The Maltese passport is currently ranked as the 9th strongest passport in the world with visa free travel to 168 countries, including the EU and Canada. Maltese citizens are citizens of the European Union and as such can live, work and study in any country within the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland.
You and your family will obtain European Citizenship without having to renounce your current nationality. To qualify for Citizenship, the main applicant will be required to provide proof of having been a resident of Malta for a period of 12 months preceding the issuing of a certificate of naturalization.
The Malta by Investment Programme or the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) as it is commonly known, by virtue of Legal Notice LN47/2014, allows for the granting of citizenship by a certificate of naturalization to individuals and their families who contribute to the economic and social development of Malta. Subject to a stringent vetting and diligence process, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their dependents are granted citizenship in exchange for such contribution.
Irrevocable second citizenship
European Citizenship and second passport within 2 years
Citizenship of a well-respected EU country
It is in the Schengen Area
No language requirements
Good quality of life
Stable political system and climate
Citizenship for life which can be passed onto future generations by descent
Dual Nationality is recognized in Malta so no obligation to relinquish your current nationality
Visa free travel to 168 countries
Lists include Schengen States, the United Kingdom and Canada
Reputable second passport easy to obtain visas when required
The Maltese Individual Investor Programme meets all legal requirements and is guaranteed by the Government of Malta
Malta has double taxation treaties with around 60 countries
Special tax concessions apply for non-resident / non-domiciled owners
All legislation is in English and Maltese
Most companies generally conduct business in English.
One of the leading financial service centres in the world.
Unrestricted right to live, work and study in Europe & Switzerland
Access to free education in the EU
Access to free healthcare in the EU
Right to own land in any EU Country
Spouse and children below 18 years of age obtain a second passport
Dependent children between the age of 18 – 26 years of age.
Dependent parents over the age of 55 years.
The Individual Investor Program of the Republic of Malta (MIIP) requires making a contribution to the National Development and Social Fund of Malta, an investment into real estate and an investment into stocks or bonds.
The following contributions and fees shall be required as a minimum to qualify for citizenship under the MIIP.
The following contributions and fees shall be required as a minimum to qualify for citizenship under the IIP.
Government Donation (Non-refundable)
|Real Estate Purchase||€350,000|
|Government Approved Financial instruments (stocks /|
For a full breakdown of the government fees, legal fees and other fees payable, please contact us.
Signing of CI Retainer Agreement and first Payment of CI Professional Fees.
All Documents collected and file prepared for e-residence application in the first instance. Payment of Government Application Fees.
Travel to Malta for first appointment at Identity Malta’s Office for document signing and to capture required biometric data and issue the e-residency card (around 5 working days). The e-residency card for the purpose of the MIIP is valid for 18 months.
CI will assist to acquire a property which meets your requirements.
CI compiles the complete file for submission of the full application.
CI submits the formal application to Identity Malta for the Maltese Government to carry out their due diligence. Payment of second Government Application Fees.
If successful, an Approval in Principle letter will be issued by Identity Malta. (This takes approximately 4 months from submission of the formal application).
On receipt of Approval in Principle letter, the final Contribution Request Voucher (CRV), requesting payment for the remaining fees will also be issued. The final Government Contribution payment must be made within 20 days.
Final Government Contribution payment made to Identity Malta
File Submission Payment of CI Professional Fees are payable.
Within 4 months from receipt of Approval in Principle letter mandatory documents must be provided.
Payment of final CI Professional fees
The applicant and dependents are invited to Malta to take the Oath of Allegiance and provide bio-metrics for the passports. Passports are typically issued within 5 working days from the day of the Oath.
151 Countries visa-free travel
Antigua & Barbuda
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
São Tomé and Príncipe
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Papua New Guinea*
* Visa on arrival
The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.
Note: According to UK policy, you can stay in the UK for up to 6 months per year.
Malta is located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, on the southern tip of Europe, strategically located between Sicily, Italy and North Africa. It is conveniently just a few hours’ flight from most major cities in Europe and North Africa, it offers daily flights to major European and North African cities. It enjoys an excellent Mediterranean climate, with very mild winters and warm to hot summers and is stable and safe with a very low crime rate.
Malta has a 7,500-year history, it has a highly cultured, well-educated society and is one of the smallest populated countries in the world with little over 450,000 residents. The government of Malta is democratically elected, it is a republic whose parliamentary system is modeled on the British system and has a very strong legal system and well established institutions. It enjoys a highly evolved educational system and excellent health services. Malta is classified as an advanced economy together with 32 other countries according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it has highly developed industry, tourism and financial sectors, and is well linked with Europe and the world. A robust, EU-compliant regulatory framework, diverse ecosystem and highly-skilled workforce help contribute to the success story of European Malta.
To know more about investing in Malta's permanent residence and citizenship program, please contact us or send a call back request and one of our specialists will contact you to discuss your needs.