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Malta Citizenship


Malta Citizenship by Investment

Citizenship in Malta within 12 months

Our highly ranked team of lawyers specialise in Malta Citizenship by Investment Program, which provides an expedited route to obtaining Maltese citizenship. We also advise on the residency programes available in Malta, which will differ according to the situation and needs of the individual.

These programes are designed for individuals and their families who contribute to the economic and social growth of Malta.

Our clients tend to be high new worth (HNW) and ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals from various backgrounds, ethnicities and geographies who are ‘time poor’ and require a VIP hand-held service. As a result, we are sensitive to the cultural subtleties of persons from different regions and this is also an important part of our service offering.

Why Malta?

Malta has been a part of the European Union since 2004 and is a stable, neutral and highly respected country with a strong legal system. The country has an extraordinary history and very well cultured, not to mention their education and health systems are highly ranked, ideal for families who are looking to move.

Holding Maltese nationality will allow you to travel freely to over 160 countries and will permit you the right to work in all EU countries including the UK.

And most importantly the climate is amazing for the majority of the year.

Eligibility requirements to qualify for citizenship

The main applicant must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age;
  • Have lived in Malta for at least 12 months preceding their certificate of naturalisation being issued.

In addition, the main applicant must be able meet the following investment criteria:

  • Acquired real estate with a minimum value of EUR 350,000 to be held for at least 5 years; or
  • Lease a residential immovable (cannot be sublet or let) property in Malta for a period of 5 years, with an annual rent of at least EUR 16,000; and
  • Make a contribution to the National Development and Social Fund;
  • Hold an investment in stocks, bonds or special purpose vehicles to be identified by Identity Malta, for a minimum value of EUR 150,000 which has been held for at least 5 years.

Applicants must also hold a Global Health Insurance cover for the value of at least EUR 50,000 for the main applicant and each of the dependants and they must be able to supply evidence that they have the ability to maintain the same for an indefinite period.

Family members who can be included in the application

  • Spouse
  • Dependants aged 18 years and under
  • Dependants aged between 18-26 who are unmarried, supported wholly by the main applicant and form part of the household


  • Main Applicant: EUR 650,000
  • Spouse: EUR 25,000
  • Dependent child aged 0-17 years: EUR 25,000
  • Dependent child aged 18-26 years: EUR 50,000
  • Dependent aged 55 years or over: EUR 50,000

Due Diligence Fees

  • Main Applicant: EUR 7,500
  • Spouse: EUR 5,000
  • Dependent child aged 0-17 years: EUR 3,000
  • Dependent child aged 18-26 years: EUR 5,000
  • Dependent aged 55 years or over: EUR 5,000

Passport Fees

  • Per applicant: EUR 500

Bank charges

  • Per applicant: EUR 200

Contact our Immigration Lawyers

For further information on Malta Citizenship by Investment Program, please contact our Immigration lawyers – click here or call us on +44 (0)20 3318 5794.