Citizenship by Investment Program

The Citizenship by Investment Program is the most recent program launched in Malta which aims to attract ultra high net worth individuals, who must contribute a one time investment in Malta.

Once a contribution as indicated below is made and the necessary due diligence and requirements are satisfied, the applicant, as well as his/her dependents will become a citizenship by naturalisation of Malta, and hence the EU. A passport will be provided and such beneficiaries will be entitled with all rights attached to citizenship, including free movement, residency and right to work.

The Contributions which have to be made are all the following:

Main Contribution

  • - Main applicant contribution to National Development Fund: EUR650,000
  • - Contribution for spouse and minor children: EUR25,000 each.
  • - Contribution for dependents (children aged 18 to 25 years, or dependent parents aged 55 and above):      EUR50,000 each

Purchase or lease of immovable property in Malta

  • Applicants must acquire immovable property in Malta having a minimum value of Euro 350,000; or
  • Take on a lease of a residential immovable property in Malta for a minimum annual rent of Euro 16,000;

             which shall be retained by the applicant for at least 5 years from the date of purchase or lease;

Further investments

Applicants shall undertake to make investments in Malta amounting to Euro 150,000 in stocks, bonds and other investments, identified by the Established Agency and has to retain such investments for a period of not less than 5 years.

Other considerations

  1. - There are prescriptive time limits within which the contributions must be made
  2. - The main applicant must reside in Malta for a period of12 months preceding the day of the issuing of the certificate of naturalisation (citizenship).
  3. - Statutory Application fees apply- These have been set as follows:
  • Main Applicant : Eur 7,500
  • Children Aged 13-18 years : Eur 3,000 (each)
  • Spouses, adult children and dependent parents : Eur 5,000 (Each)

      4. Applications may only be submitted through authorized agents or the concessionaire

The application for this program will also be subject to a strict due diligence process and applicants, including his/her dependents will have to satisfy a ‘fit and proper’ test, which focuses on health and conduct.

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