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Under what conditions would the Maltese government withdraw an approved citizenship application?

I want to participate in the citizenship-by-investment program of Malta. I heard that Malta conducts a very strict due diligence on applicants, and approved applications could be withdrawn if the due diligence requirements are broken. Could you please elaborate on this? Under what conditions could an approved application be revoked?

  • BEAT GROUP BEAT Limited 8
    August 30, 2019

    The instances in which an approved application for Maltese Maltese citizenship may be revoked are prescribed under Chapter 188 Maltese Citizenship Act are: the registration of Maltese citizenship has been obtained by fraud, false representation or the concealment of any material fact; has demonstrated through acts or by means of speech that he is disloyal or indifferent toward the president or the government of Malta; has unlawfully traded or communicated with an enemy or was engaged in or associated with any business which was carried on in assistance to an enemy of Malta with which Malta is at war; has within seven years after becoming a citizen of Malta been sentenced in any country to a punishment restrictive of personal liberty for a period exceeding one year; has been resident in a foreign country for a continuous period of seven years without being in the service of the Republic of Malta or an international organization to which Malta is party; given notice to the minister responsible for justice of his intention to retain citizenship of Malta; by order of the minister responsible for justice.

  • BIZ Consult Limited
    August 18, 2019

    The Maltese citizenship granted under the Individual Investor Program can be revoked if an applicant fails to comply with the requirements as highlighted in the Maltese Citizenship Act and Article 10 of the Legal Notice 47 of 2014.