TThe Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme grants European citizenship within 12 months. In a matter of 2-3 weeks of submitting a Malta Citizenship application, applicants receive e-Residence Cards granting Maltese residency with full Schengen rights. Once Maltese citizenship is granted, the new Maltese citizens enjoy access to 182 countries visa-free including the US, UK and Canada. The Maltese passport is one of 40 passports worldwide which are privileged to be included in the USA’s visa waiver programme, less than 72 hours before travel.
The eligibility of this programme states that, the main applicant must be 18 years of age and above, be in good standing; Home purchase or rent at €350,000 /16,000p.a.; Contribution of €650,000; Establish a genuine connection with Malta; Buy Government bonds amounting to €150,000.
Processing time is around 12 – 36 months, making it one of the fastest options available in Europe. This is an ideal solution for High and Ultra High Net Worth Investors looking for a European passport in a short space of time that will allow them to also gain better access to Australia, Canada, and the USA.
Citizenship application is possible after a few years (3 – 5) of establishing a genuine link in Malta.