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 Key Employee Initiative

Available to Non-EU Passport Holders.

The Malta ‘Key Employee Initiative’ is applicable to managerial and/or highly-technical professionals with relevant qualifications or adequate experience relating to a specific job.

Successful applicants receive a fast track work/residence permit within five working days from the date of application, valid for one year. This can be renewed for a maximum period of three years.

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Malta Key Employee Initiative

Applicants must provide proof and the following information to the ‘Expatriates Unit’ within ‘Identity Malta’:

  • Annual gross salary of at least €35,000 per annum
  • Certified copies of relevant qualifications, warrants or proof of appropriate work experience
  • Declaration by the employer stating that the applicant has the necessary credentials to perform the required duties.

The ‘Key Employee Initiative’ is also extended to innovators involved in start-up projects, which have been endorsed by ‘Malta Enterprise’.

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Malta Key Employee Initiative

Applicants are required to have Private Health Insurance.

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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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