12-month Residence-to-Citizenship Within An EU Member State

Visa-Free Travel To 187 Countries, A Robust Financial Services Infrastructure, And A Truly Spectacular Lifestyle. Welcome to Malta.

  • Summary

    🌍 Mobility
         Visa-free Travel To 187 Countries

    💶 Minimum Capital Outlay
         EUR 883,000

    ⌛ Processing Time
         14 to 16 Months

    📍 Physical Presence
         14 consectuive days to be spent in Malta, during the application.
         Three visits to Malta are required.

  • Investment Criteria

    One-time Costs (in EUR/€)
    750,000 🏛 ️Investment in Maltese Economy
      22,000 🏘 Administrative Fees
      10,000 🎗️ Charity Donation

    Annual Costs (for 5 years)
    16,000 🏠 Residential Property Lease
      1,000 📃 Compliance Reporting

    Total - 883,000


Tucked away in the Mediterranean Sea, the Maltese Islands are a treasure trove, presenting a superior way of life and a flourishing economy, making them a premier choice for affluent individuals seeking a new home. Home to nearly 475,000 people, Malta is a favored choice for relocation, thanks to its robust and expanding economy, a wide array of sectors, and appealing lifestyle possibilities. Moreover, Malta is predominantly an English-speaking nation, with English and Maltese being the official languages, and Italian is also commonly spoken.


The Malta Citizenship By Investment regulations, also known as the Malta ESDI, are your passport to a world of boundless possibilities. These regulations, which have replaced the Malta Individual Investor Program, open the door to visa-free travel to 187 countries, including the EU, the United States, and Canada. As a citizen of Malta, an EU member state, you're granted the privilege to live, work, and study in all 28 EU countries and Switzerland.

The Malta Citizenship By Investment regulations are celebrated for their meticulous due diligence process, regarded as the gold standard in the industry. Opting for citizenship through these regulations means investing in a high-quality lifestyle. Malta offers a robust healthcare and educational system, ensuring your well-being and intellectual growth. It's a place where safety is a given, thanks to the low crime rate, and where democracy and political stability are the norms.

Moreover, Malta is a haven for those interested in the registration, leasing, and financing of yachts and aircraft, boasting top-notch facilities for both. With the Malta Citizenship By Investment regulations, you're not just obtaining citizenship; you're embracing a life of tranquility, prosperity, and endless opportunities for you and your family.

  • Qualifying Criteria

    Must be a third-country national (TCN), Non-EU, Non-EEA, Non-Swiss, and not a citizen of Afghanistan, Belarus, North Korea, Iran, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrica, Yemen or Venezuela.

    Immigration status
    Must not have a current rejected visa status from any country with a visa agreement with Malta.

    Legal & public conduct
    Must be a fit and proper individual, with a clear criminal record. Must not pose any potential threat to national security, public policy, public health or public interest.

    Main Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, in good health and with full EU medical insurance.

  • Process Overview

    Appointment of GHE as the Licenced Agent
    As the Main Applicant, you will need to grant Grand Harbour Exclusive (GHE) the authority to act on your behalf. This is done by signing a Power of Attorney.

    Submission of The Residence Application Pack (If applicable)
    GHE will compile and submit a residence application covering all the applicants. A residence card valid for 3 years will be issued, usually within two weeks.

    Submission of The Eligibility Application Pack
    GHE will compile and submit an Eligibility application, which after scrutiny through its renowned due diligence process, Community Malta Agency, determines whether the applicant is fit to apply for Maltese citizenship.

    Submission of the Citizenship Application
    If the due diligence process is successful, the Agency will issue a Letter of Approval in Principle, at this stage. As an applicant, you are required to make the necessary investments as per the requirements of the ESDI.

    Oath of Allegiance And Passport Application

    Upon verification of the investments required by the ESDI regulations, Community Malta Agency invite the applicant to come to Malta and take the Oath of Allegiance. Immediately after, the applicant submits the Passport application and within as little as 4 hours, the Passport is issued.

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