Centrally situated in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is located south of Sicily and North of the African coast of Libya. A former UK colony, Malta became its own republic in 1974 and retained membership in the Commonwealth.
Malta has been a member of the European Union since 2004 and is also part of the Schengen agreement.
EU Citizenship through the Maltese program provides 160 visa-free travel destinations, including the United States and Canada. A Maltese residence status is required in the 12 month period immediately along with the required investment before the certificate of naturalisation is provided.