PERMANENT RESIDENCE

MALTA



Investors have been receiving permanent residence in Malta since 2015. In 2021, the rules were updated. The changes were enshrined in the Malta Permanent Residence Program Regulations, LN 121 of 2021.
Investors fulfil several investment conditions: buy or rent real estate, pay government fees, and contribute a charitable contribution. They also confirm the presence of capital in the amount of € 500,000.
Permanent residence status in Malta is granted for life. The permanent residence card needs to be changed every five years - much less frequently than any residence permit card. You can apply for citizenship in Malta after five years from the date of obtaining permanent residence.
VISA-FREE TRAVELS TO 29 COUNTRIES
TIME OF PROCESSING 6−8 MONTHS
Malta is located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, at the southern tip of Europe, between Sicily, Italy and North Africa. Malta has a 7,500-year history. It is a highly cultured, educated society and one of the smallest countries in the world in terms of population. The country has a developed education system and excellent medical care.
MALTA
Malta is classified as a developed economy along with 32 other countries according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has a highly developed industry, tourism and financial sector, and is well connected to Europe and the world. A strong EU regulatory framework, a diverse ecosystem and a highly skilled workforce contribute to Malta’s success.
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ADDITIONAL FEATURES

You can get a permanent residence card in 6 months




The permanent residence card needs to be changed only every 5 years — much less often than any residence permit card
Permanent residence status in Malta is granted for life
A spouse can obtain permanent residence and citizenship, children under 28 years old and parents over 55 years old
You can get a permanent residence card in 6 months

The permanent residence card needs to be changed only every 5 years — much less often than any residence permit card

Permanent residence status in Malta is granted for life

A spouse can obtain permanent residence and citizenship, children under 28 years old and parents over 55 years old
Visa-free or simplified entry to 29 countries of the Schengen area with a residence permit or permanent residence cards

After 5 years from the date of obtaining permanent residence, you can apply for the citizenship of Malta without renouncing the first citizenship
To obtain citizenship, it is obligatory to live in the country for 4 out of 5 years, and not leave the country a year before submitting documents
Citizens of Malta travel without a visa to 186 countries of the world. With a Malta passport, you can live in another EU country
Visa-free or simplified entry to 29 countries of the Schengen area with a residence permit or permanent residence cards

After 5 years from the date of obtaining permanent residence, you can apply for the citizenship of Malta without renouncing the first citizenship

To obtain citizenship, it is obligatory to live in the country for 4 out of 5 years, and not leave the country a year before submitting documents

Citizens of Malta travel without a visa to 186 countries of the world. With a Malta passport, you can live in another EU country
Permanent residence in Malta gives you the opportunity to open a business, bank accounts, and invest worldwide


Malta has double taxation treaties with 60 countries
Malta is one of the leading financial centers in the world
Investors and their relatives do not need a visa to be treated in Malta clinics or study at local schools or universities
Permanent residence in Malta gives you the opportunity to open a business, bank accounts, and invest worldwide

Malta has double taxation treaties with 60 countries

Malta is one of the leading financial centers in the world

Investors and their relatives do not need a visa to be treated in Malta clinics or study at local schools or universities
To obtain a permanent residence card, investors must fulfil several investment conditions. All conditions are mandatory, you can only choose to buy or rent real estate.
COST
Investment options
3
Make a charitable donation to an organization in Malta
The investor must pay an administrative fee, state fee
2
The investor must buy or rent property in Malta
1
A prerequisite for participation in the program is the availability of capital in the amount of at least EUR 500,000. Of these, EUR 150,000 are liquid financial assets: deposits, shares, bonds.

You need to confirm the availability of capital annually for the first five years in permanent residence status.
Required condition
ATTENTION!
Option 1
Rent of real estate
Option 1
Rent of real estate
The investor pays government fees and contributions, makes a donation to a charitable organization and rents property in Malta for five years.

The minimum rental price in the south of Malta and the island of Gozo is EUR 10,000 per year, in other regions — EUR 12,000 per year.
The investor pays government fees and contributions, makes a donation to a charitable organization and rents property in Malta for five years.

The minimum rental price in the south of Malta and the island of Gozo is EUR 10,000 per year, in other regions — EUR 12,000 per year.
Option 2
Buying a property
Option 2
Buying a property
The investor pays government fees and contributions, makes a donation to a charitable organization, and buys real estate. Real estate is retained in ownership for five years from the date of obtaining permanent residence. Then it can be sold, and part of the investment returned.

The minimum cost of housing in the south of Malta and the island of Gozo is EUR 300,000, in the north and centre of Malta — EUR 350,000.
The investor pays government fees and contributions, makes a donation to a charitable organization, and buys real estate. Real estate is retained in ownership for five years from the date of obtaining permanent residence. Then it can be sold, and part of the investment returned.

The minimum cost of housing in the south of Malta and the island of Gozo is EUR 300,000, in the north and centre of Malta — EUR 350,000.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAIN APPLICANT
1
The minimum age is 18 years
2
No criminal record
No open visa denials
3
RELATED COSTS
The only associated costs are agency professional services fees, official application forms, citizenship and passport forms, banking fees, document certification, courier services, and other expenses.

For each case, a detailed description is provided with no hidden costs.
RELATED COSTS
The only associated costs are agency professional services fees, official application forms, citizenship and passport forms, banking fees, document certification, courier services, and other expenses.

For each case, a detailed description is provided with no hidden costs.
Our task is to simplify the collection of documents as much as possible.

After evaluating the specific case, MIRBEZVIZ prepares a personalized document checklist for you.
Procedure for obtaining permanent residence
PROCEDURE
Annual verification
final approval
taking biometrics
Obtaining permanent residence cards
Due
Diligence
Compliance with investment conditions
Collecting documents
Internal Due Diligence
1 DAY
Internal Due Diligence
Due Diligence is a critical step in the application process for citizenship of Malta. It depends on her whether the government agencies of Malta will approve the investor’s application as a candidate for citizenship. Therefore, the lawyer studies the investor’s documents and warns of possible risks.

Suppose during the verification process there are questions due to which the investor’s application may be rejected. In that case, we offer other citizenship by investment programs.
4-5 weeks
Collecting documents and submitting an application for consideration
Lawyers prepare a list of documents and help the investor to draw them up. They compile a wealth history, translate documents into English, certify copies with a notary, fill out application forms.

When the package of documents is ready, lawyers submit the application to the Residency Malta Agency for consideration.

The investor pays EUR 10,000 administration fee.
From 4 months
Due Diligence
Residency Malta Agency conducts due diligence. Sometimes, in the process, the agency asks for additional information — for example, about the investor’s business and finances. Lawyers prepare answers, coordinate them with the investor and submit them to the agency.

Due Diligence check lasts from four months. In our experience, it takes six to eight months on average.
Up to 8 months
Compliance with investment conditions
Residency Malta Agency will notify the lawyers of the approval of the application. As soon as the approval is received, the countdown begins to fulfil the investment conditions.

— the remaining EUR 30,000 of the administration fee is payable within two months from the date of approval
— it takes eight months to pay the state contribution, charitable donation, purchase or rent an apartment
— at the same time, you need to take out health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000 per person

When all conditions are met, the lawyers submit supporting documents to the Residency Malta Agency.
From 1 day
Travel to Malta for taking biometrics
The investor and his family members must come to Malta to personally visit the Residency Malta Agency and submit biometric data. They are handed over after receiving approval.

You can come before the investor fulfills all investment conditions.
1 month
Obtaining final approval
Residency Malta Agency considers additional documents that lawyers submit after the investor has fulfilled all the program conditions. Then lawyers receive the application’s final approval, which means that you can receive permanent residence cards.
2 weeks
Obtaining permanent residence cards
Residency Malta Agency issues a Certificate of Residence and permanent residence cards. A lawyer in Malta receives them.

The documents are sent to the investor — you do not need to go to Malta on your own.

The permanent residence card for adult applicants is valid for five years. The minor’s permanent residence card is changed a month after he turns 14 or 18 years old.
Every year for the first 5 years
Annual verification of program compliance
For the first five years, the Residency Malta Agency annually checks that the investor complies with the program rules: rents or owns real estate owns capital from EUR 500,000.
1 DAY
Internal Due Diligence
Due Diligence is a critical step in the application process for citizenship of Malta. It depends on her whether the government agencies of Malta will approve the investor’s application as a candidate for citizenship. Therefore, the lawyer studies the investor’s documents and warns of possible risks.

Suppose during the verification process there are questions due to which the investor’s application may be rejected. In that case, we offer other citizenship by investment programs.
4-5 weeks
Collecting documents and submitting an application for consideration
Lawyers prepare a list of documents and help the investor to draw them up. They compile a wealth history, translate documents into English, certify copies with a notary, fill out application forms.

When the package of documents is ready, lawyers submit the application to the Residency Malta Agency for consideration.

The investor pays EUR 10,000 administration fee.
From 4 months
Due Diligence
Residency Malta Agency conducts due diligence. Sometimes, in the process, the agency asks for additional information — for example, about the investor’s business and finances. Lawyers prepare answers, coordinate them with the investor and submit them to the agency.

Due Diligence check lasts from four months. In our experience, it takes six to eight months on average.
Up to 8 months
Compliance with investment conditions
Residency Malta Agency will notify the lawyers of the approval of the application. As soon as the approval is received, the countdown begins to fulfil the investment conditions.

— the remaining EUR 30,000 of the administration fee is payable within two months from the date of approval
— it takes eight months to pay the state contribution, charitable donation, purchase or rent an apartment
— at the same time, you need to take out health insurance with a minimum coverage of EUR 30,000 per person

When all conditions are met, the lawyers submit supporting documents to the Residency Malta Agency.
From 1 day
Travel to Malta for taking biometrics
The investor and his family members must come to Malta to personally visit the Residency Malta Agency and submit biometric data. They are handed over after receiving approval.

You can come before the investor fulfills all investment conditions.
1 month
Obtaining final approval
Residency Malta Agency considers additional documents that lawyers submit after the investor has fulfilled all the program conditions. Then lawyers receive the application’s final approval, which means that you can receive permanent residence cards.
2 weeks
Obtaining permanent residence cards
Residency Malta Agency issues a Certificate of Residence and permanent residence cards. A lawyer in Malta receives them.

The documents are sent to the investor — you do not need to go to Malta on your own.

The permanent residence card for adult applicants is valid for five years. The minor’s permanent residence card is changed a month after he turns 14 or 18 years old.
Every year for the first 5 years
Annual verification of program compliance
For the first five years, the Residency Malta Agency annually checks that the investor complies with the program rules: rents or owns real estate owns capital from EUR 500,000.
Our specialists will contact you to discuss the problem, conduct an analysis, offer options that suit your request and select the best service provider.
INDIVIDUAL SELECTION OF THE PROGRAM AND SUPPORTING THE CLIENT
CONSULTATION
Holders of permanent residence in Malta can use a visa-free regime or visa regime upon arrival in 29 countries of the Schengen area.
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COUNTRY

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COUNTRIES
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