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Malta is made up of 2 main islands, Malta & Gozo. Besides its sunny weather, rich culture and delicious food, Malta is also known for its numerous historical sites.

Being a member of the EU and the Schengen area helps to open up more business opportunities for Malta. The attractive legal and taxation system in the country draws many investors. Malta’s role, especially as a financial centre has been growing.

Malta’s education is based on the British Curriculum and is recognized internationally. Malta’s official languages are Maltese & English.

Malta Golden Visa Program Highlights:  

      • Fast visa processing time of 3-4 months
      • Value for money residency visa
      • Schengen region member
      • Low corporate tax rate
      • Contribution to State Fund

Malta Residency Options:

Malta offers these 2 visa programmes: residency by investment and citizenship by investment.

1. Malta Residency Visa Programme (MRVP)

This Malta residency by investment programme is for individuals who bring their investments to Malta, and are granted Maltese residency. The residency may be renew indefinitely.

  • €250,000 investment in Maltese Government bonds or equities for 5 years; and
  • Purchase a property valued at least €320,000 (€270,000 in Gozo / S. Malta) or rent a property at €12,000/year (€10,000 in Gozo / S. Malta); and
  • Contribute €30,000 to Malta State Fund (non refundable).
Malta Golden Visa MRVP Process


2. Malta Individual Investor Programme(IIP)

This is a fast track way to Malta citizenship for individuals who contribute to the economic and social development to the country. Generally, the time frame will take from 6 months to 1 year.

  • Acquire €150,000 worth of Government Bonds or bonds/ securities listed on the Malta Stock Exchange; and
  • Purchase property for a minimum value of €350,000 or lease property in Malta for a minimum value of €16,000 per annum; and
  • Make a contribution of €650,000 to the Maltese Government, which is deposited in the National Development and Social Fund.

(Note: The property and the bonds/ securities have to be held by the main applicant for a minimum period of 5 years.)

Malta Golden Visa IIP Process


Time to Malta Residency

Application will take about 3-4 months.

Malta Stay Requirements

No requirement to reside.


You may include your parents, grandparents and dependent children under 26 years of age.

Malta Tax Benefits

You will be granted a special tax status that includes:

  • No tax on foreign sourced income not remitted,
  • 15% on remitted income,
  • 35% on local income, and


Malta residency programme offers one of the cheapest way to EU residency compared with other EU golden visas. It has one of the fastest visa processing time of 3-4 months.

On the other hand, if you are after citizenship, Malta citizenship programme (IIP) enables the applicant to obtain citizenship in a relatively short time.

In our opinion, these 2 visa programmes offer the best value for EU residency. But act fast as this opportunity will not be around forever.