The Malta Citizenship Scheme is based on a significant financial contribution to and investment in Malta. The “Individual Investor Program (IIP) rules provide for affluent persons of impeccable standing and repute to be naturalized and to receive Maltese citizenship on the basis of their investment in Malta.
Direct Investment Option 70% of any contribution under this option will go into a National Development and Social Fund and will be used to carry out projects linked to education, innovation, job creation and the implementation of the jobs plus strategy, social projects and projects in the public health sector.
Real Estate Purchase or Rental Applicants are required to commit to retaining an immovable residence in Malta for a minimum time period of five years. This can be fulfilled by either buying a property in Malta for €700,000 or more, or by leasing a property with a minimum annual rent of €16,000.
Charity Donation Option Once a Malta investment citizenship applicant is approved in principle, he or she must donate at least €10,000 to a local non-profit organization. The donation must be to a registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare, or artistic non-governmental organisation or society.