Malta has always experienced pleasant interactions and relations with Egypt. This is mainly due to the similarity in the two languages and also the close proximity between Malta and Egypt. The two countries have a long history of cultural exchange and cooperation. Both countries share Mediterranean heritage and have historical connections dating back to ancient times. This shared history may create a sense of familiarity and comfort for Egyptian nationals considering relocation to Malta. Over the years, many Maltese nationals had emigrated to Alexandria in Egypt and nowadays, on the other hand, we are experiencing many Egyptians applying for residence and citizenship in Malta.  Egyptian nationals applying for citizenship in Malta could potentially enjoy several benefits such as access to high quality education and healthcare, improved standard of living, political stability and the right to live in a country forming part of the European Union.

The below is a table comparing some interesting facts about Malta and Egypt:




  • Passport Index Ranking
  • Visa Free Destinations
  • European Union Country
  • Access to Schengen
  • Population
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed
  • Official languages

  • 5th place*
  • 190
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 536,000
  • Yes
  • Maltese and English
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  • 89th place*
  • 55
  • No
  • Visa required
  • 114,066,000
  • Yes
  • Arabic


*The ranking above is based on the destinations that a person holding the country’s passport can travel to, without a visa or with a visa on arrival.

As outlined in the table above, Maltese passport holders benefit from visa free travel to 190 jurisdictions and this includes among others Australia, USA, Canadan and all European Union countries.

One must highlight that Malta has a Double Tax Treaty with Egypt which entered into force on 7th April 2001 and provides a tax credit or deduction for the income that is subject to tax in both countries.

Some reasons which make Egyptian nationals seek citizenship in Malta include the fact that the country offers a very strong economy with a lot of opportunities in sectors like import-export, tourism and financial services. Malta’s political stability and quality of life is also another factor which attracts investors who want a more pleasant lifestyle and living conditions.

The table below outlines the Financial Requirements for Egyptian nationals who wish to benefit from having Maltese citizenship:

Financial Requirements for Maltese Citizenship by Direct Investment

Make an exceptional non-refundable direct investment to Malta’s National Development & Social Fund of:

  • €750,000 where an application is submitted after 12 months OR
  • €600,000 where an application is submitted after 36 months

Choose a residential property to be kept for a minimum of 5 years:

  • €16,000 per year via the rental route OR
  • €700,000 via the purchase route

Pay a one-time charitable donation of €10,000.

Applicants must also pay due diligence fees:

  • Main Applicant: €15,000
  • Dependants over the age of 12: €10,000
  • Benefactor (if applicable: €15,000

The Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services is a residency route leading to citizenship in Malta after one year or three years of legal residency. This programme grants citizenship to those investing in Malta’s economy, donating to charity, and renting or buying a property. Every application is subject to a stringent due diligence process, including thorough background checks conducted by Community Malta Agency.

Some other benefits of applying for Maltese citizenship through these regulations include:

  • Visa free travel to over 180 countries including the European Union, United Kingdom, Canada, USA and Australia,
  • Citizenship is passed down to future generations irrespective of the place of birth.
  • Citizenship in a stable European Union country.
  • Right to own property in Europe.
  • Ability to include family members in the same application. This includes the applicant’s spouse, children up to the age of 28 and parents & grandparents over the age of 55.

A Malta Citizenship by Investment application can only be submitted at Community Malta Agency via a Licensed Agent. Once the process is completed, the citizenship agency issues an invitation for the applicant to take an oath of allegiance. The applicant shall be required to complete the process and take the oath of allegiance within 6 months from the approval in Principle by the Minister.

ACC Immigration (Malta company registration number C-44042) is duly authorised to act as a licensed Malta agent and holds licence number AKM-ACCA.


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