Project Description

Malta Permanent Residence Permit

Gateway to Europe

Malta: Europe without Borders

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From the ancient Neolithic temples of Mnajdra and Hypogeum to the baroque magnificence of local palazzos, Malta is a world-class destination in which to live, work and relax. In addition to permanent residency in Malta, the Malta Permanent Residence Program offers the possibility of obtaining an EU residence card granting free travel across Europe’s Schengen Area for the entire family in return for a property investment.

Malta, a gateway between North Africa and Europe, allows successful applicants to reside indefinitely in the country. The residency programme is open to up to four generations of the same family per application. Applicants have the right to redeem their qualifying investment after five years and also have access to employment opportunities.

The benefits of acquiring Maltese residence include the right to visa-free travel to any of the 27 EU states. The permit is renewable indefinitely, providing a lifetime residence solution to applicants.

Beyond Immigration provides a holistic approach to your investment migration needs through a unique consultative style which differentiates us from our competitors. We offer objective and pertinent advice driven by long-term relationships. We have industry-leading experience in all aspects of investment migration and are well positioned to assist you with your residency in Malta.

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Malta Residency at a Glance

Malta Residence By Investment Program Requirements

The Malta Permanent Residence Program requires applicants to make an economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to a very thorough application procedure including detailed due diligence and background verification checks, the applicants and their families are granted permanent residency in Malta.

To qualify for permanent residency, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age and meet all of the application conditions. The contribution requirements are as follows:

Application Timeline for the Malta Residence by Investment Program

Malta Residence and Visa Programme
Frequently Asked Questions

Are the dependants of the Main Applicant required to give the same undertaking with regards to the residence?2021-02-09T10:45:20+00:00

The residence requirement is for the Main Applicant only.

Does the Main Applicant have to give proof of residence prior to taking the Oath of Allegiance?2021-02-09T10:45:35+00:00

According to Legal Notice LN47/2014, the applicant must give proof of residence status in Malta for a minimum of 12 months prior to taking the oath of allegiance.

How long does the main applicant have to reside in Malta before taking the Oath of Allegiance?2021-02-25T10:14:57+00:00

While main applicants are not expected to live physically in Malta for the entirety of the 36 months (or 12 months by exception) of their residence before taking the Oath of Allegiance, they must be present in the country for at least 3 weeks prior to taking their Oath. They are also are expected to present a proposal explaining how they intend to obtain a residence status in Malta, which is reviewed and approved by the relevant Maltese immigration authorities.

Do applicants have to visit Malta to apply for an E-Residence Card?2021-02-09T10:29:56+00:00

Yes, Main Applicants and their dependents have to visit Malta to apply for their E-Residence Cards as they need to submit their biometric data.

Applicants aged 12 years and over have to submit biometric data in person. Applicants below 12 years can present a passport photo together with the relevant forms.

What are the fees for the E-Residence Card?2021-02-09T10:29:33+00:00

• The Main Applicant pays EUR 5,000 on account from the EUR 10,000 non-refundable deposit stipulated in the schedule of fees for the II.

• Each dependent pays an administration charge of EUR 1,000 which is an administrative fee over and above the fees stipulated for dependents in the IIP schedule of fees.

What documents are needed to apply for an E-Residence card?2021-02-09T10:28:51+00:00

• Proof of economic self-sufficiency

• Proof of Global Health Insurance

• Residential address in Malta

What is an E-Residence Card and why is it necessary?2021-02-09T10:28:26+00:00

The first step in the IIP application process for Main Applicants is to apply for an E-Residency Card. This is a mandatory step. The card will entitle the applicant to establish residence status in Malta

What is the timetable to obtain a Malta residence?2021-02-12T14:37:42+00:00

The Malta residence is one of the fastest European Golden Visas to obtain with a processing time of only 3 to 4 months.

What are the travel freedoms allowed for Schengen Zone?2021-02-09T10:27:34+00:00

Investors that attain a Malta residence permit through this program will not require a Schengen Visa to travel to other Schengen Area countries for short stays of no more than 90 days in an 180-day period. As a result, obtaining a Europe golden visa through Malta can make it significantly easier for business professionals from outside of the EU to do business in all 26 Schengen countries. Malta residence permit holders can travel to the following countries without the need to apply for a European travel visa: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lichenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

What are the eligibility requirements for Malta Permanent Residence program?2021-02-15T10:12:49+00:00

The Malta Residence and Visa Program is operated by a Government agency, Identity Malta, and its regulations are legally entrenched in law. To obtain a Europe investor visa through the program, an applicant must satisfy three investment criteria:

Financial Contribution

To qualify for a Malta golden visa, an investor must make a monetary contribution to the Government of EUR 28,000 if the investor elects to purchase property in Malta or EUR 58,000 if they choose to rent. A non-refundable administrative deposit is due upon application submission, while the remaining amount does not need to be paid until after approval in principle.

Real Estate Purchase or Rental

To be eligible for the Malta residency program, an investor must rent or buy a qualifying property in the country. To qualify by buying real estate, an investor must purchase a property in Malta for at least EUR 350,000. If the property is located in Gozo or the South of Malta, the minimum purchase amount is EUR 300,000. To qualify by renting real estate, an investor must lease a property in Malta with a minimum annual rent of EUR 12,000. If the property is in Gozo or the South of Malta, the minimum lease amount is EUR 10,000 per year.

Additional Considerations

In order to obtain an EU golden visa Malta, applicants must be 18 years of age. Applicants must also provide an affidavit stating that they have an annual income greater than EUR 100,000 arising outside of Malta, or are in possession of capital of not less than EUR 500,000. All Malta residence program candidates must also pass a stringent due diligence process, and must not have a criminal record or be involved in any criminal activity.

What is the Malta Permanent Residence Program?2021-02-12T14:36:30+00:00

Launched in January 2021, the Malta Permanent Residence Program is a fast and efficient way for foreign investors from non-EU countries to obtain a valid European residence permit legally. Under the Malta Permanent Residence Program, non-EU citizens can acquire a Malta residence permit promptly allowing the investor and their family to enter and/or live in Malta, as well as to travel freely to all EU Schengen Area countries including Switzerland. Once in possession of a Maltese residence permit, there is no need to apply for a Schengen Visa in order to visit EU countries such as Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, or Greece.

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