The Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment programme permits foreign individuals and their families to obtain Maltese citizenship by contributing to Malta’s economic development.
Precisely, this scheme requires a minimum investment of €690,000. However, such an investment can be effected in several forms. Including a contribution to the National Development and Social Fund
and the purchase of a residential property worth at least €700,000 in Malta, which must be held for a minimum of five years. Furthermore, eligibility for the programme necessitates investors to prove their 12 or 36 months of residency in Malta.
Overall, qualifying investments for the Maltese Citizenship by Direct Investments scheme vary between €700,000 and €1,460,000. Regarding actual residency in the country, direct investors are required to live in Malta for a period of 1 or 3 years at a time, depending on the investment amount. The timeframe for receiving citizenship by naturalisation for exceptional services by direct investment varies, however MK Malta has a timely track record with its current and past clients.
Regarding family members, investors who obtain citizenship of Malta by naturalisation for exceptional services by direct investment can append close family members in their application. This includes their spouse or registered partner, and their principally-dependent children up to 29 years old, including those from previous marriages.