According to the Maltese legislature, people with dual citizenship, that is people who hold citizenship in Malta and another country—they have a right to reject their Maltese citizenship. This, however, should be done in accordance with the procedure set by the law. The subject has to declare his/her refutation and wait for approval from the Minister to register that proclamation. The Minister has the power to decline the declaration under the circumstances that Malta is at war or when the move contradicts policy.
Dispossession of citizenship
The state has the power to take back an individual’s citizenship status if it occurs that they acquired it illegally through misinformation or fraud. The Minister steps in and takes back the individual’s citizenship. The Maltese legislation on citizenship gives more circumstances under which the citizenship status of an individual may be refuted by the Minister. The circumstances include when an individual proves disgruntled with the president and becomes vocal about it or if they sided with an enemy of the state during war times by exchanging information, trading illegally or helped them in any way.
Other circumstances include if the individual has committed crimes in any state leading to at least a year in prison within 7 years of becoming a citizen in Malta. For more information contact lawyers in Malta.
For more insights on the renunciation of Maltese citizenship, you may contact SIGTAX. Our invaluable team, which consists of expert lawyers, accountants and consultants will give you detailed information and counsel during each step. Our lawyers can also provide you with finer details on the legal aspects pertaining to citizenship in Malta so that you don’t skip any necessary steps.
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