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In an effort to support the country's economy, Malta, located south of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea, is offering residency or citizenship status to foreign investors. The Maltese passport is similar to the passports of Germany, France, or any other EU country; Malta passport holders may live, work or study in any country belonging to the European Union.
International business executives, investors, VIPs as well as affluent citizens worldwide consider an alternative residency or citizenship a powerful tool for international tax planning and a safety net should the living conditions at home become unbearable.
Live, work or study in any of the EU countriesThe Malta Individual Investor Program provides for affluent persons of impeccable standing and repute, including their families, to receive Maltese citizenship on the basis of a contribution to and investment in Malta. Once citizenship is granted, the applicant may live, work or study in any of the member countries of the European Union.
Visa free travel to over 160 countries, including the USAMaltese citizenship (EU citizenship) offers full European Union benefits, including Schengen borderless travel and a United States visa waiver. This means visa-free travel to more than 160 countries in the world, including the USA, Canada, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and most countries in North, Central and South America.
A better quality of life for the familyMalta is a safe country that enjoys a low cost of living index. Multiple cultures live side by side in peace and harmony. The country has long been a vacation spot for Europeans and high net worth individuals who flock to the island for its sunny and warm climate year-round. Malta offers a modern infrastructure ranging from reliable phone and internet service to secure banking to well-established air and sea routes connecting the island to the European mainland and international destinations.
A better education for the applicant’s childrenBecause of the country's history as a former British colony the Maltese school system reflects the British structure. There are two school categories: state schools and private schools. State schools are free to all students (including free transportation and free books), while private schools such as international schools charge tuition fees. For more information about the Maltese school system please click here.
Malta citizenship, i.e. the European passport, is available to qualified investors:
Malta residency for Non-EU citizens provides EU travel benefits and the right (but not the obligation) to live in Malta year-round:
The Malta Residency and Visa Program (MRVP / "Golden Visa") requires a one-time investment and provides a permanent residency certificate which is valid for life.
The first MRVP investment option is a financing package at a one-time, non-recoverable expense of EUR 160,000 plus EUR 10,000 annual property lease for 5 years (a property purchase is also acceptable). This expense covers all government, financing, and legal fees.
The second MRVP investment option is a bond investment which can be sold after a 5 year holding period. The total cost for this option is EUR 250,000 for the bonds (refundable after 5 years) plus EUR 30,000 government contribution plus EUR 10,000 annual property lease for 5 years (a property purchase is also acceptable) plus legal fees.
Malta residency for EU nationals (including Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Iceland) offers the right (but not the obligation) to live in Malta year-round:
The Residence Program (TRP) requires applicants to declare they do not spend more than 183 days in any other jurisdiction outside of Malta. The tax rate on income brought into Malta is 15% (annual minimum tax: EUR 15,000). Further, the applicant must purchase or lease a property in Malta at certain minimum values.
Please contact us for a detailed cost estimate or confidential consultation. Our associated attorneys are ready to assist you with attaining your investment objectives and answer any questions you might have about Malta's Residency / Citizenship by Investment programs.