Malta
RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT

  • MINIMUM INVESTMENT
    € 30,000
    € 250,000
  • MINIMUM RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT
    NONE

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Family Reunification

Include your spouse and dependent children

Full Residency Rights

The right to reside, settle and stay indefinitely in Malta

Unlimited Renewal

Renew your residency permit indefinitely every five years

Member of the EU

Enjoy the freedom to travel anywhere in the EU

Tax Benefits

Applicants are exempt from wealth tax, municipal taxes and stamp duty

Extended Family Inclusion

Include dependent parents or grandparents

INVESTMENT TYPES

The applicant should meet the mandatory investment requirements, and select one of the investment options

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Contributing €30.000 to the government of Malta (for parents or grandparents of the main applicant and spouse additional fee of €5.000) and,
  • Investing €250.000 in government bonds to be maintained for at least five years

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

  • Purchasing of a property in Malta worth a minimum of €320.000 (€270.000 in Gozo/ South Malta) or,
  • 5 years of lease agreement signed for a residential property €12.000 per annum (€10.000 in Gozo/ South Malta)

CBI STATISTICS
2014 – 2017

  • TOTAL INVESTMENT1,462,623,694 €
  • TOTAL INVESTMENT738
  • TOTAL RESIDENCE PERMIT FOR FAMILY MEMBERS2101

STEPS & TIMELINE

Malta Residency By Investment Application

DETERMINING THE INVESTMENT CRITERIA
  • Determining the investment criteria and selecting the property through the help of our local team
SUBMISSION
  • Registered Accredited Person (RAP)or a Registered Approved Agent (RAA) submits the application on behalf of the applicant
  • Letter of Approval in Principle is issued by Malta Residency and Visa Agency (MRVA)
VISIT TO MALTA
  • Scheduling a bio-metric data appointment for the dependents of the main applicant in Malta
  • Residency forms are collected and submitted to relevant authorities
  • Issuance of Residence Certificates and Residence Cards
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PRE-SUBMISSION
  • Transferring the initial fee of €5.500
  • Malta Residency and Visa Agency (MRVA) conducts Due Diligence Background checks
APPROVAL
  • Main applicant provides all the required documentation.
  • Letter of Final Approval is issued by MRVA
RENEWAL
  • Application for renewal of the residence card/s (every 5 years)
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DETERMINING THE INVESTMENT CRITERIA
  • Determining the investment criteria and selecting the property through the help of our local team
PRE-SUBMISSION
  • Transferring the initial fee of €5.500
  • Malta Residency and Visa Agency (MRVA) conducts Due Diligence Background checks
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SUBMISSION
  • Registered Accredited Person (RAP)or a Registered Approved Agent (RAA) submits the application on behalf of the applicant
  • Letter of Approval in Principle is issued by Malta Residency and Visa Agency (MRVA)
APPROVAL
  • Main applicant provides all the required documentation.
  • Letter of Final Approval is issued by MRVA
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VISIT TO MALTA
  • Scheduling a bio-metric data appointment for the dependents of the main applicant in Malta
  • Residency forms are collected and submitted to relevant authorities
  • Issuance of Residence Certificates and Residence Cards
RENEWAL
  • Application for renewal of the residence card/s (every 5 years)
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    How to Apply for Malta Individual Investor Program?

    The individual applies for the residence permit which is defined as Form K. The prospective application fee is €5.000. For each dependent an additional fee of €1.000 has to be paid. The program offers two real estate investment options; one is to purchase and the other is to lease a residential property. At this point, the property investment made by the applicant doesn’t have to fulfill the required investment amount. After the property investment is made, residence permit gets issued.

    The applicant has to pass the due diligence test in order to complete the IIP Application Pack. Due diligence fees plus a non-refundable deposit of €5.0000 and bank charges of €200 has to be paid to conduct the due diligence background checks.

    Due Diligence

    Main applicant  €7.500

    Spouse- €5.000

    Children aged between 13 and 17 - €3.000

    Unmarried children aged between 18 and 27  - €5.000

    Dependent parents and grandparents aged 55 and older - €5.000

    After IIP Application Pack is submitted and completed, client reference number gets assigned. The documents are evaluated by the relevant authorities and the Letter of Approval in Principle is recevied by the applicant. The investor has to make a substantial amount of donation to the National Development and Social Fund within 4 months. Also, the property and investment requirements have to be met within 4 months.

    Property Investment Options

    The applicants have to choose between two of the options.

    Property Acquisition:

    Purchasing a property worth a minimum of € 350.000.  The investment has to be maintained for at least 5 years.

    Property Lease:

    Renting a property for aminimum annual €16.000. The investment has to be maintained for at least 5 years.

    Receving Maltese Passport

    12 months of residence is obtained as these steps are successfully completed. The investor has to pay the passport fee which is €500 per applicant. Finally, the applicants and the dependents receive their passports.

    Malta Individual Investor application process takes approximately 12 months to complete.