In January 2014, Malta launched one of the most attractive and competitive citizenship by investment programs in Europe enabling applicants to obtain permanent, full Maltese citizenship for a contribution.
Following discussions between Malta and the European Parliament, Malta has reached a final and satisfactory decision to formulate the program in such a way that citizenship by investment could be granted with the contentment of the European Parliament.
The Citizenship by Investment Program is the most recent program launched in Malta which aims to attract ultra high net worth individuals, who must contribute a one time investment in Malta.
Once a contribution as indicated below is made and the necessary due diligence and requirements are satisfied, the applicant, as well as his/her dependents will become a citizens by naturalisation of Malta, and hence the EU. A passport will be provided and such beneficiaries will be entitled with all rights attached to citizenship, including free movement, residency and right to work.