Residency in Malta via any investment route provides secure permanent residence, enabling investors to live in Malta indefinitely.
As a Schengen Area Agreement participant, residents in this prime EU destination have eligibility to travel without a visa across Europe, without requiring any permission to travel.
Residence rights are available through two investment routes. Option one requires a governmental contribution of €68,000 with a property purchase from €300,000 in South Malta or Gozo or €350,000 in popular coastal resorts.
The second Maltese residency option requires a €98,000 donation, plus property rental of €10,000 in South Malta and Gozo, or €12,000 in the rest of the country.
Both residency options carry a minimum five-year investment or rental term, with some of the lowest threshold contribution or investment rates for international immigration in the EU.
Residency applications take around 12 months, but permits are issued within 60 days of approval. Residents can renew permits indefinitely every five years.
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Unrestricted travel across the Schengen Zone, with no visa requirements.
Malta Residency by Investment provides visa-free travel rights within the Schengen Zone – including Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany and Italy.
Enjoy the flexibility to take business trips on short notice, or opt for a European family holiday – experience all Europe has to offer with Astons!
The Malta Permanent Residence Programme (MPRP) offers several options for international investors looking to secure EU residency through a range of flexible routes.
There are no requirements to live in Malta for any minimum period, and residency holders must have medical insurance for Malta, that also covers the EU. These requirements apply only for the initial five years of residency.
As international immigration experts, Astons provide a seamless professional service, assisting with every aspect of your Maltese residency permit application.
Our accomplished team navigates the EU residency process to ensure every care, and due diligence task has been completed. This attention to detail means every application is submitted accurately and advanced to help expedite approval.
Astons’ immigration advisers will evaluate your circumstances and help you select the most suitable programme and real estate investment opportunities.
We will provide a detailed checklist and guide you through the documents collection stage.
Experienced immigration advisers will prepare all required documents along with the application, to ensure all requirements are met, including proof of investment documentation.
Astons will submit the complete application and all supporting documentation to Residency Malta, the government agency responsible for application processing. At this stage, investors will be asked to make an initial deposit of €10,000.
Once approval of the application has been acquired, Residency Malta will send the confirmation of formal validity. Application processing can take up to 6 further months, with second contributions due of €30,000 when the approval in principle is issued.
At this stage, your property investment may proceed, along with the charitable NGO donation, and proof of health insurance.
After the final approval has been received, you will be required to complete the investment and to pay the remaining amount of Government contribution: €58 000 Lease option or € 28 000 Purchase option.
All Malta citizenship applicants, with the exception of children under six years old, must at some point visit in person a Maltese embassy or the Malta Passport Office in Valletta to give their biometrics.
Applicants will receive a certificate valid indefinitely and a residence card valid for five years and renewable every following five year period.
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