Last Updated on April 4, 2017
Investment Immigration: Malta Residence Investor Programme
Malta Residence Investor Programme
Malta has been a member of the European Union since 2004. A Maltese citizenship allows you to do visa-free travel in more than 160 countries of the world. It also gives you the right of work and establishment in all nations that are members of the European Union.
Malta has a history that dates back to more than 7500 years. Today, it is a stable and prosperous country in Europe with a democratically-elected government and an independent judicial system. The country boasts of high standards of living with excellent educational and healthcare systems. The tourism and financial sectors are highly developed and the main drivers of the Maltese economy. The country is also popular for its pleasant climate and low crime rates.
Benefits of Maltese Individual Investor Programme:
A Maltese residency will entitle you to the following benefits:
- Visa-free travel to Schengen countries
- Opportunity to take advantage of their liberal tax setup so as to have better tax planning benefits
- Personal security in an EU country that enjoys political stability
- High quality of life through access to excellent infrastructure and good quality healthcare
- Restriction-free access to high quality education for your children
Malta is one of the most attractive locations in Europe for private residence. Non-Maltese people can acquire a residency in Malta through the country’s Global Residence Programme which is aimed at people who wish to buy or rent property in Malta. The minimum requirements under this programme are to either purchase property worth €220,000 to €275,000 or pay an annual rent of €8,750 to €9,600, depending on the location. A residence permit in Malta entitles its holder to permanently reside in Malta, and gives him/her the freedom to come and go any time. The permanent resident is also entitled to a privileged tax status and also benefits from Malta’s broad network of Double Taxation Treaties. Another advantage of Maltese permanent residency is that the resident permit holder does not spend any minimum time actually residing in Malta, as long as he/she abides by the rules of the permit.