Residency By Investment

Welcome to Malta

Situated in the center of the Mediterranean, the Maltese archipelago is a rich tapestry of past and present when it comes to culture and heritage. Known as the smallest nation with the longest history, Malta offers residents and visitors beautiful beaches, secluded bays and some of the world’s oldest freestanding structures alongside a modern, luxury lifestyle.

Facts about Malta





Total Area

316 km2



Why Choose Malta

The Maltese residency program offers a host of benefits to investors.

EU Residency

Residency permit to beneficiary and dependents in 3 months, renewable every 2 years

Visa-free travel

Visa-free travel throughout the Schengen zone

Attractive Tax System

No tax on worldwide income, unless generated and remitted in Malta

Entire family is eligible

Spouse, dependent children under 25 and direct relatives included

No residence requirements

No physical residency requirements during or after the application

Easy work permit process

Possibility of applying for a work permit under a separate process


To qualify for one of the fastest programs to lead to residence in Europe, applicants must fulfill the investment requirements in addition to meeting the following criteria:

  • 18 years or older, with no criminal record
  • Possess a valid passport
  • Provide proof of economic self-sufficiency
  • Have an annual income of more than €100,000 arising outside Malta, or a capital of €500,000+
  • Have a comprehensive health insurance covering the whole family

The residency route is open only to non-EU/EEA nationalities. The government of Malta aims to attract only people of highest standards by employing strict due diligence scrutiny. Applicant and all dependents must travel to Malta to collect the residence visa.

Investment Options

Government Bonds

To become a resident in Malta, applicants are required to invest €250,000 in government bonds (rated “A+”) in addition to purchasing or renting a residence. 

Both bonds and residences must be held for a minimum of five years. 

Property Purchase or Rental

To become a resident non-domicile in Malta, applicants are required to purchase a residence anywhere in Malta, with a minimum purchase price of €270,000, or rent a residence at a minimum cost of €10,000 per year.

Property must be occupied by the qualified persons under the application and may not be let or sublet.

Our Process

The following table breaks down the Malta program process into four basic steps. Each step must be completed before continuing to the next.

Total estimated process: 4 months.

1 Month

Step 1

Due diligence and background verification of applicants.

File preparation and document collection.

2 Months

Step 2

Issuance of the Letter of Approval.

Step 3

Allocate investment, acquire/lease property and apply for MRV with comprehensive medical insurance

1 Month

Step 4

Travel to Malta for receiving the Residence Permit (RP) card for an indefinite stay in Malta.

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