MALTA PERMANENT RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Residence | Access To Schengen Area
The Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP), is administered by the Residency Malta Agency (RMA) and regulated by the Maltese Immigration Act (Cap. 217) and the Malta Permanent Residence Program Regulations, 2021 (L.N. 121 of 2021).
As one of the strongest, fastest growing economies of the European Union and the Eurozone, Malta repeatedly positions as one of the top relocation destinations in the world, given its employment, business and lifestyle opportunities. Malta’s economy is broadly diversified, from microchip production to financial services, from highly specialised currency printing to digital gaming, from tourism to blockchain or ‘Virtual Financial Assets’ related enterprises, with Malta being the first country in the world to regulate this sector.
The Malta Permanent Residence Program (MPRP) grants permanent residency in Malta, together with the ability to travel freely within the 26 member-states of the Schengen area.
Whilst permanent residence in Malta does not necessarily give rise to tax advantages, the Maltese Government has created a business-friendly environment, supported by a transparent, fully onshore, yet remarkably competitive tax system, which is backed by over 60 Double Taxation agreements and allows for rates as low as 5% on corporate tax. This is strengthened by the presence of a highly professional financial services sector and a strong regulator which ensures the provision of high-quality advice in matters pertaining to international tax systems.
This means that the minimum total capital outlay for a single applicant, would amount to circa EUR 100,137.50. This excludes the cost of the annual lease and service providers’ professional fees.
The CIVIQUO™ process starts by filling in our qualification questionnaire. The questionnaire is a simple online form which helps us to gather all your requirements, whilst ensuring that the essential criteria are met.
2. Receive Quotes
Our team will use the information you provide to find the best quotes in the market for you. Our growing international network of immigration professionals, means that we can provide the best quotes in the market, for any residency or citizenship programme, anywhere in the world.
We will send you the quotes and once you have identified a quote which best suits your needs, our team will reconfirm expectations on both sides, a client agreement is signed, and a deposit payment is made.
4. Application Process
Your chosen service provider, will work with you to start compiling the application. Our concierge-style support will ensure that the process of compiling the application is as smooth as possible.
Once an application has been submitted, the government authorities review the application and communicate the outcome. This period of time varies depending upon the programme, but it may be used to further explore what opportunities will become available once residency or citizenship are attained.
6. Renewal & Support
Some residency and citizenship programmes require compliance monitoring, and/or renewals, and together with our service providers, we will make sure that any renewals, or other interventions are done on time, and accurately. Even after this, the CIVIQUO™ team remains at your service.
These frequently asked questions are meant as guidelines provided by Residency Malta, the government agency which administers the Malta Permanent Residence Program (MPRP).The relevant legislation is always prevalent over these guidelines.
Individuals from the EU, EEA, Switzerland, Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Venezuela are ineligible to apply for the Malta Permanent Residence Program.
Yes, the parents and grandparents of the main applicant (MA), and/or the spouse, may be included in the application, if they are principally dependent on the MA or Spouse. To prove this, the MA must present an affidavit to explain the dependency, and provide supporting documentation. Additional requirements and fees may be applicable. Furthermore, there is no age threshold for parents or grandparents.
The dependent has to prove that the income they receive – for example, from employment or retirement income – is not enough to make them self-sufficient and therefore, they still rely on the MA. An explanation of this must be provided in the MAs affidavit, and supporting documentation provided.
Yes, this is possible, however additional dependents may be included only after the application is approved and the residence certificate is issued. Additional forms, documents, fees and contributions may be applicable.
Residence cards are valid for 5 years. For minor dependents cards must be renewed at age 14, and 18. Renewals are made through Residency Malta Agency. The residence certificate does not expire, provided that the applicant is compliant with the Program’s requirements.
A financial contribution of EUR 2,000 must be made to a local, voluntary organisation registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations. The list may be found through this link.
Once Residency Malta Agency, reviews the application and issues the letter of approval in principle, applicants have 8 months to lease or purchase property in Malta. However, if an applicant already holds property in Malta, this may be used for the application as long as it meets the criteria laid out by the regulations.