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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Buttigieg, Eugene - DeBono, Daniela

Published: September 2009 - Latest Update: January 2015

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by DeBono, Daniela

Published: March 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by DeBono, Daniela

Published: June 2013

Country expert(s)

Buttigieg, Eugene

DeBono, Daniela

Current citizenship law

Maltese Citizenship Act (as amended by Act XV of 2013) LANGUAGE: uk


Att dwar iċ-Ċittadinanza Maltija (as amended by Act XV of 2013) LANGUAGE: Malta

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Malta domestic case law
International and European case law Malta International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Malta Statistics

Citizenship News

Brexit results hit Malta’s IIP

143 IIP applicants in Malta, opposition raises the issue of voting rights

Individual Investor Programme does not require physical presence to meet the one year ‘effective residence’ condition for obtaining a Maltese passport

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship