Citizenship for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment

Introduction to the Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services Regulations


The regulations permit for the granting of citizenship by a certificate of naturalisation to highly talented high-net-worth individuals as well as their families who can contribute to the economic development of Malta.

It mandates the applicant and all the adult dependants to hold Maltese residency status for a minimum of 12 months

Under the new route, the applicant has the option to attain citizenship in 36 months instead of 12 months, reducing the contribution payable to the Government of Malta from €750,000 to €600,000; i.e. a savings of €150,000. This granting of citizenship by naturalisation for exceptional services by direct investment is regulated by S.L. 188.05. We can assist with the whole process of applying under the new regulation.

What the Regulations Grant?

  • Citizenship in a well-respected, economically and politically stable EU country;

  • Citizenship status that is inherited by future generations;

  • Freedom to travel to 184 countries including the USA, Canada and Australia;

  • Right of establishment in all 27 EU and 4 EEA member states;

  • Right to own a second home in Malta.

Eligibility may also extend to the applicant’s dependents including spouses or partners in a relationship, children, parents and grandparents under specific terms.

Read to know in detail about the New Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment.