Malta Rejects 1 in 4 Applications for Citizenship by Investment

Speaking to Malta Today, Jonathan Cardona, head of Malta’s Individual Investor Programme (the MIIP), said that, since the beginning in 2014 and until the present, the CIP he heads has rejected some 24% of all applicants. A quick look at the data as reported in the annual reports of the Office of the Regulator of

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CIP-Countries Have “No Option” But to Invest in Solid DD Structures Says Malta IIP’s CEO

Jonathan Cardona, CEO of the Malta Individual Investor Programme, told Investment Migration Insider during an interview that he believes Malta’s due diligence was “a cut above the rest”, that high due diligence standards would “save the industry”, and that other CIP-countries would have “no option” but to implement similar standards to remain sustainable. Commenting on

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Case-Volume Data Among MIIP Agents to Remain Confidential Says Maltese Commissioner

In the second victory in a week for proponents of CIP-related confidentiality, Malta’s Information and Data Protection Commissioner (IDPC) has sided with Identity Malta in denying local media’s requests for detailed statistics on case volume among Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) service providers. Related: Cyprus Parliament Votes in Favor of CIP-Participant Confidentiality Maltese newspaper Malta Today

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Identity Malta Surveys Public on Future of Citizenship Program, Whether to Cap Applications

Identity Malta, the agency governing Malta’s Individual Investor Programme (MIIP), one of two official citizenship by investment programs in Europe, is asking the Maltese public to weigh in on the upcoming extension of the program, including whether applicant numbers should be fixed by law or left to the government’s discretion. The survey also asks whether investment

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Malta IIP Investor Naturalizations Nearly Tripled Since Last Year Show Statistics Released Today

The Office of the Regulator for the Individual Investor Programme (ORiip) today released its fourth annual report containing a variety of statistical data related to Malta’s citizenship by investment program, the MIIP, for the 12-month period between July 1st, 2016 and June 30th this year. The data reveal that while interest in the program remains robust, the

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Malta Ready to Take Lead on Global Due Diligence Cooperation Among CIPs

Sponsored Feature from Identity Malta The importance of due diligence in the citizenship by investment industry has never been questioned. It is not something that should be discounted. And following Swiss Leaks, Panama Papers, Paradise Papers and all the noise created by worldwide media, it has now certainly been more accentuated. Due diligence is one

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EU Calls on Malta to Identify IIP-Citizens, Enforce Physical Residence Requirements

The European Parliament Friday issued a “Resolution on the rule of law in Malta” which, among other demands, includes calls for Malta to clearly identify the persons who have obtained Maltese citizenships through the country’s Individual Investor Programme (IIP), and to actively monitor whether applicants are physically present in Malta during the preliminary one-year residence

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Malta is the Gold Standard in Citizenship Programmes

Contributed by Identity Malta Attracting highly skilled, talented individuals who can share their expertise and business connections is the essence behind Malta’s Individual Investor Programme. Malta’s programme is not about reaching big numbers quickly; its ultimate objective is to bring added value to the country and enhance an already thriving economy. Malta’s economy is getting

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Malta IIP Applicants’ Nationality to Remain Undisclosed – Data Protection Commissioner Supports Policy

Following a year-long investigation into the matter, initiated after The Times of Malta publicly called for the disclosure of Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) applicants’ country of origin, the Data Protection Commissioner has concluded that Identity Malta’s policy of non-disclosure is appropriate because “the entire information requested is such that the public interest that is

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