Malta has been a member of the EU since 2004, a Schengen country since 2007, and is a Commonwealth country. This ideal combination of political and economic stability puts Malta in line with the leading European countries. The economic growth in 2019 was 4.2%, and the credit rating of the country was A with a positive outlook. The main currency is the Euro.
The Maltese “Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment” scheme requires an Applicant to make a significant economic commitment to Malta. In exchange and subject to a stringent vetting and due diligence procedures, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their family are granted citizenship to Malta according to the Maltese Citizenship Act (Cap. 188 of the Laws of Malta).
Under Licence AKM-DALL-21
You can travel visa-free in Europe straight away, while waiting for the naturalisation
As a Maltese citizen, you are entitled to receive free healthcare and your children can study freely in Malta and other European countries
Citizens are free to engage in business activities in Malta with all the economic advantages this may bring
Receive the full set of rights granted to Maltese citizens, together with economic and political stability, and social guarantees
* Citizenship does not automatically infer any tax benefits or status in Malta
The following family members can be included:
In order to have the right to citizenship, the main Applicant must be 18 years old and must fit the Application requirements (which are set out later)
(Either their spouse, or a partner with whom the relationship is equivalent to marriage). Children (their own or those of their spouse) up to 28 years of age, provided that they are not married and that they are financially dependent on the Applicant
(e.g. parents, grandparents), provided that they reside with the Applicant and are financially dependent on the Applicant
Residency straight away, naturalisation in 1-3 years
Receive lifelong and inheritable citizenship immediately for all members of the family, including parents and grandparents
No requirement to live in Malta as a citizen
Government bonds investment not required anymore