Malta Residency by Investment

About Malta

Malta is a 3 island archipelago located in the center of the Mediterranean Sea. While deemed one of the top 10 smallest countries in the world, Malta offers a highly developed infrastructure with superior health, education, and financial services. With pro-business policies, special tax incentives, and the government’s regulatory framework for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, Malta has become a premier destination for investors.

Along with a stable political environment and growing economy, Malta boasts stunning landscapes with gorgeous beaches and historic sites. The previous residency program, MRVP, was launched in 2015 and recently updated in 2021, now known as the Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP) directed by a new agency called Residency Malta Agency. Successful applicants are able to obtain residency within 6-8 months and eventual EU Citizenship.

Prime Minister:
Robert Abela

Government:
Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic

Economy:
Tourism and financial

Currency:
Euro

Capital City:
Valletta

Population:
over 460,000

Language:
English and Maltese

Members of:
EU Member Country,United Nations,Commonwealth


Benefits

*Work permits are a separate process and can easily be obtained once residency is approved.


Visa Free Countries

Applicants can enjoy the right to live, work and study in Malta as well as enjoy visa-free travel within the Schengen Zone (90 days within a 180 days period).

Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. Four of these countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland) are not members of the EU but enjoy similar rights under the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).


Eligibility

Applicants proceeding with the residency by investment program must be at least 18 years of age and hold a clean criminal record. The Residency Malta Agency conducts a thorough due diligence process to ensure only the highest moral standing applicants can proceed. Applicants are required to provide personal documentation such as passports, national IDs, birth and marriage certificates as well as proof of funds.



Full Requirements Checklist


Investment Options

Option 1: Property Acquisition

Economic
Donation

Invest a non-refundable donation of at least EUR 68,000 into the Malta National Development & Social Fund, inclusive of the EUR 40 000 administration fee.

Philanthropic
Donation

Invest a non-refundable donation of at least EUR 2,000 in a registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare or artistic non-governmental organization or society.

Real
Estate

EUR 300,000 in property acquisition maintained for at least 5 years in the South of Malta or Gozo; OR EUR 350,000 in property acquisition maintained for at least 5 years in other areas of Malta.

Proof of
assets

Applicants must show proof of at least EUR 500 000 in capital assets with at least EUR 150,000 as liquid assets.

Option 2: Property Lease

Economic
Donation

nvest a non-refundable donation of at least EUR 98 000 into the Malta National Development & Social Fund, inclusive of the EUR 40,000 administration fee.

Philanthropic
Donation

Invest a non-refundable donation of at least EUR 2,000 in a registered philanthropic, cultural, sport, scientific, animal welfare or artistic non-governmental organization or society.

Real
Estate

Lease a rental Property for at least EUR 10,000 per year for a 5 year period in the South of Malta or Gozo; OR Lease a rental Property for EUR for at least 12,000 per year for a 5 year period in other areas of Malta.

Proof
of assets

Applicants must show proof of at least EUR 500,000 in capital assets with at least EUR 150,000 as liquid assets.

Additional investment for dependents:

  • Spouse: EUR 7,500
  • Parents / grandparents: EUR 7,500
  • Children: EUR 5,000
  • Spouse of children dependents: EUR 7,500

Addtional Fees


Process

The residency process is broken into 2 main categories: provisional residency and then permanent residency.

1. Speak with one of our advisors to determine the best solution for you and your family. We will discuss the various residency options along with the process and investment options of each program. We offer tailored solutions to assist and meet your goals.

2. We will conduct our initial due diligence check to ensure that you do not currently hold any criminal charges and are eligible to proceed with the Malta Residency Visa program. To process the initial due diligence check, a copy of passports for all applicants over 12 and a copy of proof of address (such as a utility bill) is required.

3. Offshore Circle requires a non-refundable retainer to supply application forms and work on your application file.Offshore Circle will also provide a customized and itemized list of requirements to ensure you meet and comply with all requirements set by Residency Malta Agency.Applicants are required to make a non-refundable deposit of EUR 10 000 (25% of the administration fee) within 1 month of the application submission.

4. The Residency Malta Agency conducts various due diligence processes on each of the applicants. The typical timeframe is around 4- 6 months.

5. Upon pre-approval, the Agency issues a Letter of Approval in Principle and the applicant can then proceed with the chosen investment option, pay the balance of the administration fee of EUR 30 000. Applicants must also proceed with the donation and obtain health coverage

6. Upon final review of the required investments, the agency will send through the confirmation of approval, and applicants are required to attend the biometrics appointment in person in Malta.

7.Applicants will receive a certificate of residency valid indefinitely and the residency permit cards valid for 5 years, which can then be easily renewed.

Speak with one of our advisors to determine the best solution for you and your family. We will discuss the various residency options along with the process and investment options of each program. We offer tailored solutions to assist and meet your goals.

We will conduct our initial due diligence check to ensure that you do not currently hold any criminal charges and are eligible to proceed with the Malta Residency Visa program. To process the initial due diligence check, a copy of passports for all applicants over 12 and a copy of proof of address (such as a utility bill) is required.

Offshore Circle will also provide a customized and itemized list of requirements to ensure you meet and comply with all requirements set by Residency Malta Agency. Applicants are required to make a non-refundable deposit of EUR 10 000 (25% of the administration fee) within 1 month of the application submission.

The Residency Malta Agency conducts various due diligence processes on each of the applicants. The typical timeframe is around 4 – 6 months.

Upon pre-approval, the Agency issues a Letter of Approval in Principle and the applicant can then proceed with the chosen investment option, pay the balance of the administration fee of EUR 30 000. Applicants must also proceed with the donation and obtain health coverage.

Upon final review of the required investments, the agency will send through the confirmation of approval, and applicants are required to attend the biometrics appointment in person in Malta.

Applicants will receive a certificate of residency valid indefinitely and the residency permit cards valid for 5 years, which can then be easily renewed.


Frequently Asked Questions


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