­wide.

The firm also runs a lead­ing gov­ern­ment ad­vi­sory prac­tice that has raised more than $7 bil­lion in for­eign di­rect in­vest­ment. We have been in­volved in strate­gic con­sult­ing and the de­sign, set-up, and op­er­a­tion of the world’s most suc­cess­ful res­i­dence and cit­i­zen­ship pro­grams. As the global con­ces­sion­aire for the MIIP, Hen­ley & Part­ners has been closely in­volved in the setup and op­er­a­tion of the pro­gram since its launch. With an of­fice on the ground in Malta and in-depth knowl­edge of the pro­gram and the coun­try it­self, the firm is best-placed to as­sist you with your unique cit­i­zen­ship re­quire­ments.

Mal­tese cit­i­zen­ship pro­vides ac­cess to global travel free­dom and true safety and se­cu­rity, and it can be passed on to fu­ture gen­er­a­tions

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