The Republic of Malta is an EU member country located in the center of the Mediterranean.

Since 2004, Malta is a member of the European Union and since 2007 is part of the Schengen area, in addition to this it is a part of the British Commonwealth.

The perfect combination of political and economic stability puts Malta on a par with major European countries. Economic growth was 5% in 2019; the country's credit rating is A with a positive outlook. The base currency is the Euro.

A warm Mediterranean climate, clean environment, a high level of safety and excellent infrastructure make Malta a great place to relax and live. And tax relief for residents give a significant advantage to business operations and capital allocation.

The Malta Permanent Residence Programme requires an Applicant to make a significant economic commitment to Malta. In exchange and subject to stringent vetting and due diligence procedures, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their family are granted permanent residency in Malta according to the Maltese Immigration Act (Cap. 217 of the Laws of Malta).

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What does the status of an indefinite resident of Malta offer?

Freedom of movement in the Schengen countries

With the Indefinite residence of Malta, you will be able to travel around the Schengen area visa-free for 90 out of every 180 days.

Safe place to live for you and your loved ones

You and your family may permanently reside in Malta and have the opportunity at any time to travel throughout the EU without visas and permits.

The lack of taxation on private income derived outside Malta

Only after being tax resident you have to pay tax in Malta however capital gain tax arising outside Malta will remain non-taxable even if received in Malta.

Tranquility and confidence in the future

As a permanent resident, you are not required to live continuously in Malta, you may travel as you like, without any physical stay requirements or confusing residency renewal procedures.

Give yourself and your family the whole new level of living comfort and traveling in Europe.

The following persons have the right to participate in the Malta Residence & Visa Program:

the main Applicant

husband / wife / civil partner

children up to 18 years without any restrictions (including the children from another marriage of each)

children over 18 years without any restrictions, if they are dependent on the Investor and are not married

parents* of the Investor and the parents of the husband / wife of the Investor

grandparents* of the investor and grandparents of the husband / wife of the Investor

* parents and grandparents have the right to participate in the program, if they are dependent on the Investor.

Advantages of the Indefinite residence program in Malta

  • 1

    accelerated process of obtaining permanent residency

  • 2

    obtaining of the resident status by all family members at once, including parents and grandparents for a lifetime

  • 3

    minimum number of days to be spent in Malta is not specified

  • 4

    low cost of processing

  • 5

    government bond investment not required anymore

  • 6

    ability to travel in the Schengen-zone visa-free

  • 7

    application with a civil partner is also acceptable in Malta

Conditions of participation in the Malta Permanent Residence Programme

Conditions of participation in the Malta Permanent Residence Programme are regulated by Legal Notice 121 of 2021

Permanent residence in malte

1 - Full contribution option

  • Contribution €98,000
  • Donation to NGO €2,000
  • Property rental per year
    in South Malta or Gozo: €10,000
  • Property rental per year in the rest of Malta: €12,000

2 - Reduced contribution option

  • Contribution €68,000
  • Donation to NGO €2,000
  • Buying a property
    in South Malta or Gozo: €300,000
  • Buying a property in the rest of Malta: €350,000

Additional government contributions

  • €7,500 for each dependent parent or grandparent

Necessary documents for participation in the Malta Permanent Residence Programme

  • valid foreign passport;
  • birth certificate;
  • marriage certificate (if applicable);
  • existing resident cards or identity cards issued by third countries;
  • an obligation that other qualifying requirements will be completed;
  • health certificate;
  • a certificate from the Maltese police, as well as a certificate from the police, issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin as well as the country or countries of residence where the Applicant has resided for more than six months during the last ten years;
  • affidavit of support for each dependent over the age of eighteen;
  • confirmation of availability of funds (bank statements, proof of income, investments, etc.);
  • summary;
  • officially certified translations of any documents that have been issued not in English.

The process of the Maltese residency

  1. filing of an application for residency in Malta by the authorized agent with a non-refundable payment of €10,000
  2. payment of legal and administrative fees
  3. preparation of the Application
  4. filing of an application for residency in Malta by the authorized agent
  5. four-tier due diligence check of the applicant and all dependents
  6. decision on the Application for residency in Malta
  7. payment of the contribution to the State Fund of Malta (after a positive decision) (€68,000 / €98,000)
  8. meeting the requirements of participation in the program: the purchase or lease of real estate in Malta and compulsory donation to a Maltese NGO (€2,000)
  9. a visit to Malta for biometric data submission
  10. obtaining of residency cards (valid for 5 years) by an authorized company
  11. selling of real estate or ending mandatory rental of property after 5 years
  12. Lifetime residency in Malta for you and your family

In case of a positive decision on granting the status of an Investor Resident in Malta in the first phase, and, if they meet the necessary criteria, the next steps are guaranteed by the state.

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