Citizenship Law

Acquisition of Maltese Citizenship in 2022

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

Citizenship Law in Malta

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

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 Chetcuti and Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker, 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.

Malta Citizenship Law Services since 2001

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

  • a high standard of living & security;
  • a hospitable multilingual and multicultural people;
  • visa-free travel to over 180 countries, including UK, US, Canada;
  • Maltese nationals have the right to live, work, study, invest in 27 European countries;
  • favourable tax and an extensive network of double taxation agreements;
  • no worldwide taxation - no requirement to declare assets / wealth - no wealth taxes;
  • remittance basis of taxation.

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.




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Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker

Senior Partner, Corporate, Tax & Immigration

+356 22056122

Dr Antoine Saliba Haig

Senior Associate, Head of Immigration

+356 22056266

Marina Magri

Head of Immigration & Global Mobility

+356 22056147

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