Citizenship and Investment

Malta Citizenship by Investment may be granted under an amendment passed in November 2013 to the Maltese Citizenship Act, Chapter 188 of the Laws of Malta.  These amendments provided the framework for the enactment of LN 47 of 2014.

The Malta Individual Investor Program (IIP) is aimed at ultra-high net worth individuals and families worldwide. It offers citizenship in an EU Member State that is stable, neutral and highly respected, an efficient application process, and the world’s strictest due diligence standards and vetting of applicants, thus ensuring only highly respectable clients will be admitted.

EU citizenship gives the right of establishment in all 28 EU countries.



Citizenship is granted to suitable individuals and families who hold resident status in Malta for a period of twelve months immediately preceding the day of issuing of the certificate of naturalization and who qualify under the very strict due diligence regime. All individuals and families applying to the Malta Individual Investor Program must make a significant contribution to the National Development and Social Fund established by the Government.

Applicants must fulfil ALL of the following minimum contribution levels:-

  1. A contribution to the development of Malta  – € 650.000
  2. Purchase of stocks/bonds  –  € 150,000
  3. Applicants must also commit to retaining a residence in Malta for a period of at least five years, either through the purchase of a property, for which the minimum value must exceed €350,000 or through the leasing of a property, for which the minimum annual rent must exceed €16,000.


Additional Fees to Consider

Spouse – € 25.000

Children < 18 – € 25.000

Dependent 18-26 unmarried, disabled, parents >55 – € 50.000


Due diligence fees

Main applicant – € 7.500

Spouse – € 5,000

Children 13-18 – € 3.000

Each additional dependent over 18 – € 5.000