Facts About Country

With a population of just 425,384, Malta is home to a welcoming and friendly community of locals and expats. Malta enjoys over 3000 hours of sunshine every year, perfect for a holiday during any month. It being in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, it strategically places itself as a crossroads between Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East, benefiting its fully developed open-market economy, productive labor force, low corporate tax, and finance and ICT clusters. Its economy relies mostly on foreign trade, manufacturing (electronics), and tourism.

Advantages of Citizenship

-Visa-free or visa-on-arrival in 182 destinations including Canada and EU

-Ability to live, work, and study in 28 EU countries and Switzerland

-Highly respectable applicants due to World’s strictest due diligence standards.

-Five year permanent residence, renewable indefinitely

-Family members included

-Well respected EU country

-Reasonable contribution and efficient application process

-Beautiful area to own property


-Minimum 18 years old

-No criminal record

-Annual income greater than €100,000, or possess capital greater than €500,000

-Pass due diligence process

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Requirements/ Obligations

-A contribution to the development of Malta (investments, etc.)

-A purchase of stocks or bonds

-A property transaction

-1 year residency

Key Numbers/Figures

-Minimum €650,000 contribution to the national development fund

-Minimum €150,000 in government approved financial instruments

-Commit to residence in Malta for 5 years

-Minimum property value for purchased real estate: €350,000

-Government and processing fees total from 9%-15%

-Each family member needs to contribute €25,000 to the development fund

-One year residency to earn Maltese passport

-Grants European citizenship


-Application is submitted to the IIP Agency with non-refundable deposit of €5,500

-Due diligence checks

-Qualifying investments completed; residence permit will be issued following this

-Successful applicants with be issued a Malta Residence Certificate

-Certificate will be monitored annually for the first five years of its issuance, then every 5 years after