Visa-free travel in the Schengen Area
Residency granted within 12 months of submission
No minimum residency requirements
Capital outlay as low as €200,000
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Introducing Malta

A European standard of living within a Mediterranean setting

Malta has been a member of the EU since 2004, and of the Schengen Area since 2007. It enjoys a stable political climate with a low risk of financial instability.

The Residency Programme offers great advantages to individuals and families seeking to operate throughout the European Schengen Area. The Maltese Government is pro-business, and creating a company in Malta is straightforward. Its legislation and tax system are amongst the most favourable in Europe.

Residency extends to children of any age as long as they are not married, not working and financially dependent on their parents.

Alongside Cyprus, Malta has the lowest violent crime rates in Europe. Combined with a laid back lifestyle, proximity to the sea and 300 days of sunshine, it is an extremely attractive location.

English is an official language of Malta (alongside Maltese), and is widely spoken. All government forms and documents are produced in English, as well as road signs, restaurant menus, and other important information.

Capital city: Valletta
Languages: Maltese, English
Visa free countries: 26 (Schengen Area)
Currency: Euro €
Total area: 316 km²
Population: 460,297
Nearest country: Italy, 80 km
Time zone: Central European (UTC+01:00)

Malta Residency Requirements

Applicants must fulfil ALL of the following requirements:


Invest in one of the following property options:

  • €270,000 for a property situated in the south of Malta or on the Island of Gozo.
  • €320,000 for a property situated elsewhere in Malta.
  • A property lease of €10,000 per annum for a property situated in the south of Malta or on the Island of Gozo.
  • A property lease of €12,000 per annum for a property situated elsewhere in Malta.

Invest €250,000 in government bonds, held for a minimum of five years.

Financing available at under €85,000 (all-in-cost).


Make a non-refundable government contribution of €30,000 (including an administrative fee of €5,500).

  • Property and investments must be held for a minimum of five years.
  • Applicants must have valid travel document.
  • Applicants must have fully comprehensive EU health insurance.
  • Applicants must receive an annual income of at least €100,000 arising outside Malta, or have capital of at least €500,000.
Government website

To view the official government website for this programme, please click here.

Malta Residency Application Process

  • Month 1

    Prepare application and supporting documents.
    Submit Residency Application.

  • Month 2

    Government application processing and due diligence.

  • Months 10-11

    Purchase / rent property.
    Invest in Government Bonds.
    Make contribution.
    Purchase health insurance.

  • Month 12

    Residency cards issued.


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