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malta residency | malta citizenship

Malta (Residency Visa)

malta residency | malta citizenship

• Capital: Valletta
• Population: 436,000
• Area: 316 sq km (122 sq miles)
• Major language: Maltese & English
• Major religion: Christianity
• Life expectancy: 80 (men) 84 (women)
• Currency: Euro
• Exchange Rate (as of May 2018): US$ 1.00 = 0.841852 EUR

The small historic island of Malta lies in the heart of the Mediterranean. The country has a very rich history with a great number of historic sites related to its succession of leaders including from the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Moors, Normans, French and British. After 160 years of British rules, The Country obtained its independence in 1964.The island offers both Malta Citizenship & Residency options. Malta has 3 main immigration solutions on offer as follows:

1.MIIP – Malta Individual Investor Program of the Republic of Malta (IIP): Program started 2014. Passport by investment- based on one time contribution to Malta Government, some investment and ongoing satisfaction of requirements. No minimum stay required.

2.MRVP – Malta Residency Visa Program (MRVP) – Golden Visa: Program started in 2015. Permanent Residence based on ongoing satisfaction of requirements. No Minimum or Maximum stay requirements.

3.MGRP – Malta Global Residency Program (GRP) : Program started in 2013. Residence in Malta based on an annual tax contribution to Malta Government & less than 183 days physical residency in Malta.


Type of Program Residency
Type of Investments Contribution to a National Development and Social Fund, Investment in Property and Investment in Government Stocks

Minimum Investment

(I) MRVP – Golden Visa:

Details Below:
(1)Buy property worth minimum EUR 320,000 for a property situated In the North of Malta, or EUR 270,000 for a property situated In Gozo or the South of Malta;
Rent a property worth minimum EUR 12,000 per annum for a property situated in the North of Malta, or EUR 10,000 for a property situated in Gozo or in the South of Malta
(2) *Government Bonds – EUR 250,000 to be held for 5 years
(3) One Time Government Contribution (Non Refundable)
Main Applicant EUR 30,000
Spouse & Children EUR 5,500
Parents EUR 5,000
(4) Main Applicant to Maintain Annual Income of EUR 100,000 p.a. OR show Capital of EUR 500,000 abroad.
(5) Sufficient Cash held in Bank Account in Malta

*Important Note: Financing Option Available

(II) GRP – Residency:

(1)Buy property worth minimum EUR 275,000 in Malta or EUR 220,000 in Gozo or South Region of Malta.
Rent a property worth minimum EUR 9,600 p.a. in Malta or EUR 8,750 p.a. in Gozo or South Region of Malta
(2) Minimum Family Tax Contribution of EUR 15,000 per annum
(3) Valid family health Insurance
(4) Maintain economic self sufficiency
(5) Main Applicant to give a sworn statement every year that he/she is has not resided in any other country other than Malta for more than 183 days in a year.

Dual Nationality Permitted Yes
Personal Visit Required Yes
Minimum Stay No
Capital Gains Taxes Malta levies a capital gains tax on various assets mainly immovable property and shares
Personal Income Taxes


None if Non -Resident

GRP – 15% flat foreign income earned in Malta & 0% if remitted from abroad
MRVP – Progressive rates up to 35% on income earned in Malta

Business & Corporate Taxes 35%
Property Taxes Malta does not levy property taxes
Processing Time PR/ Residency Card – 4 month
Passport Validity N/A
Restricted Countries Nationals of The Islamic Republic of Afghan, The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), or are non-nationals but reside, do business, have significant ties in, or connections to these countries.
Visa Free Travel 26 Schengen Countries

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