Citizenship Program Malta

Citizenship Program Malta

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The Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta (IIP), by virtue of Legal Notice 47 of 2014, allows for the granting of citizenship by a certificate of naturalisation to individuals and their families who contribute to the economic and social development of Malta. Subject to a stringent vetting and diligence process, including thorough background checks, the applicants of Citizenship Program Malta and their dependants are granted citizenship in exchange for such contribution. Malta is a European Union member state since 2004. Malta can offer Citizenship in an EU country that is stable, neutral and highly respected. Maltese citizenship will also grant the right of work and establishment in all 28 EU countries. Every Maltese citizen is also a citizen of the European Union.

Citizenship by Investment Malta

The Citizenship by Investment Program Malta has been developed by the government as another mechanism for promoting economic growth. Its purpose is to boost the country's development and infrastructure by increasing foreign direct investment into the country in order to ensure a sustainable future. One of the key benefits for wealthy individuals and foreign direct investors in Malta is the business environment that is valued in the country. Responsible government agencies have a business-friendly approach that seeks to expand investment opportunities within and beyond the European market. The World Economic Forum ranks Malta's economy among the fifty most competitive economies in the world. Official statistics from the European Union confirm that Malta's unemployment rate is among the lowest in the eurozone.

Citizenship Program Malta

Why Malta?

Malta is a member country of the EU since May 1, 2004 with its geographic size of 315 km², and population number 429,334, as per 2015. The Maltese comprise 0.1% of the total EU population. Its capital is Valletta and the official language is Maltese. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is €8.796 billion, as per 2015. Malta’s currency is Euro (€) since it became a member of the Eurozone on January 1, 2008. The political system is a parliamentary republic. Malta holds 6 seats in the European Parliament and will hold the revolving presidency of the Council of the EU for the first time in 2017. Malta is a member country of the Schengen Area since December 21, 2007.

Through Malta's membership in the Commonwealth of Nations, the confederation of former (mostly) British colonies, in some of these countries Malteser has a privileged status compared to other EU citizens as regards entry and residence regulations. Malta is classified as an advanced economy together with 32 other countries according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Malta´s economy is dependent on foreign trade, manufacturing (electronics and textiles) and tourism.

Malta's landscape contrasts rocky stretches of coast that end in dizzying limestone cliffs with sheltered bays that hide gin-clear water and red-gold beaches. The islands' many marinas jostle with boats, and you can take to the water in sky-blue traditional craft, stately yachts or speedboats. Snorkellers and divers have much to explore underwater as well, a world of caves, crags and wrecks. The Maltese people are warm and welcoming: if you ask for directions, it's likely a local will walk with you to help you find the way.

The inhabitants and the people who live in Malta are friendly and speak English. The country is secure and managed by democratic institutions based on the rule of law. The hot summers and mild winters characterize the Maltese Mediterranean climate and are certainly a magnet for all lovers of outdoor activities that take place throughout the year. Not surprisingly, Malta has established itself as an ideal place for tourism and film production.

Maltese Citizenship - Benefits

  • Visa-free travel to more than 182 countries around the world, including Europe´s Schengen Area, Switzerland, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA (eTA), etc.
  • Malta Citizenship is for lifetime and can include beside the main investor also his dependent family as spouse, children and parents.
  • The time frame of precessing application is within 12 months.
  • Dual citizenship is permitted.
  • Life in an economically, legally, and socially stable country.
  • A reliable and efficient application procedure.

Maltese Citizenship Requirements

How to become a Maltese citizen? To qualify for Maltese citizenship applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • must be at least 18 years of age
  • be of outstanding character
  • hold no criminal record
  • have excellent health
  • have a high personal net worth
  • and must fulfill three investment requirements below in addition.
    Furthermore our consultants will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Citizenship Program Malta.

Maltese Citizenship Program - Costs & Investment opportunities

Applicants must make a significant economic contribution to the country in order to apply for the Malta Citizenship Program the applicant has to fulfill three investment requirements: a contribution, a purchase of stock/bonds and an investment in real estate.

1. Property rental - Single applicant

  • EUR 650,000 Donation
  • EUR 150,000 Stock/Bonds
  • EUR 16,000 p.a. property rental

1. Property rental - Married couple

  • EUR 675,000 Donation
  • EUR 150,000 Stock/Bonds
  • EUR 16,000 p.a. property rental

2. Property purchase - Single applicant

  • EUR 650,000 Donation
  • EUR 150,000 Stock/Bonds
  • EUR 350,000 property purchase

2. Property purchase - Married couple

  • EUR 675,000 Donation
  • EUR 150,000 Stock/Bonds
  • EUR 350,000 property purchase

Additional fees for each investment example shown here are approximately between 12-15% of the total.

Maltese Citizenship Application Process

How to apply for Maltese citizenship? Take a look at the application process in detail and with all its individual steps. Furthermore our consultants will guide you through the whole submitting process for the Maltese Citizenship Program.

1. Application preparation

To prepare the application, we collect all necessary documents from you and also perform a background and security check.

2. Application pre-approval

If everything is OK in the first step, we will issue a pre-approval of the application.

3. Submission of citizenship application

Your application will now be submitted to the government for further processing.

4. Government processing

Government processing of the application and due diligence checks.

5. Approval of the application by the Government

Receipt of the written approval of the application by the Government.

6. Investment

The investment chosen in advance must be made.

7. Citizenship certificate issued

The citizenship certificate is issued. Now you are an official citizen of Malta.

8. Issuing of passport

Your passport will now be issued and ready for pickup.

Maltese Passport

The Maltese passport is a travel and identity document that is issued to citizens who are nationals of Malta and allows them to travel abroad. Every Maltese citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. The passport, along with the national identity card allows for free rights of movement and residence in any of the states of the European Union and European Economic Area. In 2018, holders of a Maltese passport could visit 182 countries and territories visa-free or with visa on arrival, ranking the Maltese passport 7th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley visa restrictions index. Passport holders may travel to USA (eTA), Singapore and Europe with relative ease and without challenging visa requirements.

General facts Maltese Citizenship by Investment Program


Visa Free Travel Passport Costs
to 182 countries after 12 months min. EUR 900,000
+ application fee
Location Main City Total area
South East Europe Valetta 316 sq km
Currency Population Coordinates
€ (Euro) approx 430,146 35° 53´ N, 14° 30´ E
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