Citizenship by naturalisation
The Maltese Citizenship Act (Cap 188) establishes who may become a citizen of Malta by naturalisation, provided that the applicant satisfies the relative provisions.
Article 10(1) of Cap. 188 regulates the acquisition of citizenship on the basis of residence in Malta whilst Article 11 refers to the acquisition of Maltese Citizenship by minors. Ultimately, the Minister responsible for citizenship matters has the discretion to grant or refuse the application under such provisions.