NBLO is a Bulgarian law firm, but in our experience in the field of citizenship by investment over the years, we have learnt of other European programmes in addition to the Bulgarian one. While we do not advise on these, we wish to offer clients all options which we feel comfortable are suited to their circumstances and are perhaps complementary to Bulgaria’s. Where clients wish to explore these, we can recommend firms and advisors in the relevant jurisdictions.
We share here details on the Maltese Individual Investor Programme (MIIP).
MIIP was introduced by the Government of Malta in 2014. This programme targets high to ultra-high net worth individuals and their families.
To be eligible, an Investor must
Benefits of obtaining a Maltese passport:
The application process to acquire Maltese Citizenship is perceived as thorough and takes approximately 12 months to complete. It starts with the submission of an e-Residence Application and ends with the issuance of a certification of naturalisation. Throughout the process, due diligence team reviews carefully all aspects of the application.
The names of all new citizens (irrespective of the basis for naturalization) are published by the Maltese Government once a year.
The programme does not accept applications from nationals of the following countries (as at 03/01/2020):
The MIIP in its present form will be available to investors until the 30st of July. For more information, please see: https://iip.gov.mt/https://iip.gov.mt/
A separate residence programme is the Maltese Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP), introduced in 2015. This gives successful applicants the right to stay in Malta indefinitely. The requirements include all of the following:
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We have been providing day-to-day corporate and commercial advice to the Bulgarian subsidiary of Filter AS, an Estonian joint-stock company with operations across Central and Eastern Europe. Recently, we have supported the management team of the company in preparing and submitting its bid in a public procurement project financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
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