Citizenship Law

Citizenship by Investment

Malta Citizenship Law has undergone a number of developments that have consolidated Malta's reality as a multi-cultural meltingpot of successful international business familes who have, over the years, featured Malta prominently in their international lives.  

Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme

Malta’s lure as a popular immigration location can be found in various factors, including:

  • high standard of living & security;
  • hospitable multilingual people;
  • visa-free travel to 168 countries, including UK, US, Canada;
  • right to live, work, study, invest in any of the 28 European Union countries;
  • excellent & well rated banking infrastructure;
  • beneficial tax and an extensive network of double taxation agreements;
  • absense of worldwide taxation - no requirement to declare assets / wealth - no wealth taxes;
  • remittance basis of taxation for resident non-domiciled persons.

Under Malta Citizenship Law, Malta's Citizenship by Investment Programme attracts EU and non-EU nationals who are highly qualified, successful and reputable entrepreneurs and families looking for an alternative family base for private, business or financial purposes, as well as access to the European Union, of which Malta is a member since 2004.  Read more on Malta Citizenship by Investment.

Citizenship Law in Malta

Under the Malta Citizenship Act, the modes of acquiring Maltese citizenship include:

Malta Citizenship Law & Taxation

Malta offers a tax neutral environment for those who obtain Maltese citizenship but do not take up residency here but also offers expatriates who elect for tax residency in Malta unrivalled quality living and tax optimisation opportunities.  With Malta's growing reputation as a high-quality living destination and a tax-efficient residence option within the European Union, as Malta Citizenship Lawyers, we have increasingly advised on tax optimisation opportunities of moving to Malta under the appropriate residence scheme or residency program.  For Malta citizenship tax planning considerations and pre-immigration tax planning aspects, refer to our factsheet on Malta Citizenship & Taxation.  

Our Malta Citizenship Law Practice

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’ team of specialised Citizenship lawyers is dedicated to providing sound Malta citizenship law advice and cross-border relocation assistance to private clients and high net worth individuals worldwide. Led by Dr Jean-Philippe ChetcutiDr Priscilla Mifsud Parker, and Kenneth Camilleri, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates' award-winning Malta Citizenship Law team is the oldest specialised immigration law practice in Malta. We have successfully represented individuals and families ranging from expatriate retirees, immigrants seeking employment, entertainment and sports personalities to HNW individuals listed in Fortune lists.

We also provide practical relocation assistance ranging from transportation of movable effects to schooling, renting or buying of property, obtainment of a driving licence and health insurance coverage.

Be it for employment or business purposes, for financial reasons or simply to enjoy living in a welcoming jurisdiction, Malta offers a residence status that best suits each person’s circumstances. Acknowledging that timely compliance is of the essence, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’ team ensures that clients are kept up-to-date with the latest official information. Furthermore, in order to provide a holistic service, we co-operate with a number of overseas law firms, immigration professionals, real estate specialists and foreign tax practitioners in order to provide professional assistance and advice on relocation and tax residence which goes beyond basic legal requirements.

Our Malta Citizenship Lawyers

In providing Malta Citizenship Law advice, our team focuses on the particular needs of the individual or family and matches up the client’s requirements with the criteria of the several Malta tax schemes available. We advise on the legal and tax rules and implications of taking up ordinary residence in Malta for European Union nationals and handle the applications process.  As registered mandatories, we take care of residence applications for EU and non-EU individuals that decide to take up residence under the special tax scheme available.  Malta citizenship applications handling is also a service that the immigration team offers.

Our Malta Citizenship lawyers seek to project manage the relocation process for our clients. They do not merely tackle the legal aspects involved in changing residence such as permits, applications and real estate contracts. They go beyond traditional legal requirements and also seek to ease the obligations and responsibilities associated with this area. This is done through our collaboration with external collaborators, suppliers, contracts and other involved parties – with the intention of making such an important, personal, life-changing process – easier and more manageable.

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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Senior Partner, Tax & Immigration

+356 22056411

Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker

Senior Partner - Corporate, Tax & Immigration

+356 22056422

Dr Antoine Saliba Haig

Senior Lawyer

+356 22056446