Frendo Immigration provides bespoke immigration solutions for high and ultra-high net worth individuals and families. It is our belief that the best future is one with options, and it is our job to help our clients achieve a future filled with security and stability.

For better or for worse, our world is divided by political borders, which means that peoples’ ability to live in and travel to a country is sometimes restricted by virtue of their country of origin. Europe is a place where these political borders have, to a large extent, been removed. As a consequence, the ability to travel, live or retire or study in Europe is something which some take for granted and others aspire to acquire.

The motivations for wanting to become a citizen or resident of the European Union are numerous and varied. However, in many cases the underlying motivation is the long-term safety and prosperity of the next generation. We understand that regardless of what the motivation may be, becoming a citizen or resident of an EU country is a very important and personal matter and we treat it as such, every step of the way. Our clients are people of generally high net worth from various backgrounds, ethnicities and geographies. As a result, we are sensitive to the cultural subtleties of persons from different regions and this is also an important part of our service offering.

Frendo Advisory specialises in the Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment (MEIN), which provides an expedited route to obtaining Maltese citizenship. We also advise on the residency programmes available in Malta, including the Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP). The appropriate solution will differ according to the situation and needs of the individual.

Private Client Concierge Services

We do not stop at providing advisory services to our Private Clients. We go the whole nine yards and provide services that take care of their every need, from the moment that they set foot in Malta (and before) until the moment they depart (and beyond). We will book private travel, hotel accommodation, make restaurant suggestions and bookings, find private tour guides, book executive chauffeur transport, and literally everything in between. We manage the properties of many of our clients.

Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment

On 20/11/2020 Legal Notice 437 of 2020 was published, introducing a new set of regulations, which includes a route to naturalisation/citizenship by direct investment. These regulations replace the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP).

Under these regulations, all adult applicants are required to apply for a residence permit at the outset, prior to which police clearance must be obtained. At any point following the issuance of the residence permit(s), an application for eligibility can be submitted. Once a thorough due diligence assessment is undertaken, based on the information submitted as well as independent checks, the Authority (Community Malta) will issue a decision on eligibility to apply for citizenship.

Successful applicants will then be able to submit an application for Citizenship once the residence period – of either 12 or 36 months – has elapsed. A final decision is thereafter issued by the Minister, and if positive the ‘exceptional investment’ and donation need to be made. The final stage is the issuance of the Invitation to take the Oath of Allegiance and the conferment of citizenship, along with the issuance of a passport(s).

Malta Permanent Residency Programme

New regulations for the Malta Permanent Residency Programme (MPRP), as well as the establishment of a new agency ‘Residency Malta Agency’ were officially launched at the end of March, with the formal publication of Legal Notice 122 of 2021.

Under the revamped regulations, an application is completed, along with all the necessary documentation, and submitted to Residency Malta Agency. A report is subsequently issued by the Agency, indicating any issues of concern or anything requiring further information within the application. Once all issues have been sufficiently addressed, a Letter of Approval in Principle of issued to the application, at which point property must be purchased or leased, and health insurance applied for. A final round of documentation is prepared and submitted to the Agency, confirming that all the programme’s requirements have been met. Following this, a final approval coupled with an invitation letter is issued. Successful applicants and dependents must physically visit Malta to have their biometrics taken. It is worth keeping in mind that in order to be eligible under this programme, applicants are required to have either an annual income of not less than EUR100,000 arising outside of Malta; or have in their possession a capital of at least EUR500,000.

Immigration services are also available in St. Kitt’s.

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