GOLDEN VISA RESIDENCY

Malta

  • Minimum contribution

    €250,000

  • Minimum Property Investment

    € 270,000

  • Visa free countries

    WITHIN SCHENGEN AREA

  • Citizenship in

    6-9 MONTHS

Malta Golden Visa

Malta is a neutral, safe and stable country with a friendly people living a European lifestyle but with a Mediterranean quality of life. It is a very densely populated country with the majority of the population living in the north of the country. If you want to enjoy the Mediterranean quality of life whilst living a European lifestyle, the Republic of Malta is the place to be.

Residence obtained under this programme grants a Maltese residence permit which allows its beneficiaries free travel within the Schengen Area. Such residence permit will also grant its beneficiaries the right to reside, settle and stay indefinitely in Malta. The relative EU Residence card is then renewed every 5 years.

Legal Basis

The Malta Golden Visa was launched in August 2015 by virtue of an amendment to the Immigration Act, Cap 217 of the Laws of Malta. Legal Notice 288 of 2015 was enacted with the aim of attracting individuals of impeccable standing and repute to receive a Malta Golden Visa on the basis of a onetime contribution of €30,000 to Malta and an investment of €250,000 for 5 years in Malta Government Bonds. Under this Malta Residency by Investment program, applicants and their qualified dependents enjoy the opportunity to reside, settle and stay indefinitely in Malta and to hold a Schengen card allowing visa-free travel within the Schengen area.

Where is Malta?

Benefits of investing in Malta Golden Visa

Investment Options

Investment Option

Investment Requirements

There are 3 separate investment criteria to be met in order to be eligible for the Malta Golden visa Residency program:

Investment Requirement 1

Government Contribution (Non-Refundable)

Applicant is required to make a non-refundable payment of €5,500 at the time of filing application. The remainder of the contribution for €24,500 to be paid upon final approval of application.


Non-Refundable Contribution & Application fees
€30,000

Additional application fee for each parent of applicant
€5,000

Investment Requirement 2

Real Estate Acquisition or Rental Agreement

An applicant must also buy or rent a property in Malta. In terms of the Malta Golden visa regulations, a qualifying property is an immovable property which is purchased for a minimum value of €320,000 if situated in central and densely populated areas of Malta or €270,000 if situated in Gozo/South Malta. Alternatively an applicant may also choose to rent a property for a minimum value of €12,000 if situated in Malta or €10,000 if situated in Gozo/South Malta on 5 year rental contract.


Minimum Property Purchase requirement
€270,000

 Minimum Property Rental requirement
€10,000

(Per annum)

INVESTMENT REQUIREMENT 3

Investment in Bonds

Applicants are required to invest at least €250,000 in Government approved bonds / shares to be kept for 5 years. Alternatively, the bonds / shares investment can be financed by a approved financial institution.


Investment retained for minimum of 5 years in Government bonds / shares
€250,000

Eligibility Requirements

Application steps and timeline

RESIDENCY APPLICATION

1 MONTH

Collect supporting documents & file application for Residency

PROCESSING TIME

2-5 MONTHS

Application reviewed for source of funds, background / Due Diligence checks initiated

COMPLIANCE TIME

6 - 9 MONTHS

In Principle approval of application

Settle the Government Contribution

Purchase or rent a property

Settle the investment in Government bonds

Purchase Health insurance

Issuance of Residency Cards

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