- Full citizenship for life that can be passed on to future generations
- A member of the European Union and Schengen
- The applicant can live, travel, work, study and buy land or property anywhere in the 28 EU countries
- Can include dependent unmarried children up to 26 years old
- Dependent parents of the investor and spouse can be included
- Dependent grandparents of the investor and spouse can be included
- Great quality of life
- An excellent climate
- Allows visa-free travel to more than 180 countries including the UK, EU and USA (eTA)
- Stable and safe with a very low crime rate
- A low-cost and tax-efficient jurisdiction
- Multicultural society
- Free access to public education and healthcare system
- Aged 18 years or older
- Be in excellent health
- No criminal record
- Provide evidence of the source of funds used for the investment
- Must meet all of the investment requirements
- Proof of residence in Malta
- Hold resident status in Malta for at least 12 months prior to acquiring citizenship
- Acquire global health insurance coverage of at least €50,000
- The applicant must invest in 3 areas
- A non-refundable contribution of at least €650,000 to the National Development and Social Fund (NDSF)
- A property investment in one of the following:
- investment of at least €350,000 in a real estate property (to be held at least 5 years); or
- leasing a property with a minimum annual rental of at least €16,000 (for a minimum of 5 years)
- An investment in government approved financial products of at least €150,000 (to be maintained for a minimum of 5 years)
- Monetary contribution to the NDFS:
- €650,000 — for the principal applicant
- €25,000 — for the spouse
- €25,000 — for each dependent under 18
- €50,000 — for each dependent aged 18 and over
- Due diligence fees:
- €7,500 — for the principal applicant
- €5,000 — for the spouse
- €3,000 — for each dependent aged 13-17
- €5,000 — for each dependent aged 18 and over
- Fast processing: approximately 2 weeks for approval of residency, and 4 months for ‘approval in principle’ of citizenship
- Applicant and dependents wishing to gain citizenship must be resident in Malta for a period of 1 year and demonstrate a genuine connection to Malta
- Following the minimum residency period, citizenship is granted to the Applicant and qualifying dependents after approximately 6 months
- Persons who are resident or domiciled in Malta are taxable on their income
- No capital duty, real property tax, no inheritance, net wealth/net worth tax
- Tax is generally due on any gain on the transfer of property
Visa Free Countries for Malta
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
São Tomé and Príncipe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
Costs of Malta Citizenship
The Malta program includes three financial requirements.
- A contribution to the development of Malta
- A purchase of stocks/bonds
- A property transaction (property rental or property purchase)
Concession fee EUR 650,000
Government bonds EUR 150,000
Property purchase EUR 350,000
Concession fee for dependents
Spouse EUR 25,000
Children under the age of 18 EUR 25,000
Children aged 18 to 26 EUR 50,000
Dependent parents above the age of 55 EUR 50,000
Children above the age of 18 must be unmarried and fully dependent on the main applicant.
Due diligence and background checks
There are compulsory background checks payable to the Government preferred due diligence agency that will use Interpol, World-Check and other Government agencies to screen applicants based on their application.
Main applicant EUR 7,500
Spouse EUR 5,000
Each additional dependent over 18 EUR 5,000
Our professional team will pre-screen your passport for Government pre-approval to ensure fast processing. A down payment of the professional fees is required to open your application. Our team will provide assistance and advise with regards to the collection of the required documents in the checklist and complete the government forms.
We will guide you to a Maltese property that fully satisfies your requirements and start preparing property purchase/rental documentation required for the Residency application.
An application is formally submitted to Identity Malta with the essential supporting documents. The Maltese Government will perform a further due diligence, and on completion, a decision will be made to either grant citizenship, decline citizenship or request further documentation from the applicant. The applicant is assigned a client reference number. The applicants must travel to Malta to apply for legal residence and acquire a residency card.
An approval will be issued in a principal letter by the government if successful. The approval takes approximately four months.
Identity Malta requests payment of remaining balance on contribution. The amount must be paid with 25 days of the final approval.
Within four months it is necessary to show a copy of your property contract (lease or purchase), confirmation bonds/stocks acquired, and proof that proper medical coverage is in place. Property purchase funds and taxes are transferred.
The applicant and dependents must visit Malta for Oath of Allegiance and provide bio-metrics for the passports. The Maltese Government will issue a Certificate of naturalisation.