Private Clients

On 29 January 2021, Legal Notice 29 of 2021 was published amending the Highly Qualified Persons Rules (the Rules). The amendments came in force as from 31 December, 2020. The Rules were extended for another five years whereby it is possible to apply for the status with the competent authority up until 31 December 2025 […]

On 12th January 2021 Honourable Alex Muscat, Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities, together with Mr Charles Mizzi, CEO of Malta Residency and Visa Programme Agency (MRVA), presented a proposal to introduce changes to the Malta Residency and Visa Programme (MRVP). It is being proposed that the new programme will be renamed to Malta Permanent […]

The Honourable Alex Muscat, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship and Communities on the 30th June 2020 presented a bill introducing changes to the Maltese Citizenship Act and proposing a new residence program leading to Maltese citizenship. The new program, if approved by the Parliament, will completely replace Malta Individual Investor Programme, which as it was […]

On the 3rd June 2020, the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency (MIIPA) announced that the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) is reaching its cap. The program was introduced in 2014 by the virtue of Legal Notice 47, establishing a limit of 1800 citizenship applications. The quota does not reflect the number of individuals who are […]

Identity Malta has launched a gradual roll-out of a new residence permit for third-country nationals. Aside from cosmetic changes, the new permit will contain a number of embedded security features, increasing protection against forgery.   The cardholder’s personal information will be laser-engraved on a polycarbonate substrate card, making the cards difficult to reproduce or tamper [...]