Malta is a small archipelago located in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and North Africa. Its capital Valletta is the smallest national capital in the EU and the country’s two official languages are Maltese and English.
Although no longer a commonwealth realm having become an independent republic in 1974, the country is still a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Malta is also a member of the European Union, the World Trade Organisation and the Eurozone. The local currency is the Euro.
One of the biggest advantages of Maltese residency-by-investment is that it’s not a citizenship-by-investment programme which can sometimes raise issues with eligibility. For example, if your home country forbids second citizenship, you can still get many of the same advantages through Malta’s residency-by-investment programme.
FAST ACCESS TO EUROPE: You can obtain your Maltese residency in just 12-24 months.
HASSLE-FREE TRAVEL: Travel visa-free to 152 countries including every EU state, the USA and Canada. You’ll also be able to live in any Schengen country for up to three months in every six-month period.
BUSINESS BENEFITS: As a citizen of Malta, you’ll benefit from no inheritance tax, no estate duty, no wealth tax, no municipality taxes and no real estate taxes. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to invest in Malta and throughout the European Union.
A SAFE AND SECURE FUTURE FOR YOUR FAMILY: Your Maltese citizenship extends to your spouse, parents, minor children and unmarried dependent adult children under the age of 27. Your entire family can enjoy a safe, stable and affordable European lifestyle.
- Residency Requirement: 12 months
- Timeline: 12-24 months total time frame for passport and citizenship
- Visa free travel: 152 countries, including 26 countries within Schengen area
- Investment type: Property investment, government bonds and government contribution to Malta government
There are three ways to invest in the Maltese residency-by-investment programme:
A government contribution of EUR 30,000 – plus EUR 5,000 per additional dependant
A fixed five-year investment in government bonds of EUR 250,000
An investment in real estate of EUR 320,000 (EUR 270,000 in Gozo or South Malta) or rental of a property costing a minimum of EUR 12,000 per annum – in both cases for a minimum of five years.