Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island nation in the Mediterranean Sea, lying 80 km south of Italy.
A European standard of living within a Mediterranean setting
Malta has been a member of the EU since 2004, and of the Schengen Area since 2007. It enjoys a stable political climate with a low risk of financial instability.
The programme offers great advantages to families. Once granted, citizenship is valid for life, and is hereditary for direct family members. Citizens have access to an excellent healthcare system provided free to Maltese citizens, and high quality international education is available for children.
The Maltese Government is pro-business, and creating a company in Malta is straightforward. Its legislation and tax system are amongst the most favourable in Europe.
Alongside Cyprus, Malta has the lowest violent crime rates in Europe. Combined with a laid back lifestyle, proximity to the sea and 300 days of sunshine, it is an extremely attractive location.
English is an official language of Malta (alongside Maltese), and is widely spoken. All government forms and documents are produced in English, as well as road signs, restaurant menus, and other important information.
Malta citizenship-by-investment requirements
Applicants must fulfil ALL of the following:
Make a non-refundable contribution to the National Development and Social Fund:
- €650,000 for main applicant.
- €25,000 for spouse and each dependant under 18.
- €50,000 for each dependant over 18.
Hold a residence in Malta for at least 5 years, meeting one of the following criteria:
- Lease a property with annual rent over €16,000.
- Purchase of a property with value over €350,000.
€150,000 into Malta government bonds (or via approved funds for the same) for at least 5 years.
- €7,500 for main applicant.
- €5,000 for spouse.
- €5,000 for dependants aged over 18 years of age.
- €3,000 for dependants aged 13-17 years of age.
- Nil for applicants between 0 - 12 years of age.
Global cover with no exclusions covering at least €50,000 per family member.
- Citizenship must be granted within 24 months of issuance of first Residence Card.
- Property and government bonds must be held for at least 5 years.
- Comprehensive documentation requirements.
To view the official government website for this programme, please click here.
MALTESE CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
- Month 1
Submit residence permit application
- Months 2-4
Prepare and submit Citizenship-by-Investment application.
- Months 5-8
Application is processed and due diligence carried out.
Applicant must fulfil 12-month residency requirements during this period
- Months 9-10
- Months 11-12
Purchase / lease property.
Purchase Government Bonds.
- Months 13-14
Attend Malta for Oath of Allegiance.
Apply for and collect passport.
Enjoy the benefits of a European Passport from as little as 13 months after application. Complete the form below to start your journey.
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