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Malta
Residence and Visa Program

Malta Residence and Visa Program

Being located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is famous for its pleasant climate, friendly people, low crime rate, and a high standard of living. It is an attractive place in which to live or own a second home. The Malta Permanent Residence Program offers non-Maltese persons the possibility of acquiring a European residence permit in an EU country and visa-free travel within Europe’s Schengen Area.

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Time to residency

10-12 months

Residency requirement

No residency requirements

Visa-free travel

185 countries and regions

Taxation

No worldwide taxation or inheritance tax

Passport rank

7th in the world

Established time

Citizenship program launched in 2013

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Investment Requirements

To obtain residency in Malta, you need to satisfy following investment requirements:

1. Certificate of € 500,000 assets (including the certificate of €150,000 current asset).

2. Real estate purchase: €350,000 in central Malta, or €300,000 in Gozo and the rest of Malta/Real estate renting: €12,000 annually in central Malta or €10,000 in Gozo and the rest of Malta

 

3. Contribution to the country's economy:


(1)Purchased real estate: €40,000 application fee to the government + €28,000 donation to the government + €2,000 to NGO = €70,000. 

 

(2)Rented real estate: €40,000 application fee to the government + €58,000 donation to the government+ €2,000 to NGO = €100,000. 

4. The principal applicant has a Maltese insurance covering all medical services provided by the hospital at a cost of €30,000, and the annual premium is around €500.

Program Benefits

Being able to include children, parents and grandparents in the application. 

No requirement on language skills, education background, or business experience. 

Right to stay in the country indefinitely.

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