Malta Citizenship by Investment Applicants

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti | 15 Jun 2018

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Malta Citizenship by Investment Applicants amount to 573

In reply to a parliamentary question by MP Claudio Grech, Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said today that a total of 573 people have applied for the Maltese Citizenship by Investment, through the Malta government Individual Investor Programme which was launched earlier in 2014.

Minster Abela was also specified the applicants' regions which are as follows: 56% from Russia and other countries which were part of the Soviet Union, while nearly 19% from Middle Eastern countries and 13% hailed from other Asian countries. 7% of applicants are from Africa, slightly more than 3% from North America, around 1% from EU/EFTA countries and slightly less from South America. Mr Abela said that 81 of these 573 applicants already have more than one nationality.

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Chetcuti Cauchi is privileged to have accompanied the first Citizenship applicants under the programme throughout each phase up to the upcoming formal grant of citizenship. Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates has the largest specialised Immigration practice in Malta and operates from offices in Malta and London. With more than 80 lawyers and other professional staff, Chetcuti Cauchi's secret is to offer Small firm Personal touch with Big firm Expertise.  CC entered the first Maltese Citizenship applications back in March 2014 and enjoyed the first approvals back in November 2014.  Our Immigration Practice is a leading advisor on Citizenship law, Residency and private client taxation matters and enjoys an outstanding success rate in its applications by applying principles of quality, integrity, experience and honesty with clients across all of its work.

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Dr Chetcuti heads the firm's Private Clients practice, specialising in private client tax planning, personal wealth structuring, family business advisory, corporate relocation and citizenship and residency planning.   

He also advises on the Malta Global Residence Programme and buying property in Malta. Within his tax planning and wealth structuring function, he specialises in the use of Malta holding companies and Malta's Participation ExemptionMalta royalty companiesMalta trusts and Malta foundations and Malta Professional Investor Funds.


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