For the third consecutive year, Malta’s Citizenship by Investment programme ranked first worldwide with an outstanding score of 81 out of 100. The results were made public in the 3rd edition of the Global Residence and Citizenship Programs 2017-2018 report issued by Henley & Partners.
The panel of independent and distinguished experts evaluated and compared an extensive range of factors pertaining to each programme. The analysis was made between 8 citizenship programmes on the following indicators: reputation; quality of life; visa-free access; processing time and quality of processing; compliance; financial requirements; residence requirements; relocation flexibility; physical visit requirements; and transparency. Each indicator carried an equal weighting of 10, thus amounting to a total score of 100 for each country.
Malta was followed by Cyprus in 2nd place (with a score of 72), Austria in 3rd place (with a score of 63) while Antigua and Barbuda ranked 4th, followed very closely by Grenada.