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How To Obtain Permanent Residency in Malta as a Non-EU National

posted 2 years ago

Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, Malta is characterized by its beguiling blend of cultures, quiet villages, outdoor activities, and mesmerizing beaches tucked between secret coves. Some say the sun never stops shining in Malta, which is understandable given the island gets about 3,000 hours of sunshine each year.

In recent years, Malta has attracted the likes of families, investors, and business-oriented individuals looking to enhance their quality of life and safeguard their freedoms. And thanks to the Malta Permanent Residence Program (MPRP), third-country nationals (non-EU) can obtain Malta residency by investment. Successful applicants acquire a Certificate of Maltese Residence, which enables them and their family members to settle down in Malta and permanently live on the Mediterranean island. The program is ideal for individuals with enough capital assets looking to enhance their mobility and quality of life.

Key benefits:

  • Successful applicants obtain the right to settle, stay, and permanently reside in Malta
  • Visa-free travel access across the Schengen region (90 out of 180 days on a rolling basis)
  • Up to four generations can be included in a single application
  • Property investment options from €120,000
  • Access to Malta’s thriving real estate market
  • Access to healthcare and education opportunities
  • Values of personal freedom and sustainable development are highly regarded in society
  • Must only hold onto the investment for five years

Investment requirements:

The applicant must make three separate investments, as noted below.

Property investment

Rent a property with a minimum annual rent of €10,000 in the South of Malta/ Gozo or €12,000 in the rest of Malta. Alternatively, the investor can buy a property valued at €300,000 in the South of Malta/Gozo or €350,000 in the rest of Malta.

Non-refundable contribution

€28,000 if purchasing a property or €58,000 if leasing or renting a property.

Charitable donation

Donate €2,000 to a local philanthropic, cultural, scientific, artistic, sport, or animal welfare NGO registered with the Commissioner of Voluntary Organizations.

Why consider Maltese residency?

Malta is a very attractive location to live in or retire to. The small but vibrant nation has become somewhat of an investment hub, leading in innovation, cryptocurrency, and the tech startup space.

The Malta Permanent Residence Program allows qualifying applicants to tap into this market of opportunities, enabling them to acquire an alternative residence in Europe. For more information on Malta, check out our all about Malta guide here.

How to apply

Residency Malta Agency is the government body responsible for managing the MPRP program. The agency maintains a high standard in attracting high-caliber individuals and families, applying a strict four-tier due diligence process that ensures the most meticulous screening process. In addition, investors must fulfill a set of program requirements to be eligible to partake in the program.

About Global Citizen Solutions

Global Citizen Solutions is a boutique investment migration consultancy firm offering second residency and citizenship by investment solutions for international families looking to enhance their freedoms, invest abroad, and/or relocate. 

Individuals interested in applying for the MPRP program must do so through a registered approved agent. Global Citizen Solutions work in partnership with an approved agent based in Malta,  offering a bespoke end-to-end service to guide clients every step of their journey to securing Maltese residency. Learn more about us by clicking here.

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