Malta

The Republic of Malta is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies to the south of Italy, east of Tunisia, and north of Libya. The country covers just over 316 km2 making it one of the world's smallest peaceful countries. Malta has two official languages, which are Maltese and English.
  • Southern Mediterranean Island
  • European Union Citizenship
  • Property or Bond Investment
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Government and Regime
Malta is a republic whose parliamentary system and public administration are closely modeled on the Westminster system. It joined the European Union and became part of the Euro zone and its currency is the Euro. According to the International Monetary Fund Malta is classified as an advanced economy.
Landscaping
Malta is surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Malta's palm-tree fringed landscape is dotted with picturesque rolling hills, peaceful seaports, and old fishing villages. Visitors to Malta will experience pristine beaches and quiet mountains, and navigate the pastoral landscape, happily and safely.
Investment
Malta's location in the middle of the Mediterranean makes it a premium place for investment and citizenship. There are two types of investments required to fulfill the RBP requirements:
1) Real Estate - for more information please contact us
2) Investment - for more information please contact us
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The granting of residence permits and citizenship is at the sole discretion of the Maltese Government but, generally; the application is only denied if the due diligence reveals that the applicant has made false statements in the application forms or other submitted documents; has engaged in criminal activities or is under investigation in relation to criminal activities; or has (or is alleged to have been) engaged in or associated with any activity that would bring disrepute to Malta.

Procedure
The Permanent Residency scheme requires applicants to provide detailed documentation as follows:
  • Procedure 1
    Open Borders shall pre-screen your passport copy for Government pre-approval to ensure fast processing.
  • Procedure 2
    A down payment of the professional fees will be required to establish your application.
  • Procedure 3
    Open Borders will provide assistance and advise with regards to the collection of the documents required in the checklist and complete the government forms.
  • Procedure 4
    Open Borders will guide you to the Maltese property, which you choose and starts preparing property purchase documentation required to be presented for Residency application.
  • Procedure 5
    The applicants must travel to Malta to apply for legal residence and acquire a residency card.
  • Procedure 6
    The application is submitted and further due diligence will be performed by the Maltese government and on completion a decision will be made to either grant citizenship, decline citizenship or request further documentation from the applicant before making a decision.
  • Procedure 7
    An approval in principal letter will be issued by the government if successful.
  • Procedure 9
    Within 4 months is necessary to show a copy of your property contract (lease or purchase), confirmation bonds/stocks acquired, and proof that suitable medical coverage is in place. Open Borders prepare property purchase documents to complete on purchase. Property purchase funds and taxes transferred.
  • Procedure 10
    Visit Malta for Oath and provide bio-metrics for your passports and on completion you will acquire a Certificate of Naturalization and finally pickup passports.

The Residency cards and National ID’s are issued to you via courier once the balance of professional fees has been paid and settled.

Maltese passport/citizenship (Visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries

AMERICAS
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dom. Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
Uruguay
USA
VenezuelaAFRICA
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Gambia
Guinea-Bissau
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
São Tomé and Príncipe
Senegal
Seychelles
Somalia
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
ZimbabweEUROPE
Albania
Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland (Rep.)
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia (FYROM)
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican CityASIA
Armenia
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Brunei
Cambodia
Hong Kong (SAR China)
India
Iran
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Malaysia
Maldives
Myanmar
Nepal
Oman
Philippines
Qater
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Tajikistan
Thailand
UAEOCEANIA
Fiji
Indonesia
Kiribati
Marshall Islands
Micronesia
New Zealand
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Samoa
Solomon Isl.
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu

*please note that according to UK policy, you can stay for up to 6months a year

The Malta program includes three financial requirements:

  1. A contribution to the development of Malta
  2. A purchase of stocks/bonds
  3. A property transaction (property rental or property purchase)
Concession fee, € 650.000
Government bonds, € 150,000
Property purchase, € 350.000
Concession fee for dependants
Spouse, € 25.000
Children < 18, € 25.000
Dependent 18-26 unmarried, disabled, parents >55, € 50.000
Due diligance fees
Main applicant, € 7.500
Spouse, € 5,000
Children 13-18, € 3.000
Each additional dependent over 18, € 5.000

Open Borders CBI professional fees, official application fees, certificates of citizenship & passports, courier & other disbursements are the only other costs associated.
A full-itemized quotation with no hidden costs is provided.

Total Area
316 sq km

Population
425,191

Ethnic Groups
Predominantly white

Currency
Euro

Languages
Maltese and English

Exchange Rate
USD 1.00 = 0.85 EUR
(June 2018)

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