Malta Permanent Residence

Visa-free travel to the Schengen area countries

Tax Exemptions

Resident status for life

Visa-free travel to the Schengen area countries

Tax Exemptions

Resident status for life

Benefits of Malta Residency

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Visa-free travel

to all countries of the Schengen Agreement with the right to live in any of them for up to 90 days out of 180

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Fast application processing

within 8 months

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Competitive and transparent tax regime

Malta has tax agreements with 60 countries and no inheritance tax, gift tax, or capital gains tax

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No requirements on the duration of stay in the country

to keep the status of a resident, you do not need to reside in Malta

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Return on investment

In 5 years, an investor can sell investment real estate

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Business opportunities

expansion, international expansion, tax exemptions

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A clear path to citizenship

Malta citizenship in 5 years if all requirements are met

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When to Choose Malta Residency

When you need to stay in Malta for extended periods of time

When you are considering a cost-effective option

When you want to join a community of successful entrepreneurs and investors

When you need access to the EU

How to Get Malta Residency

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Detailed step-by-step process

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Requirements for all eligible applicants

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Required documents for each step of the program

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Answers to frequently asked questions

Malta Permanent Residence

Malta Residency Requirements

Investment options:

Malta's Permanent Residence Program requires applicants to meet 3 mandatory investment conditions:

  • a contribution to the National Development and Social Fund
  • a charitable contribution to a non-governmental organization
  • purchase or rental of real estate property

Rental of real estate for €50,000/year and more

"The Heart of the Mediterranean"

The capital of Malta, Valletta, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yes, the whole city!

The Mediterranean archipelago of Malta has always attracted investors and entrepreneurs with its unique citizenship by investment program. It is an attractive destination with a new and dynamic business environment. Aside from its attractive business-friendly environment, Malta also offers a unique cultural experience, with a vibrant nightlife, picturesque beaches, and a rich historical heritage. All of these factors make Malta an ideal destination for foreign entrepreneurs and investors seeking a new home.

Malta Residency Timeline

Officially published timeline

4-6 months

Real timeline, based on our practical experience

6-8 months

Malta Residency Strength

 of passports

Visa-free

travel to the Schengen area countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

USA

Canada

Australia

Visa-free

countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

USA

Canada

Australia

Visa-free

countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

USA

Canada

Australia

Visa-free

countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

USA

Canada

Australia

Malta Residency Strength

Visa-free

travel to the Schengen area countries

Key countries

The EU

Fast-track visa

USA

Canada

Australia

Why Work with Golden Harbors?

Tested by time: years of learning and working across industries and global mobility solutions. Our team has learned all the nuances and possible pitfalls and will help you avoid them.

We take care of the paperwork and handle all the interactions with counterparties while you enjoy your everyday comforts. You still keep the remote control over each step.

Convenient team structure: our team is located in both the U.S. and Europe, so we have the best coverage to assist you.

We take preparation seriously: planning, due diligence, and data cross-checks minimize the risk of rejection. We only work with vetted and government-licensed partners in Malta.

Tested by time

years of learning and working across industries and global mobility solutions. Our team has learned all the nuances and possible pitfalls and will help you avoid them.

Convenient team structure

our team is located in both the U.S. and Europe, so we have the best coverage to assist you.

We take preparation seriously

planning, due diligence, and data cross-checks minimize the risk of rejection. We only work with vetted and government-licensed partners in Malta.

We take care of the paperwork

and handle all the interactions with counterparties while you enjoy your everyday comforts. You still keep the remote control over each step.

Malta Residency Steps

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Sign a service agreement, fill out application forms, and pay the initial service and due diligence fees.

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Preparation of the document package.

180

Background check and due diligence by Malta.

240

Investments step.

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A trip to Malta and submission of biometrics (could be done before the investment step).

Up to 14 days

Application and document package review by Maltese government units.

Malta Residency FAQ

Do I need to know the Maltese language to get permanent residence in Malta?
How can I become a tax resident of Malta?
Do I need to visit Malta to get a tax ID?
Are there any exceptions to submitting biometrics for certain categories of dependents?
Is it possible to apply for Maltese citizenship by naturalization?
How can an investor and/or their dependents open a business in Malta?

Malta Residency Consultation

Every client is unique

Every case requires an individual approach and solution. Our years of experience in the industry allow us to provide both.

We will answer all your questions and provide detailed information about the available second passport and residency programs to help you make the right choice.

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Lead Attorney at Golden Harbors

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Lead Attorney at Golden Harbors

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a new citizenship and passport

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additional residency or a Golden Visa

and also

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Looking for Another Residency Option?

If you are looking for a comprehensive review of whether this program is the best fit for you, please get in touch with your trusted advisors at Golden Harbors

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