Malta

Strategically located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, with regular flights to all major cities in the world, Malta is the perfect base for the international businessman. Its cultured and well-educated population, warm climate and low crime rate also make Malta a highly attractive proposition for establishing oneself and one’s family.

The Maltese real estate market has been an amazing story of a continuous upward spiral-simple law of supply and demand, earning itself a sought-after reputation; stable and highly lucrative. Malta offers the possibility of acquiring citizenship for you and for your family through the citizenship programme and also offers a residence and visa programme that allows you and your family to live in Malta and to travel freely across the Schengen zone.

As citizens of the European Union, Maltese citizens are entitled to live, work and study in any of the 28 member states. Furthermore, as part of the Schengen Area and party to numerous bilateral treaties, Malta confers on its citizens the right to visa-free travel to over 160 countries, including the United States of America.

Capital
Valletta
Population
493 559
Official Languages
Maltese, English
Ethnic Groups
79.0% Maltese
21.0% Non-Maltese
Religion
Roman Catholicism
Climate
The weather is mild year-round. Summer (Jun–Aug) is hot.
Currency
Euro
Timezone
GMT + 2
GDP (PPP) 2019 Estimate
Total $22.802 billion
Per capita $48,246

Some of the countless benefits of investing and living in Malta

  • Malta’s Individual Investor Program (MIIP) (Citizenship) has been rated as one of the best European citizenship-by-investment programmes
  • An English-speaking country and a full member of the European Union- part of the Schengen zone
  • One of the most powerful passports in the world with visa free access to over 160 countries including the US and Canada
  • A democratic, politically stable and extremely safe country with an economy that is growing relentlessly.
  • Access to various high-level English language schools as well as affordable and superior educational institutions.
  • Malta offers second-to-none health care
  • Unique business opportunities and grants for prospective investors
  • No ownership or wealth tax. Simple 5%-8% final withholding tax on sale (no further capital gains tax). There is a flat 15% Tax on Rental Income and there is no VAT payable on the transfer of immovable property.
  • Malta boasts wonderful Mediterranean climate conditions, countless beautiful beaches and there is no shortage of entertainment and culture as reflected in many excellent restaurants and its fascinating rich history

Golden visa program for residency/ Golden Residence Permit
Programme

Malta offers two golden visa programs through investment, one for citizenship (the MIIP) and another for permanent residency (MRVP). As a politically stable country, with excellent tax advantages, Malta offers those seeking an alternative residency or citizenship an excellent opportunity.

Comparing Malta’s Residency and Citizenship Programs:

Malta Residency and Visa Programme (MRVP)

Investment Requirements: ALL

Property Purchase or Rental

Central/North Malta: EUR 350 000,
Gozo/South Malta: EUR
320 000

Central/North Malta: EUR 12 000 p/a,
Gozo/South Malta:
EUR 10000 p/a

Government contribution/donation

A direct contribution of €68000 ( for those that buy) and
€98000 ( for those who rent) is to be paid to the Malta
government.

A mandatory €2000 contribution to a Malta registered NGO.

Capital and other requirements.

Applicant must be in possession of at least €500000 in
capital; or

Applicant must be in receipt of at least an unbiased income of
€100000.

Applicant and dependents must be covered by a health insurance
covering them in the EU.


Eligibility

Non-EU nationals

Physical stay requirements

Visit required to sign application in presence of
commissionaire of oaths, second visit to apply for the
residency permit.

Application time frame

4-6 months for residency, current delays making it min 6
months.

Tax

Source and remittance based, up to 35%

Language requirements

None

Travel access

Schengen countries with residence card

Dependents children included

Unmarried, economically dependent children

Dependent parents

Dependent parents over 55

Malta Individual Investor Program for Citizenship (“MIIP”)

Investment Requirements: ALL

Property Purchase or Rental

EUR 700 000

EUR 16 000 per annum

Malta Government contribution:

€600000if one resides in Malta for a minimum of 3 years before
applying for Malta citizenship OR

€750000 if one resides in Malta for a minimum of 1 year before
applying for Malta citizenship.

A philanthropic donation of €10000.


Eligibility

Global, some exceptions

Physical stay requirements

Applicant must satisfy 12 months of legal residency during
application process and show genuine links to Malta. At least
two visits, as well as 14-21 days during the first year.

Application time frame

12-13 months for citizenship, including 7-14 days for
residency after first visit

Tax

Source and remittance based, up to 35%

Language requirements

None

Travel access

173 countries including EU, USA

Dependents children included

Unmarried, dependent children under 27

Dependent parents

Dependent parents over 55

Malta Residence and Visa Programme (“MRVP”) benefits:

  • A competitive application fee when compared to other
    European Residency by Investment Programmes
  • Attainment of permanent residency for main applicant and
    dependents
  • EU residence card granting visa-free travel across Europe’s
    Schengen Area
  • Right to reside indefinitely in Malta
  • Five years’ permanent residence, renewable indefinitely
  • Investment required only for first five years
  • No residence requirement

Malta Individual Investor Programme (“MIIP”) benefits

  • EU Citizenship without having to relocate to Malta
  • Citizenship within 12-14 months
  • Same rights as any EU national to live, work, study anywhere
    in the EU, including Switzerland
  • Immediate freedom of travel to all the Schengen countries
    and visa-free travel to over 183 countries including USA and
    Japan.
  • No language tests
  • No minimum residence requirement albeit genuine links must
    be created with Malta

Contact us to learn more about the available investment options and the application process.