MALTA
RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

TIME TO RESIDENCE PERMIT

8-9 Months

SCHENGEN AREA COUNTRY

Yes

FAMILY

Applicant, Spouse, Children, Parents and Grandparents

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

None

ABOUT MALTA

Malta is an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea, located 80 kilometers south of Italy. Malta is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and the United Nations. It joined the European Union in 2004, became part of the Schengen Area in 2007 and part of the eurozone in 2008. Malta is a democratic state and enjoys a stable government, consistently registers high ratings from the major credit rating agencies, while unemployment percentages are amongst the lowest in Europe. Malta is the perfect place for residents to live safely and securely, among a local population with a reputation of being friendly and hospitable. Cost of living is moderate and its small size makes distances negligible.

THE MALTA RESIDENCE AND VISA PROGRAM

The geo-political instability across the world is spurring an ever-increasing number of individuals to search beyond their nation’s borders in order to seek better opportunities for themselves and their families. They not only seek safety and stability for themselves, their spouses and dependants. They look for educational opportunities, a healthier lifestyle, greater mobility, as well as for a chance to do business that ensures their family’s wealth in the long term.

Malta and Gozo lie strategically in the middle of the Mediterranean. A small island state with a democratic and stable government, a robust economy, an eco-system of business opportunities, hospitable people and an all-year-round mild climate, makes it the perfect place for families of to live in.

Through the Malta Residence and Visa Programme, beneficiaries obtain residency in Malta, with Visa-free travel across the Schengen zone.

Additionally, beneficiaries:

  • are eligible to apply for long-term residency, in line with additional requirements laid out in the Immigration Act;
  • have the option to redeem their qualifying investment after five years;
  • have a residence card that supports employment opportunities;
  • enjoy unique business opportunities and grants for prospective investors;
  • have access to a Programme that allows four generations of families to apply;
  • can penetrate Malta’s affordable real estate market;
  • pay a competitive, low application fee, when compared to other European residency programmes.

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE MALTA RESIDENCE AND VISA PROGRAM

Applicants should be third country nationals, non-EEA and non-Swiss, and in receipt of stable and regular financial resources, sufficient to maintain themselves and their dependants, without recourse to the social assistance system of Malta.

  • Applicants must show they either have an annual income of not less than €100,000 arising outside Malta or has be in possession of capital assets of not less than €500,000.
  • They should purchase Government Stock worth €250,000 or other stock/equities listed and trading on the Malta Stock Exchange.
  • Applicants are also required to rent a property for a minimum of €10,000 in the South of Malta or €12,000 in the North of Malta or purchase a property for a minimum value of €270,000 in the South of Malta and €320,000 in the North of Malta.
  • Under the MRVP, beneficiaries should hold their qualifying property and investments for a minimum of five years from the date of the issuance of their residency certificate.
  • Applicants and their dependants should be in possession of a valid travel document as well as a health insurance covering all risks across the EU.

Applicants should not be beneficiaries under the Residents Scheme Regulations, the High Net Worth Individuals – EU/EEA/Swiss Nationals Rules, the Malta Retirement Programme Rules, the Residence Programme Rules, the Qualifying Employment in Innovation and Creativity Rules or the Highly Qualified Persons Rules.

Applications are to be submitted through an accredited MRVP agent only.

The administration fee is that of €30,000, and an additional €5,000 for each main applicant’s and spouse’s parent, grandparent, grandchild and dependant’s spouse.

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GEOGRAPHICAL NATURE

Islands

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

Maltese and English

GDP

USD 12.5 Billion

CURRENCY

Euro

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

CAN PARENTS OR GRANDPARENTS OF THE MAIN APPLICANT APPLY AS DEPENDANTS?

WHAT IS THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF THE RESIDENCY CERTIFICATE AND THE RESIDENCY CARD?

CAN AN APPLICANT OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT IN MALTA?

AFTER THE STIPULATED INITIAL 5 YEARS, IN REGARD TO THE QUALIFYING INVESTMENT, CAN APPLICANT SELL HIS/HER INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO BUT STILL HOLD A MALTESE RESIDENCY?

CAN APPLICANT TAKE A LOAN TO BUY THE QUALIFYING PROPERTY?

WOULD MAIN APPLICANT NEED TO BE PRESENT WHEN APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED?

WILL A LANGUAGE TEST BE CARRIED OUT TO TEST MAIN APPLICANT’S AND DEPENDANTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF MALTESE/ENGLISH?

UPON RENEWAL OF RESIDENCE CARD AFTER 5 YEARS, DO OTHER FEES APPLY?

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