Citizenship by Investment Malta

Malta’s Citizenship by Investment route, now known as the Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment (MEIN), is aimed at ultra-high net worth individuals. Individual investors must make a minimum contribution of €600,000 to the national development fund set up by the government and prove 36 months of residency. Alternatively, there is an expedited route which requires a contribution of €750,000 and evidence of 12 months residency. Investors must also contribute €50,000 per each additional dependent included in their application. In addition to the contribution, investors must also invest a further €700,000 into residential real estate, or enter into a rental agreement at a minimum value of €16,000 p.a which must be maintained for five years. A compulsory donation of €10,000 to a registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare, or artistic non-governmental approved organisation or society is also required.

The benefits after one – three of 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.

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From €690,000 + costs

Investment & Donation

Full family

European citizenship

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Malta offers two golden visa programs through investment, one for citizenship (the MEIN) and another for permanent residency (MIRP). This programme grants indefinite residency rights to international investors who invest a minimum €250,000 in Maltese government bonds or equities 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.

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Malta is not the only country in Europe offering a golden visa program leading to a residence permit through real estate investment. Visit the pages below for further options.