Malta

Exceptional Investor Naturalisation

Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, Malta is an ideal place to live, whether as a primary or secondary residence. Additionally, Malta’s dynamic economy features advantageous tax policies, making it an attractive destination for those seeking financial and business opportunities.

Malta Exceptional Investor Naturalisation (MEIN)

The Malta Exceptional Investor Naturalisation (MEIN) program offers affluent third-country investors and their families a direct pathway to Maltese citizenship, providing comprehensive rights and privileges including the freedom to reside, work, and study not only in Malta but across the European Union. This program strategically integrates significant investments with the opportunity to establish a secure presence in one of Europe’s most desirable locations, ensuring both financial prosperity and personal well-being for participants and their families.

  • Population: Approximately 467,000 inhabitants
  • Languages: Maltese, English
  • Economy: Advanced and innovation-driven economy with strengths in financial services, tourism, and manufacturing
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Visa-Free Travel:185 countries.
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Advantage

  • Citizenship for Life: Granted for life, extending to future generations
  • Dual citizenship is permitted
  • Inclusion of Dependents:
    • Spouse/partner
    • Children below 29 years of age
    • Parents 55+ and grandparents
  • Visa-Free Travel: Maltese passport is one of the strongest in the
    world, with access to more than 185 jurisdictions without the need for a visa.
  • Settlement in European Union nations: the right to live, work, and reside permanently in Malta and throughout the EU member states.

Requirements

  • Age Requirement: Applicant must be aged 18 years or older.
  • Character: Be of good character, with no previous criminal history.
  • Criminal Investigation: Applicant must not be the subject of a criminal investigation.
  • Health: Applicant must be in good health and show proof of health insurance.

Investment

  • A government contribution of at least EUR 600,000 for a minimum residence period of 36 months or EUR 750,000 for a minimum of 12 months.
  • A minimum property investment of EUR 700,000 in Malta or a minimum annual property lease of EUR 16,000, held for at least 5 years from the date of Certificate of Citizenship (subletting not permitted during this period).
  • A donation of minimum EUR 10,000 to a registered non-governmental organization or society, as approved by the Community Malta Agency, which runs the MEIN program.

Process (15-39 months)

  • Complete pre-assessment, KYC, and Eligibility Checks: Undergo preassessment, Know Your Customer (KYC), and eligibility checks.
  • Tier 1 due diligence checks completed by CMA.
  • Real estate (purchase or rental) is acquired and an application for residence is submitted to the CMA (a visit of 2 nights is required during this period for submittal of biometrics).
  • If successful, citizenship eligibility application is submitted to the CMA.
  • Due diligence checks (Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4) are completed by the CMA, and application findings are submitted to the minister.
  • Minister administers a decision on the applicant’s eligibility for citizenship application.
  • If deemed eligible, an application for citizenship is submitted after a 36-month residence or 12-month (expedited) residence period, and due diligence and other government fees are paid.
  • CMA reviews the citizenship application and submits to the minister for a final decision on granting of Maltese citizenship.
  • If successful, the applicant fulfills the exceptional investment, donation, and property requirements. A visit to Malta is required within 6 months of the granting of citizenship through naturalization to take an Oath of Allegiance.
  • During the five years after the issuance of citizenship, the applicants will be subject to Annual Compliance by CMA.

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