The contribution remitted to the Malta Development and Social Fund is mandatory in order to obtain Maltese citizenship through the Individual Investor Program. Additional donations to a number of recognized entities and philanthropic institutions can still be made on an optional basis and can help to further your IIP application.
Is there any way to bypass the donation required of a Malta citizenship-by-investment application?
I am interested in contributing some kind of philanthropic donation as part of my application. Could something – say 1 million euros to a nonprofit – allow me to bypass the national development fund? Could it help my application in any way?