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Brexit - ..Groan..:-( Dual Citizenship???

Brexit - ..Groan..:-( Dual Citizenship???

Old May 24th 2018, 3:32 pm
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Would anyone be able to help? - Having lived in Malta for 6 years, I have a business here and own a home...I want to be able to enjoy the free access to the rest of the EU - perhaps even move to the Main Land somewhere - sometime. As an UK passport holder - is there such a thing as a dual citizenship ..with the UK and Malta?

Essentially I want the freedom to move anywhere in Europe I want and be able to continue with a business and purchase a property...for example in Spain or France..

Currently I do have an Maltese ID card only and a UK passport.

Now, with the uncertainty of Brexit...:-( Would this be an option?
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Old May 24th 2018, 4:36 pm
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With five years continuous residence in Malta you can apply for naturalisation. Neither the UK nor Malta have a problem with dual citizenship.

https://identitymalta.com/acquisitio...aturalisation/
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Old Jun 9th 2018, 9:28 am
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Default Re: Brexit - ..Groan..:-( Dual Citizenship???

Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
With five years continuous residence in Malta you can apply for naturalisation. Neither the UK nor Malta have a problem with dual citizenship.

https://identitymalta.com/acquisitio...aturalisation/
If your application does not fall within one of the categories listed above, your request will only be given favourable consideration if there are humanitarian aspects involved.

However in practise the Maltese make it extremely difficult for someone with no blood ties to Malta ( re statement above) to get naturalised. Unless you are a high net worth individual investing 1m Euro for a Passport.They are past masters at shuffling papework indefinitely..I know of someone with no Maltese ancestors it took them 10 years to get naturalised and only because in their profession they had been of service to Malta.
I am aware of a number of Non EU individuals who needed to get EU passport moved to Italy where it is easier.

However the PM has said they 'wont be booting anyone out'. Malta gains a great deal of inward income from UK and other Foreign residents. Also it is a Commonwealth country and wants to retain good ties with the UK. Of importance to them is the Reciprcal heatlh agreement ( which predates the EU) and is a legacy of Brtish rule here.. It is often used to send Maltese cancer patients to the UK for specialist treatment. Many of their doctors train in the UK. So I do not think that the OP will have problems staying given that now she has acquired Permanent Residence after 5 years.
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