Malta offers citizenship through Investment and Permanent Residency Program (MPRP). Malta’s Citizenship by Investment route now known as the Maltese Citizenship by Naturalization for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment usually aims at ultra-high net worth individuals.
The main applicant must meet all three of the following conditions:
Under this mode, one can opt for either of these two options:
– Under the Standard Option, an investor must invest EUR 600,000 and hold residency for three years before applying for citizenship
– Under the exception, investors must contribute a sum of EUR 750,000 and hold residency for one year before applying for citizenship
– You will not be allowed to sublet or sell this property during these five years.
– An additional amount of €50,000 is required for each additional dependent.
Under this mode, one has two options:
– Minimum Real Estate purchase value is EUR 700,000 if someone is looking to purchase under this option
– If the investor is looking to go with the rental route, they must lease a property for at least five years at a minimum of EUR 16,000 per annum
A mandatory donation can be divided between several registered and complaint voluntary organizations. One can donate to any organization approved by the Community Malta Agency. You can also donate to a registered sport, cultural, scientific, philanthropic, animal welfare, or cultural non-governmental organization or society.
The Maltese Permanent Residency Program (MPRP) grants permanent residency rights to international investors who make a Government contribution of EUR 98,000 plus a mandatory charitable donation of EUR 2,000 to a Maltese registered NGO, plus applicable fees. Aside from the initial contributions, applicants will also need to enter a property rental agreement for a minimum of EUR 10,000 for five years. The program offers a stable, low-risk investment route to gaining a residency visa in an EU Schengen country. There is also no minimum stay requirement for residency.
Full Contribution Option
Reduced Contribution Option
The applicant must also make further government contributions of:
Citizenship by Investment Benefits
Malta Permanent Residency Benefits
The requirements and qualifications required to obtain Malta citizenship or residency:
Step 1: Preparation and submission of the application documents.
Step 2: Review the application by Maltese authorities and conducting of background checks.
Step 3: Obtain approval-in-principle.
Step 4: Submit proof of health insurance coverage and fulfill the investment requirements
Step 5: Complete the biometrics in Malta and application for permanent residency.
Step 6: Issuance of the permanent residency certificate and card.
Expected application processing time of 6-8 months.
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Yes, Malta does allow dual citizenship, so applicants may retain their existing citizenship.
Yes, you can include your dependents; spouse or partner, dependent (unmarried) children of any age, dependent parents, and grandparents.
Yes. To obtain Maltese citizenship, you must hold residence status in Malta for 5 years.
Maltese passport has a 10-years validity.
There is no minimum stay required for Maltese residency. But, the applicant will need to visit Malta to renew the residency permit every year for the first 5-years and then once every 5-years.
Yes, you need to visit Malta on two occasions, once for submitting your biometric data and once for completing the Oath of Allegiance Ceremony.
No. There is no requirement for language or proficiency tests for applicants or their family members.
Applicants who either have a nationality from or have close ties to Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are not eligible to apply.
The Maltese Government does not require you to pass any interviews.
Yes. But, you’re not allowed to sublet or sell this property during these five years.
Non-residents are only taxed on their income and capital gains from Malta.
Maltese ordinarily resident and domiciled in Malta are subject to personal income tax on their worldwide income and capital gains.
Maltese ordinarily resident and not domiciled in Malta are taxed on their income and capital gains arising in Malta and on income arising outside Malta that is remitted to Malta.
Malta does not have any inheritance tax.
Malta does not have any net worth or wealth tax.
Yes, Malta citizenship will automatically pass on citizenship to any descendants.