What is Malta Citizenship by Investment Program?

The Malta Citizenship by Investment Program, approved by the Maltese Parliament in 2015, allows non-European investors and their families to become Malta citizenship through investment. With a strict background check policy and English widely spoken in daily life, the island nation of Malta is an ideal destination for global investors. In particular, the Maltese passport is in the list of 10 most powerful passports in the world, allowing investors and families to freely move without sight to nearly 170 countries, including the US.


Safe & Stable:

  • The investor’s family can live in a safe living environment with a stable economy, reasonable living costs.

Freedom to live in Europe:

  • Applicants and their families can live, travel, work and study in any country in the European Union.

Citizenship for 3 generations:

  • Spouse, dependent children under 26 years old and parents over 55 years old can submit the application.

Powerful passport:

  • The Malta passport is visa-free in more than 169 countries around the world, including the US.

Dual citizenship:

  • Be allowed to own 2 nationalities

Enjoy educational & medical benefits:

  • Free education and medical care.


Contribution to the National Development Fund (NDF):

  • Non-refundable contribution to the National Development Fund (NDSF), specifically:
    • 650,000 EUR – Main applicant
    • EUR 25,000 – Spouse and dependents under 18 years old
    • EUR 50,000 – Dependents over 18 years old

Real estate investment:

  • Invest in real estate in one of the following two forms:
    • Buy 1 property with a minimum value of EUR 350,000 (maintained for at least 5 years)
    • Lease 1 property with a minimum value of EUR 16,000 (maintained for at least 5 years)

Investing in government bonds:

  • Minimum investment of EUR 150,000 in Maltese Government bonds (maintained for at least 5 years)

No criminal record:

  • Applicants need to have a clean criminal record

Buy health insurance:

  • Investors & families need to prove that they have purchased health insurance in their application for settlement

Residency Requirements:

  • Investor & family need to meet Malta residency requirement