Below you can find the list of 5 easiest countries to immigrate to from the United States. For methodology and discussion of the topic please read this article.
5. MALTA: ranks 5th in our list of the easiest countries to immigrate to. This beautiful archipelago is a marvelous place to call home. Scores of tourists and expats forming a beeline for this southern European state every year just get smitten by its Mediterranean climate, sandy beaches, architectural gems, rich culture and sheer joie de vivre. In terms of cost of living, Malta is relatively cheaper than other European states, and provides top-class healthcare. Being a party to the Schengen Agreement, Malta gives US citizens visa-free entry for up to 90 days for business and tourism purposes, but to obtain citizenship a residency requirement has to be met first by applying for one program from a bunch of different residence schemes being offered. For getting citizenship, one must be a permanent resident for six years, of which four consecutive years should be spent in Malta. You can also apply for Maltese citizenship by birth and descent, by adoption or by marriage. Another route culminating into citizenship starts by obtaining a work permit followed by a residence permit and lastly filing of application. Malta also offers the fast-tracked Individual Investor Program under which an applicant making one-time investment of €800,000 can get citizenship in just 12 months. Malta does not restrict holding dual nationality.