Malta’s Residency to Citizenship Program
The Malta Program, is a Residency by Investment Program that may lead to Citizenship given that an investor/applicant is successfully eligible to acquire Maltese Nationality. This is subject to a stringent due diligence process and the approval of the Minister responsible for Citizenship. There is a capping of a maximum of four hundred (400) cases per year for a total of one thousand five hundred cases over a period of three years. The re-engineered Program provides investors with two possible routes to Citizenship, the first one following a period of twelve months and another one after thirty six months. Families, including parents-in-law, grandparents and dependents not exceeding the twenty nine years age brackets, are eligible to apply. Applicants are expected to satisfy the relevant criteria up to and including residing in Malta for a period of time as well as invest €10,000 in a local voluntary organization. Residency permits are being issued with an eligibility period of three years.