Citizenship through investment and Malta Residency Visa programme.

Malta offers two golden visa programs through investment, one for permanent residency and one for citizenship. Malta is a full member of the European Union, is part of the EU Schengen visa zone and English is widely spoken on the island.


This programme grants indefinite residency rights to international investors who invest a minimum €250,000 in highly reliable Maltese government bonds for a period of 5 years. In addition the investor must make a €30,000 contribution to the State Fund of Malta and purchase or rent a residence on the island. Legal and processing fees amount to €40,000. The programme offers a stable, low risk investment route to gaining a residency visa in an EU Schengen country.

Key Facts

    • Investment of €250,000 into government bonds for 5 years
    • Additional contribution of €30,000 to Maltese government
    • Further €40,000 in legal and processing fees
    • Purchase or rent a property. (Minimum €270,000 purchase in Gozo, or €320,000 in Malta.  Or rental of €10,000 pa in Gozo or €12,000 p.a in Malta.)
    • Indefinite residency granted
    • Children up to age 26 if dependent
    • Parents and Grandparents may qualify


Citizenship by Investment Malta

The Malta Citizenship Investment Scheme known as the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) is aimed at ultra high net worth individuals. Individual investors must make a minimum contribution of €650,000 to the national development fund set up by the government, invest €150,000 in government approved financial instruments  and commit to a residence in Malta for a minimum of 5 years. The property value for purchased real estate needs to be a minimum €350,000. Each family member also has to contribute a sum to the development fund of €25,000 each. The benefits after one years’ residency are citizenship and a Maltese second passport. This in turn grants European citizenship and the ability to live, work and study anywhere in the EU.

Key Facts

    • Contribution of €650,000 to Government Development Fund
    • Additional contribution of €25,000 per family member
    • Further €150,000 investment in approved instruments
    • Minimum property purchase of €350,000
    • Citizenship and passport
    • Citizenship for future dependents
    • Freedom to live, work, study throughout Europe

There is no doubting the significant benefits of the Malta Individual Investor Programme. However this is for very high net worth clients and investors and their family will need to invest typically €1.2 million upwards to obtain citizenship.  Enquire here for further details on the Malta investor visa.


Compare Citizenship Programmes

Malta is not the only country offering citizenship through investment. Cyprus is the most popular programme in Europe as a second passport can be gained within just 6 months through real estate investment.  Citizenship in Portugal is possible through real estate investment after six years.


More Information

For more details on the Malta citizenship by investment programme complete your details below.

  • Your contact phone number.
  • You will need a minimum 135,000 Euros (USD$150,000) for the lowest cost programme.



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