Residence Permit in Malta

There is no direct path or programme for obtaining Malta citizenship by investment. Since November 20, 2020, an investor can become a Maltese citizen only 1 or 3 years after obtaining a residence permit.

Investors can obtain Malta citizenship by naturalisation for exceptional services by direct investment.

€690 000+

purchase in the central or northern part of Malta

2nd citizenship

Malta allows dual citizenship


1 or 3 years

Obtaining period

5 years

Return of real estate investment

Benefits of Residence Permit in Malta through Investment in Real Estate


Visa-free travel to USA, UK and Canada

Maltese citizens can travel to 186 countries visa-free. The list includes the Schengen countries, the USA, the UK, Canada, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Moving to the EU at any time

No requirements for residence before and after obtaining a residence permit. Maltese passport holders have the same rights and freedoms as any other EU citizens.



High-quality medicine


Maltese medical insurance policies provide free examinations and treatment in high-quality clinics and hospitals. Free medications are provided as well.


Education for children

Schools and higher education are cheaper for Maltese citizens. In addition, Maltese citizens don’t need to get student residence permits studying in any EU country.


International business

Maltese citizens can open a company in any EU country. This opportunity helps to expand a business to the international market and operate more effectively.

Terms of investment through the purchase of real estate

Investors fulfil three investment conditions: contribute to the National Development and Social Fund (NDSF), donate to a non-governmental organisation, and buy or rent a residential real estate. All three conditions are mandatory.

A contribution sum defines when the investor can apply for citizenship. If the contribution amounts to €600,000, the residence permit must be kept for 3 years. If an investor contributes €750,000, the residence period cuts to 1 year.

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