Individual Investor Programme
The Individual Investor Programme (IIP) enables non-EU individuals and their families to gain Maltese citizenship by making a cash contribution and meeting certain other criteria.
Maltese citizenship means a Maltese passport. A key advantage of obtaining a Maltese passport is that it is an EU passport, which provides freedom of residence anywhere in the EU and ease of travel throughout the world.
The main applicant must make the following investments:
- Contribute €650,000 to the National Development and Social Fund.
- Purchase property in Malta with a minimum value of €350,000, to be held for five years, or rent a property for a minimum value of €16,000 per annum for a minimum of five years.
- Invest a minimum of €150,000 in eligible Government stocks, shares or debentures for five years.
There is a residence requirement before the applicant and family are eligible to take up residence in Malta.
The Malta IIP requires an additional contribution of €25,000 for a spouse and for each child under the age of 18. A contribution of €50,000 is required for each unmarried child between the ages of 18 and 25 years, and for each dependant parent over the age of 55.