The Republic of Malta is a small archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea that lies between Sicily and the coasts of Libya and Tunisia. The island nation enjoys a stable political climate and has excellent air links.

It has been a member of the EU since 2004, and of the Schengen Area since 2007.

In 2013, the Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP) was created to provide high-value investors with good moral character an opportunity to obtain Maltese citizenship by making a substantial investment in the country.  The MIIP offers people the chance to acquire citizenship in a country that has one of the most reliable, stable economies of the EU and Eurozone.

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What are the key benefits of the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme?

Because it is part of the European Union, the Maltese Citizenship by Investment programme provides many advantages, including:

  • visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 184 destinations
  • the only citizenship program which has visa-free access to the USA
  • access to well established EU healthcare systems
  • processing is quick, simple, and straightforward
  • eligible dependents include spouses, partners, and children below the age of 25, and parents over the age of 55

How do I obtain Citizenship by Investment in Malta?

There are three investment routes to choose from:

National Economic and Social Development Fund

The investor must be at least 18 years old make the following contributions to the National Economic and Social Development Fund.

  • Investor € 650,000
  • Spouse € 25,000
  • Each dependent under 18 years old € 25,000
  • Children 18 – 26 (unmarried) € 50,000
  • Adult children (physically or mentally challenged) € 50,000

Residential Property

  1. Buying real estate worth at least € 350,000 and maintaining ownership for five years; or
  2. leasing a property for five years with a minimum annual rent of € 16,000.

The third option is to invest in bonds, stocks, or debentures to the value of € 150,000.

As of April 2020, the following fees apply:

Due Diligence Fees:

  • Principal applicant – € 7,500
  • Spouse – € 5,000
  • Minor dependents (aged 0-12) – no fee
  • Minor dependents (aged 13-17) – € 3,000 each
  • Adult dependents – € 5,000 each

Malta Passport Fees

  • All candidates – € 500 each

Bank Charges

  • Per application – € 200

Our experienced team of immigration lawyers can assist you in completing the application form and collating and presenting the necessary documents.

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