From the ancient Neolithic temples of Mnajdra and Hypogeum to the baroque magnificence of local palazzos, Malta is undoubtedly a world-class destination in which to live, work and relax.
Serving as the gateway between North Africa and Europe, the islands have a long and proud history of conquerors, and various civilizations have left their distinctive marks on the country.
From the Venetians, the Maltese draw their iconic colourful boats seen in harbours all over Valetta. From the Knights of St John, the impressive ramparts and fortresses of Valletta and the Three Cities, marking the city out as a true historical treasure trove.
Malta features impressive and unique architecture, the most distinctive being St John’s Cathedral in the capital as well as the famed Mosta Dome.
For the holidaymaker seeking to work on their tan, there are plenty of resorts and a thriving nightlife. The water here is warmer and cleaner than many other countries in the Mediterranean. For the adventurous, Malta also offers a full gamut of opportunities for walking, rock climbing, sailing and water sports.
World’s strictest due diligence standards and vetting of applicants ensure that only the most suitable applicants are admitted
Citizenship of a well-respected and stable EU country
No restrictions on dual citizenship
Reasonable contribution and efficient application process
Malta is an attractive place to live or to own a second home and enjoys excellent air links all over the world
EU citizenship gives right of establishment in all 28 EU countries and Switzerland
Visa-free travel to 182 destinations
The MIIP requires a person to make an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to a very thorough application procedure including detailed due diligence and background verification checks, the applicants and their families are granted full citizenship.
To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age, meet all of the application conditions, make a non-refundable contribution to the National Development and Social Fund, and meet certain other requirements. The contribution requirements are as follows:
THE GOLD STANDARD IN SECURITY
Malta features some of the highest standards for applicant screening, and requires that all applicants must have a completely clean personal background and no criminal record. Malta has developed a four-tier due diligence system which is considered the most thorough in the world for this kind of program, making the MIIP the most well-regarded and reputable of its kind in the world.
Maltese regulations further stipulate that a person who has been denied a visa to a country with which Malta has visa-free travel arrangements, and has not subsequently obtained a visa to that country, shall not be entitled to apply under the program.
The names of successful applicants will be published annually, along with all other nationalisations granted by the government.
THE WORLD’S MOST EXCLUSIVE CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM
There is a cap of 1,800 successful main applicants, after which the program will close, making this the most exclusive program available.
Select your preferred investmentFrom property purchase or leasing
Our expert team will consult with you regarding your preferred investment option and will arrange viewings and/or account opening as necessary.
Submit residency permit and citizenship applicationsOur experts prepare and submit your documents
Our expert processing team completes immigration forms for the main applicant and any dependent family members, and will submit these along with all supporting documents. MIIP will perform all necessary due diligence on the client.
Begin fulfilling one-year residency requirementFollowing submission of application
As soon as your residence cards are issued, it is advisable to begin fulfilling the residency requirement of one year in order to streamline the citizenship application process.
Apply for naturalisationAfter receiving your Approval in Principle
Once you are issued with an Approval in Principle, you will be able to apply for Maltese citizenship. Application processing takes approximately 4-5 months from the date of submission. Once Approval in principle is obtained, you will be required to show proof of one-year residence in Malta, make all required investments and take your oath of allegiance.
Apply for passportAfter receiving your citizenship certificate
Once your citizenship application is approved, you may apply for a Maltese passport on the basis of your citizenship certificate. The entire process from determining your preferred investment to receiving your Maltese passport takes approximately 13-14 months.