Since the Individual Investment Programme has reached its cap, in 2020, the Government of Malta has established a new governmental agency, Community Malta Agency to process all applications leading to Maltese Citizenship which include by descent, citizenship through merit, citizenship by naturalization through long term residence and through exceptional service by merit and exceptional service by investment in Malta. 

These regulations prescribe the requirements for the granting of citizenship by naturalisation for exceptional services to the Republic of Malta on the basis of humanity, or on the basis of exceptional interest to the Republic of Malta, in accordance with article 10(9) of the Maltese Citizenship Act.

Under the Citizenship for Exceptional Services Regulations, the requirements are the following:

  1. The applicant for citizenship must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and can include in his application:
    1. a spouse in a monogamous marriage or partner in another relationship having the same or similar status to marriage, including a civil union, partnership, common law marriage.
    2. a child or an adoptive child of the main applicant or his/her spouse, who has not yet attained eighteen (18) years of age at the time of submission of the application.
    3. a financially dependent, unmarried child of the main applicant or of his/her spouse, who has attained eighteen (18) years of age but has not yet attained twenty-nine (29) years of age, at the time of the submission of the application.
    4. a financially dependent parent or grandparent of the main applicant or of his/her spouse, who has attained fifty-five (55) years at the time of the application
    5. a child or an adopted child of the main applicant or of his/her spouse, who at the time of the application is qualified as a person with disabilities
  2. The applicant and any of his dependants must be in good health and are not suffering from any contagious disease and are not likely to become a burden on the Maltese public health system.
  3. Successful applicants, who can prove residency status in Malta for thirty-six (36) months prior to the naturalization, are required to make a direct investment of €600,000 whilst applicants who prove a residency status in Malta for at least twelve (12) months are required to make an exceptional direct investment of €750,000. If the applicant is accompanied by qualifying dependants, a further investment of €50,000 per dependent is to be made.
  4. Prior to the issue of a certificate of Maltese citizenship, the applicant is also required to donate a minimum of ten thousand euro (€10,000) to a registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific,  animal welfare, or artistic non governmental organisation or society as approved by Community Malta Agency.
  5. The applicant must either purchase or rent residential property in Malta. If the applicants opts to purchase an immovable residential property, an investment of at least seven hundred thousand euro (€700,000) is to be made. An applicant may also lease a residential immovable property in Malta for a minimum annual rent of sixteen thousand euro (€16,000). The property shall be adequate and suitable for the applicant and his dependants and must be kept for at least five (5) years from the date of the certificate of Maltese citizenship.
  6. The Applicant must also provide documented evidence showing any personal, commercial or financial ties to Malta.

All prospective clients who would like to start the application process, kindly contact us to start the process. 

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