Malta Citizenship by Investment

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The Malta Citizenship by Investment Program allows individuals and family dependents to acquire Maltese Citizenship by fulfilling three key investment elements and passing strict Due Diligence checks.

Malta Citizenship by Investment

Obtaining EU Citizenship through the most sought-after Citizenship by Investment Programme.


Aiming to attract high standing and reputed applicants from all over the world, the Malta Citizenship by Investment Program is thought for the discerning Private Client interested in gaining security, flexibility and the opportunity to have a base in a safe and law-abiding country in the European Union.

The Malta Citizenship by Investment Program is regulated by the Maltese Citizenship Act (CAP. 188) and the Individual Investor Program of the Republic of Malta Regulations, 2014 (L.N. 47 of 2014).

How to get Maltese Citizenship by Investment?


The Malta Citizenship by Investment Program allows individuals and family dependants to acquire Citizenship, and therefore a Maltese Passport, by fulfilling three key investments

A Property Investment: Either to purchase a property in Malta with a minimum value of €350,000 or to lease a property for a minimum annual rent of €16,000 and retain it for at least five years;

Government Bonds: Invest a minimum of €150,000, which must be placed with investment vehicles designated by the Government of Malta and retain the investment for at least five years;

Government Contribution: With an amount that depends on the application structure, from €650,000 for the Main Applicant and additional amounts for the spouse, children and adult dependants. The contributions are made to the National Development and Social Fund

In a press release dated 24th of April, the Government of Malta confirmed that, once the quota of 1,800 applications is reached, a revised Malta Citizenship by Investment Program will be launched. Please click here to access our article of opinion. 

The qualifying investment must be held for five years, and the applicant must show strong links to the island.

Malta Citizenship by Investment: The Benefits


Applying for Maltese Citizenship requires a financial effort, time and getting the relevant documentation in order to fulfil the relevant legal criteria. Even though this may seem complicated, there are many benefits that one can enjoy once granted with Citizenship from Malta.

Some of the main benefits of getting Maltese Citizenship are the following:

  • Freedom and Safety: Live in the EU member states and travel visa-free to more than 170 countries, including the USA through an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA)
  • Accessibility: For your personal and business life. The strategic location of the island, just a 2-3 hr flight from all major financial capitals of Europe, makes Malta the safe harbour for your family needs
  • A Sound Investment: A strong economy with a booming Real Estate market reputed as the world fastest-growing housing market in 2018

Having a second (or bearing multiple passports) is an intangible asset for the discerning investors interested in structuring their professional and personal life in a respected and law-abiding country within the European Union, which has become the policy insurance of the 21st century.

The Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme provides a path to acquire the most desired Citizenship with one of the stringent due diligence processes in place, a sound and strong investment in one of EU booming economies providing a safe harbour with multiple opportunities for the whole family.

How can we help you obtain Maltese Citizenship by Investment?


With a history and tradition in Malta, CSB Group aims to provide top-notch services to Private Clients worldwide. Having more than 30 years in the Service Industry, CSB Group was one of the first firms to be granted the status of Accredited Agent (AA) by the Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency, holding License Number 13, to assist clients interested in getting a Maltese Citizenship.


A Streamlined Process

With a timeframe which ranges approximately between 12-18 months from the submission of the application to the issuance of the Certificate of Naturalization and passports, our Advisors will assist you and your family in every step of the journey to acquire a Maltese Citizenship.

Also, the Associates from Malta Sotheby’s International Realty will assist you in finding the best and most suitable properties on the island that can cover your family needs and investment desire. Malta Sotheby’s can give you access to the finest and most desired properties on the island, guiding you through the journey of buying a property in order to fulfil part of the financial criteria required to get a Maltese Citizenship.

Malta: a safe haven for you and your family


Albeit small in size, Malta is definitely not short of reasons why one would choose its programme to become a European Citizen. With a strategic position in the heart of the Mediterranean for foreign investors and a distinctive island lifestyle, it is safe to state that Malta has the whole package.

The advantageous tax rates and investment programmes offered to foreign investors, coupled with rich culture and history and a pleasant Mediterranean climate, make Malta stand out.

Nowadays, the discerning investor that is interested in becoming a European Citizen and structuring a business and professional life in a stable and booming EU economy, has the opportunity to obtain a Maltese Citizenship through the Malta Citizenship by Investment programme.

Malta boasts a strong, booming economy, warm welcoming people and a vast array of benefits for those looking for a peaceful yet vibrant lifestyle with European access – and most importantly, doing so through a sound and a smart investment.

Need our assistance with Malta Citizenship by Investment?

Key Contacts

Andres Gutierrez

Investment Immigration Consultant

Malcolm Ferrante

Senior Manager Business Development



Fact File

Full Country Name:
Republic of Malta

Capital City:

499,800 (As of 2019)

Euro (€)

Member of the EU:
Since 2004

Total Area SQM in KM:

Official Languages:
Maltese, English

Mediterranean Climate - relatively warm, with a short and wet winter

Life Expectancy:
Male: 80.5 years - Female: 84.7 years (As of 2017)

Interesting Fact:
The University of Malta (1592) is the oldest university in the Commonwealth outside of Britain


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