Malta Residency by Investment Program

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    Country overview

    The Republic of Malta comprises a chain of islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in Southern Europe and is part of the European Union. The people there get a stable political climate and a growing economy. Maltese and English are the official languages, and 66% of the current Maltese population can converse in Italian. With less than a million population, Malta is the world’s tenth-smallest country concerning area and the fourth most densely populated sovereign country. Malta is famous mainly for its pleasant climate, welcoming behaviour of people, and offers a better quality of life.

    Malta is one of those countries that recently offered Malta Residency by Investment, making it suitable for prospective investors to work and reside in the country legally. Therefore, if you are an overseas investor wanting to invest or do business in Europe while attaining second citizenship, DM Consultants can help you in this regard.

    Malta in Numbers

    Malta, by area, is among the smallest countries in Europe and ranked 212nd worldwide. With 1,615 inhabitants per km, it is also one of the most densely populated countries. An exceptionally high proportion of residents (95%) belong to the urban population. Besides the two main islands, the country has five other small islands. Malta has no direct neighbours.


    EconomyForeign Trade, Manufacturing (especially electronics and pharmaceuticals), and Tourism


    GMT+2Time Zone

    English and MalteseLanguages

    About Maltese Citizenship by Naturalization Program

    Malta Citizenship by Investment is issued to candidates interested in investing directly and applying for Malta Citizenship by Residency with a proper procedure. It is also known as Maltese Citizenship by Naturalization. It makes foreign individuals and their families ready to boost the country’s economy, eligible for citizenship by issuing a naturalization certificate. All individuals residing therein for 36 months or 12 months (including exceptions) can avail this chance to have a second home in such a beautiful country. The process, as mentioned above, can be tedious as every application is checked thoroughly, and all minute details are cross-checked by the Maltese Government Agency, which administers the regulations.

    Program Highlights

    • Investment

      Applicant should contribute EUR 600,000 for a minimum residence period of three years or EUR 750,000 for a minimum of one year.

    • Passport Issuance Time

      Maltese citizenship by Naturalization application is finalised after only four months of processing, and it takes about a year for the passport to be issued.

    • Mobility

      Malta’s citizens enjoy smooth visa processing or visa-free or on-arrival visa for travel to 185 countries.

    • Dependents

      The applicant can add dependents to a citizenship application, including their spouse and children and dependent parents or grandparents above 55.

    • Dual citizenship

      The Malta government has not objected to any applicant or citizen having more than one citizenship which has increased people’s interest in Malta citizenship.

    • Processing time

      Citizenship in Maltese is approved after four months of processing, and the passport is issued within one year.

    • Key benefit

      The investors will get a beautiful place to live or own a second home, a strategically located country with great air links and on-arrival visas or visa-free travel for 185-plus countries.

    Benefits of Maltese Citizenship

    The benefits of Maltese citizenship are huge as Malta is a European Union member, and obtaining residency on the island, allows individuals to travel freely throughout Europe under the Schengen agreement. Some of the other benefits are listed below:

    • Citizens of Malta enjoy smooth visa processing or Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 185 destinations.
    • Citizens can access a trusted worldwide, smoothly running, and creditable business and financial hub.
    • A country free of scammers as the government of Malta is stringent in the choice of applicants, and only genuine applicants are issued Malta Citizenship. Thus, the government makes sure that no undeserving applicant may enter the country.
    • Malta is an attractive place to reside or own a second home. It is a strategically important location that, too with excellent air links.

    With all the benefits mentioned above, Malta has much more to offer. The people of Malta are affectionate and welcoming and are rich in culture. Contact DM Residence by Investment from Dubai for residency by investment options in Malta.

    Malta Investment Options

    All the Investment options are summarized below:

    • Real Estate Investment

      Minimum Investment: EUR 738,000

      Applicant should have invested at least EUR 738,000 for a minimum residence period of three years or EUR 888,000 for a minimum of one year.

      The applicant should have purchased a residential property in the Republic of Malta of at least EUR 738,000 and must have held the same with the applicant for at least five years. Similarly, the lease of a residential property charged from the applicant for five years is also included in the invested amount. A 36-month or 12-month, by exception, lease agreement on the property purchased is required during the residence period. The applicant will also give assurance that the property purchased by the applicant cannot be sublet during this five-year or 12-month period.

    • Non-Refundable Donation to Local NGOs

      Minimum Investment: EUR 10,000

      Many Non-Governing Organisations are working in Malta, and to encourage their interest in the field, the Maltese government has made a mandatory condition for donation. All the citizenship applicants must donate at least EUR 10,000 to any registered sports club, centres safeguarding cultural and heritage values, scientific research centres, philanthropic institutes, animal welfare organisations, or artistic non-governmental organisations or society, as sanctioned by the Community Malta Agency.

      Applicant should provide documents endorsing that they had been a legal resident of Malta for a minimum of 36 months (or 12 months, in exceptional cases), which includes the lease of residential property, including rental value, held for that same period. Applicants applying for the Malta residence program should possess a valid residence card to apply for citizenship.

    Requirements for Malta Citizenship by Investment

    Below are mentioned Investment options that every individual can choose to get eligible for Maltese Citizenship by Naturalization.

    The application procedure for Maltese Citizenship by Naturalization or Malta Citizenship by Residency consists of four steps:

    • The applicant’s age must be over 18.
    • An investment of a minimum of EUR 600,000 for a period of residence of 36 months or EUR 750,000 for 12 months.
    • Must hold the purchase of residential property in Malta of at least EUR 700,000 for a period of five years. On the other hand, the residential property lease with a rent value of a minimum of EUR 16,000 per annum is also held for five years. The property cannot be sublet during these five years. A 36-month (or 18-month, in exceptional cases) agreement for the lease or purchase of property is needed during the period of residency.
    • A donation of a minimum of EUR 10,000 to a registered cultural, scientific, philanthropic, sport, animal welfare, or artistic non-governmental organisation or society, as ratified by the Community Malta Agency
    • Applicants require a valid residence card to apply for citizenship.

    Documents required for Malta Residence Program

    To apply for the Malta Residence program, you have to provide the following documents:

    • Must include your passport and the passports of all family members in the application
    • Cover letter
    • Proof you have the necessary funds legally for the investment
    • Bank statements from your country of origin
    • Family relationship documents
    • Medical reports of the applicant and family members
    • Any other supporting documents, as required

    Every document and detail the applicant provides is carefully checked and assessed and undergoes a due diligence process.
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    Maltese Citizenship by Naturalization Application Process

    A brief overview of the Maltese Citizenship by Naturalization application process is as follows:

    • Travel to Malta to inspect investment options and make an investment.
    • Collect all the important documents as evidence for eligible investment.
    • Submit your visa application to the Residency Malta Agency.
    • You and your family members will receive Malta residence permits.
    • Within 12 months of getting your residence permits, you must apply to demonstrate if you are eligible to apply for Malta citizenship.
    • You will receive a letter of Eligibility Approval.
    • After 1-3 years of residence (depending on the investment you made), you must submit all the important papers for the Malta citizenship application.
    • You and your family members shift to Malta, and after 1-3 years of residence, you become naturalized as Maltese citizens and can avail your passports.

    DM the Difference

    Applying for Malta Residence Program is long, complex, and can take several months. The application process varies on the investment type, nationality, and family situation. It is why most applicants hire professional help. DM provides the following services to ease your task:

    • Providing Prescribed Forms

      Prescribed forms are provided for applying for Malta citizenship by residency, which is to be used to apply for citizenship of Malta. Please fill in these forms under the guidance of professional consultants like DM Consultants, willing to take full responsibility for your application. These forms are then carefully filled, and all the required documents mentioned in the forms will be attached with the prescribed arrangement and submitted for necessary approval.

    • Due Diligence Check

      Once the form is submitted, it goes through a detailed due diligence check. Every individual application is assessed repeatedly to avoid any mishap or letting any false person enter the state. Any application with inaccurate or ambiguous information or details about the applicant will result in a straight-away declination.
      After the Tier 1 due diligence checks are completed successfully, your application will be declared clear, and you can submit a residence permit application.

    • Obtaining Residence Permit

      After obtaining a residence permit, we will submit an eligibility application, and further (tiers 2, 3, and 4) due diligence checks will be made by the agency. After fulfilling all these steps, your application will finally be placed before the Maltese Minister concerned for perusal, who will then decide on the applicant’s eligibility to apply for Malta citizenship by residency.

    • Application Process

      After completing the residence period of 36 months or 12 months, the authorities will process the application for Malta Citizenship by Residency further for obtaining Maltese Citizenship by Residency if not found false or has not been declined.


    Yes, you can include qualified family members in the application or add them after obtaining citizenship for an additional fee. The principal applicant for Maltese Citizenship by Naturalization can consist of a spouse or partner (gender neutral), children under 18, dependent adult children under 29, parents, and grandparents over 55.
    Applicants can move to Malta or live in the country for an entire year to satisfy the one-year (or three-year) requirements of residency. An applicant can prove residence ship through numerous visits to Malta per year, displaying electricity and water bills, having a club membership, engaging in any business activity in Malta, and similar. Our registered consultants will assist you in fully complying with Maltese regulations.
    Malta has European Union membership, so its citizens automatically become European citizens, which means an applicant can live, work or study anywhere in Europe. The total number of passports the Maltese government has made available under the new regulation is limited to only 400 per year! For additional information, don't hesitate to contact us.
    You can live and study in Malta. If you want to work, apply for a work permit, which is nearly 100% successful.
    Once all requirements are fulfilled, and citizenship is granted, the citizenship is permanent. It can even pass it to future generations. You can include your spouse, children up to 30, parents and grandparents older than 55.

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