Malta Citizenship

Recognized by the European Commission

Visa-free entry to 180+ countries, US, Canada, and the UK

EU citizenship in 14 months

Recognized by the European Commission

Visa-free entry to 180+ countries, US, Canada, and the UK

EU citizenship in 14 months

Benefits of Malta Citizenship

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Visa-free entry to 185 countries

including the USA, Canada, the UK, and others. The right to live in EU countries, as well as Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein

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Fast application processing

European citizenship within 14 months

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Competitive and transparent tax regime

Malta has tax agreements with 60 countries and no inheritance tax, gift tax, or capital gains tax

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Education at the best universities in Europe

At prices for EU citizens and without a student visa, as well as discounts for studying in the UK

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No restrictions on dual citizenship

There is no need to renounce your existing citizenship when obtaining a Maltese passport

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No requirements on the duration of stay in the country

There are no minimum stay requirements in order to maintain your status

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Business opportunities

international expansion; Malta has 13 thriving industries, from aviation, fintech, international logistics to crypto exchanges, film, and microchip industry

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When to Choose Malta Citizenship

When you need a practical and elite plan B

When you want to get one of the strongest passports in the world

When you want to join a community of successful entrepreneurs and investors

When you need access to the EU

How to Get Malta Citizenship

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Detailed step-by-step process

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Requirements for all eligible applicants

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Required documents for each step of the program

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Answers to frequently asked questions

Malta Citizenship

Malta Citizenship Requirements

Investment options:

Contribution to the National Development and Social Fund of Malta  and rental of real estate for 1 or 3 years:

Contribution to the National Development and Social Fund of Malta  and purchase of real estate worth at least €700,000

"Malta - The Heart of the Mediterranean"

The capital of Malta, Valletta, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yes, the whole city!

The Mediterranean archipelago of Malta has always attracted investors and entrepreneurs with its unique citizenship by investment program. It is an attractive destination with a new and dynamic business environment. Aside from its attractive business-friendly environment, Malta also offers a unique cultural experience, with a vibrant nightlife, picturesque beaches, and a rich historical heritage. All of these factors make Malta an ideal destination for foreign entrepreneurs and investors seeking a new home.

Malta Citizenship and Passport Timeline

Officially published timeline

12 months

Real timeline, based on our practical experience

12-14 months

Malta Passport Strength

Global Strength Rating:

better than 91% of passports

 of passports

Visa-free

185

countries

Key countries

The EU, UK and Mexico

Fast-track visa

USA, Canada, Australia

Visa-free

185

countries

Key countries

The EU, UK and Mexico

Fast-track visa

USA, Canada, Australia

Visa-free

185

countries

Key countries

The EU, UK and Mexico

Fast-track visa

USA, Canada, Australia

Visa-free

185

countries

Key countries

The EU, UK and Mexico

Fast-track visa

USA, Canada, Australia

Malta Passport Strength

Visa-free

Key countries

The EU, UK and Mexico

Fast-track visa

USA, Canada, Australia

Why Work with Golden Harbors?

Tested by time: years of learning and working across industries and global mobility solutions. Our team has learned all the nuances and possible pitfalls and will help you avoid them

We take care of the paperwork and handle all the interactions with counterparties while you enjoy your everyday comforts. You still keep the remote control over each step

Convenient team structure: our team is located in both the U.S. and Europe, so we have the best coverage to assist you

We take preparation seriously: planning, due diligence, and data cross-checks minimize the risk of application rejection. We only work with vetted and government-licensed partners in Malta

Tested by time:

years of learning and working across industries and global mobility solutions. Our team has learned all the nuances and possible pitfalls and will help you avoid them

Convenient team structure:

our team is located in both the U.S. and Europe, so we have the best coverage to assist you

We take preparation seriously:

planning, due diligence, and data cross-checks minimize the risk of rejection. We only work with vetted and government-licensed partners in Malta

We take care of the paperwork:

and handle all the interactions with counter-parties while you enjoy your everyday comforts. You still keep the remote control over each step

Malta Citizenship Steps

Enter your estimated application start date for Maltese citizenship and receive a clear timetable for each step

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Sign a service agreement, fill out application forms, and pay the initial service and due diligence fees.

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We assist you in meeting the requirements of the Malta citizenship by investment program. We also help you open a bank account and apply for a residence permit.

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in 10 months after obtaining a residence permit, we compile the document package and submit it for the due diligence.

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Based on the investment option you chose, you either rent or buy a property in Malta.

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We receive your certificate of naturalization after successful due diligence.

Up to 14 days

After the oath ceremony, we receive your passport and mail it to you.

Malta Citizenship FAQ

Do I need to learn Maltese and pass exams to get citizenship by investment?
Is it possible to return the invested amount?
Is due diligence and a background check mandatory?
Can an investor independently apply for citizenship?
Can Maltese citizenship by investment be revoked?

Malta Citizenship Consultation

Every client is unique

Every case requires an individual approach and solution. Our years of experience in the industry allow us to provide both.

We will answer all your questions and provide detailed information about the available second passport and residency programs to help you make the right choice.

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Lead Attorney at Golden Harbors

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Lead Attorney at Golden Harbors

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