FAQ’s– Citizenship

1) Who can qualify for Maltese Citizenship?
– The candidate must not be less than 18 years old and have a clean criminal record. That applicant is called the primary/principal candidate then one can include his family members including children etc.
2) What are the contributions that have to be made?
– The principal applicant has to contribute EUR 650,000 to the National Development and Social Fund. The other individuals included under the application of the main applicant have to make a contribution of EUR 25,000 each.
3) What other conditions have to be satisfied?
– Candidates must purchase property in Malta with a value of at least EUR 350,000 or rent for not less than EUR 16,000 a year for at least 5 years. The land can be sold only if 5 years have elapsed.
– Investments in Government instruments have to be made of EUR 150,000 and held for at least 5 years.
4) What does the citizenship application programme involve in terms of timeframe?
– Upon submitting the necessary documents a Maltese residency card is issued within 1 -3 weeks.
– Identity Malta usually takes 4 months to review documents.
– When the above conditions are satisfied (in point 3 above) together with the possession of a health cover where usually one is given 4 months, one is issued with the Naturalisation certificate.
5) What are the benefits of acquiring a Maltese citizenship?
– By obtaining a Malta passport one obtains European identification
– A Malta passport offers unlimited cross boarder access of a European citizen under the Schengen agreement
Malta offers a good educational system, there are state schools and private schools where state schools are for free.

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