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Malta Citizenship by Investment

  • European Passport in
    14 months
  • Minimum Investment from
    €896,000
  • Investments to be kept for
    5 Years
  • Visa Free Travel to
    182 Countries

The first EU-approved citizenship Program, Malta is your direct route to obtaining one of the most coveted European passports in the world.

Live, work and study anywhere in the EU with extensive benefits to visa-free travel over 182 countries worldwide, including the EU, UK, and the USA.

Program Benefits

Acquire European citizenship with freedom to live, work and study in any of the 28 EU countries through the Individual Investor Program of the Republic of Malta. The first program to be accepted by the European Commission, Malta offers a secure route to relocate personal or business affairs to the EU with a European passport obtained in just 14 months. The minimum investments required are €896,000 - €1,150,000, almost half the cost of alternative EU programs. The investment amount varies depending on whether an applicant decides to proceed with buying or renting a property.

  • European passport

    Passport granted in 14 months
  • Member of the EU

    Enjoy EU Freedoms to live, work, study or travel anywhere in the EU
  • Visa-free travel worldwide

    Visa-free access to 182 countries including EU & UK, USA & Canada
  • Fast-track residence cards

    Fast track residence cards within 1-3 weeks with Schengen mobility for 18 months
  • Entire family are eligible

    Including spouse, children and parents
  • High standard of living

    Advanced Healthcare and High Quality Education
  • Partially repayable investment

    After 5 years, investments in government bonds and property can be released
  • Attractive tax regime

    Taxation on remittance basis available to non-domiciled individuals
  • Valid for life

    Transferable to descendants
  • Dual citizenship

    Malta allows for dual citizenship
  • Double taxation relief

    Extensive treaty protection from double taxation
  • Easy & straightforward process

    No language tests
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Visa-free travel to 182 countries worldwide

Global visa-free travel without visa applications and restrictions. Travel the world with a Maltese passport — get visa-free access to over 182 countries worldwide, including in the EU & UK, USA and Canada. Go on a last-minute business trip or take your family on a spontaneous holiday in Europe.

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Investment requirements

From €896,000 - €1,150,000

Under the Maltese Citizenship program, a minimum investment in excess €896,000 - €1,150,000 is required, depending on whether an applicant decides to purchase or lease a property. Out of this amount, a non-refundable €650,000 will be contributed to the national development fund set up by the government. The remaining amount is spread between an €150,000 investment in government-approved financial instruments and acquisition of a property in Malta, with an option to purchase property for a minimum value of €350,000 or lease a property for at least €16,000 p.a. In addition, it is obligatory to hold a global health insurance policy with a cover amount of €50,000 for each family member.

  • €650,000 – Non-refundable contribution

    Non-refundable contribution of €650,000 to the National Development & Social Fund set up by the government.

  • €150,000 – Investments in Government bonds or securities

    To be held for a minimum of 5 years after citizenship has been granted.

  • €80,000 / €350,000 – Rent or purchase a property

    An applicant will be required to buy a property for a minimum value of €350,000 or lease a property for at least €16,000 p.a. The property must be held for the duration of your residence card (minimum 12 months) and a further 5 years after citizenship has been granted.

  • €3,000 – Private health insurance policy

    The applicant and his/her family should have valid medical insurance with a €50,000 coverage per person. The annual insurance payment will total €500-€600 per individual.

Malta Citizenship Acquisition Process

Astons' focus is to provide a hassle-free and seamless service assisting you with the citizenship application. We will 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. We ensure that your second passport application is a successful and pleasurable experience.

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3–4 days
Preparation
1
Talk to Astons immigration advisers

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

Who is eligible: The main applicant may add dependents to a citizenship application such as his/her spouse, children under 26 years of age and parents at least 55 years of age.
The Main Applicant for Malta Citizenship by Investment must be at least 18 years of age. The main applicant together with the dependents must be covered by global health insurance.

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2
Choose investment options

In order to qualify for Malta Citizenship by Investment, the main applicant must have €1,150,000. As a non-refundable part, €650,000 will be contributed to the national development fund set up by the government. The remaining amount is spread between €150,000 investment in government approved financial instruments and acquisition of a property in Malta, having a minimum value of €350,000.

In addition, its obligatory to hold a global health insurance policy with a cover amount of €50,000 for each family member.

€650,000 - Non Refundable Contribution

Contribution of €650,000 to the National Development & Social Fund set up by the government

€550,000 - Investments in Property and Government bonds

€150,000 - Investments in Government bonds or securities

And

€350,000 purchase property or lease a property for at least €16,000 p.a. The
property must be held for the duration of your residence card, (minimum 12 months)
and a further 5 years after citizenship has been granted.

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3
Apply for a residence card

A residence card application is submitted to get the ball rolling on the 12-month residency requirement. Physical presence of the applicant is required for biometrics to be captured.

4
Prepare documents for citizenship

A detailed checklist will be provided, and you will be guided through the documents collection stage. Experienced citizenship advisers will be checking all documents for compliance to ensure all requirements are met.

180 days
Processing time
5
Processing of citizenship application

Each application is vetted by the Government of Malta through a thorough due diligence check, during which time submitted information is examined and verified.

6
Receive Your Pre-Approval

Once the application is reviewed and the decision is made, the government will issue a letter advising you of their decision.

7
Complete the investments

Transfer the non-refundable contribution amount to Malta within 20 days. Within 4 months, complete the investment into Malta government bonds, sign a 5-year lease agreement or purchase a property, extend your health insurance and provide evidence of time spent in Malta.

8
Acquire a Maltese passport in 14 months

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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Tas-Sellum Residence, Mellieha, Malta

from €369,000

Tas-Sellum Residence in Mellieha is a beautiful standard-setting seafront development offering instant access to the Malta’s largest sandy beach Mellieha Bay. Entrance into an open plan Fitted kitchen / dining / living room with balcony overlooking the pool Area. Two double bedrooms both with ensuite facilities and guest toilet with laundry room.

  • PlaceMellieha, Malta
  • Bedrooms2 bedroom suite
  • Space​​150 sq ft

The Shoreline, Kalkara, Smart City, Malta

from €380,000

The Shoreline is a multi-purpose complex on the seafront, 9th floor Sea view Apartment forming part of this development comprises an open plan kitchen area leading out to a well sized terrace with seaviews, 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom.

  • PlaceKalkara, Malta
  • Bedrooms1 bedroom suite
  • Space​​82 sq ft

St Pauls Bay, Malta

from €360,000

An excellent opportunity to acquire a spacious Seafront apartment with stunning unobstructed sea and country views situated in the highly sought after seaside village of St Paul’s Bay in the north of the island. A practical layout with a typical floor plan comprising 3 spacious bedrooms.

  • PlaceSt Pauls Bay, Malta
  • Bedrooms3 bedroom suite
  • SpaceTBC
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