Malta: Citizenship by Investment

Malta: Citizenship by Investment

The Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme is the first EU approved citizenship Programme to be launched in Malta. It offers a second citizenship option to families wishing to relocate their personal or business affairs to an EU country. Citizenship granted through this programme is valid for life and it is passed on to future generations by descent.

Application processing time*

  • 4 months

Minimum time to qualify for citizenship

  • 14 months

Main program benefits

  • The right to live, work, study and retire anywhere in the EU
  • Applicant must have held residence status in Malta for one year before citizenship can be granted
  • Citizenship may be passed down to future generations
  • Program endorsed by the EU Commission

Minimum capital requirements for single applicant

  • € 650,000 non-refundable, plus
  • € 500,000 (mixed: in real estate and government bonds)

Term of main option

  • Five years

Details of requirements

  • € 650,000 non-refundable contribution and
  • € 150,000 purchase of Government bonds and
  • Purchase of residential real estate for a minimum of € 350,000; or lease of a residential property for a minimum of € 16,000 per annum
  • Health insurance

The right to travel visa-free to a number of countries

  • 182 countries, including the USA

The right to live, work and study without restriction in a number of countries

  • 28 EU countries

Additional notes

There is a cap of 1,800 applications for this program. The required 12 months residence status can be achieved by creating ties with the country, rather than physical presence.

* approximate term

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