From 2014, Malta had the Individual Investor Programme, which the European Commission had recognised as a “golden standard” among the available citizenship by investment programmes across the globe. In 2020, the Maltese government terminated the programme and launched the Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment.
Popular among investors, the programme grants citizenship to highly talented high-net-worth individuals and families who contribute to Malta’s economic growth. Applicants have two investment options:
- Acquire Maltese citizenship after one (1) year of residency in Malta with a contribution of €750,000
- Obtain Maltese citizenship after three (3) years of Maltese residency with a contribution of €600,000
Applicants are also required to make a charitable donation of €10,000 and purchase or rent a property in the country. The minimum amount for purchasing real estate is €700,000. If applicants opt to rent a property, the minimum annual rent is €16,000 for five years.
The granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services Regulations will be limited to a maximum number of 400 successful applicants annually, capped at 1,500 for the entire regulations.
Why apply for citizenship in Malta?
Malta may be one of Europe’s smallest countries, but its economic and political stability presents endless opportunities to foreign nationals. Located between Sicily and the North African coast, the island nation is part of the world’s largest economic zone. It is a European Union member and one of the 26 Schengen Area countries.
A Maltese passport allows holders to access 186 countries worldwide. Businesses also thrive through the country’s tax-efficient system with total freedom of capital and income movements. Moreover, investors can maximise the following industries:
Through the Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment, investors can live in one of the world’s safest countries in terms of disaster risk and wealth. Maltese citizens have access to top-class healthcare, and children learn in the country’s top-rated educational system.
Discover the wonders that await you in Malta. Are you ready to live the Mediterranean life with your Maltese citizenship? Get in touch with our team today!