The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations offer applicants the opportunity to reside, settle and stay indefinitely in Malta, as well as travel within the Schengen area (26 European countries) without the need for applying for a visa.

 The Malta Residence and Visa Programme Regulations, 2015

 The Government of Malta explained that the aim of this programme is to attract international investors to the island by offering an advantageous programme granting residency in Malta and a visa by which they could access the Schengen area (26 European countries).

 The applicant must be a third country national, i.e. not European Union, EEA or Swiss nationals. Eligibility may also be extended to applicant’s dependants, including spouses or partners in a relationship,  children, parents and grandparents under certain terms.

 This programme grants: 

  • Malta residence permit to beneficiary and dependants;
  • Right to reside, settle and stay indefinitely in Malta;
  • Freedom of movement within Schengen area (26 European countries);


Conditions to satisfy: 

  1. Administrative fee - €5,500

 A non-refundable administration fee of €5,500 must be paid on submission of the application 

  1. Contribution fee - €30,000

Once it is established that the beneficiary qualifies for such status, he/she is to pay a contribution of €30,000 (less the €5,500 administration fee which would have been paid on application). 

  1. Immovable property 

The applicant is required to either purchase a qualifying property for a minimum of €320,000 (€270,000 if situated in the south of Malta or Gozo) or rent a property for an annual minimum lease of €12,000 (€10,000 if situated in the south of Malta or Gozo). 

  1. Qualifying investment 

Once the application is approved, the applicant is required to invest €250,000 in approved financial instruments, typically government approved bonds. This investment must be retained for a minimum period of five years.


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