Malta Golden Visa Program
The Malta Residence and Visa Programme (MRVP) was launched in August 2015. It offers non-EU foreign investors the ability to obtain a valid European residence permit quickly and legally. Applicants and their families are able to live in the country and can travel freely to all Schengen countries. The programme requires investors to make a €30,000 contribution to the government of Malta and to make a qualifying investment within the country of at least €250,000. Applicants also need to purchase real estate for at least €320,000 (or €270,000 if the property is in Gozo or the South of Malta) or rent property in Malta for a minimum of €12,000 annually (or €10,000 per year if in Gozo or the South of Malta). Investors can apply for Long Term Residence status and naturalisation as Maltese citizen after five years on condition that they do not leave the country for more than six months in total.
Which Family Members Can Be Added in the Same Malta Golden Visa Application?
Spouse or de facto partner
Children under the age of 18
Unmarried children between the ages of 18 and 26
Parents and grandparents aged 55 and over
Malta Golden Visa Benefits
Applicants and their dependents receive a lifetime visa-free travel within the Schengen Area.
Investors have the right to reside, settle, and stay indefinitely in Malta.
Applicants can live, work, and study in Malta for an infinite time.
A residency card as well as a certificate that is valid for a lifetime.
Investors can obtain tax benefits under the Global Residence Program.
Malta Residency by Investment
To apply for the Malta Residence and Visa Program, investors need to pay a contribution of €30,000 to the Government of Malta. €5,500 of the contribution is a non-refundable administrative fee that should be paid when submitting the application. Applicants also need to invest an initial value of €250,000 in debt or equity securities listed on the Malta Stock Exchange, which needs to be held for 5 years from the date of the issuance of the certificate. Finally, applicants also need to rent or buy a qualifying property in Malta to be eligible for the residency program. Investors must purchase a property in Malta for at least €320,000. If the property is located in Gozo or the South of Malta, the minimum purchase amount is €270,000. To qualify by renting real estate, an investor must lease a property in Malta with a minimum annual rent of €12,000. If the property is in Gozo or the South of Malta, the minimum lease amount is €10,000 per year.
Malta Golden Visa Cost
How to Qualify for the Malta Golden Visa
Applicants must be 18 years of age or older
Investors must be a third-country national – not an EU/EFTA citizen
Applicants must have no criminal record
Investors must have a certification of good health from a reputable health care system
Applicants must have a stable and regular source of income arising from outside Malta that exceeds €100,000 annually or a global net worth in excess of €500,000
Investors must be in possession of adequate health insurance
Malta Citizenship and Passport
Malta is ranked as the second safest country in the world according to the World Risk Report, and the country offers its citizens first-class health service, a top educational system, and an excellent climate. Fitch has rated it as one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. It is politically and economically stable and offers investors excellent business opportunities. Applicants can apply for Long Term Residence status and naturalisation as Maltese citizen after five years on condition that they do not leave the country for more than six months in total. It is also possible to become a Citizen by Investment.
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