Malta Golden Passport

Citizenship by Investment

The Malta Citizenship Investment Scheme known as the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) is aimed at ultra high net worth individuals. Individual investors must make a minimum contribution of €650,000 to the national development fund set up by the government, invest €150,000 in government approved financial instruments and commit to a residence in Malta, either rent or purchase, for a minimum of 5 years. The property value for purchased real estate needs to be a minimum €350,000. For rental it is a commitment of €16,000 pa. Each family member also has to contribute a sum to the development fund of €25,000 each. The benefits after one years’ residency are citizenship and a Maltese second passport. This in turn grants European citizenship and the ability to live, work and study anywhere in the EU.

Malta - Citizenship Program

Gaining citizenship by investment to Malta entitles passport holders to a huge range of benefits, including:
Visa-free travel to around 180 countries and territories
Ability to pass on citizenship to future generations
Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in all 28 EU countries
Right to hold dual citizenship

Malta Investment Process

An applicant for Maltese citizenship under the MIIP must make three investments:
Investment 01: A donation to the National Development and Social Fund
Due Diligence fees apply:

  • Main Applicant: EUR 650,000
  • Spouse: EUR 25,000
  • Each dependant under 18: EUR EUR 25,000
  • Each dependant over 18: EUR 50,000

Investment 02: Real Estate
Applicants may purchase a residence worth at least EUR 350,000 or rent a residence at a minimum cost of EUR 16,000 per year. The residence must be retained for at least 5 years. Due Diligence fees apply.
Investment 03: Government-Approved Financial Instruments
Applicants must make an investment of €150,000 in Government-approved financial instruments, such as bonds or stocks, which must be maintained for a minimum period of 5 years. Due Diligence fees apply.
Malta offers two golden visa programs through investment, one for citizenship (the MIIP) and another for permanent residency (MIRP). This programme grants indefinite residency rights to international investors who invest a minimum €250,000 in Maltese government bonds or equities for a period of 5 years. In addition the investor must make a €30,000 contribution to the State Fund of Malta and purchase or rent a residence on the island. Legal and processing fees amount to €40,000. The programme offers a stable, low risk investment route to gaining a residency visa in an EU Schengen country.