Malta is an archipelago in the central Mediterranean between Sicily and the North African coast. It’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.
Malta Residence and Visa Programme
The Malta Residence and Visa Programme is one of Malta’s special residency programmes available to non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals. After a successful application under the Malta Residence and Visa Programme, the applicant and each dependent are issued a residence permit.
This residency permit allows the beneficiaries to reside, settle or stay indefinitely in Malta.
FActs about Malta
Population: 460,000 (2017)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Size: 316 km2 (122 sq. mi)
Languages: English & Maltese
Life Expectancy: 81 years
GDP: $15.134 billion
GDP per capita: $32,021
Time Zone: UTC +1/+2
UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 3
Benefits of Maltese Residence
- Visa-free travel to all Schengen Areas. Schengen Areas include most European states, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
- Malta’s tax structure is designed to appeal to high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and their families.
- Stable political, social and economic environment.
- Malta has double-taxation agreements with over 70 countries.
- Malta is in a strategic location with prime international flight and sea connections.
- English speaking environment.
- Malta is home to world-renowned healthcare and educational facilities that are open to all who reside in Malta.
What is the Application Process?
- You must complete and apply for the certificate (accompanied by applications, forms and supporting documents for any dependents) and to the pay the non-refundable application fee.
- The Malta Residency Visa Agency will perform initial checks for completeness and issue an acknowledgement.
- The Agency will subsequently process the application(s), and if you’re accepted, they will issue
a confirmation in writing. Attached will be an invoice for the balance of the contribution (please see below for details).
- You must present the necessary title (rent or purchase) to a qualifying property and a
certificate regarding the local investment requirement.
- The certificate is issued if all the conditions under the MRVP have been satisfied.
What are the Investment Options?
A non-refundable application fee of €5,500 is payable to Identity Malta on the application of the Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP). Furthermore, a contribution of €24,500 is paid to the Government of Malta if the MRVP is approved. In addition, to add a parent/grandparent/spouse who was not on the original application, would require an additional €5,000 per applicant.
How to Apply
If you’re interested in applying for Maltese residence, complete the simple enquiry form below and one of our Senior Consultants will reach out to you for an initial brief. In this call we will discuss your requirements, situation and potential opportunities to explore.
We look forward to hearing from you.