Malta Citizenship by Investment
The Maltese Citizenship by Investment program started accepting applicants in 2014 and was later amended to simplify the process.
To be eligible to apply for this program you must be over 18 years old, in good health and without a criminal record.
In addition, you are required to make a combined investment in a real estate project, contribute to the government and invest in stocks, bonds or debentures.
Citizens of good standing and their families may be granted full Malta Citizenship under an amendment passed in November 2013 to the Maltese Citizenship Act, Chapter 188 of the Laws of Malta. Applicants are required to contribute to the economic development of Malta, to provide proof of one-year residence in Malta and proof of title of residential property in Malta.
Qualified family members can be included in the application or added after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be an unmarried child up to 26 years of age, a spouse, parents and in-laws over 55, all of which are financially dependent on the main applicant.
The Maltese Government does not require main applicant to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
Investor is required to visit Malta on two occasions, once for submitting the biometric data and once for completing the Oath of Allegiance Ceremony.