Malta Citizenship By Investment

Though at its core a donation-based program, investors must make a number of different investments to qualify for Malta’s IIP:

  • Contribution: Applicants must make a nonrefundable 650,000-euro donation to the island’s National Development and Social Fund, plus an additional 25,000-euro donation for their spouse and each minor dependent, and an additional 50,000-euro donation for each adult dependent.
  • Real estate: Applicants must acquire a personal residency in Malta, either by purchasing a property worth at least 350,000 euros, or leasing a property at an annual rent of at least 16,000 euros. Both purchased and leased properties must be retained for at least five years.
  • Stocks and bonds: Applicants must invest at least 150,000 euros in government-approved stocks, bonds, or other financial instruments, and maintain their investment for at least five years.

Investors should also be prepared to pay due diligence fees that begin at 7,500 euros for a single applicant, but that can climb to 18,500 euros for a family of four. Passport fees total 500 euros per person, and applicants must also pay 200 euros for bank charges. Children aged up to 26 and adult dependents aged 55 or more are eligible for inclusion in an application, subject to the additional donations and fees described above.

Accredited MRVP Agents only are allowed to submit applications on behalf of their clients. A list of Agents is available upon a simple demand in writing. Prospective applicants are expected to:

  • Pay an administration fee of €30,000;
  • Pay €5,000 for parents-in-law and grandparents;
  • Provide a Health Insurance to cover the entire family/dependants;
  • Purchase Government Stock worth €250,000 that is to be retained for a period of five years;
  • Rent a property for a minimum of €10,000 for a period of five years or purchase a property for a minimum of €270,000.