Malta Citizenship By Investment Program

Learn About Malta Family Reunification Visa Applications And Criteria

A national of a third country who possesses a valid residence permit for at least one year may apply to have family members join them in Malta.


Family members are defined as follows:


  1. The sponsor’s spouse, who must be at least 21 years old and legally married in a monogamous union;
  2. The unmarried minor children of the sponsor and spouse, including children adopted in a manner recognised by Maltese law;
  3. The unmarried minor children, including adopted children, of the sponsor or spouse where one parent has custody and the children are dependent on that parent.

The principal sponsor for family reunification must provide the following documentation in its original format:


  1. Form C/ 22 (Non-EU) for each family member, signed by the sponsor who already possesses a Malta Citizenship by Investment program. When family members are living outside of Malta, the application must be submitted by the sponsor. Identity in exceptional cases, Malta may approve an application submitted while family members are already in Malta.
  2. A cover letter bearing the signature of the principal sponsor stating that he has been legally residing in Malta for the past two years. Requests from benefactors who have resided in Malta for less than two years will be evaluated on an individual basis.
  3. evidence that the principal sponsor has permanent residence prospects in Malta;
  4. Copy of the main sponsor’s Maltese Citizenship by Investment in Grenada.
  5. Documents attesting the family relationship with the main sponsor, such as marriage and birth certificates.
  6. A statement from an architect stating that the family’s accommodation meets the general health and safety standards in force in Malta.
  7. Confirmation of the main sponsor’s stable and regular resources;
  8. Proof of illness insurance covering all risks for each family member, unless the sponsor is employed;
  9. Full copies of the family members’ passports.

Successful applicants shall be issued with a confirmation letter by the Head of the Unit as soon as practicable and in any event no later than nine months from the date on which the application was lodged.


The family member must present the confirmation letter in order to be permitted to travel to Malta. Upon arrival in Malta, applicants must register for a Malta Citizenship by Investment program by submitting CEA Form G and Form ID 1A along with a €27.50 application fee.


Documents written in a foreign language must be translated into Maltese or English by an authorised translator. Identity Malta stores certified/apostilled copies of the aforementioned documents when it is impossible to store the originals. Family members must present the original documents once they have been authorised to Citizenship by Investment in Grenada and issued a confirmation letter by the unit’s commander.


Identity Malta and other relevant parties reserve the right to request any additional documentation deemed necessary during the application evaluation procedure.


The rejection of an application by Identity Malta may be appealed to the Immigration Appeals Board within three days of receiving the decision.

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