Malta is a small island group in the south Mediterranean Sea that has offered a Citizenship by Investment programme since 2014, called the Malta Golden Passport, for those who either invest in or donate to the country.
Passport holders and dual citizens have excellent access to western educational and financial opportunities, as well as enjoying the benefits of a varied and sought-after holiday destination. The country is politically stable, with its system based on the British parliamentary system.
The Maltese economy is well-established in the services and financial industries, and has over 50 double taxation agreements. Shipping laws are extremely favourable and the economy as well as the shipping industry has grown very quickly over the last few years, leaving Malta with the fourth largest merchant fleet in the world.
- CAPITAL CITY
- LAND AREA
- 316 km²
- Euro (EUR)
- ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
- Highly industrialised, service-based economy
Learn more about the country and its Citizenship by Investment
Obtaining Maltese citizenship by investment offers a range of attractive advantage to would-be investors.
Malta is extremely well-connected within Europe and the world. Successful applicants to the Citizenship by Investment programme will enjoy visa-free access to 162 countries, including Canada, the US, the Schengen area and the EU, and the right to live, work, study and purchase property anywhere in the EU.
Malta is an exceptional choice in terms of its taxation laws, with no net worth or inheritance taxes, and favourable double taxation treaties with over 50 countries. Income tax is also extremely low, making this an excellent location for business.
There is no need to relinquish your current nationality, and there are no extra requirements in terms of language or education for prospective applicants to meet in order to be accepted on to the CBI programme.
- KEEP CURRENT NATIONALITY
- There is no need to relinquish your current nationality to obtain citizenship .
- EXCELLENT ACCESS
- You have the right to live, work, study and purchase property in any EU country .
- EXTENSIVE TRAVEL OPTIONS
- You can travel to 162 countries visa-free, including Canada, the US, the Schengen area and the EU.
- LOW REQUIREMENTS
- There are no language or educational requirements.
- DOUBLE TAXATION
- Malta has double taxation treaties with over 50 countries .
- FAVOURABLE TAX LAWS
- No net worth or inheritance taxes and low income tax.
Route to your Maltese citizenship
In Malta, there are three financial requirements for those applying for citizenship in Malta. First you make a specified donation to the National Development and Social Fund (NDSF), invest in business and invest in government-sanctioned real estate.
Contributions to the National Development and Social Fund must amount to a minimum of €650,000. There is an additional financial contribution of €25,000 for spouse or minor child.
Investment options for prospective Maltese citizens are permissible in stocks, bonds or special purpose vehicles, as approved by the Maltese government. Investments must be held for a minimum of 5 years.
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT
Real estate investment is the most common method of attaining citizenship by investment in Malta. The minimum amount is €350,000, with a minimum holding term of five years. The alternative is to lease residential real estate, with a minimum annual rent of €16,000.