Citizenship by investment

The Malta Citizenship by Investment Program designated to enhance inward investments in the country’s economy is a unique and limited opportunity for foreign investors to obtain citizenship in a country with perfect international image in a fast and legal way. The acquired citizenship lasts for a lifetime.

Our Malta citizenship program provides the benefit of no tax on worldwide income unless remitted. The program provides permanent EU citizenship and access to all of Europe for you and your family.  Our expert team of investment advisors can tailor a solution with consideration of your requirements and investment criteria.  Talk to the Continental Citizenship and start planning your Malta lifestyle.

About Malta

The Republic of Malta is an archipelago country located in the south of Europe, in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km south of Italy and is one of the world’s smallest countries with a population of just under 450,000. It covers only 316 km2. The capital is Valetta, one of the smallest capitals in the world, and its official languages are English and Maltese.

The island nation is a popular tourist destination with a Mediterranean climate and many historical and archaeological treasures. It hosts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites and seven Megalithic Temples including some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world.


Malta Citizenship Benefits

  • Permanent, lifelong citizenship of one of the safest countries in the world for you and your family
  • Very high quality of life
  • Once citizenship has been awarded, physical residence in the country is not required
  • You may take up residence in Malta or anywhere else in the EU at any time
  • There is no tax on income earned outside of Malta
  • No inheritance tax
  • No dividends tax
  • A very high level of visa-free travel worldwide
  • English is an official language and is widely spoken
  • Part of the investment is recoverable
  • Malta is fast developing into an international business hub, giving many opportunties both there and abroad
  • European standards of health care

Program Requirements

  1. The main applicant must hold residence in Malta for a minimum of one year before applying for citizenship
  2. A donation of € 650,000 to the Economic Development Fund of Malta. This is non-repayable
  3. A real estate investment in Malta for at least € 350,000, or a real estate lease for five years for at least € 16,000 per annum. The property purchased may be resold after five years
  4. Investment in securities of at least € 150,000 from a list approved by the government for 5 years
  5. Spouses and children under 18 can be included for an additional donation of € 25,000
  6. Children between 18 and 26, and parents over 55, may be included for an additional donation of € 50,000 if financially dependant on the main applicant
  7. Due diligence fees are payable for all family members in the application: main applicant € 7,500; spouses and other adults € 5,000; children of 13-17 € 3,000
  8. All applicants over 18 must visit Malta and take an Oath of Allegiance


Applicants and their families must have clean criminal records and pass a thorough due diligence check. They must also be in excellent health and hold health insurance for at least € 50,000 for every family member.


Citizenship can be awarded after 12 months of legal residence and gives the right to live anywhere in the EU.


Continental Citizenship

Continental Citizenship are leading accredited Malta citizenship advisors. Our expert team of program consultants and residency advisors can assist you in understanding the benefits and steps to securing your Malta citizenship for investment.

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