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How can I include my nieces and nephews as dependents in the Maltese citizenship application?

My wife and I recently became the legal guardians of our 10-year-old nephew after his parents passed away. We were considering applying for the Maltese citizenship program. How can we include him as a dependent? If we were to formally adopt him, would that be a benefit with regard to our application?

  • Advocates Primei
    April 21, 2018

    Yes, if a child is adopted by the applicant, he can be included as a minor dependent on the application. Just being a legal guardian will not itself entitle him to be included.

  • Family Office Limited
    April 20, 2018

    The only way to include your nephew in your application is to adopt him, as adopted children are eligible for participation in the Maltese citizenship program.

  • KPMG in Malta
    April 20, 2018

    Adopted children qualify as dependents in terms of the program.