Malta Citizenship For Exceptional Services by Direct Investment

Malta Citizenship in 12 months or 36 months

Malta Citizenship For Exceptional Services by Direct Investment

Malta, the smallest European Union member is an island of stability with a welcoming innovative mind-set and a proven record of economic success. Malta enjoys a stable political climate and a bi-partisan political scene that is largely convergent on issues of national and economic importance. The country is ideally located in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea and acts as a perfect bridge between Europe and other continents. 

Malta has been a member of the EU since 2004 and of the Schengen Area since 2007. 

Citizenship obtained under the Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services Regulations, gives the rights of full citizenship for life and can be passed on to future generations by descent. Maltese citizenship grants access to all investment opportunities in Malta and throughout the EU.

Country Highlights

CAPITAL CITY: VallettaLANGUAGES: Maltese, English
TIME ZONE:  Central European Time Zone (UTC+01:00)CURRENCY: Euro € 
TOTAL AREA:  316 km²POPULATION: 516,564
NEAREST COUNTRY:  Italy, 255 kmVISA FREE COUNTRIES: 184 inc. EU, US, UK, Canada

Legal Basis

Maltese Citizenship by Exceptional Services may be granted under an amendment passed in 2020 to the Maltese Citizenship Act. By virtue of Legal Notice 437 of 2020 (Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services Regulations) the rules providing for affluent persons of impeccable standing and repute to be naturalised and to receive Maltese citizenship on the basis of a contribution to and investment in Malta were promulgated. 


  • Maltese citizenship after 1 or 3 years of residence
  • Visa free travel to over 184 countries including USA, UK & EU
  • Right to reside, study and work in all the 27 European Union countries
  • Malta is one of the safest and most stable countries in the World
  • Main Applicant may include spouse, children up to the age of 28, parents & grandparents over the age of 55
  • Citizenship is passed down to future generations
  • Free healthcare and education


  • The Main Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and in good standing
  • The Main Applicant must provide evidence of 12 months or 36 months of residence in Malta
  • The Main Applicant must make a non-refundable contribution of €600,000 when the application is submitted after 36 months of residenceor €750,000 when the application is submitted after 12 months of residence
  • The Main Applicant must make a €10,000 donation to a registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare or artistic NGO or society
  • The Main applicant must purchase a residential property worth at least €700,000 or rent a property for a minimum annual rent of €16,000, which shall be kept for a minimum of five (5) years
  • The Main Applicant must show a Genuine Connection with Malta

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