Frequently Asked Questions – Malta Individual Investor Progamme

Do you have questions about the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP)? Get in touch with us or check below the most frequently asked questions about the MMIP.

What is the time frame of the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme?

In order to satisfy the one year residency requirement, applicants who are not already resident in Malta are advised to start the process of residency. A residency card will be issued through a fast track process taking 1-3 weeks. Supporting documents and application files will also be prepared at this stage and signed before a Maltese Consul.

How are applications for the Maltese Citizenship by Investment processed?

We will formally submit the application to Identity Malta. Within 4 months, Identity Malta will tackle the reviewing of the application, the sourcing of funds and carry out all background checks required. Identity Malta will also apply risk weighting and approve or reject the application.

What is the compliance time for the Malta IIP?

Once principle approval is given, the applicant is given 4 months to comply with the obligations undertaken under the IIP. The applicant must purchase or rent property in Malta, invest €150K in Government bonds, and submit health cover.

Once an Oath of Allegiance has been taken and the 1 year residency requirement is fulfilled, a certificate of naturalisation and a passport will be issued.

What are the benefits of the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programmes?

Many are the advantages of obtaining a second Maltese passport:

  • Malta IIP – A Fast Process of just 4 Months
  • ​Visa-free travel to 168 destinations, including the US, Canada and UK
  • Maltese Citizenship is for life
  • Top-rated, free healthcare
  • Free access to University

Find out all the benefits of the Malta IIP on our dedicated section

When was the Malta IIP – Malta Individual Investor Programme law approved?

To view the whole text, refer to: L.N. 47 of 2014, MALTESE CITIZENSHIP ACT, (CAP. 188) – Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta Regulations, 2014. You can find an explanation of the law in our MIIP section.

Is Malta one of the easiest European Countries to get citizenship?

Many people are wondering which European country is easy to get citizenship. Malta is one with the fastest process to get citizenship among the other European countries. Indeed, the process to acquire citizenship by investment is quick and efficient: the Maltese citizenship is approved after only 4 months of processing time, and it takes no more than 1 year for the passport to be issued. And not only is Malta one of the easiest European Country to get citizenship, but it is also one of the safest, most stable country to live in, enjoying a European quality of life, free health care and an excellent, free education system.

What are the European countries with easy citizenship?

For a comparison of different citizenship by investment Programmes check out our Second Citizenship Comparison tool.

How to get citizenship in European countries?

Different Citizenship by investment Programmes follow different rules. However, if you are looking into getting citizenship in a European country, Malta can be a good option for you. It is indeed one of the most well-known programmes due to the truly quick and efficient process to acquire a Maltese passport, and the many advantages connected to it – Click here to discover all the advantages of a Maltese passport through the Malta Citizenship Investment Program.

All you need to get your Maltese passport through the MIIP – Malta Individual Investment Programme is:

– Clean criminal conduct
– Be in good health
– Make a non-refundable contribution of 650.000 euro to Government Fund
– Invest €150,000 in Government Bonds for 5 years
–  Invest €150,000 in Government Bonds for 5 years
– Invest in a property in Malta for a minimum of 350.000 euro for 5 years, or a rental of property for a minimum of 16.000 euro for 5 years
– Have a genuine link with Malta for 1 year


The Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency (MIIPA) is no longer accepting new applications under the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP). Applicants interested in applying for Maltese Citizenship through Direct Investment may submit an application under the Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services Regulations (L.N. 437 of 2020)


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