Malta is the 8th most powerful passport in the world, giving visa-free or visa-on-arrival to 186 countries.
Effective November 2020, the Maltese Exceptional Investor Naturalization (MEIN), formerly known as the Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP), offers Maltese citizenship to individuals who contribute to the economic and social growth of Malta. The Investment is divided into three parts:
Donation of €600,000 to the Maltese National Development and Social Fund
Donation of €10,000 to a recognised Charitable Insititution
Real estate investment of €700,000 in a qualifying property or Renting a property with an annual income of €16,000
Additional Government fees will apply.
This is the standard processing time, but it may change if there are additional procedures/requirements requested by the government based on the applicant.
Malta consists of a group of islands in the Mediterranean. It is the 10th smallest country in the world, and the capital Valletta is the smallest national capital in Europe.
The people are friendly and welcoming, and Malta is a mix of modern 21st-century trends and unchanging traditions. Inhabited since about 5900 BC, it has changed hands numerous times with Carthage, Rome, Byzantium, Arabia, and Britain all possessing it at various times in its history, leaving behind traces of their heritage and culture.
Malta balances the ultra-modern with the ancient; the Ġgantija temples predate the Egyptian pyramids; on the other hand, a stint as a European capital of culture in 2018 saw an infusion of the latest trends in design and architecture.
Malta gained independence from Britain in 1964, and 10 years later became a Republic, with the President as head of state. It is a member of the commonwealth as well as of the European Union and the Eurozone and numerous other bodies.
The Maltese economy is dominated by trade, manufacturing, and tourism. Its strong financial sector saw it emerge from the Eurozone better than most member states.
From 2014 to 2016, it had the highest rate of growth in the Eurozone. In 2013, Malta began granting citizenship in return for investment.
Archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Italy
449,043 (July 2018 est.)
Maltese (official) & English official); Italian
316 square kilometers
Mediterranean: mild, wet winters, warm, dry summers