The Maltese Residency by Investment program started accepting applicants in 2016. To be eligible to apply for this program, you must be over 18 years old, in good health and without a criminal record.
Applicants are also required to contribute to the economic development of Malta, own or lease property in the country and invest in government stocks or bonds.
Malta is the 8th most powerful passport in the world, giving visa-free or visa-on-arrival to 186 countries.
Effective November 2020, the Maltese Exceptional Investor Naturalization (MEIN), formerly known as the Malta Individual Investor Program (MIIP), offers Maltese citizenship to individuals who contribute to the economic and social growth of Malta. The Investment is divided into three parts:
Donation to Maltese Fund
Donation of €600,000 to the Maltese National Development and Social Fund
Donation to Institution
Donation of €10,000 to a recognised Charitable Institution
Real Estate Investment
Real estate investment of €700,000 in a qualifying property or Renting a property with an annual income of €16,000
Additional Government fees will apply.