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Malta Citizenship by Investment

  • The Renewed Malta Citizenship by Investment Program
  • Maltese passport after one or three years of residency (depending on the selected investment value)
  • Qualifying Investments from €700,000 - €1,460,000 (depending on type of Investment)
  • Residency cards within one to three weeks
  • Visa-Free access to 182+ countries Including EU, UK, USA & Canada
  • Right to live, work or study in 27 EU member states

The Renewed Maltese Citizenship Program.

Investments into the Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment Program start at €700,000. This renewed program offers both standard and expedited Maltese Passport acquisition routes. Investors may apply for citizenship within 12 or 36 months of residency, depending on the selected investment value.

Malta Citizenship by Investment

The renewed Maltese Citizenship Program offers a secure EU relocation route with a fast and straightforward residency acquisition for the entire family. Passports are issued after one year through the expedited route, and three years through the standard option. 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 only one year. 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. Also, applicants must donate €10,000 to a registered charitable organisation. Maltese passports grant the holder the right to live, work or study throughout the EU, as well as providing global mobility and lifelong family security.

  • Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Malta (EU) Citizenship

    Maltese Citizenship after one to three years (depending on the selected investment value)
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Member of the EU

    Freedom to live, work or study throughout the EU
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Visa-free travel worldwide

    Visa-free access to 182+ countries including EU, UK, USA & Canada
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Fast-Track residence cards

    Residence Cards within one to three weeks, granting Schengen zone mobility for 18 months
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Entire family are eligible

    Including spouse, children and parents
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    Attractive tax regime

    Taxation on remittance basis available to non-domiciled individuals
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    Dual citizenship

    Malta allows for dual citizenship
  • Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Double taxation relief

    Extensive treaty protection from double taxation
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Visa-free access to 182 countries

A Maltese passport grants unrestricted global visa-free access to over 182 countries, including the EU, UK, USA and Canada. 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, which allows for visa-free travel throughout the Schengen area before Maltese citizenship is granted.

Visa-free access to 182 countries

Investment requirements

From €700,000 - €1,460,000

Qualifying investments for the Maltese Citizenship programme 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 €700,000 (shortened residency period of 12 months before citizenship application). Additionally, a €10,000 philanthropic donation 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 – Expedited option. 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 charitable 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 to application approval.

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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. The principal applicant together with the dependents, must be covered by global health insurance.

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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 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.

180 days
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 passport

Once your passport application has been reviewed by the Maltese Government and the Registry office you will be invited to visit Malta to swear the oath and collect your passport.

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    • Passport in 3-4 months
    • Minimum Investment – $100,000
    • Visa free travel to 132 countries