Residence & Citizenship

Malta

Malta offers the climate, the relaxed lifestyle and rich history to make living in Malta a real pleasure. There are several attractive residence programmes to tempt you even more, to move to this sunny isle.

Malta detail

Malta Programmes

Please click into any of the programme(s) below to view the benefits of each, the financial obligations and other criteria that might apply.

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Programmes – Benefits & Criteria

Malta

The Malta Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment

Malta Start-up Programme

Malta Permanent Residence Programme

Malta Global Residence Programme

Malta Residence Programme

The Malta Retirement Programme

Malta Key Employee Initiative

The Malta Highly Qualified Persons Programme

Malta: The Qualifying Employment in Innovation & Creativity Scheme

The Malta Digital Nomad Residence Permit

  • Benefits
  • Financial/Other Obligations
  • Additional Criteria

Malta Permanent Residence Programme

Available to Non-EU Passport Holders.

  • Successful applicants receive a Maltese residence permit immediately, giving them the right to settle, stay and reside in Malta, and a 5 year residence card. The card is renewed every 5 years if the requirements of the programme are still being met.
  • Free movement within the Schengen Zone (26 European countries)
  • It is possible to include up to 4 generations in the application.

There is no language exam to pass. English is an official language in Malta which means all documents and government interactions will be in English.

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Malta Permanent Residence Programme

An individual must choose between two investment options:

Option 1: Rent a property and pay the full contribution

  • Pay the €40,000 non-refundable administrative fee; AND
  • Rent a property with a minimum annual rental of €12,000 per year (€10,000 if the property is situated in Gozo or the south of Malta); AND
  • Pay the full Government contribution of €58,000; AND
  • Make a donation of €2,000 to a local philanthropic, cultural, scientific, artistic, sport of animal welfare NGO registered with the Commissioner of Voluntary Organisations.

Option 2: Purchase a property and pay a reduced contribution:

  • Pay the €40,000 non-refundable administrative fee; AND
  • Purchase a property with a minimum value of €350,000 (€300,000 if the property is situated in Gozo or the south of Malta); AND
  • Pay the reduced Government contribution of €28,000; AND
  • Make a donation of €2,000 to a local philanthropic, cultural, scientific, artistic, sport of animal welfare NGO registered with the Commissioner of Voluntary Organisations.

Up to 4 generations can be included in one application: Parents and/or grandparents and/or children (including children older than 18 years of age, providing they are dependant and unmarried) of the main applicant or the main applicant’s spouse, can apply to the programme, at the application stage. An additional €7,500 payment per person is required.

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Malta Permanent Residence Programme

Please see Additional Criteria, relating to the Malta Permanent Residence Programme. In addition, an applicant must:

  • Be third country nationals, non-EEA and non-Swiss.
  • Not currently be taking advantage of any other Maltese Residence Programme.
  • Show they have capital assets of not less than €500,000, out of which a minimum of €150,000 must be financial assets.
  • In possession of private health insurance policy to cover all risks across Malta.

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Living in Malta

Located in the Mediterranean, just south of Sicily, Malta offers all of the advantages of being a full member of the EU and English is one of its two official languages.

Malta’s economy has enjoyed large growth since joining the EU and the forward-thinking Government actively encourages new business sectors and technologies.

To make life even more enjoyable Malta offers tax benefits to expatriates and the attractive ‘remittance basis’ of taxation. To find out more about these advantages as well as the technical detail, please see the Malta programmes below or contact us and we can help answer the questions that are really important to you.

Tax Advantages when Living in Malta

Malta non-domiciled individuals living in Malta can benefit from the remittance basis of taxation. This means that they are taxed on Malta source income and certain gains arising in Malta but are not taxed on non-Malta source income not remitted to Malta. In addition, they are not taxed on capital gains, even if this income is remitted to Malta.

Depending on specific circumstances, certain Malta non-domiciled individuals will need to pay a capped annual tax of €5,000.

Malt does not impose inheritance tax, gift tax or wealth taxes.

Tax Advantages Available to Companies in Malta

Income, other than dividends and capital gains is subject to tax at Malta’s normal rate of 35%.

However, on payment of a dividend, a tax refund of between 6/7ths and 5/7ths of the tax paid by a Malta company is payable to the shareholder. This results in a net Malta tax rate of between 5% and 10%.

Where such income has benefited from double tax relief or the Malta flat rate tax credit, a 2/3rds refund applies.

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