On an annual basis the government of Malta publishes a list of all the names of new citizens who have obtained Maltese citizenship (irrespective whether this has been obtained through the MIIP or any other means). This information is made available through the publication of the Malta Government Gazette. This is prescribed under Legal Notice 47 of 2014. Such information is not disclosed to any other authorities, including those pertaining to the country of origin, by Maltese authorities. The way in which dual citizenship will be treated depends on the laws of the country of origin and any treaties to which your country of origin is a party thereof. Some countries which do not recognize dual citizenship or will simply not recognize the second citizenship, while other countries revoke the applicant’s original citizenship when a second citizenship is issued in his favor.
How does Malta publicize the information of its new citizens?
I understand that Malta would publish the name of a foreign investor when he or she acquires citizenship through the citizenship-by-investment program. If the investor comes from a country where dual citizenship is now allowed, will the authorities of Malta also inform the new citizen’s country of origin?
No, the names of persons acquiring Maltese citizenship pursuant to the IIP are only published annually in the Government Gazette together with the names of persons who would have have been granted Maltese citizenship through naturalization during the year.
The Malta Government publishes one time per year a list of all citizens who got Maltese passports. The Maltese authorities do not inform the new citizen’s country of origin.