To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be at least 18 years of age and provide proof of having been a resident of Malta for a period of 12 months preceding the issuing of a certificate of naturalisation
Applicants must have Global Health Insurance coverage for at least € 50 000 for the main applicant and each dependant, and must provide proof that they can maintain the same for an indefinite period.
Principal Applicants can include in their IIP application:
- Spouse – in a monogamous marriage or in another relationship having the same or similar status to marriage.
- Dependants of 18 years of age and under.
- Dependants between the age of 18 and 26 years of age, who are not married and who are wholly supported by the main applicant and form part of the household.
- Dependants over the age of 55 years (e.g. parents), who are wholly supported by and form part of the household of the main applicant.
The main applicant must provide evidence that he/she has been a resident of Malta for a period of 12 months preceding naturalisation. All applicants aged 18 years and over are obliged to attend in person in Malta to undertake the Oath of Allegiance.
Applications must be accompanied by supporting identification and verification documents authenticated in English, as set out in the Checklist and Guidelines, together with;
- Police conduct certificates, issued by the Maltese police as well as a police certificate issued by the competent authorities in the country of origin and in the country or countries of residence where the applicant has resided for a period of more than 6 months during the last 10 years
- Proof that the main applicant has been a resident of Malta for a period of 12 months preceding naturalisation
- Medical certificates stating that the applicant and his dependants are not suffering from contagious diseases and are in good health
- An affidavit of support for each dependant who is over 18 years of age.
All applicants aged 18 years and over are obliged to attend in person in Malta to undertake the Oath of Allegiance.
All applicants undergo the same due diligence process. If any issues from their background which would be grounds for rejection emerge, they will not be approved for citizenship.