About the Program

In November 2013, the Government of Malta launched Malta Individual Investor Program which allows applicants to get citizenship in Malta without having to reside in the country! Key concept of the program: investors make contributions to the National Development and Social Fund, rent or buy property in Malta as well as invest in securities issued by Maltese companies.

Timeframe: citizenship for the whole family can be obtained in 12-14 months.The program is capped at 1,800 applicants, and 900 individuals have already received Maltese citizenship by investment. Citizenship applications are reviewed by IDENTITY MALTA AGENCY. This program offers investors, their families and parents a unique opportunity to obtain a European citizenship..

Advantages

  • Dual citizenship permitted
  • Citizenship of a well-respected and stable EU country
  • Reasonable contribution and efficient application process
  • World’s strictest due diligence standards and vetting of applicants, thus ensuring only the most suitable applicants will be admitted
  • Visa-free travel to over 182 countries
  • EU citizenship gives right of establishment in all 28 EU countries and Switzerland
  • Malta is an attractive place to live or to own a second home and is strategically located with excellent air links

Program Benefits

Acquire European citizenship with freedom to live, work and study in any of the 28 EU countries through the Individual Investor Program of the Republic of Malta. The first program to be accepted by the European Commission, Malta offers a secure route to relocate personal or business affairs to the EU with a European passport obtained in just 14 months. The minimum investments required are €896,000 - €1,150,000, almost half the cost of alternative EU programs. The investment amount varies depending on whether an applicant decides to proceed with buying or renting a property.

FAST-TRACK RESIDENCE CARDS

Fast track residence cards within 1-3 weeks with Schengen mobility for 18 months

DOUBLE TAXATION REL IEF

Extensive treaty protection from double taxation

VALID FOR LIFE

Transferable to descendants

ENTIRE FAMILY ARE ELIGIBLE

including spouse, children and parents

MEMBER OF THE EU

Enjoy EU Freedoms to live, work, study or travel a nywhere in the EU

DUAL CITIZENSHIP

Malta allows for dual citizenship

ATTRACTIVE TAX REGIME

Taxation on remittance basis available to non-domiciled individuals

EASY & STRAIGHTF ORWARD PROCESS

No language tests

VISA-FREE TRAVEL WORLDWIDE

Visa-free access to 182 countries including EU & UK, USA & Canada

EUROPEAN PASSPORT

Passport granted in 14 months

PARTIALLY REPAYABLE INVESTMENT

After 5 years, investments in government bonds and property can be released

HIGH STANDARD OF LIVING

Advanced Healthcare and High Quality Education
  • POPULATION 475,700
  • VISA FREE COUNTRIES 182
  • LOCATION The Maltese archipelago lies virtually at the centre of the Mediterranean, 93 km south of Sicily and 288 km north of Africa. The archipelago consists of three islands: Malta, Gozo and Comino.
  • CAPITAL Valletta
  • TOTAL AREA 316 sq. km.
  • LANGUAGE Maltese, English
  • RELIGIONS Catholicism
  • GOVERNMENT TYPE Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
  • CURRENCY Euro (EUR)

Investment Options

From €896,000 - €1,150,000

Under the Maltese Citizenship program, a minimum investment in excess €896,000 - €1,150,000 is required, depending on whether an applicant decides to purchase or lease a property. Out of this amount, a non-refundable €650,000 will be contributed to the national development fund set up by the government. The remaining amount is spread between an €150,000 investment in government-approved financial instruments and acquisition of a property in Malta, with an option to purchase property for a minimum value of €350,000 or lease a property for at least €16,000 p.a. In addition, it is obligatory to hold a global health insurance policy with a cover amount of €50,000 for each family member.

€650,000 – Non-refundable contribution

Non-refundable contribution of €650,000 to the National Development & Social Fund set up by the government.

€150,000 – Investments in Government bonds or securities

To be held for a minimum of 5 years aſter citizenship has been granted.

€80,000 / €350,000 – Rent or purchase a property

An applicant will be required to buy a property for a minimum value of €350,000 or lease a property for at least €16,000 p.a. The property must be held for the duration of your residence card (minimum 12 months) and a further 5 years aſter citizenship has been granted.

€3,000 – Private health insurance policy

The applicant and his/her family should have valid medical insurance with a €50,000 coverage per person. The annual insurance payment will total €500-€600 per individual

Malta Citizenship Acquisition Process

Focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service assisting you with the citizenship application. We will guide you through every step of the Maltese citizenship acquisition process with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and followed up to application approval. We ensure that your second passport application is a successful and pleasurable experience.

3 -4 DAYS
Preparation
Talk to Immigration advisors
Our specialist immigration advisors will evaluate your personal circumstances and assist you in selecting investment options most suitable to you, matching the requirements with the application criteria, to ensure successful application.
Choose investment options

Our specialist immigration advisors will evaluate your personal circumstances and assist you in selecting investment options most suitable to you, matching the requirements with the application criteria, to ensure successful application.

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2-5 DAYS
Visit Malta to view properties
Apply for a residence card

A residence card application is submitted to get the 12-month residency requirement. Physical presence of the applicant is required for biometrics to be captured..

Prepare documents for citizenship

A detailed checklist will be provided, and you will be guided through the documents collection stage. Experienced citizenship advisers will be checking all documents for compliance to ensure all requirements are met.

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180 DAYS
Processing time
Processing of citizenship application

Each application is vetted by the Government of Malta through a thorough due diligence check, during which time submitted information is examined and verified.

Receive Your Pre-Approval

Once the application is reviewed and the decision is made, the government will issue a letter advising you of their decision.

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Complete the investments

Transfer the non-refundable contribution amount to Malta within 20 days. Within 4 months, complete the investment into Malta government bonds, sign a 5-year lease agreement or purchase a property, extend your health insurance and provide evidence of time spent in Malta..

Receive Your Pre-Approval

Once the application is reviewed and the decision is made, the government will issue a letter advising you of their decision.

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Acquire a Maltese passport in 14 months

Once your passport application has been reviewed by the Maltese Government and the Registry office you will be invited to visit Malta to swear the oath and collect your passport..

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  • Step-by-step instruction
  • Requirements towards applicants
  • Necessary documents