There is a long list of reasons for why you might want to live in Malta. We have some of the best weather in Europe — partly because we’re on the geographic edge of the continent. Our country is packed with culture, surrounded by beaches and full of people enjoying a laidback way of life.
Malta also has a stable government, which respects the rule of law and delivers a relatively crime-free environment to the Maltese people. Our economy is forward-looking and set up to focus on growth for the foreseeable future.
Maybe most importantly, we took the decision over fifteen years ago to join the EU and participate in the European community. Malta approaches the rest of the world with open arms.
That, in part, means that Malta has one of the world’s strongest passports. Being able to carry the passport ranked 9th by Henley Partners is one of the great advantages of Maltese citizenship.
So, how easy is it to get Maltese citizenship? The answer depends on your family, how much time you have and your willingness to spend money on the process.
This comprehensive guide will take you through the process of setting yourself up to become a citizen of Malta. We’ll cover the time it takes, requirements for each of the routes to citizenship and the fees involved.
The most famous historical trivia about Malta is that it spent several centuries as the home base for an itinerant order of crusader knights. The island country’s connection to the Order Saint John carries on today, at least in spirit and symbols.
Malta’s willingness to grant a home to those coming from abroad also endures into the 21st century.
These days there is a comprehensive system of residence permits. The golden visa for the very wealthy gets the headlines but there are similar programs for a broad spectrum of participants.
Below you’ll find a complete guide on to how to qualify for each of Malta’s residence permits and the benefits you’ll enjoy if you’re granted one.
Malta has a thriving and diverse real estate market. There’s a property for sale in Malta to fit every lifestyle and budget.
There are several tools, detailed below, that you can put to work to find your perfect property that’s for sale in Malta.
Note that these vary slightly if the owners put their property up for sale without an agent. If your Maltese dream property is for sale by the owner there may be special considerations to take into account and you’ll get a thorough outline of those below.
You’ll also find a handy guide to the lingo and jargon used to advertise real estate for sale in Malta.
Buying a home is a huge life step and the research can get intense – especially when you are buying outside of your home country.
There are a few obvious reasons why Malta’s investment visa program is so popular. Malta is a safe place to live with a stable economy and a solid banking system.
As well, Malta’s investment visa offers visa-free travel within the Schengen zone to its holders.
Malta has a relatively fast course to citizenship, at least if you are a high net worth individual. There are some significant steps to that process and it can take up to two years to complete, so the investment visa may be a useful device in the interim.
Your eligibility for the investment visa program depends largely on your nationality and meeting the required criteria, mainly making the stipulated contribution.