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How could dependents keep their status in the Maltese Citizenship by Investment program when they age out?

I want to apply for the Maltese Citizenship by Investment program. My son is currently 25 years old. When he reaches 26 years old, does he have to invest in the program of his own to keep his status?

  • Seed Consultancy
    August 07, 2018

    Once citizenship is obtained, it is for life, unlike residency. Therefore, in this case, the applicant should be eligible to be included as a dependent if he is wholly supported by his father (the main applicant). Once approved, his age will basically be irrelevant. The compliance check performed for the subsequent five years after citizenship has been attained will ascertain that applicants still satisfy the requirements stipulated in the program (property, investments, insurance, etc.).

  • Advocates Primei
    August 07, 2018

    Once a dependent who is less than 26 has attained the citizenship, he will not need to make any further investment once he reaches 26.

  • Charles Scerri & Associates
    August 08, 2018

    Kindly note that your son should satisfy the age criteria at the moment of application only. Once his application as dependent of the main applicant has been submitted, he will continue to benefit from this status even when the age exceeds the one required at the application stage, without the dependent being requested to make an own investment in the program.