Malta, a member of the European Union boasts of a vibrant and cosmopolitan society and a very high standard of living. The country is a global hub for financial services and the banking industry. In addition to this, Malta as a member of the European Union is a part of the common single market making it an ideal business destination. Malta is also a member of the Eurozone with the Euro as its currency, thus enabling ease of business and transactions. The excellent climate and beaches are an added attraction to the country.


Malta Citizenship Overview

The previous Malta Citizenship by Investment Program has been terminated permanently. The Malta’s new citizenship by investment regulation for 2021, was officially launched. The Malta citizenship by investment application process is extremely efficient, and the Government of Malta is committed to the highest standard of due diligence and vetting of investor applicants ensuring only persons of impeccable standing and repute will be admitted.

  • Visa-free

    The Malta passport is one of the strongest in the world, and besides freedom of movement and visa-free travel within Europe, a Maltese passport also allows visa-free travel to 183 countries worldwide

  • Stable economy

    Malta has one of the highest GDPs in Europe and one of the lowest unemployment rates. It’s also regarded as one of the safest countries in Europe

  • Malta citizenship

    Citizenship by investment  allows investors to obtain citizenship within 12-36 months

Malta Citizenship by Naturalization for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment (MEIN)

The new Malta citizenship by investment legislation has an increased focus on ensuring applicants have a genuine link with the country. Successful candidates will be granted citizenship in Malta by a Certificate of Naturalization, which can also be extended to include their families. Once a candidate is awarded Maltese citizenship, they can set up business in the country and can get a Malta passport enabling them to enjoy visa-free travel to more than 160 countries across the world including the United States.

All individuals and families applying for Malta economic citizenship must make a significant non-refundable investment in the National Development and Social Fund (NDSF) set up by the Government of Malta and run by a board of trustees. The fund, which is on the same level as the central bank, finances projects in the country linked to public health, education, job creation, social improvement, and innovation. The following investments must be made within four months of being issued a citizenship Malta Letter of Approval in Principle:
Main applicant – €600,000 (3-year residency) or €750,000 (1 year residency)
Spouse – €50,000
Dependent children – €50,000 each
Dependent parents & grandparents – €50,000 each

What are the requirements for Malta Citizenship by Investments?

The new regulations require the applicant and all the adult dependants to hold Maltese residency status for a minimum of 12 months. There is a new option to attain citizenship in 36 months instead of 12 months. Should the applicant wish to avail from this option, the contribution payable to the Government of Malta is reduced from €750,000 to €600,000; i.e. a savings of €150,000.

After fulfilling all the investment requirements, by purchasing qualifying real estate in Malta and register for residency, main application and any dependents included in the application will be invited to visit Malta and take the Oath of Allegiance which must be completed within 6 months from the issuance date of Letter of Approval in Principle. Upon completing all requirements, the investor will receive a naturalization certificate and be given a Maltese passport.

Choose the Right Partner for your application

Empire, a leading Professional Services & Advisory Firm focused on immigration and residency offers you a simplified path to apply for the program and secure approvals within the shortest possible time. With our team of immigration experts, you are assured that your application is in informed hands. If you are interested in obtaining more information about this program, please complete this short online application (Link to contact us page). One of our representatives will be in contact with you. You can reach us by phone at +60350331665 or visit our website We also look forward to your emails at We offer clear written contract agreements mentioning the applicable charges including the refund policy, in the unlikely event that the application is unsuccessful.

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