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Malta Individual Investor Program

The first EU-approved Citizenship Program, Malta Individual Investor Program is your direct route to obtaining one of the most coveted European passports in the world.

Live, work and study anywhere in the EU with extensive benefits to visa-free travel 185 countries worldwide, including the EU, UK, and the right to live, work and study in any of the other EU countries.


  • Visa-free travel to around 185 countries and territories
  • Ability to pass on citizenship to future generations
  • Citizenship for life, with the right to live and work in all 28 EU countries
  • Right to hold dual citizenship
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More Benefits

European passport

European passport

Passport granted in 14 months

Member of the EU

Member of the EU

Enjoy EU Freedoms to live, work, study or travel anywhere in the EU

Visa-free travel worldwide

Visa-free travel worldwide

Visa-free access to 185 countries including EU & UK, USA & Canada

Fast-track residence cards

Fast-track residence cards

Fast track residence cards within 1-3 weeks with Schengen mobility for 18 months

Entire family are eligible

Entire family are eligible

Including spouse, children and parents

High standard of living

High standard of living

Advanced Healthcare and High Quality Education

Partially repayable investment

Partially repayable investment

After 5 years, investments in government bonds and property can be released

Attractive tax regime

Attractive tax regime

Taxation on remittance basis available to non-domiciled individuals

Valid for life

Valid for life

Transferable to descendants

Dual citizenship

Dual citizenship

Malta allows for dual citizenship

Double taxation relief

Double taxation relief

Extensive treaty protection from double taxation

Easy & straightforward process

Easy & straightforward process

No language tests

Country Overview



Capital city

Capital city: Valletta

Visa free countries

Visa free countries: 185

Total area

Total area: 316 km²

Nearest country

Nearest country: Italy (95 km)


Languages: Maltese, English


Currency: Euro (€)


Population: 493,559

Time zone

Time zone: Central European Standard Time (GMT+1:00)

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Step 1


Click on the "Apply Now" or "Chat Now" button and leave a brief description of your needs.

Step 2


One of our experts will get back to you shortly to discuss about your needs and offer reasonable options for your budget.

Step 3
First Payment

First Payment

After you agree with our plan, you will have to make a deposit payment.

Step 4
Submit Docs

Submit Docs

We will assist you in filling out the necessary forms for the government registration process. You only need to provide the requested personal information.

Step 5
Get approval

Get approval

We will work with the government on your behalf. We guarantee you the earliest approval time.

Step 6
Government Payment and Last Payment

Government Payment & Last Payment

You will pay the prescribed government fee depending on the citizenship / residency method you choose. You will pay the remaining service fee to us. Get your certificate and second passport.

Ways To Get Your Second Passport

Applicants must fulfill ALL of the following investments:



Hold a residence in Malta for at least five years, meeting one of the following criteria:

  • Lease a property with annual rent over €16,000; or
  • Purchase of a property with value over €700,000.


Non-refundable contribution of €600,000 to the National Development & Social Fund set up by the government.

Government-sanctioned stocks or bonds

Government-sanctioned stocks or bonds

€150,000 into Malta government bonds (or via approved funds for the same) for at least 5 years.

That’s it. Within a few months, you should have your second passport.

*For more details on schedule of fees, when to pay, how much to pay, please download our Malta Individual Investor Program Kits.

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General requirements towards the main applicant

  • 18+ years of age
  • No criminal record
  • Due diligence checks and approval
  • Confirmed investment sources
  • In good health

Maltese passports can also be obtained by

  • A spouse
  • Adult children under 25 years of age
  • Parents above 55 years of age
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GIS Programs Comparison

Type of investment
Minimum investment
Time to get approval
Minimum time to maintain investment
Required stay in the country
Eligible dependents (can be acccompanied the application)
Proof of the soucre of investment
Requirements to have bussiness in Viet Nam
The duration of the first issued Visa
Visa extension time
Conditions for Visa renewal
Conditions for apply for Citizenship
Conditions for maintaining Citizenship
Visit during application
Visa-free countries to travel
Outstanding benefits
Labor rights
Member of Organization/ Treaty
Age restrictions
Management Qualifications/Experience
Proof of property
Security background
Specific investment plan
Time to apply for Citizenship (after getting the visa)
Extra benefits after getting Citizenship
Multi-nationality allowances

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

1. Can EU citizens apply for the Malta Individual Investor Program?

Citizens of EU countries can apply for Maltese citizenship under the Individual Investor Programme.

2. Which nationalities are not eligible to participate in the MIIP?

Currently, the policy of the Maltese Government excludes from applying individuals who are nationals of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), or are non-nationals but reside, do business, have significant ties with, or connections to these countries. Citizens from countries included in the US Travel Ban also cannot apply. The full list is presented below:

  • Afghanistan
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Somalia
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Yemen
  • Venezuela

MIIPA reserves the right to update the list of banned countries from time to time. Such list will be communicated with all Agents accordingly.

3. Do I need to know Maltese and do I need to take a citizenship test during the process?

The Maltese language is not a requirement for naturalization and no citizenship tests will be carried out at this time.

4. Can a person apply directly to Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency?

MIIP applications can only be filed through the services of the Concessionaire or Accredited Agents duly appointed by Malta Individual Investor Program Agency. These are listed on the Malta Individual Investor Program Agency website.

5. Can I hold dual citizenship if I have been Naturalised as a Maltese citizen?

Yes, you can hold more than one citizenship after having been naturalized as a Maltese citizen. Malta recognizes dual citizenship, however, your current country of citizenship may have restrictions.

6. Will children born to naturalized parents automatically become Maltese citizens?

The acquisition of citizenship occurs on the date of the issue of the naturalization certificate. Children born before this date will not automatically become Maltese citizens. Children born after this date can become Maltese citizens.

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About Us

Global Immigration Services Group (GIS) is an Immigration Services Provider focusing on Second Citizenship by investment programs & Residency Programs.

We offer a variety of Second Passport options including but not limited to; Caribbean Citizenships such as Saint Kitts & Nevis, Grenada and Dominica. European Second Citizenship by investment programs inclusive of Cyprus and Malta. As well as other Residency Programs such as Portugal and Greece...

Our selection of established and well-respected Developers, excellent Government Relations and Caribbean Contacts makes us the obvious choice for all your Citizen & Residency needs.