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Malta Permanent Residency

Passport Rank

-

Investment Amount​

Starting from 110,000€‎

Processing Time

Less than a year

About Malta

 

Malta is a country located in the Mediterranean Sea, with its capital being Valletta. It is the smallest member state of the European Union in terms of both area and population. Malta boasts a rich and diverse history, reflecting the influences of various civilizations over the ages. It is renowned as a famous tourist destination due to its mild year-round climate, and stunning cultural landmarks, and what makes it an attractive investment destination is its safe and stable environment.

  • Language: Maltese and English
  • Currency: Euro
  • Government: Parliamentary Republic
  • Total Area: 320 km²
  • Capital: Valletta

About Malta Permanent Residency

 

The Malta Permanent Residency Program is an excellent investment opportunity for those who wish to obtain permanent residency through investment. It offers many benefits, including freedom of movement between countries in the Schengen Area, the world’s largest economic bloc, and the possibility of including dependent family members.

 

Benefits of Malta Permanent Residency

 

Malta offers a wide range of benefits to investors interested in obtaining permanent residency through the Malta Permanent Residency Program (MPRP). This program is based on real estate investment and a regulated government contribution under Law No. 121 of 2021. The benefits provided include:

  • Enjoying the right to permanent residency in Malta for all family members.
  • Unlimited access to Schengen Area countries, the world’s largest economic bloc.
  • Expedited application processing, typically taking between 4 to 6 months.
  • The ability to add dependent children regardless of their age, as well as parents and grandparents of the primary applicant or their spouse.
  • The option to add born or adopted dependents after approval (conditions and additional fees may apply).
  • The inclusion of the spouses of dependent children who marry after obtaining permanent residency and the inclusion of their dependents as well (conditions and additional fees may apply).
  • Taking advantage of special tax incentives for individuals and companies, including exemptions from income tax on foreign-source income for non-residents.

Malta Permanent Residency Visa Qualifications & Requirements for Investors

 

There are several requirements that must be met in order to qualify for permanent residency in Malta:

Investor Requirements

  • The applicant must possess a health certificate from an accredited Maltese healthcare system with annual coverage of no less than 30,000 EUR after approval.
  • The applicant must have a capital of no less than 500,000 EUR, including financial assets amount at 150,000 EUR.
  • The primary applicant must have a stable and regular source of income.
  • The applicant must have a clean criminal record.
  • The primary applicant should not be considered a national security threat to Malta.
  • Ownership of the property that fulfills the program’s requirements must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years.
  • The dependent children of the primary applicant must be financially dependent on him.

Eligible Family Members that can be included in the application

  • The spouse of the primary applicant.
  • Children of the primary applicant or their spouse under the age of 18.
  • Adopted children of the primary applicant or their spouse over the age of 18, provided they are unmarried and financially dependent.
  • One of the parents or grandparents of the primary applicant or their spouse, provided they are financially dependent.
  • The adult child of the primary applicant or their spouse who has been diagnosed with certified mental or physical challenges by an accredited specialist.

Cost of obtaining Malta Permanent Residency

 

Investors have two packaged options to invest in, and must make all of the following investments in order to obtain Malta Permanent Residency:

  • Full Contribution Option

If renting a property, includes all the below elements: 

    • Government contribution amount: €98,000.
    • Property investment: Rental rates of €10,000 and €12,000 annually in the South of Malta and Gozo, and the rest of Malta, respectively. PLUS (+)
    • Mandatory donation of €2,000 to a Maltese registered NGO.
  • Reduced Contribution Option

If purchasing a property, includes all the below elements: 

    • Government contribution amount: €68,000.
    • Property Investment: Purchase of €300,000 (South of Malta and Gozo); or €350,000 for the rest of Malta. 
    • Mandatory donation of €2,000 to a Maltese registered NGO.

Other administrative and application fees apply

Process and Steps To Obtain Malta Permanent Residency

 

  • Step One: Collect documents.
  • Step Two: Submit an application for a residence permit.
  • Step Three: Receive approval in principle 3-4 months.
  • Step Four: Transfer the required investment amounts within 2 month.
  • Step Five: Issuance of residency certificate.
  • Step Six: Travel to Malta to receive residency permit.

Our Services

 

  • Provide advice on investment requirements.
  • Provide advice on eligibility as per the laws and regulations of the program.
  • Providing advice with the required papers and procedures.
  • Preparing & submission the application to relevant authorities.
  • Conduct the required following up on application progress.
  • Providing a collection of real estates as per the investor preference.
  • Coordination of procedures for renting property during the procedures period.
  • Review the sale and purchase contract when buying a property in Malta.
  • Coordinate travel schedule to Malta.
  • Coordination for submission & biometric appointment with related authorities.

FAQ’s

  • Can I sell the property, and when?

    Yes, you can sell the property after 5 years while retaining the right to reside in Malta.

  • Where is Malta located?

    Malta is a republic located in Southern Europe, consisting of three inhabited islands with a total land area of only 320 square kilometers. The total population of Malta is approximately 494,000 people, with Valletta as the capital. The local population speaks both Maltese and English as official languages in the country. Malta's climate is characterized by a mild, rainy winter and a hot, dry summer, and the terrain includes low hills, fertile plains, and scattered seasonal pools in the countryside. To the north, there is a series of hills and valleys, while the western side features high cliffs that can reach up to 800 feet above sea level.

  • Is Malta one of the Schengen countries?

    Yes, Malta is part of the Schengen Area, so residence permits issued by Malta are valid in all Schengen Area countries.

  • Who are the family members eligible to be added to a permanent residence application in Malta?

    Eligible family members for addition include the spouse of the main applicant, all children regardless of their ages, as well as the parents and grandparents of the main applicant and/or the spouse.

  • How long does it take to obtain permanent residence in Malta?

    Obtaining permanent residence in Malta can take as little as less than a year, taking into account all stages of the application process.

  • Does the applicant need to travel to Malta during the application process?

    No, the application process can be conducted remotely. However, you will later need to travel to Malta to provide the necessary biometric information.

  • Can holders of permanent permits in Malta work in any other European country?

    No, holders of permanent permits in Malta do not have the right to work in other European Union countries. Permanent residents must apply for a work permit in European Union countries in accordance with the laws and regulations of that country.

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