The Malta program includes three financial requirements:
- A contribution to the development of Malta
- An investment of bonds/shares
- A property transaction
The combined upfront financial requirement, including applicable government charges and citizenship application fees, is just under EUR 900,000. These costs will increase slightly depending on the family size.
1. CONTRIBUTION TO THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SOCIAL FUND (CNDSF)
To access the Maltese citizenship program, main applicants are required to contribute €650,000 to Malta.
Of this contribution, 70% will go into a National Development and Social Fund to be set up by the Government of Malta and to be run by a board of trustees; the rest will go to the consolidated fund.
The CNDSF’s scope will be to carry out projects linked to education, innovation, job creation and the implementation of the jobs plus strategy, social projects and projects in the public health sector.
Spouses and children (under 17 years of age) of applicants for Malta citizenship are required to contribute €25,000 while unmarried children between the ages of 18 and 25 and dependent parents will also be granted citizenship on the basis of a contribution of €50,000 each.
2. INVESTMENT IN BONDS/SHARES
In addition, an investment of EUR 150,000 in Government approved financial instruments (bonds/shares), which must be maintained for a minimum period of 5 years is required.
3. INVESTMENT IN PROPERTY
The applicant must commit to retain a residence in Malta for a period of at least 5 years, either through the purchase of a property, for which the minimum value must exceed EUR 350,000, or through leasing of a property, for which the minimum annual rent must exceed EUR 16,000.