Malta is a small but densely populated island-nation in the Mediterranean Sea. An important naval base for the many powers that ruled over Malta throughout its history, it famously resisted siege by the Ottomans in 1565. Malta is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including its fortified capital city – Valletta. Its economy is dependent on tourism, the provision of financial services, and information technology, but the Government has also been keen to encourage ventures such as film production. Malta acceded to the European Union in 2004 and to the Eurozone in 2008.
- Official name: Republic of Malta
- National anthem: The Maltese Hymn
- Location: Mediterranean, Europe
- Capital city: Valletta
- Official language: Maltese; English
- Independence: 21 September 1964, from the United Kingdom
- Government type: Parliamentary democratic republic
- Head of State: President
- Head of Government: Prime Minister
- Basis of legal system: English common law; French civil law; Roman civil law
- Currency: Euro
- Climate: Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment Policy
- The Maltese Citizenship by Naturalization for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment is regulated by the Maltese Citizenship Act Legislation S.L. 188.05 which was published in the Legal Notice 437 of 2020.The Community Malta Agency is the Government agency responsible for overseeing all Maltese citizenship-related matters.
- Requires a three-tier investment: a non-refundable contribution, the purchase or rental of real estate (which must be held for five years, during which time it may not be let or sublet), and a donation to a registered non-governmental organisation or society in various industries including but not limited to culture, science, sport, artistic, and environmental.
- Due Diligence Fees and Bank Charges apply
- Global health insurance of at least €50,000 must be held indefinitely
- Applicants must show a minimum of 12 months’ residence on Malta
- Strong due diligence practices
- Citizen names are published in Malta’s Gazette within 12 months of obtaining citizenship