Citizenship and Residence by Investment

The Government of Malta introduced Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment policy and started accepting applicants in 2020. This initiative was taken after the Maltese Citizenship by Investment Program was closed the year before.
It is required for applicants of this program to fulfil the essential eligibility criteria of being over 18 years old, in good health and without a criminal record. Apart from that, to apply to this program, you must proceed with a contribution of at least EUR 600,000 and the purchase of a residential property of at least EUR 700,000, which must be held for five years. An alternative to the Real Estate purchase is the lease of a residential property with a rental value of at least EUR 16,000 per year. A donation of at least EUR 10,000 is also required. This can be done to a sport, cultural, scientific, philanthropic, animal welfare, or artistic non-governmental organization in Malta.

Minimum Investment by Donation

EUR 600,000

Minimum Investment In Real Estate

EUR 700,000

Time to Citizenship

12-24 months

Visa - free Access

180 countries

VISA-Free countries

Malta is a European Union member state, and those with a Maltese passport can travel visa-free and visa-on-arrival to more than 180 countries and territories worldwide, including the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It is also a member of the Schengen area, which means that passport holders can easily travel between the other 26 countries of the Schengen area.

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