Residency By Investment
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.
Total Area316 km2
The Maltese residency program offers a host of benefits to investors.
EU ResidencyResidency permit to beneficiary and dependents in 3 months, renewable every 2 years
Visa-free travelVisa-free travel throughout the Schengen zone
Attractive Tax SystemNo tax on worldwide income, unless generated and remitted in Malta
Entire family is eligibleSpouse, dependent children under 25 and direct relatives included
No residence requirementsNo physical residency requirements during or after the application
Easy work permit processPossibility 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Due diligence and background verification of applicants.
File preparation and document collection.
Issuance of the Letter of Approval.
Allocate investment, acquire/lease property and apply for MRV with comprehensive medical insurance
Travel to Malta for receiving the Residence Permit (RP) card for an indefinite stay in Malta.
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