• Dependents include:
    1. Spouse
    2. Dependent children up to 28 years old
    3. Dependent parents or grandparents aged at least 55 years
  • Member of the European Union and Schengen Area
  • Dual citizenship is permitted
  • Citizenship for life, applicable for future generations
  • The applicant can live, travel, work, study and buy land or property anywhere in the 27 EU countries and Switzerland
  • Visa-free travel/entry to over 180 countries including the UK, EU, Canada and USA (eTA)
  • Low-cost and tax-efficient jurisdiction
  • Free access to public education and healthcare system
  • No language requirement
  • No education or management experience required

Investment Options

The applicant must fulfil 3 investment requirements:

  1. Make a property investment in one of the followings:
    • Purchase a real estate property of at least EUR 700,000 to be held for at least 5 years; or
    • Lease a property with an annual rental of at least EUR 16,000 for at least 5 years
  2. Make a contribution to the Malta Government of:
    • EUR 750,000 (for 12-Month Residency); or
    • EUR 600,000 (for 36-month Residency)

PLUS EUR 50,000 for each qualifying dependent

  • Donate at least EUR 10,000 to a registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare or artistic non-governmental organisation or society


  • Be over 18 years of age and non-EU citizen
  • Make qualifying investment and contribution in Malta
  • Hold the property investment for a minimum of 5 years from the issuance of the certificate of citizenship
  • Have a clean criminal record
  • Subscribe to a health insurance coverage for all family member
  • Be in good health and of good reputation
  • Evidence the investment’s source of funds
  • Provide proof of residence in Malta
  • Hold resident status in Malta for at least 12 or 36 months prior to acquiring citizenship

Process (16-40 months – variable)

  • Prepare applications and sign Power of Attorney
  • Apply for Residency Permit in Malta and complete Tier 1 due diligence
  • Visit Malta and submit biometric data
  • Upon receipt of the Residency Card, submit the citizenship eligibility application through a government-approved firm
  • Review of the application by Maltese authorities and conduction of Tiers 2, 3 and 4 due diligence, to confirm eligibility
  • After 12 (or 36 months), submit the citizenship application
  • Review of the application and update of the due diligence
  • Upon receipt of the citizenship application approval, fulfil the investment and donation requirements
  • Take Oath of Allegiance in Malta and receive Certificate of Naturalization

The present document is intended for guidance and general information only and does not constitute or purport to provide you with legal advice. Such information is subject to changes without notice. Each case is unique and depends on the facts and circumstances of the individual and due consideration should be taken if applying the general information to your personal situation. For an evaluation of your personal circumstances one of our legal team would be happy to assist.