European Citizenship by Investment Program
Officially known as the Republic of Malta, the island nation is part of a three-island archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. Due to of its EU membership, the country has been an appealing choice for migrants over the years. The Citizenship for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment was formed by the Maltese government is the easiest way to obtain a second passport from Malta.
An investment of EUR 1,000,000 makes an expat eligible to become a native of the country and potentially gain residency in the future. Malta passport holders are free to hold dual passports and can travel to 182 countries, including both North American and European Union countries, without requiring a visa.
Applicants must provide the following documentation as part of the KYC (Know Your Customer) process:
Yes, EU citizens may apply for Malta citizenship through Citizenship for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment.
Maltese language proficiency is not necessary for naturalisation and the applicant does not require any citizenship test during the application process.
Yes, an individual can hold more than one citizenship after being naturalized as a Maltese citizen. Malta accepts dual citizenship however, the individual’s current country of citizenship may impose limitations.
Citizenship is acquired on the day of issuance of the certificate of naturalisation. Children born before the issuance date cannot become Maltese citizens. However, children born after the issuance date can automatically acquire Maltese citizenship.