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Welcome to Malta Citizenship by Investment


The Maltese archipelago consists of three islands: Comino, Gozo, and Malta. With a population of over 467,000 people, it is a vibrant destination in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Malta’s strategic location attracts visitors and residents, contributing to its dynamic society. Malta also offers eligible individuals the opportunity to obtain Maltese and European Union (EU) citizenship through significant investments in the country. The program, known as the Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP), is a modern addition to global citizenship by investment initiatives.

Ways to obtain Malta citizenship by investment

 

  • Purchase a property in Malta, valued at least € 700,000 to be held for 5 years, or rent a property valued at € 16,000 per year for 5 years.
  • Governmental Contribution: in order to be eligible for Maltese citizenship, an investor must make a non-refundable investment of €750,000 after 1 year of residency.
  • Alternatively – If after 3 years of residency, the investor must make a non-refundable investment of €600,000 EUR.
  • Dependents of the main applicant are required to make a contribution of € 50,000 each.
  • Philanthropic Donation: Investors are also required to make a philanthropic contribution, for a minimum of € 10,000 EUR.

**Additional fees may apply – including legal, administrative and governmental Final pricing based upon family size and age of family members.

Eligibility Requirements for Malta citizenship by investment

 

In order to become eligible for this program and pass due diligence, you must:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a clear criminal record.
  • Must successfully undergo a rigorous due diligence process.
  • Must satisfy all investment prerequisites by meeting the program’s minimum investment thresholds.

Benefits of obtaining Malta citizenship by investment

 

  • The right to live, work and study in any of the 28 EU countries and Switzerland.
  • Nationality is granted to individuals, including financially dependent children up to the age of 28, parents and grandparents over the age of 55.
  • Travel visa-free to 170 countries, including the EU, UK, Canada, USA.
  • World’s strictest due diligence standards and vetting of applicants, thus ensuring only highly respectable applicants will be admitted.
  • Reasonable contribution and efficient application process.
  • Malta is an attractive place to live or to own a second home and is strategically located with excellent air links.

Process and Steps to Obtain Malta Citizenship and Passport 

  • Step 1: Preparation of documentation and compiling the file.
  • Step 2: Submission of the file to the government of Malta.
  • Step 3: Receipt of approval from the government.
  • Step 4: Transferring investment amount (either contribution or real estate investment).
  • Step 5: Receipt of citizenship certificates and passports.

FAQ about Malta Citizenship by investment Program

 

What is the estimated processing time to get the passports?

On average the whole process should take from 12 to 36 months.

Is there a language test for Maltese citizenship?

There is no language requirement for acquiring Maltese citizenship.

Is Malta a member of the European Union?

Malta is a full member of the European Union, and citizenship in Malta allows holders freedom of movement to live and work in member states of the Schengen Area and the European Economic Area.

Can I rent out my property in Malta?

You cannot rent out your property in Malta within the minimum requirement of five years, as this is considered to be in conflict with citizenship requirements.

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