Malta

Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. Malta has full membership in EU and also schengen zone. Malta has hot summers and english is well spoken in Malta. The currency is euro. The maltese economy is based on manufacturing, service, tourism, ship building and textiles.

Minimum Investment

Total € 1 million approx

Investment Name

Malta Individual Investor Program (Malta IIP) or Malta Golden visa

Both EU and Non-EU citizens can apply for this program.

Qualifying Investments

The following contributions shall be required as a minimum to qualify for citizenship under the programme:

(a) main applicant: EUR 650,000 of which a non-refundable payment of EUR 10,000 shall be remitted as a non-refundable deposit prior to submission of the application; spouse: EUR 25,000 additional. For each and every child below 18 years of age: EUR 25,000 additional; For each and every unmarried child between 18 years of age and 26 years of age: EUR 50,000 additional; For each and every dependent parent above 55 years of age: EUR 50,000 additional

(b) Undertake investment EUR 150,000 in stocks, bonds, debentures, special purpose vehicles or other investment vehicles in Malta


Visa Type

e-Residence card (residence permit issued initially which leads to passport)


Residency Requirements

(i) Acquire and hold a residential immovable property in Malta having a minimum value of (EUR 350,000); or

(ii) Lease a residential immovable property in Malta for a minimum annual rent of EUR 16,000)

There is no requirement to live in Malta but citizenship (certificate of naturalization) is only possible after satisfying 12 months of residency requirements. Once all requirements are fulfilled and the Certificate of Naturalisation  has been issued,  the maltese citizenship granted would be considered as permanent. Malta Passport is granted based on certificate of naturalisation (proof of citizenship).  Malta passport means full EU citizenship, with visa-free travel to more than 160 countries in the world, including the right of establishment in all 28 European Union countries.

Permanent Residency

Does not apply (direct citizenship granted)

Processing Time

12-20 months (citizenship program)

UK/USA/Canada

You dont need visa to visit these countries with Maltese passport

You cannot apply

The applicant cannot apply to this program, if he

(a) provided false information on his application;
(b) has a criminal record;
(c) is the subject of a criminal investigation;
(d) is a potential national security threat to Malta;
(e) is, or is likely to be, involved in any activity likely to cause disrepute to Malta
(f) has been denied a visa to a country with which Malta has visa-free travel arrangements (UK, EU Schengen, USA etc..) and has not subsequently obtained a visa to the country that issued the denial.
(g) if you are national if Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan.

Malta VAT

18%

Malta Taxes
The taxes in Malta is based on residency time, not citizenship.  No taxes apply, if you are out of the country for more than 6 months.
Dual Citizenship
Yes allowed
Naturalisation for Children
Yes. Children only born after the Certificate of Naturalisation date will automatically become Maltese citizens.