Acquisition of Citizenship status in Malta

The Maltese Government consents the acquisition of Citizenship status through several channels. In 2014, the authorities introduced the Individual Investor Programme through LN47/2014, thanks to this initiative a foreign nationals of good repute who invest in Malta will, after taking up residence on the island for one year, be entitled to be naturalised as Maltese citizens.

The programme, being the first of its kind to have European Commission approval, has been extremely successful since its launch in 2014 and the original capping of 1,800 applications will be renewed once reached.

As a member of the European Union and Schengen area, a Maltese passport offers a number of benefits to successful applicants in terms of significantly improved mobility for them and their families. This is further enhanced by the ability to avail themselves of visa-free travel to 167 countries, including the United States and Canada.


For further information contact

  • Nicky Gouder


    Nicky Gouder, Tax & Private Clients partner of ARQ Group, completed his Association of Char... More

    T +356 2549 6000

  • Christian Farrugia


    A lawyer by profession, Dr. Christian Farrugia is one of the founding and co-managing partners ... More

    T +356 2549 6000

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