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Malta passport

Freedom of travel for you and your family.

Minimum investments.

Citizenship benefits.

Persons aged 16 years and older are issued a 10-year passport, those aged 10–15 years a five-year passport, and those younger than 10 years a two-year passport.


  • Passport after 14 months for you and your family.
  • Benefits of EU citizenship – unlimited right to live, study and work in any of the EU member states and Switzerland.
  • Visa-free travel to over 168 countries within the EU, UK, Japan, Canada and the US.
  • Minimum investment €1.15M
  • Investment recoverable partly after 5 years.
  • Maltese citizenship for a spouse and dependants between 18 and 26 years of age, and over the age of 55 years, who are wholly supported by the main applicant.
  • No residency requirement.
  • Malta recognises dual citizenship.
  • Health and personal security — favourable climate and safe English-speaking environment.
  • Minimum taxes (no double taxation, opportunity to change tax residency, zero tax on foreign income and no inheritance tax).
  • No language or country test requirement.
  • Stable economy and low crime rate.

Investment requirements

All three of the below investments must be made to be able to apply for Maltese citizenship.

  • A non-refundable contribution to the National Development and Social Fund.

€650,000 — main applicant

€675,000 — main applicant and spouse

€725,000 — family (2 adults, 2 children 0-17 years)

€50,000 — each dependant aged 18 to 26, and 55 and over

  • Buy or lease residential property in Malta for a holding period of at least 5 years.

€350,000 — purchase (cannot be let or sublet)

€16,000/ year — rent (cannot be sublet)

  • Investment in government securities for a holding period of at least 5 years.

€150,000 — for a family of any size.

 Extra costs

  • Due Diligence fees

€7,500 — main applicant

€12,500 — main applicant and spouse

€18,500 — family (2 adults, 2 children 13-17 years)

€5,000 — each dependant aged 18 to 26, and 55 and over

  • Passport fees (biometric) — €500 per person
  • Bank charges — €200 per application


  • Minimum investment of €1.15M.
  • Purchased or rented real estate to be held for at least 5 years without the right to let or sublet.
  • Proof of available funds for investment.
  • Clean criminal record and no immigration law offence.
  • Proof of good health.
  • Global health insurance for at least €50,000. Proof that they can maintain the same for the indefinite period.
  • 1-year residency in order to apply for Maltese citizenship. (Residency card in 1-2 weeks. Personal visit for biometrics and collection of passports).
  • Regular visits to Malta to get acquainted with its culture and lifestyle.

 The procedure

  • Consultation with an Imperial & Legal immigration advisor.
  • Initial eligibility check.
  • Choosing real estate and signing a purchase or rent agreement.
  • Preparing required documents and filling in forms. Translation, certification and apostil if required.
  • Payment of due diligence and passport fees, bank charges and contribution deposit to the Maltese state.
  • Submitting applications for residency and citizenship.
  • Due diligence checks by Identity Malta.
  • Biometric measurements taken.
  • Successful applicants are issued with a certificate of naturalization.
  • Remitting the required payments within 8 months (balance of the contribution, purchase or rent or a property, investing in government securities).
  • Confirmation of investments made.
  • Undertaking the Oath of Allegiance and collection of passports.

To discuss your requirements, please contact our specialists or call us on +44 (0)203 490 41 21.

+44 (0)203 490 41 21

115 Baker Street
London, W1U 6RT