Global Citizenship

Malta Citizenship for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment

The Individual Investor Program of the Republic of Malta is based on a program that allows investors to obtain Maltese citizenship if they make certain investments, according to the regulations set out in Legal Notice No. 47 of 2014.

Under this program, investors who are at least 18 years of age and who meet the following requirements may be eligible for Maltese citizenship:

  • Donate €650,000 to the National Development and Community Fund (MGTF),
  • Purchase real estate worth at least €350,000 to be held in Malta for at least 5 years or lease real estate with an annual rental value of at least €16,000 for 5 years, Invest at least €150,000 in bonds,
  • Shares or other special purpose entities as determined by Identity Malta, Provide universal health insurance worth at least €50,000 for each applicant.

This program offers investors several important advantages:

  • Unmarried children (own children or children of a spouse) up to the age of 26 can be included in the program, provided that they live with the applicant and are financially dependent on the applicant.
  • Persons over 55 years of age (e.g. parents, grandparents) can be included in the Malta Personal Investor Program together with the applicant, but they must be financially dependent on the applicant.
  • Maltese citizens have visa-free travel to more than 160 countries, including America. The applicant and his/her family may have the right to live, work and study in all EU member states, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
  • Dual citizenship is accepted.