Malta CitizenshipIndividual Investor Programme (IIP)
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 Programme must make a significant contribution to the National Development and Social Fund established by the Government.
The minimum contribution levels that must be met in the initial phase of the program have been set as follows:
- Contribution to National Development and Social Fund of EUR 650,000 for the main applicant
- Contribution for spouse and minor children: EUR 25,000 each
- Contribution for dependent children 18 to 26 years or dependent parents above 55 years: EUR 50,000 each
Furthermore, Due Diligence fees apply, and these have been set at the following levels: For main applicant: EUR 7,500; for spouses, adult children and parents: EUR 5,000; for children between 13 and 18 years of age: EUR 3,000 each.
The applicant must commit to retain a residence in Malta for a period of at least 5 years, either through the purchase of a property, for which the minimum value must exceed €350,000, or through leasing of a property, for which the minimum annual rent must exceed €16,000.
In addition, an investment of €150,000 in Government approved financial instruments, which must be maintained for a minimum period of 5 years is required.
When you acquire citizenship under the Malta Individual Investor Programme, you and your family enjoy full citizenship for life, which can be passed on to future generations by descent.
To qualify under the regulations, a Main Applicant for Malta Citizenship by Investment must be at least 18 years of age and must meet the requirements outlined in this factsheet.
The main applicant may also add dependents to a citizenship application his/her spouse, children and parents or grandparents, under certain conditions, to benefit under the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme.
Beneficiaries under the Global Residence Programme may also additionally apply for citizenship under this Programme.
'Fit and proper' Test
Applicants must show they are in good standing and repute and will undergo a 'fit and proper' test. The Government of Malta is committed to the highest standard of due diligence to ensure only deserving and reputable applicants are allowed to proceed for the grant of Maltese citizenship.
A four-tier due diligence process is carried out directly by the Government that will assess applicants and will process and approve applications at various stages.
Applicants must demonstrate a clean criminal record, with checks being conducted with the International Criminal Court, INTERPOL and various other authorities and sources. Applicants must provide a police certificate which may be submitted subsequently to the submission of the application but at all times prior to approval.
Applicants must show they do not suffer from a contagious disease.