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What due-diligence standards are there for minors on a Malta citizenship-by-investment application?

I have two sons, ages 16 and 15, who have juvenile records in our home country. Normally, juvenile records are sealed. They were convicted of grand theft and have since reformed themselves. However, will this come up in a background check for them as part of the due diligence for me? Would this hurt their chances as my dependents, or my chances, in the application? Please advise.

  • April 18, 2019

    With respect to the background checks, one is to submit a conduct report from the police for every individual involved in the application. Furthermore, detailed due diligence checks are performed by Identity Malta in order to check the conduct of the applicants and their dependents. Moreover, one of the forms to be filled by the applicant and his dependants includes a declaration of whether one has been investigated or found guilty on any criminal offense. Each offense is analyzed on a case-by-case basis, thus it is purely up to the discretion of Identity Malta whether such application is successful.