Citizenship-by-Investment Malta

Citizenship-by-Investment Malta through the Individual Investor Program which is capped at 1800 participants. Applicants must pass a fit and proper test, health tests, and must also provide minimum contributions, invest in real estate, as well as in bonds.

Citizenship-by-investment in Malta offers visa free travels to 167 countries.



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Eligibility Criteria

As at August 2017 the required contributions and investments were as follows:

  • Main applicant  €650,000
  • Spouse  €25,000
  • Minor children  €25,000 each
  • Children 18-26 (unmarried)  €50,000 each
  • Dependent parents over 55  €50,000 each
  • Adult children (physically or mentally challenged)  €50,000 each


The Real Estate Option on Malta

Citizenship-by-Investment applicants must within 4 months of receiving citizenship approval in principle either (1) buy residential property for at least €350,000 and keep for at least 5 years or (2) rent property with minimum annual rent of €16,000 for 5 years


Bonds investment

€150,000 in approved investments (must keep for minimum 5 years)


Procedure and Timeframes

12 months in the majority of cases.


Government processing fees

Government due diligence fees apply.


Key advantages

  • European passport
  • No taxes other than on income earned in Malta
  • No residency requirements
  • Family members can be included
  • Visa-free travel to numerous countries with this passport


About Malta

Primary language:  Maltese, Maltese Sign Language, English

Capital:  Valletta

Timezone:  CET

Total land size: 122 square miles

Population:  436,947

Currency: Euro

Government: Unitary parliamentary republic

Economy:  Foreign Trade, Manufacturing, Tourism

Nominal GDP: $42,239 per capita

Temperatures:  23C to 30C


Malta consists of 3 inhabited islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino) and some smaller uninhabited ones. It is located around 80 kilometers from Sicily (Italy) in the Mediterranean sea. Therefore, there is a Mediterranean climate. This means that summers are hot and winters mild. Valetta, the capital of Malta, even has the warmest winters of all capital cities on the European continent. The average daytime temperature throughout the year is about 23 °C. Malta has around 3.000 hours of sunshine per year, twice as much as the northern European countries.
Malta welcomes around 1.6 million tourists every year. Also the medical tourism increases.
Around 95% of Malta’s area is urban. There is an International Airport and two harbors with a car and passenger ferry service between Malta and Gozo.
The Republic of Malta is a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004 and part of the Eurozone since 1 January 2008. There may be no tax on property, inheritance or wealth in Malta.