Maltese citizenship by investment

A Guide to Maltese Citizenship by Investment


The Malta Residency to Citizenship Program is one of the world’s most prestigious and attractive Programs. It allows applicants the right to live, work and study in the 27 EU countries and enjoy travel freedom with visa-free access to 182 countries worldwide. 

Applicants receive a fast-track residence card within three weeks, which allows investors to reside in Malta and travel visa-free throughout the Schengen area for thirty-six months.

Eligibility Criteria

The main applicant must be at least 18 years of age

In possession of a valid travel document

Submit an application via our accredited IIP agents

Provide proof of having been a resident of Malta for a period of 12 months preceding the issuing of a certificate of naturalization.

Have Global Health Insurance coverage for the main applicant and each of the dependants.

Family members include

Spouse – in a monogamous marriage or a relationship akin to marriage

Dependants 18 years of age and under

Dependants between the age of 18 and 29 years of age, who are not married and who are wholly supported by the main applicant and form part of the household; and

Dependants over the age of 55 years (e.g. parents), who are wholly supported by and who form part of the household of the main applicant

Sterling migration hard at work

Steps by Step

Submission of Residency Forms to Agency for Due Diligence and Police Clearance;

Submission of Eligibility Pack to Agency for Completeness & Correctness/ Tier 3 & 4 Due Diligence;

The agency informs the Agent if the applicant is eligible to apply for Citizenship or not;

Subject to the option chosen (12 months or 36 months), the Agent presents a Citizenship application;

After further checks and due diligence, the Agency informs the Minister of the findings;

Minister to decide whether to approve the application based on the Agency findings;

Applicant fulfils his/her obligations (donation and property);

Oath of Allegiance in Malta / Certificate of Naturalisation by Investment.

Contribution – Investments

12-month options:

Applicant = Euro 750,000

Per dependent = Euro 50,000


36-month option:

Applicant = Euro 600,000

Per dependent = Euro 50,000


Lease: A domestic property with a minimum annual rental of Euro 16,000.

Purchase: A domestic property in Malta for a minimum of Euro 700,000.

Health insurance

It is a mandatory requirement that all family members hold global health insurance.

Links to Malta

An additional 10,000 Euro donation is required to a philanthropic cause, sporting, cultural, scientific, or environmental cause as approved by the agency.

Malta is not only recognised as a wonderful destination to relax and enjoy. It is also fast becoming a premier location that high-net-worth individuals and corporate organisations from across the globe are proud to call home.

The Maltese Program is a Residency by Investment Program that may lead to Citizenship, given that an investor/applicant is successfully eligible to acquire Maltese Nationality. This is subject to a stringent due diligence process and the approval of the Minister responsible for Citizenship. There is a capping of a maximum of four hundred (400) cases per year for a total of one thousand five hundred cases over a period of three years. 

The re-engineered Program provides investors with two possible routes to Citizenship, the first one following twelve months and another after thirty-six months. Families, including parents-in-law, grandparents, and dependents not exceeding the twenty-nine years age bracket, are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to satisfy the relevant criteria up to and including residing in Malta for a period and investing €10,000 in a local voluntary organization. Residency permits are being issued with an eligibility period of three years.