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Does membership with a local fitness club count as links to Malta?

I understand that as a foreign investor, I need to fulfill physical presence requirements and keep genuine links to Malta before being granted a passport. Does membership with a local gym or fitness center count as a genuine link to Malta?

  • Advocates Primei
    January 25, 2020

    A membership to a fitness club on its own is not sufficient to prove a genuine link to Malta. The applicant needs to establish and prove a number of ties and links to Malta, including having a place of residence and spending time residing in Malta. Membership of a gym, club or organization can help to show presence, together with other things such as receipts of purchases done in Malta, attendance of events in Malta, flight tickets showing periodical visits to Malta, investments done in Malta, etc.

  • BIZ Consult Limited
    January 25, 2020

    Yes, the long term membership with a local fitness club or gym counts as one of the links to Malta.