Malta

Citizenship and Residency by Investment

OVERVIEW

Malta has both a Residency and Citizenship by Investment Program to choose from.

The Malta Citizenship by Investment Program was the first Citizenship Program to be approved by the European Union

550,000

Starting Program Cost in €

2

Approx Application Time in Months

165

Visa Free to Schengen (EU)

COUNTRY PROFILE

Located south of the Italian island of Sicily between Europe and North Africa, Malta is an archipelago of islands with a strategic position which helped develop itself as a trading hub and leading port for freights and containers.

Malta has been occupied by Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians and Arabs and most recently by French and Britain.  Independence from Britain was gained in 1964.  Malta joined the European Union in 2004.

Malta is a popular holiday destination made up of beautiful beaches, numerous fortresses and megalithic temples.  Major destinations visited within Malta include Valetta, St Julians, Mdina, Gozo and Comino.  Tourism is the country’s main source of income.

Maltese politics have a parliamentary system with a democratic representative framework.  The President of Malta is the constitutional head of state and the Prime Minister is the head of Government and the Cabinet having most control over the direction of the Maltese Government.

CITIZENSHIP AND RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT

The Malta Residency by Investment Program is written into Maltese law through an amendment passed in August 2015 to the Maltese Immigration Act, Chapter 217 under the Laws of Malta.  This lead to the framework for the enactment of L.N. 288 of 2015 which states that the program allows for affluent persons of impeccable standing and repute to receive Maltese residency on the basis of a contribution to and investment in Malta.

Please see investment options below for both Maltese Citizenship and Residency by Investment

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Atlas Citizenship

Currency
Euro

Official Language:
Maltese

Capital and Largest City:
Valetta

Estimated Population:
436,000

Approximate GDP:
USD $ 11.2 Billion

Size:
316 sq km (122 sq miles)

President:
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

Prime Minister:
Joseph Muscat

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

Atlas Citizenship

Malta Golden visa (Non-EU applicants only)

Government Contribution  of € 30,000

Plus Real Estate:

a) Property Purchase for 5 years
€ 320,000         Malta
€ 270,000         Gozo / South of Malta

OR

b) Property Rent €12,000 pa (Malta) for 5 years
€10,000 pa (Gozo / South of Malta) for 5 years

Plus Government Bonds  €250,000 for 5 years

Plus Either:

Proof of annual income >€100,000 arising outside of Malta

OR

Proof of capital of €500,000

Atlas Citizenship

Malta Global Residency Program (open to all nationalities)                                       

  • 15% tax on income received in Malta from foreign sources
  • Any other income not covered by the Global Residency Program rules is charged as separate income at a tax rate of 35%
  • Minimum tax €15,000 is payable per annum

Registration Fees. Either:

a) €6000 Malta

OR

b) €5,500 Gozo / South of Malta

Atlas Citizenship

Malta Citizenship Program (Non-EU applicants only)

A 12 month rental contract

Plus Stocks, bonds, debentures, special purpose vehicles €150,000 for 5 years

Plus A Contribution to the National Development & Social Fund
Main Applicant: €650,000
Spouse: €25,000
Child <18: €25,000
Child 18-26: €50,000
Parent >55: €50,000

+Due Diligence Fees
Main Applicant: €7,500
Spouse: €5,000
Child 18-26: €5,000
Parent >55: €5,000
Child 13-18: €3,000

Plus Real Estate:

a) Buy a Property for €350,000 for 5 years
OR
b) Rent a Property €16,000 per annum for 5 years

EXPLORE MALTA

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Italy

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Italy’s Investor Visa Program has 4 options to choose from, starting at 500,000 Euro.  Full Access to the EU.   The Flat Tax Program of 100,000 Euro per year regardless of income abroad is an option worth considering, a good contender with Monaco.

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