Citizenship by Investment

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A little about Malta

A small Mediterranean archipelago with a population of about 440,000, Malta is an EU and Eurozone member state and part of the Schengen area. A former British colony, it is a common law jurisdiction with a British education system and English as an official language.

Citizenship Procedure

The entire process of a citizenship application ordinarily takes 13 months to complete. A passport will not be issued prior to the 1 year residency being completed. The residence permit is obtained through the purchase or rent of immovable property in Malta. The applicant need not physically reside in Malta during this period.


The citizenship application will be lodged during the 1 year residency. Successful applicant will typically receive their Approval in Principle some 4 months later, at which point they will need to complete the required investments and to swear an oath of allegiance prior to formally obtaining Maltese citizenship.


In addition to fulfilling a great number of documentation requirements, all applicants must be in good standing and have a criminal record devoid of serious crimes. They are also required to have global health insurance covering up to EUR 50,000 in medical expenses.

  • A non-refundable donation of EUR 650,000 to the National Development and Social Fund.
  • The lease or purchase of immovable property in Malta for minimum five years: If lease, rental fee of no lower than EUR 16,000 p.a.. If purchase, acquisition price of no lower than EUR 350,000.
  • A EUR 150,000 investment in government bonds, divestible after five years.
  • Additional EUR 25,000 for spouse and for each dependent under 18 years old
  • Additional EUR 50,000 for each dependent between 18 and 26 years of age and 55 years of age and above
  • All applicants above 13 years of age are subject to due diligence fees of EUR 3-5000 each.
Key Benefits:
  • Visa-free travel to 173 countries and territories, including Schengen countries, UK, US and Canada.
  • Right of permanent settlement in all EU states, as well as Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Iceland.
  • Highest rated Citizenship-by-Investment program in the world.
  • Minimal residence requirements afterwards, predictable application process.
  • Very favorable tax regime.
  • Great lifestyle proposition: Low crime, English-speaking, extensive education system, Mediterranean climate, low cost of living

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