Malta Investor Citizenship


In the World of evolving geopolitics, there is an ever-growing number of high-net-worth individuals who are willing to invest and relocate abroad, giving themselves and their family members the chance to broaden their horizons.

Malta has direct citizenship program in the European Union for investors who make a lump sum one time contribution to the nation. All investors through a thorough background screening and only few applications are admitted every year. The Granting of Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment is regulated by the Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services Regulations (S.L. 188.06).


  • Stable political, legal and economic environment.
  • A Mediterranean climate with high living standards and access to free healthcare.
  • A global financial centre within the European Union.
  • Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 186 destinations.
  • Buy a property in Malta.
  • No annual property tax, inheritance tax, estate duty, wealth taxes or property ownership tax.

Citizenship of Malta

Foreign investors can become a citizen in Malta and the EU through one of the leading citizenship programmes in the world. Applicants must be over 18 years old to apply. Non-EU, EEA or non-Swiss investors and their immediate family to gain citizenship.

Provide an investment sum of either;

  • €750,000 – Citizenship in 1 year
  • €600,000 – Citizenship within 3 years


Purchase an immovable residential property in Malta having a minimum value of seven hundred thousand euro (€700,000) or take on a lease a residential immovable property in Malta for a minimum annual rent of sixteen thousand euro (€16,000), which property shall be adequate and suitable for the applicant and his dependants, for a minimum period of five (5) years from the date of issue of the certificate of citizenship;

Eligibility Criteria

  • Exceptional references and hightly qualified persons.
  • No criminal record.
  • Clean source of funds.

Ineligible – These countries are: Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, North Korea, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.

Malta Real Estate

Malta has a diverse real estate market, offering a mix of luxury apartment complex’s overlooking private yacht marinas with incredible sea-views, modern villas or beautiful historic buildings in the old city of Valetta. Malta’s property market has received significant foreign investment, this has created more than 15 Special Designated Areas, where foreigners can buy properties without restrictions. These properties are ideal for investors in Malta’s citizenship programme, permanent residence or temporary residence programmes. The SDA’s are across the Island in favourable locations such as St. Julians and Silema.

Malta is a politically and economically stable country with a strong legal framework. In addition to its well-regulated financial system, Malta is an attractive destination for investors looking for stable and secure investment opportunities. In the last 5 years, Maltas home prices have increased by 26.5%, demonstrating consistent and reliable growth in the property sector. In addition to property prices, Malta offers attractive rental yields ranging from 4-6.7%.