Malta

Citizenship by Investment

Minimum Investment

€1,200,000

Donation + Investment

Time To Citizenship

18

Months

Visa-Free Access

183

Countries & Territories

INVESTMENT REQUIREMENTS

All 3 investments below are needed as a qualifier for your application to the Malta Individual Investor Programme.

REQUIREMENT 1

NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL FUND CONTRIBUTION (POST-APPROVAL)

  • Main applicant: EUR 650,000.
  • Spouse and children (under 18 years): EUR 25,000.
  • Unmarried and financially dependent children between 18 and 26 years, parents and grandparents: EUR 50,000.

REQUIREMENT 2

QUALIFYING INVESTMENT

  • EUR 150,000 is to be held for a minimum period of 5 years and can be achieved through debt, and/or equity securities, and/or collective investment schemes listed on the Official List of the Malta Stock Exchange.

REQUIREMENT 3

REAL ESTATE

  • Property investment of of at least: EUR 350,000.
  • OR
  • Applicants can also enter into a property rental contract for a minimum of EUR 16,000 p.a.

Both options require a 5-year contract.

MALTESE CITIZENSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS

Month 1-2

Profile Assessment& Preliminary Due Diligence Check
Retain IRC Invest & Payment % of Legal Fee
Commence Government Document Collection

Month 2-4

4 Day Trip to Malta & Property Selection Purchase / Lease
Property Deposit Down Payment
Bank Account Compliance
Biometrics for Citizenship & Residency Card

Month 5-8

Bank Account Opening Approval
Property Full Amount Escrow Deposit
Escrow Payment Government Bonds/Stocks
File MIIPA Government Submission
Government Fund Transfer & Processing Fees %
Government Due Diligence Checks

Month 8-12

Evidence of 12-Month Residency Requirement

Month 12-15

Government Due Diligence Checks.

Month 15-17

Government Citizenship Approval
Government Escrow Fund Transfer & Processing Fees %

Month 17-18

Citizenship Certificate Issuance
Passport Issuance
National Identity Issuance

183 VISA-FREE TRAVEL COUNTRIES

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  •   Andorra
  •   Austria
  •   Belarus
  •   Belgium
  •   Bosnia and Herzegovina
  •   Bulgaria
  •   Croatia
  •   Cyprus
  •   Czech Republic
  •   Denmark
  •   Estonia
  •   Faroe Islands
  •   Finland
  •   France
  •   Germany
  •   Gibraltar
  •   Greece
  •   Greenland
  •   Hungary
  •   Iceland
  •   Ireland
  •   Italy
  •   Kosovo
  •   Latvia
  •   Liechtenstein
  •   Lithuania
  •   Luxembourg
  •   Moldova
  •   Monaco
  •   Montenegro
  •   Netherlands
  •   North Macedonia
  •   Norway
  •   Poland
  •   Portugal
  •   Romania
  •   San Marino
  •   Serbia
  •   Slovakia
  •   Slovenia
  •   Spain
  •   Sweden
  •   Switzerland
  •   Ukraine
  •   United Kingdom
  •   Vatican City
  •   Bangladesh *
  •   Brunei
  •   Cambodia *
  •   Hong Kong (SAR China)
  •   Indonesia
  •   Japan
  •   Kazakhstan
  •   Kyrgyzstan
  •   Laos *
  •   Macao (SAR China)
  •   Malaysia
  •   Maldives *
  •   Mongolia *
  •   Nepal *
  •   Pakistan **
  •   Philippines
  •   Singapore
  •   South Korea
  •   Sri Lanka **
  •   Taiwan
  •   Tajikistan *
  •   Thailand *
  •   Timor-Leste
  •   Uzbekistan
  •   Botswana
  •   Burkina Faso *
  •   Cape Verde Islands
  •   Comores Islands *
  •   Egypt *
  •   Eswatini (Swaziland)
  •   Gabon *
  •   Gambia
  •   Guinea-Bissau *
  •   Kenya *
  •   Lesotho
  •   Madagascar *
  •   Malawi *
  •   Mauritania *
  •   Mauritius
  •   Mayotte
  •   Morocco
  •   Mozambique *
  •   Reunion
  •   Rwanda *
  •   Sao Tome and Principe
  •   Senegal
  •   Seychelles *
  •   Sierra Leone *
  •   Somalia *
  •   South Africa
  •   St. Helena *
  •   Tanzania
  •   Togo *
  •   Tunisia
  •   Uganda
  •   Zambia
  •   Zimbabwe
  •   American Samoa **
  •   Australia **
  •   Cook Islands
  •   Fiji
  •   French Polynesia
  •   Guam **
  •   Kiribati
  •   Marshall Islands
  •   Micronesia
  •   New Caledonia
  •   New Zealand **
  •   Niue
  •   Northern Mariana Islands **
  •   Palau Islands
  •   Papua New Guinea *
  •   Samoa
  •   Solomon Islands
  •   Tonga
  •   Tuvalu
  •   Vanuatu
  •   Anguilla
  •   Antigua and Barbuda
  •   Aruba
  •   Bahamas
  •   Barbados
  •   Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
  •   British Virgin Islands
  •   Cayman Islands
  •   Curacao
  •   Dominica
  •   Dominican Republic
  •   French West Indies
  •   Grenada
  •   Haiti
  •   Jamaica
  •   Montserrat
  •   Puerto Rico **
  •   St. Kitts and Nevis
  •   St. Lucia
  •   St. Maarten
  •   St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  •   Trinidad and Tobago
  •   Turks and Caicos Islands
  •   US Virgin Islands **
  •   Argentina
  •   Belize
  •   Bermuda
  •   Bolivia *
  •   Brazil
  •   Canada **
  •   Chile
  •   Colombia
  •   Costa Rica
  •   Ecuador
  •   El Salvador
  •   Falkland Islands
  •   French Guiana
  •   Guatemala
  •   Honduras
  •   Mexico
  •   Nicaragua
  •   Panama
  •   Paraguay
  •   Peru
  •   United States **
  •   Uruguay
  •   Venezuela
  •   Armenia
  •   Bahrain *
  •   Georgia
  •   Iran *
  •   Israel
  •   Jordan *
  •   Kuwait *
  •   Lebanon *
  •   Palestinian Territory
  •   Qatar
  •   Saudi Arabia *
  •   Turkey
  •   United Arab Emirates

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