Malta

Malta Permanent Residency Program (MPVP)

Passport Rank

12

Visa Free Countries

181

Investment Amount​

30,000 Euro

Processing Time

4-6 months

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About Permanent Residency

 

Malta offers investment opportunities through what is known as Malta Permanent Residency Program. It is a program designed for individuals who are interested in investing and residing in Malta. In return for their investments, investors can obtain Malta Permanent Residency.

Benefits of the program

 

Malta offers a wide range of benefits and privileges to investors, who are interested in purchasing a property in Malta, including:

  • Permanent residency rights in Malta for all family members 
  • Opportunity for unlimited access to the European Union, the world’s largest economic zone,
  • Fast procedures within 4 to 6 months from the date of submitting the application for permanent residency without a physical residency requirements
  • Dependent children (no age limit), parents, grandparents of both the main applicant and spouse can be included
  • Ability to include dependent of the main applicant and his/her spouse born or adopted after the approval (Conditions apply)
  • The ability for  including dependents, who marry after receiving the PR, to add their spouse and any dependents & receive the Permanent Residency as well (Conditions   apply)
  • Access to leading health care institutions & a world-class education system
  • Profit from a tax-efficient system on both personal and corporate, and tax exemption privileges on worldwide income for non-residents
  • Residency status extends to dependents who become independent and to their family members
  • Leads  to Maltese Citizenship (conditions apply) 
  • No residency is required to maintain the status in Malta
  • Investment amount is made only when the application is approved. 

Malta Permanent Residency Visa Qualifications & Requirements for Investors

 

There are a number of requirements that should be met in order to qualify for the Malta Permanent Residency. The applicant must:

  • Be 18 years of age, or older;
  • Have a certificate of good health from a reputable health system  to a minimum level of cover of €30,000 per annum per person)
  • Have a capital of €500,000 (of which €150,000 must be financial assets).
  • Have a stable and regular source of income.
  • Have a clean criminal record.
  • Not be considered a potential national security risk.
  • Not have a reputational risk.
  • The qualifying property investment required must be held for a minimum period of 5 years

Eligible Family Members that can be included in the application:

  1. the spouse of the main applicant in a monogamous marriage
  2. A child, including adopted of the main applicant or spouse who is less than 18 years
  3. A child, including adopted of the main applicant or spouse is over 18, not married, and proves as economically dependent on the main applicant
  4. A parent or grandparent of the main applicant or spouse, who proves to be economically dependent on the main applicant
  5. An adult child, of the main applicant or spouse, who is certified by a medical professional/ Authority as having a disability   

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:

  • Option 1: Full Contribution Option, if renting a property, includes all the below elements: 
    • Government contribution amount: €98,000
    • Property Ownership: Rental rates of €10,000 and €12,000 annual in the South of Malta and Gozo, and the rest of Malta, respectively. PLUS (+)
    • Mandatory donation of €2,000 to a Maltese registered NGO.
  • Option 2: Reduced Contribution Option, if purchasing a property, includes all the below elements: 
    • Government contribution amount: €68,000 
    • Property Ownership: €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

 

  • 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

The residence certificate will not have an expiry date. The residence card, however, is initially valid for a period of 5 years that is renewable.
Yes, applicants may sell the qualifying investment after 5 years at least and maintain the Maltese residency status.
Yes, this is possible, however, they are to be added to the application after the residence certificate is issued. The application must be accompanied by the contribution fee for dependants.
Yes, an applicant may submit an application for Maltese citizenship, after the applicant fulfills a number of conditions one of which is continuously residing in Malta for a period of 5 years
A financial contribution of €2,000 is to be made to a local registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare or artistic NGO registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations, or as otherwise approved by the Agency.

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