Residency | Malta


Situated in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta enjoys an excellent reputation for its splendid climate, friendly people, low crime rate, and superb quality of life. An attractive place in which to live or own a second home, Malta also has excellent air links.

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Investment: Minimum contribution of EUR 175,000 mixed capital requirements

Processing time: Processing time of four–six months from submission of the application to approval

Key benefit: The right to freedom of movement to Malta

Benefits of Malaysian Residency by Investment:

—–Residence in an EU country and visa-free access across Europe’s Schengen Area for 90 days out of a 180-day period

—–Right to reside indefinitely in Malta

—–Investment is required only for the first five years

—–No residence requirement

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Procedures and time frame of residence by investment in Malta

The application requirements and procedures for the Malta Permanent Residence Programme are reasonable and straightforward. The application is submitted to the Residency Malta Agency, the government agency responsible for applications. After stringent due diligence checks, successful applicants will be requested to complete the qualifying investments and will then be issued a residence permit. Residency Malta Agency will issue successful applicants with a Maltese residence certificate, which acts as a permit

Requirements of the Malta Permanent Residence Programme

The main applicant must be at least 18 years of age to qualify and must provide an affidavit declaring that from the date of the application, they have in their possession capital of no less than EUR 500,000 (EUR 150,000 of which should be in financial assets). The following application requirements must be met to qualify for the program:

  • A property purchase of EUR 350,000 (EUR 300,000 in South Malta or Gozo), or a property lease of EUR 12,000 per annum (EUR 10,000 in South Malta or Gozo)
  • A contribution of EUR 28,000 to the Maltese economy if the residential property is purchased, or EUR 58,000 if the property is leased
  • A donation to a non-governmental organization of EUR 2,000
  • A non-refundable administration fee of EUR 40,000