What makes Malta an attractive option for permanent residency through investment? Though this gem of the Mediterranean boasts of an average of 300 sunny days a year, far more than warmth and pristine natural beauty is on offer.
Malta is the stepping stone to Europe and the rest of the world. The island nation enjoys a high standard of living, offers attractive tax rates and is a fully recognized member of the European Union. All this and more makes Malta the ideal location for permanent residency through investment.
Since 2015, non-EU residents are opportunely able to capitalize on the MRVP (Maltese Residence and Visa Programme) also known as the Maltese golden visa, a programme enabling your family and yourself to obtain residency through investment. Read more about the Maltese golden visa programme and learn about the prerequisites for your application.
What is the Golden Visa?
The Malta golden visa was launched in 2015 as an efficient way for non-EU residents to obtain full legal residency in Malta through investment. While the programme allows the investor to permanently reside on the island with their family, upon approval it is not a requirement. The programme does not only enable foreign investors and their families residence in Malta, but further allows beneficiaries of the programme to travel within the 26 countries of the Schengen Zone.
Benefits of the golden visa
- Hold an indefinite residential status in Malta
- Enjoy visa free travel in the EU Schengen Zone (including countries Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and many more)
- Access to the Maltese educational system;
- Tax incentives
- Good return on investment
Are you eligible for the Golden Visa?
In order to apply for the Maltese golden visa the applicant must satisfy a set of requirements, which pertain to an individual’s economic, reputational and social standing in the current country of residency. The MRVP aims to attract affluent and reputable individuals to Malta, therefore the applicant must provide documents certifying adequate income, capital and clean conduct.
Eligibility requirements for the Maltese golden visa
- The applicant must be a non-EU resident and at least 18 years of age
- Clean police conduct
- Annual income of €100,000 or capital of €500,000
- Commitment to a five year investment of €250,000 in Maltese government bonds
- Real estate investment (either through property purchase or long term lease.
What investments will qualify you to apply for the Maltese golden visa? Get in touch with RC International, for more information about investment opportunities and application fees.
Why invest in the maltese golden visa?
Despite ranking high on the list of the smallest nations in the world, Malta offers many incentives for foreign investment. Apart from tax incentives, foreign investors are attracted by the nations stable economy, ultra-modern telecommunications infrastructure and the ease through which investments are made in Malta. The government organisation, Malta Enterprise, was created to handle everything related to foreign investments and to continuously provide guidance and service. In addition, Malta has signed double taxation treaties with numerous countries virtually guaranteeing the avoidance of double taxation.
Successful candidates of the programme enjoy a multitude of investment opportunities in industries ranging from service, maritime, manufacturing and financial services sectors to the more recent additions in IT, electronics, pharmaceuticals and gaming.
Opportunities in Malta for your family
Can the golden visa be extended to family and dependents? The permanent residence status and all the privileges it entails can be granted to the spouse and family members of the holder. In order to simplify the application process clear definitions are made for what constitutes family:
- A spouse or long term partner in a stable relationship with the applicant
- Children or adopted children below 18 years of age, of either the applicant or spouse/partner
- Unmarried children economically dependent on the applicant or applicant’s spouse/partner
- Parents or grandparents economically dependent on the applicant or applicant’s spouse/partner
Maltese Golden Visa - the gateway to Europe
Do you want to apply for the Maltese golden visa to reap all the rewards and privileges of permanent residence status in a fully recognized EU membership state? Contact RC International today and make Malta your gateway to Europe.