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 TO MALTESE FUND
Donation of €600,000 to the Maltese National Development and Social Fund
DONATION TO INSTITUTION
Donation of €10,000 to a recognised Charitable Insititution
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
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.
• Irrevocable European Citizenship and a second passport in two years
• Citizenship of a well-respected EU country, a top-performing economy, passed onto future generations by descent
• Member of the Schengen Area
• No language requirements
• Dual Nationality permitted
• Visa-free travel up to 182 countries including Schengen States, UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Canada
• The Maltese Individual Investor Programme is legally backed by the Government of Malta and approved by the EU
• Double taxation treaties with around 60 countries
• Non-resident and non-domiciled owners have tax concessions
• All legislation and most business conducted in English and Maltese
• One of the leading financial service centers in the world.
• Live, work and study anywhere in Europe & Switzerland
• Access to free education and medical care in the EU
• Own land in any EU Country
• Family with children below 18 years of age also obtain citizenship
DEPENDENTS CAN APPLY
• children from 18 – 26 years of age.
• Dependent parents over 55 years
• High quality of life
• Stable, secure and safe environment
ABOUT THE COUNTRY
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.
PROCESSING TIME 12-36 MONTHS
This is the standard processing time, but it may change if there are additional procedures/requirements requested by the government based on the applicant.
Archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Italy
316 square kilometers
Mediterranean: mild, wet winters, warm, dry summers
449,043 (July 2018 est.)
Maltese (official) & English official); Italian
Exchange rate: 1 Euro= US$1.12
GDP (PPP) (international dollars): $ 22.294 billion
GDP per capita (PPP) (international dollars): $ 47,171.048
(GDP information: 2019 est. as per IMF data)