Brexit and Malta citizenship

With Brexit now in full effect, UK citizens no longer benefit from European rights. But what does it mean concretely? Not being an EU citizen anymore equals reduced mobility and administrative constraints to live, study and travel to Europe. For UK citizens seeking to obtain an EU passport after Brexit, there are solutions. The Malta Citizenship by Investment program is an excellent opportunity to broaden your horizons and maintain links with Europe. In this guide we take you through everything there is to know about Brexit and Malta citizenship.

Benefits of getting EU citizenship after Brexit

Free travel in the Schengen area Free travel in the Schengen area
Live work, and study in Europe without restrictions Live work, and study in Europe without restrictions
High and affordable quality of life High and affordable quality of life
Efficient healthcare system Efficient healthcare system

How can UK citizens get EU citizenship after Brexit

There are various ways for UK citizens to get EU citizenship after Brexit. The fastest one is to apply for a citizenship by investment program such as the Maltese Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services. In exchange for a contribution to the country’s economy, obtain citizenship by naturalization in a short timeframe. Another popular route towards acquiring EU citizenship is to apply for a residency by investment program such as the Portugal Golden Visa Program or the Spanish Golden Visa program. In exchange for an economic investment, these programs grant you EU residency for several years, which can eventually lead to acquiring an EU passport.

Malta Citizenship by Investment program

Malta’s Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment Regulations (S.L. 188.05) is the only citizenship by investment program in Europe. Famous for its rich history and culture, balmy Mediterranean climate, and beautiful beaches, Malta is a prime destination in Europe. It’s also an ideal place for UK citizens seeking to live in a country with an excellent healthcare system and top banking system.  

Launched at the end of 2020, Malta revamped its Citizenship by Investment program. The investment and migration scheme grants investors and their families a Maltese passport in 12 to 36 months in exchange for a donation in the country’s economy. For a minimum investment of €690,000, you can obtain a Maltese passport.

Investment requirements

The investment requirements are straightforward and mandatory: 

  • Make an investment of a minimum of €600,000 or €750,000 for the main applicant to the Maltese National Development and Social Fund, depending on the residence period selected (12 or 36 months). 
  • Take a residential property lease for a minimum of €16,000 per year for a period of 5 years or the purchase of a property for a minimum of €700,000 that must be kept for at least 5 years. 
  • Make a compulsory donation of €10,000 to an approved registered sport, cultural, scientific, philanthropic, animal welfare, or artistic non-governmental organization or society.

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Benefits of getting Malta citizenship after Brexit

Visa-free access to 183 countries

Visa-free access to 183 countries

Obtain citizenship by naturalization in 12 to 36 months

Obtain citizenship by naturalization in 12 to 36 months

Work, live and study in Malta without restrictions

Work, live and study in Malta without restrictions

Benefit from a great healthcare system

Benefit from a great healthcare system

Your entire family is eligible for the program

Your entire family is eligible for the program

Contact Global Citizen Solutions today

Looking to obtain EU citizenship after Brexit? Global Citizen Solutions is here to assist. With years of experience helping clients obtain residency and citizenship solutions, our team of investor migration experts will create personalized plans to help you and your family increase your worldwide opportunities. Contact us today by filling out the form below and let’s start your journey towards acquiring European citizenship.

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Frequently asked questions about Brexit and Malta citizenship

Can I get EU citizenship after Brexit?

Yes, you can obtain EU citizenship after Brexit by applying to a EU residency or citizenship by investment program.

How can I get a Maltese passport?

By applying to the Malta Citizenship by Investment Program also called Malta Citizenship by Naturalization for Exceptional Services (CES), you can acquire a Maltese passport. In exchange for a minimum investment of €690,000, acquire citizenship in 36 months.

Does Malta accept dual citizenship?

Yes, Malta accepts dual citizenship.