The Vaccination Credential Initiative (VCI) – a coalition of health and tech giants, including Microsoft, Oracle and Mayo Clinic – was launched on the 14th January 2021, with the aim of creating a digital COVID-19 vaccination passport. As set out in a press release by the coalition itself, the goal is “to empower individuals with…

New regulations for the Malta Residency and Visa Programme (MRVP), as well as the establishment of a new agency ‘Residency Malta Agency’, were announced earlier today during an official briefing session for accredited agents. The new rules are yet to be approved by Parliament – a process which is expected to take place within the…

As another year comes to an end, may we take this opportunity to wish our esteemed clients all the very best for the New Year. May 2021 bring you peace, happiness, and prosperity; and may all your endeavors be met with huge success.

Frendo Advisory is featured on the 9th edition of ‘Antigua & Barbuda The Citizen’, an online and print publication focusing on the Citizenship by Investment industry. In an article entitled ‘Passports – A Modern Invention?’, Immigration Analyst Nicola Mangion explores the comparisons between historical passports and their modern-day equivalents, especially in the context of passports…

The new Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment Regulations are discussed in more detail in an article written by Christian Nehseim, Editor of Investment Migration Insider. Dr Luke Frendo outlines the salient differences in policy between the new Regulations and the Malta Individual Investor Programme, their predecessor. For the full article,…

Earlier today, new regulations for the Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services (2020) were published. These regulations, as well as any other matters relating to Maltese Citizenship will now fall under the remit of a newly established Agency – Agenzija Komunita Malta. These regulations are set to replace the Malta Individual Investor Programme – which…

Dr Michael Frendo, Chairman of Frendo Advisory and Malta’s Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, is featured in the Investment Migration Yearbook 2021/2021 – a publication put together by the Investment Migration Council. Dr Frendo is one of the leading experts in the field invited to give their comments in an article entitled ‘COVID-19 Impact: Investment…

Having previously looked at the history of the passport, Frendo Advisory now explores the future of this same document for an article published on Investment Migration Insider. To read the full article, please click here.

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