Notification of Foreign Direct Investment from Third Countries for Assessment by the National Foreign Direct Investment Screening Office
Notes to applicants
This notification form is to be filed where, inter alia:
there is an ultimate beneficial owner, whether existing or new, as defined in the Act;
the activity is one as described in the Schedule to the Act;
there is a foreign direct investment as defined in the Act.
Please see Guidelines on website for further information on the compilation of this form.
Where the conditions specified in (a) to (c) above subsist cumulatively, foreign investors and all people involved in the foreign direct investment are obliged, prior to carrying out the investment, to notify the Office in the event of:
a new company incorporation
greenfield investment (new investment in Malta)
the transfer of shares or any other change/s in the Memorandum and Articles of Association of a Maltese registered company resulting in a change in the ultimate beneficial owner/s thereof
issue of new shares by a Maltese registered company, where the activity of such company is one provided for in Schedule to the Act
a change in business activity where the final activity is one provided for in Schedule to the Act; and/or
an acquisition of assets / rights by a foreign investor other than the incorporation of a new company
Applicants will be notified in writing, via email, on the outcome of their notification process.