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Malta Citizenship By Investment

Malta Citizenship By Investment


The New Maltese Citizenship Regulations

Investments into the Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment Program start at €700,000.

The new regulations offers different optional routes for residency which can lead to citizenship. Investors may apply for citizenship after 36 months or by exception 12 months, depending on the selected investment value.

Malta Citizenship by Investment

The renewed Maltese Citizenship Regulations offer the possibility for an individual to apply for a residency permit which can lead to Maltese citizenship after 36 months or by exception 12 months against a higher investment.

Qualifying investments start from €700,000, with several options. Initial contribution of €600,000 receive a three-year residency, after which time citizenship may be applied for, whereas a €750,000 contribution enables citizenship to become eligible after at least one year of residency.

Investors must also decide whether to purchase a property at a minimum real estate value of €700,000 or rent a property at €18,000 minimum per annum. These must be kept for a minimum period of 5 years from the date of the certificate of naturalisation.

Also, applicants must donate €10,000 to a registered and compliant charitable organisation.

Maltese citizenship gives the possibility for an individual to live, work or study within the EU, as well as providing global mobility and lifelong family security.

  • Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Malta (EU) Citizenship

    Maltese Citizenship after three years of residency or by exception one year of residency (depending on the selected investment value)
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Visa-free travel worldwide

    Visa-free access to 182+ countries
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Entire family are eligible

    Including spouse, children and parents
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Dual citizenship

    Malta allows for dual citizenship
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Visa-free access to 182 countries

A Maltese passport grants unrestricted global visa-free access to over 182 countries. As a citizen of Malta, passport holders have the freedom to attend last-minute business trips or take spontaneous family holidays. In the first three weeks of the application process, investors receive a Maltese residence card, before Maltese eligibility and citizenship application can be submitted.

Visa-free access to 182 countries

Investment requirements

From €700,000 - €1,460,000

Qualifying investments for the Maltese Citizenship Regulations range from €700,000 - €1,460,000.

The investment value depends on the chosen contribution option, and whether the applicant decides to purchase a property at €700,000 or above, or rent a residence for at least five years at €18,000 per annum or higher.

Investors may contribute €600,000 (36 months of residency, with citizenship application thereafter), or by exception a higher investment of €700,000 and a period of 12 months of residence before citizenship application).

Additionally, a €10,000 donation to a registered and compliant NGO is mandatory.

  • €600,000 / €750,000 – Non-refundable Government fund contribution

    • €600,000 – Standard Option. Investors must hold residency for three years before applying for citizenship
    • €750,000 – By exception Investors must hold residency for one year before applying for citizenship
  • €90,000 / €700,000 – Rent or real estate purchase

    • €700,000 - Minimum real estate purchase value
    • €90,000 – Rental for five years. Should the investor reside on a rental basis, they must lease a property for at least five years at a minimum of €18,000 per annum
  • €10,000 – Donation to a non-profit organisation

    A mandatory donation, which can be divided between several registered and compliant voluntary organisations

Malta Citizenship acquisition process

Astons' focus is on providing a hassle-free and seamless service assisting you with your second citizenship application.

We guide you through every step of the Maltese citizenship acquisition process with due diligence and care, ensuring that your application is submitted correctly and followed up throughout the application process.

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3–4 days
Talk to Astons immigration advisers

Our citizenship advisors will evaluate your circumstances and assist you in selecting the most suitable investment options, matching your required criteria to ensure a successful application.

The primary applicant may add dependents to a citizenship application such as his/her spouse, children under 29 years of age and parents of at least 55 years of age. The principal applicant for Malta Citizenship by Investment must be at least 18 years of age.

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Select investment options

At this stage, applicants will be advised on the most suitable contribution options depending on whether they decide to apply on a standard or expedited basis. Astons' team will also assist with the real estate acquisition or lease based on the investor's requirement

3–4 days
Visit Malta to view properties
Apply for a residence card

A residence card application is submitted to initiate the 36 month of by exception the 12-month residency requirement. The physical presence of the applicant is required for biometrics to be captured.

Prepare documents for citizenship

A detailed checklist will be provided, and you will be guided through the document collation stage. Experienced citizenship advisers will review all documents for compliance.

Processing time
Processing of citizenship application

The Government of Malta vets each application through a thorough due diligence check, during which time submitted information is examined and verified.

Malta Citizenship acquisition process
Acquire a Maltese Citizenship

Once your citizenship application has been reviewed by the Maltese Government and the Registry office you will be invited to visit Malta to swear the oath of allegiance to the Republic of Malta and collect apply for your passport. Astons is a Sub-Agent of an authorised agent Latitude Consultancy Malta Limited (Licence number AKM-LATI-21)

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