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MALTA NATURALIZATION

RESIDENCY AND CITIZENSHIP

Overview

Maltese Citizenship by Exceptional Services may be granted under an amendment passed in 2020 to the Maltese Citizenship Act. By virtue of Legal Notice 437 of 2020 (Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services Regulations) the rules providing for affluent persons of impeccable standing and repute to be naturalised and to receive Maltese citizenship on the basis of a contribution to and investment in Malta were promulgated.
Applications under these regulations by direct investment shall not exceed four hundred (400) yearly and one thousand five hundred (1,500) in total.

  • icon Processing time

    1 year (EUR 750,000 Direct Investment) or 3 years (EUR 600,000 Direct Investment)

  • icon Visa free travel

    184 Visa free countries

  • icon Investment type

    Non-refundable Investment +Property Purchase or Rental + Philanthropic Donation

  • icon Investment cost

    Non-refundable Investment of €750,000 after completing 1 year of residency or €600,000 after completing 3 years of residency and €50,000 per additional dependent + EUR 700,000 on a real estate investment or enter a property rental contract for at least €16,000 p.a for 5 years + EUR 10,000 on a Philanthropic Donation

  • icon Family dependents

    Spouse, unmarried and financially dependent children below 28 years old and dependent parents and grandparents over 55 years old

  • icon Passport validity

    Ten (10) years for both Adults and minor children

Citizenship law or Residency Law

Country Info

Malta is located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, on the southern tip of Europe, strategically located between Sicily, Italy and North Africa. 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. 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.

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CAPITAL

Valletta

POPULATION

514,564

LANGUAGE

Maltese, English

GOVERNMENT TYPE

Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic

CURRENCY

Euro (EUR)

EXCHANGE RATE

1 USD = 0.9214EUR

Benefits

Costs

The Malta program includes three financial requirements:

1.A contribution to the Malta National Development and Social Fund
2.A real estate investment (rental or purchase)
3.A philanthropic donation

1. DONATION TO THE MALTA NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL FUND

Non-refundable financial contribution to the Malta National Development & Social Fund

Investment to the National Development & Social Fund (after completing 3 years of residency)
EUR 600,000
(OR) Investment to the National Development & Social Fund (after completing 1 year of residency)
EUR 750,000
Spouse and children are required to contribute
EUR 50,000
Dependent Parents
EUR 50,000

2. REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT (RENTAL OR PURCHASE)

In additional to the non-refundable investment, a property transaction is required. This could be a property purchase for a value of EUR 700,000 or alternatively a property rental for a minimum of EUR 16,000 per annum for 5 years.

Property Purchase
EUR 700,000
(OR) Enter a Property Rental contract per annum (minimum) (both to be held for 5-years)
EUR 16,000 (minimum)

3. PHILANTROPIC DONATION

In addition to the non-refundable investment to the national fund and the real estate investment, a philanthropic contribution of a minimum of EUR 10,000 is required to a registered sport, cultural, scientific, philanthropic, animal welfare, or artistic non governmental organization or society as approved by Community Malta Agency.

Philanthropic Donation
EUR 10,000
RESIDENCE STATUS

The law also establishes a "residence requirement" which is evidence of a genuine link with Malta. Candidates must commit to a minimum physical presence in Malta before citizenship is granted.

DUE DILIGENCE & BACKGROUND CHECKS

Compulsory background checks are payable to the Government who appoints a preferred due diligence agency. These fees are payable upon the submission of the application.

Main Applicant
EUR 15,000
Spouse
EUR 10,000
Children aged 28 and parents above 55
EUR 10,000

Citizenship Invest professional fees, official application forms, certification of citizenship and passport, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated. A detailed quotation with no hidden costs is provided for the specific case.

Required Documents

Citizenship Invest appoints a Document Collection Specialist for each case. The firm offers a bespoke service that simplifies the application process, requesting from clients the bear minimum. Our job is to simplify the document collection as much as possible and when required we obtain the documents for the client without their involvement. Please note the below list is to be used as a guideline only, after assessing the particular case Citizenship Invest prepares a personalized checklist.

Documents required from each applicant including children:

  • International Passports & Foreign Residence Cards
  • Evidence of Dependency including Acts of Marriage, Birth etc
  • An electronic identity registration form,
  • Application forms for naturalization,
  • Health Insurance Policy
  • Original excerpt of Birth record or certified copy of Birth certificates
  • Medical Report
  • A clean Criminal Record for all adults for both Country of Birth & Country of Residence (If different) (Applicants above 16)

Documents required only from the main applicant:

  • Original Bank statements as proof of financial resources,
  • A statement of the annual income and wealth information,
  • Full details about family, education and previous employment,
  • Evidence of Residential Address
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Residency Proposal Letter

Documents required only if married persons apply together:

  • Original excerpt of marriage record or certified copy of marriage certificates
  • Certified copy of divorce certificate (if applicable).

For a personalized document checklist please contact us.

Timeline

WEEK 1

Signing of CI Retainer Agreement and first Payment of CI Professional Fees.
All Documents collected and file prepared.

MONTH 1

Main Applicant and all Adult Dependents travel to Malta. Submission of Residency Application. Payment of Government Application Fees. Residency cards issued in 15 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.

MONTH 4

Community Malta Agency reviews application, source of funds, background checks
Letter of Approval for Eligibility is issued.

MONTH 14

Submission of Citizenship Application. Due Diligence is updated.
Approval in Principle and Investment is made. Oath of Allegiance. Certificate of Naturalization.

The estimated time to receive citizenship approval depends on the due diligence processing time and the specific case.

MALTA NATURALIZATION VISA FREE countries

* Visa on arrival

184Countries

AMERICAS
  • Antigua & Barbuda
    Argentina
    Bahamas
    Barbados
    Belize
    Bolivia*
    Brazil
    Canada
    Chile
    Colombia
    Costa Rica
    Dominica
    Dominica Republic
    Ecuador
    El Salvador
    Grenada
    Guatemala
    Haiti
    Honduras
    Jamaica
    Mexico
    Nicaragua
    Panama
    Paraguay
    Peru
    St. Kitts & Nevis
    St. Lucia
    St. Vincent & The Grenadines
    Suriname*
    Trinidad and Tobago
    Uruguay
    USA
    Venezuela
AFRICA
  • Botswana
    Burkina Faso*
    Cape Verde*
    Comoros*
    Djibouti*
    Egypt*
    Gambia
    Guinea-Bissau*
    Lesotho*
    Madagascar*
    Malawi*
    Mauritania*
    Mauritius
    Morocco
    Mozambique*
    São Tomé and Príncipe
    Senegal
    Seychelles
    South Africa
    Swaziland
    Tanzania
    Togo*
    Tunisia
    Uganda
    Zambia
    Zimbabwe
EUROPE
  • Albania
    Andorra
    Austria
    Belgium
    Bosnia & Herzegovina
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    Estonia
    Finland
    France
    Georgia
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Ireland (Rep.)
    Italy
    Latvia
    Liechtenstein
    Lithuania
    Luxembourg
    Macedonia (FYROM)
    Moldova
    Monaco
    Montenegro
    Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    San Marino
    Serbia
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    Ukraine
    United Kingdom
    Vatican City
ASIA
  • Armenia
    Bahrain*
    Bangladesh*
    Brunei
    Cambodia*
    Hong Kong*
    Indonesia
    Iran*
    Israel
    Japan
    Jordan*
    Kazakstan
    Kyrgyzstan
    Laos*
    Lebanon*
    Macau*
    Malaysia
    Maldives*
    Nepal*
    Oman*
    Palestinian Territories
    Philippines
    Singapore
    South Korea
    Tajikistan*
    Thailand*
    UAE
OCEANIA
  • Fiji
    Kiribati
    Marshall Islands
    Micronesia
    New Zealand
    Palau
    Papua New Guinea*
    Samoa
    Solomon Isl.*
    Timor-Leste
    Tonga
    Tuvalu
    Vanuatu
E-VISA
  • Australia
    Azerbaijan
    Gabon
    India
    Kenya
    Kuwait
    Myanmar
    Sri Lanka
    Turkey
* 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.

*The list of countries is subject to variations depending on each government's policy and so is access to these countries.

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Content
  • Program Overview
  • Citizenship Law
  • Country profile
  • Benefits of the program
  • Applicants Qualifications
  • Investment requirements
  • Application Fees
  • Document Checklist
  • List of countries Visa free and on arrival
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